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All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own. (Quote by - Goethe)

There’s something about official life that makes people want to have power. And secrecy is power. (Quote by - Anthony Lewis)

Nothing so diminishes democracy as secrecy. (Quote by - Ramsey Clark)

The reason that the press corps in Washington is so exercised about this is, in part, the secrecy that Vice President Cheney has brought around his entire operation from day one as vice president. (Quote by - David Rubin)

Secrecy is best taught by commencing with ourselves. (Quote by - Sebastien-Roch-Nicolas de Chamfort)

What thou intendest to do, speak not of before thou doest it. (Quote by - Pittacus of Mitylene)

Assurances mean little without accurate information and accountability. The principle that government information belongs to the people is more than a quaint idea. (Quote by - Joy Horowitz)

The whole problem here is the lack of information that is available. These people exist (under) a veil of secrecy. (Quote by - Mark Pleasant)

He who trusts secrets to a servant makes him his master. (Quote by - John Dryden)

We are all, in a sense, experts on secrecy. From earliest childhood we feel its mystery and attraction. We know both the power it confers and the burden it imposes. We learn how it can delight, give breathing space and protect. (Quote by - Sissela Bok)

Why not look instead for evidence of cowardice, secrecy, and dishonesty -- the traits displayed by so many bishops which magnified the crisis into a public scandal? (Quote by - Francis DeBernardo)

The White House has dodged the truth about torture for too long. With reports of torture in the news virtually every day, it is imperative the president and all in his administration end the secrecy and end the torture. This campaign will allow thousands of Americans to demand that torture in our names is not committed again and insist that the president speak the truth in his State of the Union address about this heinous crime. (Quote by - Dr. William F. Schulz)

The struggle of the government's need for secrecy versus the public's right to know and the press's duty to find out and tell is unending. Too frequently it is discussed in public print in connection with the misguided efforts of a bureaucrat to cover up stupidity or wrongdoing. It deserves more serious consideration for it raises Fundamental questions about government-press relations in a time of international peril -- a condition likely to continue for the indefinite future. (Quote by - Douglas Cater)

This issue seems to be shrouded in secrecy. (Quote by - Datuk Teo Chiang Kok)

In such a case secrecy must be absolute to be effective, and although mere vague curiosity induced many persons of my intimate acquaintance to ask to be allowed to just go in and have a peep, I never admitted anyone. (Quote by - Henry Bessemer)

God preserve us! If men knew what is done in secret, no one would be free from the interference of others. (Quote by - Muslih-un-Din Sadi)

I find she loves him because she hides it. Love teaches cunning even to innocence; and when he gets possession, his first work is to dig deep within a heart, and there lie hid, and like a miser in the dark, feast alone. (Quote by - John Dryden)

We thought this case was pure intimidation; the only thing stopping us from getting the murderer brought to justice is secrecy. (Quote by - Catherine McCartney)

What these open government laws do is break down that wall of government secrecy so that everybody knows what's going on. A democracy can only function if we have information. You can only have oversight of government if you have information. (Quote by - Lucy Dalglish)

Most child welfare agencies tend to embrace secrecy because the people who lead them tend to be mediocre and don't want you to see how poor a job they are doing. (Quote by - Richard Wexler)

Under every guilty secret there is hidden a brood of guilty wishes, whose unwholesome infecting life is cherished by the darkness. (Quote by - George Eliot)

Sell your confidence at a high price, if at all; to be strong, keep your own counsel. (Quote by - Alexandre Dumas pere)

As soon as man seeks to penetrate the secrets of Nature--in which nothing is secret and it is but a question of seeing--he realizes that the simple produces the supernatural. (Quote by - Honore de Balzac)

A resolution that is communicated is no longer within thy power; thy attentions become now the plaything of chance; he who would have his commands certainly carried out must take man by surprise. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

If a fool knows a secret, he tells it because he is a fool; if a knave knows one, he tells it wherever it is his interest to tell it. (Quote by - Philip Dormer Stanhope)


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