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A substantial part of the controversy occurred because there was such secrecy in what was going on over there. This is a public charity. It gets a whopping tax exemption because of that status. (Quote by - Hugh Jones)

Data withholding clearly has important negative effects on the integrity of the scientific education system in the U.S.. Failure to address this issue could result in less effective training programs, an erosion of the sense of shared purpose and a general culture of scientific secrecy in the future. (Quote by - Eric Campbell)

Then stop if you're wise, nor the secret let fall, For a secret once told is no secret at all. (Quote by - P.J. Searle)

It changed from a semi-secret occupation without government regulation to something that is transparent, with annual reports and public disclosure. That's a very large change. In the trading area, especially, there was a lot of secrecy. (Quote by - Martin Mayer)

Secrecy has become a growth industry. It makes it harder for ordinary citizens ... to ask questions ... and to hold officials accountable. (Quote by - Steven Aftergood)

I think it's driven by the individual agencies, which have bureaucratic sensitivities to protect. But it was clearly encouraged by the administration's overall embrace of secrecy. (Quote by - Steven Aftergood)

This is the issue that wouldn't go away, ... The pay hike triggered long-standing, simmering anger over the way the Legislature does its business and, indeed, over the way Harrisburg operates. It's a reaction against secrecy and what the voters say is arrogance. (Quote by - Terry Madonna)

There is nothing we like to communicate to others as much as the seal of secrecy together with what lies under it. (Quote by - Friedrich Nietzsche)

Generally he perceived in men of devout simplicity this opinion: that the secrets of nature were the secrets of God,--part of that glory into which man is not to press too boldly. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

Neither hear nor tell secrets. (Quote by - Thomas Fuller (1)

Secrecy of design, when combined with rapidity of execution, like me column that guided Israel in the deserts, becomes the guardian pillar of light and fire to our friends, a cloud of overwhelming and impenetrable darkness to our enemies. (Quote by - Charles Caleb Colton)

The mind of a wise man is the safest custody of secrets; cheerfulness is the key to friendship; patience and forbearance will conceal many defects. (Quote by - Hazrat Ali)

The vice president's secrecy on this and other issues, as well as his numerous false statements concerning pre-war intelligence, is part of a larger pattern of above-the-law, bunker mentality that the Bush administration has embraced. (Quote by - Karen Finney)

Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers. (Quote by - Johann Kaspar Lavater)

Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

Freedom of information isn't always pretty, and it's also not without its risks. But in a free society, there will always be risk and imperfection. (Quote by - Santa Cruz Sentinal)

Kids love secrecy. The toys feed that same niche as passing notes or writing in a diary. (Quote by - Tim Walsh)

There is no such thing as privacy anymore; there is secrecy. (Quote by - Rich Hersh)

It results in unnecessary secrecy that leaves citizens in the dark. (Quote by - Steven Aftergood)

We have no idea. We will never know, because so much being done by the federal government now is shrouded in secrecy. (Quote by - Fran Quigley)

Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

Until we have a better relationship between private performance and the public truth, as was demonstrated with Watergate, we as the public are absolutely right to remain suspicious, contemptuous even, of the secrecy and the misinformation which is the digest of our news. (Quote by - John Le Carre)

Abuse of any kind thrives off secrecy. I felt like if I started talking about it, maybe other people would. I wanted to break the silence. Now I feel I'm in a much better place emotionally than I've ever been anytime in my life. (Quote by - Chris Witty)

Deep in my shut and silent heart. (Quote by - Lord Byron)

News is what people want to keep hidden and everything else is publicity. (Quote by - Bill Moyers)


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