Quotations that match 'secrecy'.

The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness. Niels Bohr
[ Best Democracy Dictatorship Openness Secrecy Should Weapon]
I like to write in a shroud of secrecy because I have to keep finding ways to scare myself. M. Night Shyamalan
[ Because Finding Keep Myself Scare Secrecy Shroud Ways Write]
So far as I know, there were no pains taken to preserve secrecy on this subject; that is, I saw no attempt made to keep any of the inmates of the Convent in ignorance of the murder of children. Maria Monk
[ Any Attempt Children Convent Far Ignorance Inmates Keep Know Made Murder Pains Preserve Saw Secrecy Subject Taken Were]
The better the information it has, the better democracy works. Silence and secrecy are never good for it. Kate Adie
[ Better Democracy Good Information Never Secrecy Silence Works]
The higher the classification of secrecy, the quicker you will report it. George P. Shultz
[ Classification Higher Quicker Report Secrecy Will]
Secrecy is the chastity of friendship. Jeremy Taylor
[ Chastity Friendship Secrecy]
Secrecy involves a tension which, at the moment of revelation, finds its release. Georg Simmel
[ Finds Involves Moment Release Revelation Secrecy Tension Which]
The sinner will not confess, nor will the priest receive his confession, if the veil of secrecy is removed. DeWitt Clinton
[ Confess Confession His Nor Priest Receive Removed Secrecy Sinner Veil Will]
In all secrets there is a kind of guilt, however beautiful or joyful they may be, or for what good end they may be set to serve. Secrecy means evasion, and evasion means a problem to the moral mind. Gilbert Parker
[ Beautiful End Evasion Good Guilt However Joyful Kind May Means Mind Moral Problem Secrecy Secrets Serve Set]
Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious. Thomas Carlyle
[ Beauty Element Even Goodness Mysterious Secrecy Virtue]
Whatever hysteria exists is inflamed by mystery, suspicion and secrecy. Hard and exact facts will cool it. Elia Kazan
[ Cool Exact Exists Facts Hard Hysteria Inflamed Mystery Secrecy Suspicion Whatever Will]
They work in secrecy. I can't get any information. You can't find out anything until they get out to the floor. And it's hard to lick em at that stage. They're a closed corporation. When they stick together, you can't lick em on the floor. John William McCormack
[ Any Anything Closed Corporation Em Find Floor Get Hard Information Lick Out Secrecy Stage Stick Together Until Work]
The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy. Karl Von Clausewitz
[ Backbone Secrecy Speed Surprise]
Secrecy is thus, so to speak, a transition stadium between being and not-being. Georg Simmel
[ Being Between Secrecy Speak Stadium Thus Transition]
Life within the Kremlin was shrouded in impenetrable secrecy. Harrison Salisbury
[ Impenetrable Kremlin Life Secrecy Shrouded Within]
Secrecy is the enemy of efficiency, but don't let anyone know it. Ric Ocasek
[ Anyone Efficiency Enemy Know Secrecy]
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. Henry Bessemer
[ Absolute Acquaintance Admitted Allowed Although Anyone Ask Case Curiosity Effective Go Induced Intimate Just Many Mere Must Never Persons Secrecy Such Vague]
A diagnosis is burden enough without being burdened by secrecy and shame. Jane Pauley
[ Being Burden Burdened Diagnosis Enough Secrecy Shame Without]
The very word 'secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings. John F. Kennedy
[ Free Historically Inherently Oaths Open Opposed Proceedings Repugnant Secrecy Secret Societies Society Very Word]
At that time we were very definitely told that under no circumstances should there be any secret chapters or any other secrecy in the life of the Party, but that everything should be done publicly. Fritz Sauckel
[ Any Chapters Circumstances Definitely Done Everything Life Other Party Publicly Secrecy Secret Should Time Told Under Very Were]
Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government. Jeremy Bentham
[ Being Conspiracy Government Instrument Never Ought Regular Secrecy System]
This persistence as private firms continued because it ensured the maximum of anonymity and secrecy to persons of tremendous public power who dreaded public knowledge of their activities as an evil almost as great as inflation. Carroll Quigley
[ Activities Almost Anonymity Because Continued Dreaded Ensured Evil Firms Great Inflation Knowledge Maximum Persistence Persons Power Private Public Secrecy Their Tremendous]
Secrecy is the first essential in affairs of the State. Duc De Richelieu
[ Affairs Essential First Secrecy State]
But then, so far as I know, I am the only performer who ever pledged his assistants to secrecy, honor and allegiance under a notarial oath. Harry Houdini
[ Allegiance Am Assistants Ever Far His Honor Know Oath Only Performer Pledged Secrecy Then Under]
Secrecy is the first essential in affairs of state. Cardinal Richelieu
[ Affairs Essential First Secrecy State]
While all deception requires secrecy, all secrecy is not meant to deceive. Sissela Bok
[ Deceive Deception Meant Requires Secrecy While]
Secrecy, once accepted, becomes an addiction. Edward Teller
[ Accepted Addiction Becomes Once Secrecy]
Every relationship between two individuals or two groups will be characterized by the ratio of secrecy that is involved in it. Georg Simmel
[ Between Characterized Every Groups Individuals Involved Ratio Relationship Secrecy Two Will]
There are many hands touching ballots after a voter drops his ballot into the ballot box. There is no guarantee of ballot secrecy for anyone, which makes the whole system vulnerable to intimidation and bribery. Bob Schaffer
[ After Anyone Ballot Ballots Box Bribery Drops Guarantee Hands His Intimidation Into Makes Many Secrecy System Touching Voter Vulnerable Which Whole]
Secrecy sets barriers between men, but at the same time offers the seductive temptation to break through the barriers by gossip or confession. Georg Simmel
[ Barriers Between Break Confession Gossip Men Offers Same Secrecy Seductive Sets Temptation Through Time]
Children love secret club houses. They love secrecy even when there's no need for secrecy. Donna Tartt
[ Children Club Even Houses Love Need Secrecy Secret]
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. Sissela Bok
[ Attraction Both Breathing Burden Childhood Confers Delight Earliest Experts Feel Give How Imposes Know Learn Mystery Power Protect Secrecy Sense Space]
Secrecy is the freedom tyrants dream of. Bill Moyers
[ Dream Freedom Secrecy Tyrants]
I am absolutely opposed to a national ID card. This is a total contradiction of what a free society is all about. The purpose of government is to protect the secrecy and the privacy of all individuals, not the secrecy of government. We don't need a national ID card. Ron Paul
[ Absolutely Am Card Contradiction Free Government Id Individuals National Need Opposed Privacy Protect Purpose Secrecy Society Total]