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Tremendous secrecy is still the norm. Any external peek into how it works is very rare and very valuable. (Quote by - David Clohessy)

I don't want to be insensitive to legitimate concerns about security and smooth operation. There are legitimate reasons for government officials to withhold some information, but I'm not sure this is one of those situations. I just don't see what the urgent need for secrecy is for these numbers. (Quote by - Bill Lueders)

You cannot hide any secret. If the artist succor his flagging spirits by opium or wine, his work will characterize itself as the effect of opium or wine. If you make a picture or a statue, it sets the beholder in that state of mind you had when you made it. If you spend for show, on building, or gardening, or on pictures, or on equipages, it will so appear. We are all physiognomists and penetrators of character, and things themselves are detective. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

He who gives up the smallest part of a secret has the rest no longer in his power. (Quote by - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter)

The desert is mute, and dead men tell no tales. (Quote by - Edouard Rene Lefebure Laboulaye)

Never confide your secrets to paper; it is like throwing a stone in the air; and if you know who throws the stone, you do not know where it may fall. (Quote by - Pedro Calderon de la Barca)

Nothing is so burdensome as a secret. (Quote by - French proverb)

America cannot hold itself as a moral beacon to the world if it violates the rule of law by engaging in illegal spying, torture and secrecy. The ACLU is committed to making sure that our government complies with universally recognized human rights principles and upholds our Constitution. (Quote by - Jamil Dakwar)

Whatever hysteria exists is inflamed by mystery, suspicion and secrecy. Hard and exact facts will cool it. (Quote by - Elia Kazan)

If you look at the part about absolute secrecy, that in a nutshell, even though it is very vague, is of utmost importance [to the hearing examiners]. (Quote by - Allison Hrestak)

These surveys confirm the country's growing concern about excessive secrecy. They also show that citizens overwhelmingly believe that open government is good government. The public understands that openness - to the greatest degree possible - will produce government that is more efficient, more honest and more responsive to the citizens it serves. (Quote by - Andy Alexander)

If you wish another to keep your secret, first keep it to yourself. (Quote by - Seneca)

For thre may kepe a counsel, if twain be awaie. (Quote by - Geoffrey Chaucer)

A secret in his mouth, Is like a wild bird put into a cage; Whose door no sooner opens, but 'tis out. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

People addicted to secrecy are so without knowing why; they are not so for cause, but for secrecy's sake. (Quote by - William Hazlitt (1)

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. (Quote by - Ron Paul)

Whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops. (Quote by - Bible)

It's really a kick in the head to the secrecy surrounding the National Practitioners' Databank that states are taking this matter into their own hands. (Quote by - Sidney Wolfe)

A secret is like silence: you cannot talk about it, and keep it. It is like money; when once you know there is any concealed, it is half discovered. (Quote by - Paul Chatfield)

The provisions that are a problem are those that minimize judicial scrutiny of searches and surveillance and that increase government secrecy. (Quote by - Timothy Edgar)

Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their government, for whenever things go so far wrong as to attract their notice, they can be relied on to set thing right. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

Be thine own privy counsellor. (Quote by - Benjamin Disraeli)

Although I can't make sense out of the rest of it, when I do, it will be in an open courtroom and not hidden behind grand jury secrecy. (Quote by - Hank Coxe)

It breaks down the secrecy, it requires hospitals to report this information. (Quote by - Jim McGreevey)

I know that's a secret, for it's whispered everywhere. (Quote by - William Congreve)

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