Secrecy is the freedom tyrants dream of.
To whom you betray your secret you sell your liberty.
Do nothing secretly; for Time sees and hears all things, and discloses all.
The secret known to two is no longer a secret.
Secrecy can spring from the best motives; but as it grows it begins to exist only for itself, only for its own sake, only to cover its own abuses.
Being connected to the Internet means being vulnerable to coordinated actions that can knock down walls of secrecy and shatter mechanisms of control.
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.
A secret at home is like rocks under tide.
To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself.
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
Under every guilty secret there is hidden a brood of guilty wishes, whose unwholesome infecting life is cherished by the darkness.
I vow and protest there's more plague than pleasure with a secret.
Two may keep counsel putting one away!
When information which properly belongs to the public is systematically withheld by those in power, the people soon become ignorant of their own affairs, distrustful of those who manage them, and -- eventually -- incapable of determining their own destinies.
Secrecy, once accepted, becomes an addiction.
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
The very word Secrecy is repugnant in a free and open society.
I have play'd the fool, the gross fool, to believe The bosom of a friend will hold a secret Mine own could not contain.
The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.
O divine art of subtlety and secrecy!
While all deception requires secrecy, all secrecy is not meant to deceive.
Be thine own privy counsellor.
He that discovers himself, till he hath made himself master of his desires, lays himself open to his own ruin, and makes himself prisoner to his own tongue.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Power corrupts, and there is nothing more corrupting than power exercised in secret.
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