A Quote by William Proxmire on danger, exercise, power, secrets, and security

Power always has to be kept in check; power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous.

William Proxmire

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A Quote by William Penn on honesty and secrets

It is wise not to seek a secret; and honest, not to reveal one.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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A Quote by William Morris on art, happiness, interest, lies, life, and secrets

The secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life, and in elevating them to art.

William Morris (1834 - 1896)

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A Quote by William Henry on secrets and slavery

Keep a secret, it's your slave. Tell it, and it's your master.

William Henry (1729 - 1786)

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on defeat, driving, good, heart, individuality, kindness, miracles, order, persuasion, pride, respect, secrets, tyranny, violence, and work

Violence ever defeats its own ends. Where you cannot drive you can always persuade. A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles. There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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A Quote by William Gilbert on discovery and secrets

In the discovery of secret things and in the investigation of hidden causes, stronger reasons are obtained from sure experiments and demonstrated arguments than from probable conjectures and the opinions of philosophical speculators of the common sort.

William Gilbert (1540 - 1603)

Source: De Magnete (On the Magnet), 1600

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A Quote by William Dean Howells on secrets


The secret of the man who is universally interesting is that he is universally interested.

William Dean Howells (1837 - 1920)

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on difficulty and secrets

Be secret and exult, Because of all things known That is most difficult.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: Responsibilities. To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Nothing

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A Quote by William Blake on art, darkness, destruction, joy, life, love, and secrets

O Rose, thou art sick! The invisible worm, That flies in the night, In the howling storm, Has found out thy bed Of crimson joy, And his dark secret love Does thy life destroy.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

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A Quote by Walter Winchell on people and secrets

I usually get my stuff from people who promised somebody else that they would keep it a secret.

Walter Winchell

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