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Horace – Shun the inquisitive; they are leaky

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Horace Shun the inquisitive, for thou wilt be sure to find him leaky; open ears do not keep conscientiously what has been entrusted to them, and a word once spoken flies never to be recalled.

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

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John F. Kennedy – Secrecy is repugnant in a free society

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John F. KennedyThe 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 secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment.

John F. Kennedy   (1917-1963)

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Horace – Never inquire another’s secrets

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Horace Never inquire into another man’s secret; but conceal that which is entrusted to you, though pressed both by wine and anger to reveal it.

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

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Khalil Gibran – If you reveal secrets to the wind

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Khalil GibranIf you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.

Khalil Gibran   (1883-1931)

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