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Cardinal Richelieu Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Cardinal Richelieu.

Secrecy is the first essential in affairs of state.
- Cardinal Richelieu

Carry on any enterprise as if all future success depended on it.
- Cardinal Richelieu

I was excellent.
Everybody loved me.
I love myself, and I like bums.
- Cardinal Richelieu

War is one of the scourges with which it has pleased God to afflict men.
- Cardinal Richelieu

 

If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men,
I will find something in them which will hang him.
- Cardinal Richelieu

Give me six lines written by the most honorable of men,
and I will find an excuse in them to hang him.
- Cardinal Richelieu

I like to write in a shroud of secrecy because I have
to keep finding ways to scare myself.
- M. Night Shyamalan

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Every relationship between two individuals or two groups
will be characterized by the ratio of secrecy that is involved in it.
- Georg Simmel

Children love secret club houses.
They love secrecy even when there's no need for secrecy.
- Donna Tartt

Secrecy is the enemy of efficiency, but don't let anyone know it.
- Ric Ocasek

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

Secrecy is the freedom tyrants dream of.
- Bill Moyers

A diagnosis is burden enough without being burdened by secrecy and shame.
- Jane Pauley

The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

Secrecy is thus, so to speak, a transition stadium
between being and not-being.
- Georg Simmel

Life within the Kremlin was shrouded in impenetrable secrecy.
- Harrison Salisbury

Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.
- Jeremy Taylor

While all deception requires secrecy,
all secrecy is not meant to deceive.
- Sissela Bok

Secrecy, once accepted, becomes an addiction.
- Edward Teller

Secrecy involves a tension which, at the moment of revelation,
finds its release.
- Georg Simmel

The better the information it has, the better democracy works.
Silence and secrecy are never good for it.
- Kate Adie

The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy,
but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.
- Niels Bohr

The higher the classification of secrecy,
the quicker you will report it.
- George P. Shultz

The sinner will not confess, nor will the priest receive his confession,
if the veil of secrecy is removed.
- DeWitt Clinton

Secrecy is the element of all goodness;
even virtue,
even beauty is mysterious.
- Thomas Carlyle

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

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

Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy,
ought never to be the system of a regular government.
- Jeremy Bentham

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time expands like a brightly colored balloon
when it is filled with joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Worrying is like a rocking chair,
it gives you something to do,
but it gets you nowhere.
- Glenn Turner

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Expressing gratitude seems like a cosmic invitation
for all kinds of thankfulness and appreciation to pour in.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.
- Anonymous

Celebrate! Celebration is an expression of Gratitude.
Gratitude is like the prayer, while
Celebration is the hymn and sacred dance.
Celebration is its own road to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

We are most like God when we forgive.
- Anonymous

Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity.
Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.
- Max Lucado

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

Life is like a ten speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schulz

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

Love is like the truth,
sometimes it prevails,
sometimes it hurts.
- Victor M. Garcia Jr.

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

Like a Manatee, I am Peaceful, Respectful,
Gentle, Kind, and Self-Healing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
- Khalil Gibran

Like an Owl, I am Alert, Patient, and Objective.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like a Butterfly, I have been Reborn
with Bold Colors and Strong Wings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget,"
is only another way of saying, I will not forgive.
Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -
torn in two, and burned up,
so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like a Cat, I am Independent, Patient, Alert, and Decisive.
When the time is right, I pounce on opportunity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha


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