Secret quotes

  • Often we want people to pray for us and help us, but we always defeat our object when we look too much to them and lean upon them. The true secret of union is for both to look upon God, and in the act of looking past themselves to Him they are unconsciously united.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Past #People #Secret

  • Congenial labor is the secret of happiness.
    -- A. C. Benson

    #Happiness #Secret #Labor

  • The Tarot embodies symbolical presentations of universal ideas, behind which lie all the implicits of the human mind, and it is in this sense that they contain secret doctrine, which is the realization by the few of truths embedded in the consciousness of all.
    -- A. E. Waite

    #Lying #Ideas #Secret

  • Beneath the broad tides of human history there flow the stealthy undercurrents of the secret societies, which frequently determine in the depth the changes that take place upon the surface.
    -- A. E. Waite

    #Secret #Depth #Flow

  • I'm not good at secrets, so don't tell me any.
    -- A. J. McLean


  • The Foreign Office knows no secrets.
    -- A. J. P. Taylor

    #Office #Secret

  • Every man has his secret desire, I suppose, and mine is someday to own a farm.
    -- A. Street

    #Ambition #Men #Secret

  • I liked the fact she understood how we all have little secret habits that seem normal enough to us, but which we know better than to mention out loud.
    -- A.M. Homes

    #Secret #Littles #Facts

  • The Matrix is top secret. There isn't much that can be said right now.
    -- Aaliyah

    #Secret #Said #Top Secret

  • My life has been the antithesis of that book 'The Secret'. I've always been interested in doing what I do. I love storytelling and I really enjoyed acting, but it never seemed like a realistic thing.
    -- Aaron Stanford

    #Book #Secret #Acting

  • We need to take information, wherever it is stored, make our copies and share them with the world. We need to take stuff that's out of copyright and add it to the archive. We need to buy secret databases and put them on the Web. We need to download scientific journals and upload them to file sharing networks... With enough of us, around the world, we’ll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge — we’ll make it a thing of the past. Will you join us?
    -- Aaron Swartz

    #Strong #Past #Secret

  • Don't Let Him Know is a rich, evocative and brilliantly told tale of family, of loyalties, and of love that must stay secret. Sandip Roy has broken new ground in this tale of the modern Indian family. A lovely read
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Loyalty #Broken #Secret

  • There has to be irony, both in design and in the objects. I see around me a professional disease of taking everything too seriously. One of my secrets is to joke all the time
    -- Achille Castiglioni

    #Design #Secret #Disease

  • One of my secrets is to joke all the time.
    -- Achille Castiglioni

    #Secret #Jokes

  • I have lived to know that the secret of happiness is never to allow your energies to stagnate.
    -- Adam Clarke

    #Secret #Energy #Action

  • All tastes have the quality of being in some way artificial and invented. The secret of life is to have enough detachment from your tastes and your values to see that they are a little bit absurd.
    -- Adam Gopnik

    #Secret #Quality #Littles

  • I would like to mention that I have flown the 262 first in May ‘43. At this time, the aircraft was completely secret. I first knew of the existence of this aircraft only early in ‘42 - even in my position. This aircraft didn’t have any priority in design or production.
    -- Adolf Galland

    #Design #Priorities #Secret

  • And the founder of Christianity made no secret indeed of his estimation of the Jewish people. When He found it necessary, He drove those enemies of the human race out of the Temple of God.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Race #People #Secret

  • The law courts must appear as a threatening gesture toward secret vice. The bank must declare: here your money is secure and well looked after by honest people.
    -- Adolf Loos

    #Law #People #Secret

  • I have no secrets; all of these things have been discussed at length in guitar magazines over the years but are far too elaborate to cover in one article.
    -- Adrian Belew

    #Guitar #Years #Secret

  • Having a purpose is the little secret of the nonpretties. Something to do always beats something to look at.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Secret #Purpose #Littles

  • It's the secret to happiness, you know. Only take what you need.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Secret #Needs #Secret To Happiness

  • It is odd how, when you have a secret belief of your own which you do not wish to acknowledge, the voicing of it by someone else will rouse you to a fury of denial.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Secret #Wish #Denial

  • Evil never goes unpunished, Monsieur. But the punishment is sometimes secret.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Punishment #Evil #Secret

  • It's so much nicer to be a secret and delightful sin to anybody than to be a feather in his cap.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Secret #Sin #Caps

  • There is always a secret irritation about a laugh in which we cannot join
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Irritation #Laughing #Secret

  • Woman is quick to revere genius, but in her secret soul she seldom loves it.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Women #Soul #Secret

  • I always want to design a frame that’s open to everyone. I don’t see art as a secret code.
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Art #Design #Secret

  • Whatever Yasu loves, I love too. That's the secret of love.
    -- Ai Yazawa


  • He had everything, but he possessed nothing. There is the spiritual secret.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Spiritual #Secret

  • ...Promises are more dangerous then secrets.
    -- Aimee Friedman

    #Secret #Promise #Dangerous

  • Let's keep that our little secret, shall we.
    -- Aimee Semple McPherson

    #Secret #Religion #Littles

  • There is no secret ingredient or hidden formula responsible for the success of the best Japanese companies.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Secret #Ingredients #Responsible

  • The secret of how to live without resentment or embarrassment in a world in which I was different from everyone else. was to be indifferent to that difference.
    -- Al Capp

    #Life #Differences #Secret

  • It's hard to have that debate around secret programs authorized by secret legal opinions issued by a secret court. Actually, it's impossible to have that debate.
    -- Al Franken

    #Secret #Impossible #Opinion

  • In digital era, privacy must be a priority. Is it just me, or is secret blanket surveillance obscenely outrageous?
    -- Al Gore

    #Priorities #Secret #Surveillance

  • We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country.
    -- Al Gore

    #Country #Iraq #Secret

  • The true secret to genius is in creativity, not in technical mechanics.
    -- Al Seckel

    #Creativity #Secret #Genius

  • With Urban Secrets, I just really liked the idea of wandering around chatting to people.
    -- Alan Cumming

    #Ideas #People #Secret

  • If the pros at Sun had had a chance to fix Java, the world would be a much more pleasant place. This is not secret knowledge. It's just secret to this pop culture.
    -- Alan Kay

    #Secret #Would Be #Culture

  • Pain and suffering, they are a secret. Kindness and love, they are a secret. But I have learned that kindness and love can pay for pain and suffering.
    -- Alan Paton

    #Pain #Kindness #Secret

  • But when the dawn will come, of our emancipation, from the fear of bondage and the bondage of fear, why, that is a secret.
    -- Alan Paton

    #Secret #Dawn #Bondage

  • The secret now is to be disciplined. It's so easy to get carried away with things valued on the hereafter.
    -- Alan Patricof

    #Secret #Easy #Hereafter

  • I made no secret of the fact I'd love to stay in football and to do that, you need badges. I'm starting them and that's the next step for me - to continue this next season.
    -- Alan Shearer

    #Football #Secret #Next Steps

  • Really, the fundamental, ultimate mystery -- the only thing you need to know to understand the deepest metaphysical secrets -- is this: that for every outside there is an inside and for every inside there is an outside, and although they are different, they go together.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Secret #Together #Different

  • To perceive that form reveals the void, and to see that the void reveals form, is the secret for the overcoming of death. To the extent that one is unaware of space, one is unaware of one's own eternity — it's the same thing!
    -- Alan Watts

    #Death #Space #Secret

  • When I look at my life and its secret colours, I feel like bursting into tears.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Secret #Tears #Looks

  • Every great work makes the human face more admirable and richer, and that is its whole secret.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Secret #Faces #Great Work

  • What must be remembered in any case is that secret complicity that joins the logical and the everyday to the tragic.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Secret #Everyday #Logical

  • I remember vividly my student days, spending hours at the light microscope, turning endlessly the micrometric screw, and gazing at the blurred boundary which concealed the mysterious ground substance where the secret mechanisms of cell life might be found.
    -- Albert Claude

    #Light #Cells #Secret

  • Nature conceals her secrets because she is sublime, not because she is a trickster.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Nature #Sublime #Secret

  • That which is impenetrable to us really exists. Behind the secrets of nature remains something subtle, intangible, and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Secret #Belief

  • Each of us visits this Earth involuntarily, and without an invitation. For me, it is enough to wonder at the secrets.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Art #Secret #Wonder

  • Like Prince von Bismarck in diplomacy, I have no secrets.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Secret #Bismarck #Diplomacy

  • The Secret of the Occult Sciences is that of Nature itself, the Secret of the generation of the Angels and Worlds, that of the Omnipotence of God .
    -- Albert Pike

    #Angel #Omnipotence #Secret

  • It's supposed to be a secret, but I'll tell you anyway. We doctors do nothing. We only help. And encourage the doctor within.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Doctors #Secret #Helping

  • The only thing a master can teach is how to learn about yourself. There are no secrets. They are only techniques to waken yourself.
    -- Alejandro Jodorowsky

    #Secret #Technique #Masters

  • The designers usually don't like to say until we're on the runway. Like when I did Prada last year, I couldn't mention doing Prada or even Tweet or take a picture and put it on Twitter saying I was backstage at the Prada show. And Dolce was the same thing. They like to keep a little surprise, I guess, a little secret for everybody.
    -- Alessandra Ambrosio

    #Years #Secret #Littles

  • I don't feel that comfortable being on the runway with a G-string. I shoot G-strings with Victoria's Secret, but on the runway... It's really about the moment. I work with professionals. Professional people make everything look perfect, they make everything that you're wearing look great, if it's in a picture or on the runway.
    -- Alessandra Ambrosio

    #Perfect #People #Secret

  • When a friend, then, indulges in the joy unburdening a secret on to another friend's bosom, he makes the latter, in his turn, feel the urge to taste the same joy himself.
    -- Alessandro Manzoni

    #Joy #Secret #Taste

  • Our street corners keep secrets, and our road signs only suggest, never deciding for us, never knowing if the destination to which they lead, is where we truely belong. Life's greatest tragedy is not that it will some day end, but that most of us just live to follow directions, and many times we end up totally lost.
    -- Alex Gaskarth

    #Knowing #Secret #Tragedy

  • Journeying through secret doors, curving corridors, and connecting rooms into the mountain was like being digested by the different organs of a deity.
    -- Alex Grey

    #Doors #Secret #Mountain

  • You can't say the secret word!
    -- Alex Riley

    #Wwe #Secret

  • The pressures on gay teens can be overwhelming--to keep secrets, tell lies, deny who you are, and try to be who you're not. Remember: you are special and worth being cared about, loved, and accepted just as you are. Never, ever let anyone convince you otherwise.
    -- Alex Sanchez

    #Lying #Gay #Secret

  • The secret to happiness, of course, is not getting what you want; it’s wanting what you get,
    -- Alex Trebek

    #Secret #Getting What You Want #Want

  • I only know how to approach a place by walking. For what does a street photographer do but walk and watch and wait and talk, and then watch and wait some more, trying to remain confident that the unexpected, the unknown, or the secret heat of the known awaits just around the corner.
    -- Alex Webb

    #Photography #Waiting #Secret

  • I do chat to my mother in Norwegian, particularly when we want a secret conversation. It is useful that way.
    -- Alexander Hanson

    #Mother #Secret #Want

  • O let us still the secret joy partake, To follow virtue even for virtue's sake.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Joy #Secret #Sake

  • The cabinets of the sick and the closets of the dead have been ransacked to publish private letters and divulge to all mankind the most secret sentiments of friendship.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Sick #Secret #Letters

  • If you wish to preserve your secret, wrap it up in frankness.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Secret #Wish #Frankness

  • The dead keep their secrets, and in a while we shall be as wise as they - and as taciturn.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Wise #Keeping Secrets #Secret

  • There is no friendship that cares about an overheard secret.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Gossip #Secret #Care

  • Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    #Flames #America #Secret

  • The Playtex Secrets survey truly uncovered some thought-provoking and provocative secrets of real American housewives. In fact, many of the findings would make great fodder for a storyline on the show!
    -- Alfre Woodard

    #Real #Thought Provoking #Secret

  • Fear the sins that you commit in secret, because the Witness of those sins is the Judge Himself!
    -- Ali ibn Abi Talib

    #Judging #Secret #Sin

  • He who guards his secrets retains control in his own hands
    -- Ali ibn Abi Talib

    #Hands #Secret #Insightful

  • It's not what you see on-screen that makes a performance. It's the things you should never know about - it's the secrets.
    -- Alice Englert

    #Secret #Should #Performances

  • What can people not accomplish if they will but master the secret of steadfast perseverance.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Perseverance #People #Secret

  • I've always believed in the adage that the secret of eternal youth is arrested development.
    -- Alice Roosevelt Longworth

    #Secret #Development #Belief

  • How could it be that you could love someone so much and keep it secret from yourself as you woke daily so far from home?
    -- Alice Sebold

    #Home #Secret

  • Lingerie is that inner, secret glamour.
    -- Alice Temperley

    #Secret #Lingerie #Glamour

  • Nigeria is one of the best-kept secrets,
    -- Aliko Dangote

    #Secret #Kept Secrets #Nigeria

  • The secret subversive goal of my work is to show that women, not just lesbians, are regular human beings.
    -- Alison Bechdel

    #Goal #Secret #Shows

  • The things that are most precious to us are sometimes the most secret.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Secret #Sometimes

  • We're going to be okay." Here's the thing about being a spy: sometimes all you have are your lies. They protect your cover and keep your secrets, and right then I needed to believe that it was true even when all the facts said otherwise.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Lying #Believe #Secret

  • I thought about how there are two types of secrets: the kind you want to keep in, and the kind you don't dare to let out.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Two #Secret #Want

  • That’s the thing about spies. Most of the secrets we keep are from each other.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Secret #Spy

  • Learn her skills, honor her sword, and keep her secrets.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Skills #Secret #Honor

  • But the heaviest things, I think, are the secrets. They can drown you if you let them.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Thinking #Secret

  • As above, so below, as within, so without.
    -- Alyson Noel


  • Best friends make the worst enemies, they know all your secrets and how to hurt you the most.
    -- Alyson Noel

    #Hurt #Secret #Enemy

  • I enjoyed acting growing up; I did musical theater. I had a secret desire to be a television and movie actress, but it wasn't something I admitted to myself that I wanted to do, I guess.
    -- Amanda Schull

    #Growing Up #Secret #Musical

  • NECTAR, n. A drink served at banquets of the Olympian deities. The secret of its preparation is lost, but the modern Kentuckians believe that they come pretty near to a knowledge of its chief ingredient.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Believe #Preparation #Secret

  • Confidante: One entrusted by A with the secrets of B confided to herself by C.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Gossip #Secret

  • The night is full of mystery. Even when the moon is brightest, secrets hide everywhere. Then the sun rises and its rays cast so many shadows that the day creates more illusion than all the veiled truth of the night.
    -- Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

    #Moon #Night #Secret

  • One of the things I wanted to introduce in The Same Sea beyond transcending the conflict, is the fact that deep down below all our secrets are the same.
    -- Amos Oz

    #Sea #Secret #Facts

  • What is the secret to great living? Entire separation to Christ and devotion to Him. Thus speaks every man and woman whose life has made more than a passing flicker in the spiritual realm. It is the life that has no time for trifling that counts.
    -- Amy Carmichael

    #Spiritual #Men #Secret

  • I'm suggesting that, ironically, the secret to becoming a world 'hyperpower' is tolerance. If you look at history, you see great powers being very tolerant in their rise to global dominance.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Tolerance #Secret #Becoming

  • That was how dishonesty and betrayal started, not in big lies but in small secrets.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Betrayal #Lying #Secret

  • What is a secret wish?" "It is what you want but cannot ask.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Secret #Wish #Want