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Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.
No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.
Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence.
A fraudulent intent, however carefully concealed at the outset, will generally, in the end, betray itself.
The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.
On recovering my senses, I hastened to quit a place where I hoped there was nothing further to detain me. I first filled my pockets with gold, then fastened the strings of the purse round my neck, and concealed it in my bosom.
Adelbert von Chamisso
A husband who submits to his wife's yoke is justly held an object of ridicule. A woman's influence ought to be entirely concealed.
Honore de Balzac
Great fear is concealed under daring.
No one respects a talent that is concealed.
Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is most concealed. A busy person would find their sorrows much more; if future fortunes were known before!
Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
Hatreds not vowed and concealed are to be feared more than those openly declared.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Every vote should carry a serial number, so that responsibility for harmful or careless use of the vote can be traced. Concealed voting should be outlawed.
P. J. O'Rourke
As favor and riches forsake a man, we discover in him the foolishness they concealed, and which no one perceived before.
Jean de la Bruyere
A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
Of all the means I know to lead men, the most effectual is a concealed mystery.
Covering the civil-rights movement was a mind- and eye-opener for me. Houston was a segregated society, as was Texas as a whole - some of it by law, a lot of it by fear and tradition. But there was no violence where I lived, and if there was hate, it was either concealed from me or I just didn't recognize it.
For if the mystery concealed of old is made manifest to the Apostles through the prophetic writings, and if the prophets, being wise men, understood what proceeded from their own mouths, then the prophets knew what was made manifest to the Apostles.
One crime has to be concealed by another.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The want of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed when it cannot be overcome.
Fascism is itself less 'ideological', in so far as it openly proclaims the principle of domination that is elsewhere concealed.
I feel like when you have an unauthorized police badge and something that looks like it could be a concealed weapon in the small of your back that when you, someone crosses you, pisses you off, road rage, I think just the slight badge and the little moving away of the jacket and not losing eye contact does amazing things.
As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity.
Look into any man's heart you please, and you will always find, in every one, at least one black spot which he has to keep concealed.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
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Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
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