He who has a secret should not only hide it, but hide that he has it to hide.
The difference between private enterprise and government: The formulas for making
Coca-Cola and Kentucky Fried Chicken are still secrets. How to make a hydrogen bomb is on
Robert Orben, in Reader's Digest, March, 1980,
The Duke of Wellington is best remembered as the general who defeated Napoleon at
Waterloo in 1815. During his earlier service in India, Wellington was in charge of
negotiations after the battle of Assaye. The emissary of an Indian ruler, anxious to know
what territories would be ceded to his master, tried in various ways to get the
information. Finally, he offered Wellingtron a large sum of money. "Can you keep a
secret?" asked Wellington. "Yes, indeed," the man said eagerly. "So
can I," replied Wellington.
Today in the Word, July, 1990, p. 35.