Do not tell a friend anything you would conceal from an enemy.
All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.
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The height of cleverness is being able to conceal it.
The perfection of art is to conceal art.
True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.
Dishonest people conceal their faults from themselves as well as others, honest people know and confess them.
Frank and explicit -- that is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.
It is great cleverness to know how to conceal our cleverness.
Look wise say nothing and grunt, speech was given to conceal thought.
Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst.
In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.
We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction;
we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.
The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life.
It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge.
Our friends don't see our faults, or conceal them, or soften them.
The same words conceal and declare the thoughts of men.
The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.
If you want to keep something concealed from your enemy, don't disclose it to your friend.
You are in a pitiable condition if you have to conceal what you wish to tell.
Time will bring to light whatever is hidden;
it will cover up and conceal what is now shining in splendor.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature.
I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
The first step towards vice is to shroud innocent actions in mystery, and whoever likes to conceal something sooner or later has reason to conceal it.
When police or prosecutors conceal significant exculpatory or impeaching material, we hold, it is ordinarily incumbent on the state to set the record straight.
Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!
Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
No one who has read official documents needs to be told how easy it is to conceal the essential truth under the apparently candid and all-disclosing phrases of a voluminous and particularizing report....
Our major universities are now stuck with an army of pedestrian, toadying careerists, Fifties types who wave around Sixties banners to conceal their record of ruthless, beaver-like tunneling to the top.
All schools, all colleges, have two great functions: to confer, and to conceal, valuable knowledge. The theological knowledge which they conceal cannot justly be regarded as less valuable than that which they reveal. That is, when a man is buying a basket of strawberries it can profit him to know that the bottom half of it is rotten.
Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is.
Our pride remembers it forever. It implies a discovery of weakness, which we are more careful to conceal than a crime. Many a man will confess his crimes to a friend; but I never knew a man that would tell his silly weaknesses to his most intimate one.
Private and public life are subject to the same rules;
and truth and manliness are two qualities that will carry you through this world much better than policy, or tact, or expediency, or any other word that was ever devised to conceal or mystify a deviation from the straight line.
If your morals make you dreary, depend upon it they are wrong.
I do not say give them up, for they may be all you have; but conceal them like a vice, lest they should spoil the lives of better and simpler people.
The ocean, whose tides respond, like women's menses, to the pull of the moon, the ocean which corresponds to the amniotic fluid in which human life begins, the ocean on whose surface vessels (personified as female) can ride but in whose depth sailors meet their death and monsters conceal themselves... it is unstable and threatening as the earth is not; it spawns new life daily, yet swallows up lives; it is changeable like the moon, unregulated, yet indestructible and eternal.
Poverty is often concealed in splendor, and often in extravagance.
It is the task of many people to conceal their neediness from others. Consequently they support themselves by temporary means, and everyday is lost in contriving for tomorrow.
From man or angel the great Architect did wisely to conceal, and not divulge his secrets to be scanned by them who ought rather admire; or if they list to try conjecture, he his fabric of the heavens left to their disputes, perhaps to move his laughter at their quaint opinions wide hereafter, when they come to model heaven calculate the stars, how they will wield the mighty frame, how build, unbuild, contrive to save appearances, how gird the sphere with centric and eccentric scribbled o'er, and epicycle, orb in orb.
Theatre director: a person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players cannot act.
I'm finding it increasingly difficult to simply walk down the street.
In New York, I dashed in to buy a big pair of sunglasses to conceal myself, but the guy behind the counter shouted 'Hey! It's Dr. House.'
As a social good, I think privacy is greatly overrated because privacy basically means concealment. People conceal things in order to fool other people about them. They want to appear healthier than they are, smarter, more honest and so forth.
Hip-hop reflects the truth, and the problem is that hip-hop exposes a lot of the negative truth that society tries to conceal. It's a platform where we could offer information, but it's also an escape.
Some manufacturers illustrate their advertisements with abstract paintings.
I would only do this if I wished to conceal from the reader what I was advertising.
When it aims to express a love of the world it refuses to conceal the many reasons why the world is hard to love, though we must love it because we have no other, and to fail to love it is not to exist at all.
Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart;
the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.
Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men's imperfections, and conceal your own.
Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening.
Don't think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.
Addresses are given to us to conceal our whereabouts.