Every nation-state tends towards the imperial - that is the point. Through banks, armies, secret police, propaganda, courts and jails, treaties, taxes, laws and orders, myths of civil obedience, assumptions of civic virtue at the top.— Daniel Berrigan
Eye-opening Top Secret quotations
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.
People will never know how hard it is to get information, especially if it's locked up behind official doors where, if politicians had their way, they'd stamp 'top secret' on the color of the walls.
I'll miss you most of all scarecrow.
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
The whole secret to mastering the game of golf - and this applies to the beginner as well as the pro - is to cultivate a mental approach to the game that will enable you to shrug off the bad days, keep patient and know in your heart that sooner or later you will be back on top.
Well, what did you have for lunch?” I snapped.
“Surely that’s not top secret superhero information.” “Steak with mashed potatoes and a side salad,” Striker replied. “And a piece of chocolate cheesecake for dessert.” I gave up on conversation after that. I was too jealous of the cheesecake to continue.
But there are advantages to being elected President.
The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.
You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
I made an effort to find out what was in the building at Wright Patterson Air Force Base where the information is stored that has been collected by the Air Force, and I was understandably denied this request. It is still classified above Top Secret.
In the Top 40, half the songs are secret messages to the teen world to drop out, turn on, and groove with the chemicals and light shows at discotheques.
The secret of success is to be like a duck, Smooth and unruffled on top, But paddling furiously underneath.
Nothing haunts us like the things we don't say
I had sinus surgery the day after Christmas and it has been the worst surgery of my life. Very painful. And on top of it everyone of course thought I got a nose job. Which is so funny because if you know me I would have told you I got a nose job I'm not gonna keep it a secret.
Yeah, I had top-secret clearance and everything.
Top IRS officials specifically targeted tea party groups and misled the public about its secret political targeting program led by ex-official Lois Lerner, according to a bombshell new congressional report.
You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
Able Danger was a top-secret military planning operation, established in '99 by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to identify cells of al-Qaida worldwide and to take out al Qaida terrorists. They identified five cells worldwide, one of them in Brooklyn.
The intelligence community is so vast that more people have top secret clearance than live in Washington. The U.S. will spend more on the war in Afghanistan this year, adjusting for inflation, than we spent on the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War and the Spanish-American War combined.
The secret of being a top-notch con man is being able to know what the mark wants, and how to make him think he's getting it.
When you reach the top, keep climbing.
There's a tendency for us to think that the secret of our success is something that is mystical and maybe someday my time will come. And it's certainly out there somewhere; it's around the bend; it's at the top of the hill.
I was anorexic-bulimic when I was 16-17. It was a top secret that time, but these things always are.
Most of the things are either not communicable through human expression or they're top secret. Also I'm working on being a better person, and becoming more disciplined.
We all carry these things inside that no one can see. They hold us down like anchors and they drown us out at sea.
I had top-secret clearance and everything.
I was working on a couple of projects that would keep me involved in Desert Storm. I was in the mix, which is scary.
I want to go out at the top, but the secret is knowing when you're at the top, it's so difficult in this business, your career fluctuates all the time, up and down, like a pair of trousers.
I'm not in those top secret meetings, nor would it be appropriate - the president can't tell me what's hap - what's being said in a top secret meeting unless I have top secret clearance. I will eventually be in those meetings.
All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.
I'm not the president, so the president, has top secret clearance immediately.
I don't. It takes time.
Hillary Clinton's exposed more of our top secret documents than any Secretary of State in history.
So she [Hillary Clinton] wouldn't intentionally put the nation at risk.
She wouldn't intentionally traffic in top secret stuff. And besides, not all this stuff we deal with is that classified anyway. So here's the president [Barack Obama], very powerful, intimidating guy, [James] Comey works for him, the president's been out there saying he didn't think Hillary did anything wrong.
Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
It's very simple. If you learn how to write well, to write with depth, cream will rise to the top. You'll get published. But, there is no secret.
Congress is debating a kill switch that would allow President Obama to freeze all activity on the internet if there was a national emergency. The kill switch goes by the top-secret code name 'Microsoft Windows.'
The tops of mountains are among the unfinished parts of the globe, whither it is a slight insult to the gods to climb and pry intotheir secrets, and try their effect on our humanity. Only daring and insolent men, perchance, go there. Simple races, as savages, do not climb mountains,--their tops are sacred and mysterious tracts never visited by them. Pomola is always angry with those who climb the summit of Ktaadn.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
Momentum and growth are the lifeblood of startups.
This is probably in the top three secrets of executing well.
My top priority in any trade negotiation is expanding opportunity for hardworking Americans. It's no secret that past trade deals haven't always lived up to their promise, and that's why I will only sign my name to an agreement that helps ordinary Americans get ahead, the bill put forward today would help us write those rules in a way that avoids the mistakes from our past, seizes opportunities for our future and stays true to our values.
Money is a terrible blab; she will betray the secrets of her owner, whatever he do to gag her. His virtues will creep out in her whisper; his vices she will cry aloud at the top of her tongue.
There are two rules for success: 1. Never tell everything you know.
Secrets are kept from children, a lid on top of the soup kettle, so they do not boil over with too much truth.
It was very serious and I wanted to do something really different so there was this comedy called TOP SECRET.
I encourage all you superior seekers in the secret depths to devote yourselves to penetrating and clarifying the self, as earnestly as you would put out a fire on the top of your head.
The modern world has far too little understanding of the art of keeping young.
Its notion of progress has been to pile one thing on top of another, without caring if each thing was crushed in turn. People forgot that the human soul can enjoy a thing most when there is time to think about it and be thankful for it. And by crowding things together they lost the sense of surprise; and surprise is the secret of joy.
A top World War II ace once said that fighter pilots fall into two broad categories: those who go out to kill and those who, secretly, desperately, know they are going to get killed-the hunters and the hunted.