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Sissela Bok
(1934-____) born on
Dec 2
Swedish philosopher. He wrote "Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life," 1978 and "Common Values," 1995.
We are all, in a sense, experts on secrecy. From earliest childhood we feel its mystery and attraction. We know both the power it confers and the burden it imposes. We learn how it can delight, give breathing space and protect.

While all deception requires secrecy, all secrecy is not meant to deceive.
Secrecy is as indispensable to human beings as fire, and as greatly feared.
To mature is in part to realize that while complete intimacy and omniscience and power cannot be had, self-transcendence, growth, and closeness to others are nevertheless within one's reach.
Liars share with those they deceive the desire not to be deceived.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Secrets," 1983.
R: "Secrets," 1983.
A: "Secrets," 1983.
N: "Secrets," 1983.
K: "Lying," 1978.

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