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Whoever wishes to keep a secre... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Everyone is like a moon, and h... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
Everyone is like a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody. Mark Twain

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I know that's a secret, for it... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
I know that's a secret, for it's whispered everywhere. William Congreve

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We dance round in a ring and s... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows. Robert Frost

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Three can keep a secret if two... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
Three can keep a secret if two are dead. Benjamin Franklin

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Youth fades; love droops, the ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.

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Secrets are things we give to ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
Secrets are things we give to others to keep for us. Elbert Hubbard

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To know that one has a secret ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself. Henry Ward Beecher

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Tell your friend a lie. If he ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
Tell your friend a lie. If he keeps it secret, then tell him the truth.

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He that has eyes to see and ea... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore. Sigmund Freud

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The secret thoughts of a man r... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame. Thomas Hobbes

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Secrecy is best taught by star... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
Secrecy is best taught by starting with ourselves. Nicolas Chamfort

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What one hides is worth neithe... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
What one hides is worth neither more nor less than what one finds. And what one hides from oneself is worth neither more nor less than what one allows others to find. André Breton

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Our true history is scarcely e... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
Our true history is scarcely ever deciphered by others. The chief part of the drama is a monologue, or rather an intimate debate between God, our conscience, and ourselves. Tears, grieves, depressions, disappointments, irritations, good and evil thoughts, decisions, uncertainties, deliberations --all these belong to our secret, and are almost all incommunicable and intransmissible, even when we try to speak of them, and even when we write them down. Henri-Frédéric Amiel

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The first step towards vice is... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
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. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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It is wise to disclose what ca... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
It is wise to disclose what cannot be concealed. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

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Never tell a secret to a bride... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
Never tell a secret to a bride or a groom; wait until they have been married longer. Edgar Watson Howe

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There are no secrets better ke... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses. George Bernard Shaw

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A man's most open actions have... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
A man's most open actions have a secret side to them. Joseph Conrad

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What is told into the ear of a... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
What is told into the ear of a man is often heard a hundred miles away.

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Nothing weighs on us so heavil... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret. Jean de La Fontaine

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The vanity of being known to b... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it. Samuel Johnson

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Secrecy is the chastity of fri... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
Secrecy is the chastity of friendship. Jeremy Taylor

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A man can keep a secret better... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
A man can keep a secret better than his own. A woman her own better than others. Jean de La Bruyère

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To keep your secret is wisdom;... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly. Samuel Johnson

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How can we accept another to k... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
How can we accept another to keep our secret if we have been unable to keep it ourselves. François de La Rochefoucauld

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No one ever keeps a secret so ... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
No one ever keeps a secret so well as a child. Victor Hugo

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Men with secrets tend to be dr... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
Men with secrets tend to be drawn to each other, not because they want to share what they know but because they need the company of the like-minded, the fellow afflicted. Don DeLillo

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Secrets travel fast in Paris. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
Secrets travel fast in Paris. Napoleon Bonaparte

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You know there are no secrets ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
You know there are no secrets in America. It's quite different in England, where people think of a secret as a shared relation between two people. W. H. Auden

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But he that hides a dark soul ... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself is his own dungeon. John Milton

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Trust him not with your secret... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers. Johann Kaspar Lavater

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A wonderful fact to reflect up... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. Charles Dickens

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O divine art of subtlety and s... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
O divine art of subtlety and secrecy! Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible and hence we can hold the enemy's fate in our hands. Sun Tzu

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His mind of man, a secret make... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
His mind of man, a secret makes I meet him with a start he carries a circumference in which I have no part. Emily Dickinson

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A secret between two is God's ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
A secret between two is God's secret, between three is all men s.

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Where secrecy or mystery begin... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off. Samuel Johnson

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If you wish to preserve your s... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Quotes About Secrets
If you wish to preserve your secret, wrap it up in frankness. Alexander Smith