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The Best Quotes About Secrets

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A list of the best secrets quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous secrets quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic secrets quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational secrets quotes from that same writer.

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    Secrets are things we give to others to keep for us. Elbert Hubbard

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    Everyone is like a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody. Mark Twain

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    Three can keep a secret if two are dead. Benjamin Franklin

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    Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.

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    I know that's a secret, for it's whispered everywhere. William Congreve

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    We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows. Robert Frost

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    To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself. Henry Ward Beecher

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    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 run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame. Thomas Hobbes

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    Tell your friend a lie. If he keeps it secret, then tell him the truth.

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    Secrecy is best taught by starting with ourselves. Nicolas Chamfort

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    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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    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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    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 kept than the secrets everybody guesses. George Bernard Shaw

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    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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    A man's most open actions have a secret side to them. Joseph Conrad

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    Secrecy is the chastity of friendship. Jeremy Taylor

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    Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

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    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 heavily as a secret. Jean de La Fontaine

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    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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    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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    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 well as a child. Victor Hugo

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    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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    To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly. Samuel Johnson

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    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 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 secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers. Johann Kaspar Lavater

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    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 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 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 secret, between three is all men s.

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    Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off. Samuel Johnson

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    If you wish to preserve your secret, wrap it up in frankness. Alexander Smith

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