SECRETS QUOTES

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Secrets quote

He who cannot keep his own secret ought not to complain if another tells it.

ELIZA COOK, Diamond Dust

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They often say woman cannot keep a secret, but every woman in the world, like every man, has a hundred secrets in her own soul which she hides from even herself. The more respectable she is, the more certain it is the secrets exist.

AUSTIN O'MALLEY, Keystones of Thought

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Sometimes it's our secrets that define us.

BRITNEY SPEARS, interview, August 25, 2011

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Those who cannot keep their own secrets ought not to be entrusted with the secrets of others.

WILLIAM SCOTT DOWNEY, Proverbs

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Love ceases to be a pleasure, when it ceases to be a secret.

APHRA BEHN, The Lover's Watch, Four o'clock

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A wise man is he who keeps his own secrets.

WILLIAM SCOTT DOWNEY, Proverbs

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A secret is most valuable when it remains a secret.

BRIAN HERBERT & KEVEN J. ANDERSON, Dune: House Corrino

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The man who can keep a secret may be wise, but he is not half as wise as the man with no secrets to keep.

EDGAR WATSON HOWE, Country Town Sayings

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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, Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria

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A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.

CARLOS RUIZ ZAFON, The Shadow of the Wind

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Secrets are pleasant to each child of Eve.

HANNAH COWLEY, The Runaway

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Old secrets are like old wounds; they fester.

PAUL CHRISTOPHER, The Lucifer Gospel

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

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

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Secrecy is the cement of friendship.

WELLINS CALCOTT, Thoughts Moral and Divine

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There are no secrets except the secrets that keep themselves.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, Back to Methuselah

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He that publisheth his friend's secrets, doth publish his own shame.

THOMAS WATSON, attributed, Holy Thoughts on Holy Things

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Some secrets are too delicious not to share.

SUZANNE COLLINS, Mockingjay

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To keep your own secrets is wisdom; but to expect others to keep them is folly.

WILLIAM SCOTT DOWNEY, Proverbs

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Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Poor Richard's Almanac, July 1735

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A secret is a kind of promise.... It can also be a prison.

JENNIFER LEE CARRELL, Interred With Their Bones

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