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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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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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 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 like plants. They can stay buried deep in the earth for a long time, but eventually they'll send up shoots and give themselves away. They have to. It's their nature. Just a tiny green stem at first. Which slowly, insidiously grows taller, stronger, unfolding itself, until there it is. A big fat secret, right in front of your face; a fully bloomed flower perfumed with the scent of deception.

JUDY REENE SINGER, Still Life With Elephant

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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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The surest way to keep a secret is to make people believe they already know the answer.

FRANK HERBERT, Children of Dune

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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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The secrets of this earth are not for all men to see, but only for those who will seek them.

AYN RAND, Anthem

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I shall know you, secrets
by the litter you have left
and by your bloody footprints.

LOLA RIDGE, "Secrets"

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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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I feel bare. I didn't realize I wore my secrets as armor until they were gone and now everyone sees me as I really am.

VERONICA ROTH, Insurgent

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Any man who has no secrets from his wife either has no secrets or no wife.

E. C. MCKENZIE, 14,000 Quips and Quotes

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Secrets are pleasant to each child of Eve.

HANNAH COWLEY, The Runaway

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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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