Most popular secrets quotes
None are so fond of secrets as those who do not intend to keep them.
A secret is not something untold. It's something which can't be told.
The severest test of character is not so much the ability to keep a secret as it is, when the secret is finally out, to refrain from disclosing that you knew it all along.
If you really want to keep a secret you don't need any help.
Isn't it strange that we talk least about the things we think about most!
A secret is what you tell someone else not to tell because you can't keep it to yourself.
The vanity of being known to be entrusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it.
None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them.
The knowledge that a secret exists is half of the secret.
He who has a secret should not only hide it, but hide that he has it to hide.
If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
No one keeps a secret better than he who ignores it.
Another person's secret is like another person's money: you are not as careful with it as you are with your own.
Secrecy is an instrument of conspiracy; it ought not, therefore, to be a system of a regular government.
A secret ceases to be a secret if it is once confided—it is like a dollar bill, once broken, it is never a dollar again.
No mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
I began to sense faintly that secrecy is the keystone of all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy...censorship. When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, "This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know," the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives.
Given time, every secret will be eventually busted, unless nobody cares about it.
For most people, it takes less effort to reveal a secret than to conceal it.