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Never confide your secrets to paper; it is like throwing a stone in the air, you do not know where it may fall.

None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them. Such persons covet secrets as spendthrifts do money, for the purpose of circulation.

Nothing is secret which shall not be made manifest.

Nothing is so oppressive as a secret. - It is difficult for ladies to keep it long; and I know, in this matter, a good number of men who are women.

People addicted to secrecy are so without knowing why; they are not so for cause, but for secrecy's sake.

Secrecy has been well termed the soul of all great designs. Perhaps more has been effected by concealing our own intentions, than by discovering those of our enemy. But great men succeed in both.

Secrecy involves a tension which, at the moment of revelation, finds its release.

Secrecy is best taught by commencing with ourselves.

Secrecy is for the happy; misery, hopeless misery needs no veil; under a thousand suns it dares act openly.

Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.

Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious.

Secrecy is the enemy of efficiency, but don't let anyone know it.

Secrecy is the first essential in affairs of state. See quote detail

Secrecy is the freedom tyrants dream of.

Secrecy is thus, so to speak, a transition stadium between being and not-being.

Secrecy sets barriers between men, but at the same time offers the seductive temptation to break through the barriers by gossip or confession.

Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government.

Secrecy, once accepted, becomes an addiction.

Secrets are so seldom kept, that it may be with some reason doubted, whether the quality of retention be generally bestowed, and whether a secret has not some subtile volatility by which it escapes imperceptibility, at the smallest vent, or some power of fermentation, by which it expands itself, so as to burst the heart that will not give it way.

Secrets with girls, like guns with boys, are never valued till they make a noise.


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