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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 Frederic Amiel

 

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Secrecy is best taught by starting with ourselves.
~ Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

 

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Secrecy is the badge of fraud.
~ Sir John Chadwick

 

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Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.
~ Jeremy Taylor

 

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Secrecy is the first essential in affairs of the State.
~ Cardinal De Richelieu

 

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

 

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Secrets travel fast in Paris.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte

 

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Shy and unready men are great betrayers of secrets; for there are few wants more urgent for the moment than the want of something to say.
~ Sir Henry Taylor

 

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

 

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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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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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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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There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses.
~ George Bernard Shaw

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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What is told into the ear of a man is often heard a hundred miles away.
~ Chinese Proverb

 

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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.
~ Andre Breton

 

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