Don’t tell this to anybody. This is a collection of proverbs and quotes about secrets.

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A real secret is something which only one person knows.
Idries Shah

A secret remains a secret until you make someone promise never to reveal it.
Fausto Cercignani

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

But some secrets are too delicious not to share.
Suzanne Collins

Everyone is like a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
Mark Twain

Garlic is not only a flavor, it is the secret of happiness.

Giving chocolate to others is an intimate form of communication, a sharing of deep, dark secrets.
Milton Zelma

He told them tales of bees and flowers, the ways of trees, and the strange creatures of the Forest, about the evil things and good things, things friendly and things unfriendly, cruel things and kind things, and secrets hidden under brambles.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Source: The Fellowship of the Ring
About Tom Bombadil

How can we expect another to keep our secret if we cannot keep it ourselves.
François de La Rochefoucauld

I thought about how there are two types of secrets: the kind you want to keep in, and the kind you don't dare to let out.
Ally Carter

If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.
George Orwell
Source: 1984

It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness.
J.M. Barrie
Source: Peter Pan

Language was given to men so that they could conceal their thoughts.
Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand

Love, a cough, and smoke will not remain secret.

Love, grief, and money cannot be kept secret.

Never trust your friend with a secret unless he is mute or a dog.

Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets.
Paul Tournier

Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret.
Jean de La Fontaine

Rumpelstiltskin is my name.
(unknown author)
Source: Rumpelstiltskin

The best way of keeping a secret is to pretend there isn't one.
Margaret Atwood

The chief use of strangers is to tell things to.
Dorothy L. Sayers
Source: Hangman's Holiday

The only way to keep a secret is to say nothing.

The secret of happiness is: Find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it.
Daniel Dennett

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
Groucho Marx

The secret of the demagogue is to make himself as stupid as his audience so they believe they are clever as he.
Karl Kraus

The secret to life is meaningless unless you discover it yourself.
William Somerset Maugham

Three things cannot long stay hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.
Gautama Buddha

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

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