> Topic Index > S - Topics > Secrecy Quotes

Secrecy Quotes

These are some of the best 'Secrecy' quotations and sayings.

Pages: 123Next

'Tis in my memory locked, and you yourself shall keep the key of it.

A man can hide all things, excepting twain - That he is drunk, and that he is in love.

A man is more faithful to the secret of another man than to his own; a woman, on the contrary, preserves her own secret better than that of another.

A proper secrecy is the only mystery of able men; mystery is the only secrecy of weak and cunning ones.

A resolution that is communicated is no longer within thy power; thy intentions become now the plaything of chance; he who would have his commands certainly carried out must take men by surprise.

A secret in his mouth is like a wild bird put into a cage; whose door no sooner opens, but it is out.

A secret is too little for one, enough for two, and too much for three.

Conceal thy domestic ills.

Fire that is closest kept burns most of all.

He deserves small trust who is not privy counsellor to himself.

He that discovers himself till he hath made himself master of his desires, lays himself open to his own ruin, and makes himself a prisoner to his own tongue.

He was a wise fellow, and had good discretion, that, being bid to ask what he would of the king, desired he might know none of his secrets.

He who trusts secrets to a servant makes him his master.

How can we expect another to keep our secret if we cannot keep it ourselves?

I have play'd the fool, the gross fool, to believe the bosom of a friend would hold a secret mine own could not contain.

I vow and protest there's more plague than pleasure with a secret.

I will govern my life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one and read the other, for what does it signify to make anything a secret to my neighbor, when to God, who is the searcher of our hearts, all our privacies are open?

If a fool knows a secret, he tells it because he is a fool: if a knave knows one, he tells it whenever it is his interest to tell it. But women and young men are very apt to tell what secrets they know, from the vanity of having been trusted. Trust none of these whenever you can help it.

If you would wish another to keep your secret, first keep it yourself.

It is said that he or she who admits the possession of a secret, has already half revealed it. - It is a great deal gained toward the acquisition of a treasure, to know exactly where it is.

Pages: 123Next