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33 Secrecy Quotes

Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.

Bible Quotes , Source: II Samuel (ch. I, v. 20)

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When we desire to confine our words, we commonly say they are spoken under the rose. - Sir Thomas Browne,

Sir Thomas Browne Quotes , Source: Vulgar Errors--Of speaking Under the Rose--Pseudodoxia (5, 23)

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Est rosa flos Veneris cujus quo furta laterent. [Roughly meaning, The discourses of the table among true loving friends are held in strict silence.]

Sir Thomas Browne Quotes , Source: Vulgar Errors--Of speaking Under the Rose--Pseudodoxia (5, 23)

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I usually get my stuff from people who promised somebody else that they would keep it a secret.

Walter Winchell Quotes

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

John Dryden Quotes

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The mind of a wise man is the safest custody of secrets; cheerfulness is the key to friendship; patience and forbearance will conceal many defects.

Hazrat Ali (a.s) Quotes

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The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

Bible Quotes , Source: Deuteronomy (ch. XXIX, v. 29)

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Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes , Source: Poor Richard

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When a secret is revealed, it is the fault of the man who confided it.

Jean de la Bruyere Quotes , Source: Les Caracteres (V)

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Nothing is so oppressive as a secret: women find it difficult to keep one long; and I know a goodly number of men who are women in this regard. [Fr., Rien ne pese tant qu'un secret: Le porter loin est difficile aux dames; Et je sais meme sur ce fait Bon nombre d'hommes que sont femmes.]

Jean de La Fontaine Quotes , Source: Fables (VIII, 6)

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Never tell a secret to a bride or a groom; wait until they have been married longer.

Ed Howe Quotes

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Leave in concealment what has long been concealed. [Lat., Latere semper patere, quod latuit diu.]

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) Quotes , Source: Oedipus (826)

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Secrets are things we give to others to keep for us.

Elbert Hubbard Quotes

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Thee is a skeleton on every house.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: Italian Tales of Humour, Gallantry and Romance, s saying in a story

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

Antiphanes of Macedonia Quotes , Source: Fragmenta

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For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner.

Bible Quotes , Source: Acts (ch. XXVI, v. 26)

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For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.

Bible Quotes , Source: Luke (ch. VIII, v. 17)

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For thre may kepe a counsel, if twain be awaie.

Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes , Source: The Ten Commandments of Love (41)

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As witnesses that the things were not done in a corner. - Gen. Thomas Harrison,

Gen. Thomas Harrison Quotes , Source: Defence at his trial--Account of the Trial of Twenty Regicides (p. 39)

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Never inquire into another man's secret; bur conceal that which is intrusted to you, though pressed both be wine and anger to reveal it. [Lat., Arcanum neque tu scrutaveris ullius unquam, commissumve teges et vino tortus et ira.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Epistles (I, 18, 37)

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We trust our secrets to our friends, but they escape from us in love. [Fr., L'on confie son secret dans l'amitie, mais il echappe dans l'amour.]

Jean de la Bruyere Quotes , Source: Les Caracteres (IV)

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

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld Quotes , Source: Maxims (no. 90)

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Men conceal the past scenes of their lives. [Lat., Vitae poscaenia celant.]

Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus) Quotes , Source: De Rerum Natura (IV, 1,182)

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

Philip Massinger Quotes , Source: Unnatural Combat (act V, sc. 2)

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A secret at home is like rocks under tide.

Dinah Maria Mulock (used pseudonym Mrs. Craik) Quotes , Source: Magnus and Morna (sc. 2)

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