Secrets Proverbs

Sayings about Secrets

A secret is like a dove: when it leaves my hand it takes wing. ~ Arabian Proverb

Have an open face, but conceal your thoughts. ~ Italian Proverbs

Do not keep secret from your friend what your enemy already knows. ~ Danish Proverbs

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

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

Women can keep only one secret — their own. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

Nothing is such a heavy burden as a secret is. ~ French Proverb

Wine lets secrets out. ~ Chinese Proverb

Mother earth promised to tell her secrets to heaven. ~ Serbian Proverbs

Keep no secrets of thyself from thyself. ~ Greek Proverbs

Truth fears nothing but concealment. ~ Traditional Proverb

Never do anything that you want to remain a secret. ~ Chinese Proverb

So long as I can keep a secret it is my prisoner. If I let it slip then I am its prisoner. ~ Arabian Proverb

Do not do all you can, do not spend all that you have, do not believe all that you hear, and do not tell all that you know. ~ Chinese Proverb

To whom you tell your secrets you resign your liberty. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Sharing a secret with a rogue is like carrying grain in a bag with a hole. ~ Ethiopian Proverbs

When two friends part they have to lock up each other’s secrets and throw away the key. ~ Hebrew Proverb

What soberness conceals, drunkenness reveals. ~ Latin Proverbs

A secret for two is soon a secret for nobody. ~ Algerian Proverbs

Do not speak of secret matters in a field that is full of little hills. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Alms given openly will be rewarded in secret. ~ Chinese Proverb

Part with your head, but not with your secret. ~ Kurdish Proverb

The secret of life is not to do what you like, but to like what you do. ~ American Proverbs

Love, pain, and money cannot be kept secret; they soon betray themselves. ~ Spanish Proverb

It is not a secret if it is known by three people. ~ Irish Proverbs

When the Nile knows a secret the desert will soon know it too. ~ Ethiopian Proverb

Give up the smallest part of a secret, and the rest is no longer in your power. ~ German Proverbs

A secret between two is God’s secret, between three is all men’s. ~ Spanish Proverb

Cover up the good you do — do like the Nile and conceal your sources. ~ Egyptian Proverbs

The sober man’s secret is the drunkard’s speech. ~ Russian Proverbs

Do not tell a friend anything you would conceal from an enemy. ~ Saudi Arabian Proverb

Take hold lightly; let go lightly. This is one of the great secrets of felicity in love. ~ Spanish Proverb

Wine makes secrets float to the surface. ~ German Proverb

In strategy, secrecy is highly regarded. ~ Japanese Proverb

The secret of two no further will go; the secret of three a hundred will know. ~ Spanish Proverb

Your secret is your blood — when you shed it you die. ~ Berber Proverb

Do not tell secrets in front of servants. ~ Arabian Proverb

The secret of patience is doing something else in the meantime. ~ Traditional Proverb

To sin in secret is more pleasant than having pleasure in the open. ~ Iranian Proverbs

No blessing is bestowed on a secret. ~ Yiddish Proverb

The maxims of men disclose their hearts. ~ French Proverb

Confide a secret to a dumb man and he will speak. ~ Russian Proverb

The secret of two people is God’s secret, the secret of three people is everybody’s secret. ~ French Proverb

Pregnancy and fire cannot be kept secret. ~ Rwandan Proverb

After nine months the secret comes out. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Speech both conceals and reveals the thoughts of men. ~ Latin Proverb

Quotations about Secrets

Secrecy is the practice of hiding information from certain individuals or groups who do not have the “need to know”, perhaps while sharing it with other individuals. That which is kept hidden is known as the secret. ~ More!

A man’s most open actions have a secret side to them. ~ Joseph Conrad

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

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

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

How shall we hope that another person will keep our secret if we do not keep it ourselves? ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Secrets travel fast in Paris. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

There are some occasions when a man must tell half his secret, in order to conceal the rest. ~ Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it. ~ Samuel Johnson

Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off. ~ Samuel Johnson

If you wish to preserve your secret, wrap it up in frankness. ~ Alexander Smith

Men with secrets tend to be drawn to each other, not because they want to share what they know but because they need the company of the like-minded, the fellow afflicted. ~ Don Delillo

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

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

Nothing is easier than to keep a secret: There needs no more but to shut one’s mouth. ~ Author Unknown

It is wise to disclose what cannot be concealed. ~ Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

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

Secrecy is the badge of fraud. ~ Sir John Chadwick

No one ever keeps a secret so well as a child. ~ Victor Hugo

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

A secret may be sometimes best kept by keeping the secret of its being a ret. ~ Sir Henry Taylor

How can we accept another to keep our secret if we have been unable to keep it ourselves. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. ~ Charles Dickens

I know that’s a secret, for it’s whispered everywhere. ~ William Congreve

Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. ~ Bible

Secrecy is the chastity of friendship. ~ Jeremy Taylor

I am convinced digestion is the great secret of life. ~ Sydney Smith

To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly. ~ Samuel Johnson

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

Where secrecy reigns, carelessness and ignorance delight to hide while skill loves the light. ~ Daniel C. Gelman

Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

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

Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers. ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater

A man keeps another’s secret better than he does his own. A woman, on the other hand, keeps her own better than another’s. ~ Jean De La Bruyere

He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore. ~ Sigmund Freud

Your secret is your prisoner; once you reveal it, you become its slave. ~ Ibn Gabirol

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