60 Thought-provoking Secrets Quotes

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A collection of the best secrets quotes that’ll remind you that keeping secrets can be tricky and show you how secrets can impact and affect you and the people around you.

There’s no denying that most of us have secrets. Secrets that we keep to ourselves or secrets that others asked us to keep.

Some say that having and keeping secrets is a bad thing while others also argue that each of us is entitled to keeping parts of our lives a mystery and hidden.

We have gathered the best secrets quotes and quotes about keeping secrets that’ll help you see clearly the consequences and advantages of secrets.

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Secrets Quotes and Sayings

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.

— Roald Dahl

Nobody on this earth is perfect. Everybody has their flaws; everybody has their dark secrets and vices.

— Juice Wrld

I’d learned that some things are best kept secret.

— Nicholas Sparks

Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.

— Elizabeth I

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

— Benjamin Franklin

The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.

— St. Jerome

The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in.

— Henry Green

Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.

— Dorothy Dix

If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.

— George Orwell

There are no secrets that time does not reveal.

— Jean Racine

I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

A woman’s heart is a deep ocean of secrets.

— Gloria Stuart

Keeping secrets quotes

The best way of keeping a secret is to pretend there isn’t one.

— Margaret Atwood

Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.

— André Malraux

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

With a secret like that, at some point the secret itself becomes irrelevant. The fact that you kept it does not.

— Sara Gruen

Secrets have a way of making themselves felt, even before you know there’s a secret.

— Jean Ferris

I feel bare. I didn’t realize I wore my secrets as armor until they were gone and now everyone sees me as I really am.

— Veronica Roth

Secrets have power, and that power diminishes when they are shared, so they are best kept and kept well. Sharing secrets, real secrets, important ones, with even one other person, will change them.

— Erin Morgenstern

As long as you keep secrets and suppress information, you are fundamentally at war with yourself…The critical issue is allowing yourself to know what you know. That takes an enormous amount of courage.

— Bessel A. van der Kolk

All secrets become deep. All secrets become dark. That’s in the nature of secrets.

— Cory Doctorow

Sometimes, the biggest secrets you can only tell a stranger.

— Michelle Hodkin

Word spread because word will spread. Stories and secrets fight, stories win, shed new secrets, which new stories fight, and on.

— China Miéville

The secret to strong security: less reliance on secrets.

— Whitfield Diffie

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Famous Secrets Quotes

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

A secret’s worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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

— Samuel Johnson

Lies and secrets, they are like a cancer in the soul. They eat away what is good and leave only destruction behind.

— Cassandra Clare

If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.

— Khalil Gibran

Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets.

— Paul Tournier

Secrets quotes and quotes about keeping secrets

A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.

— Diane Arbus

The only secrets are the secrets that keep themselves.

—George Bernard Shaw

It was almost comforting, this mutual acceptance of our secrets.

— Kiera Cass

Look in the mirror. The face that pins you with its double gaze reveals a chastening secret.

— Diane Ackerman

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

— Robert Frost

My secrets must be poetic to be believable.

— Mick Jagger

Quotes about secrets

If we knew each other’s secrets, what comforts we should find.

— John Churton Collins

Secrets are made to be found out with time.

— Charles Sanford

The man who can keep a secret may be wise, but he is not half as wise as the man with no secrets to keep.

— E. W. Howe

A real secret is something which only one person knows.

— Idries Shah

Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself.

— L. Wolfe Gilbert

Secrets are the kind of adventure she needs. Secrets are safe, and they do much to make you different. On the inside where it counts.

— E.L. Konigsburg

Isn’t it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!

— Orville Wright

The first rule in keeping secrets is nothing on paper.

— Thomas Powers

Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.

— Bryant H. McGill

Some secrets are meant to stay secret forever.

— Liane Moriarty

People want to see other’s secrets and get a peek into their lives.

— Mohanlal

Some secrets are better left at that as secrets.

— Candace Bushnell

More secrets quotes

If you would keep your secret from an enemy, tell it not to a friend.

— Benjamin Franklin

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

— James Howell

To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself.

— Henry Ward Beecher

Don’t trust people who tell you other people’s secrets.

— Dan Howell

A good friend keeps your secrets for you. A best friend helps you keep your own secrets.

— Lauren Oliver

For every secret hangs in greater fear between the speaker’s mouth and hearer’s ear than any peril between cup and lip.

— Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Why is it that fools always have the instinct to hunt out the unpleasant secrets of life, and the hardiness to mention them?

— Emily Eden

The best secrets are the most twisted.

— Sara Shepard

The dead keep their secrets, and in a while we shall be as wise as they – and as taciturn.

— Alexander Smith

When I like people immensely I never tell their names to anyone. It is like surrendering a part of them. I have grown to love secrecy.

— Oscar Wilde

How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to keep it ourselves?

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Secrets are a part of life. Their mysteries make our world beautiful. Their depths inspire our hearts, intrigue our minds, and embrace our very souls.

— Imania Margria

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