Secret Quotes

The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.

John F. Kennedy


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

Groucho Marx


Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


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

Benjamin Franklin


Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.

Marlene Dietrich


In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favours.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld


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


Things forbidden have a secret charm.



If you have a secret, people will sit a little bit closer.

Rob Corddry


Before a secret is told, one can often feel the weight of it in the atmosphere.

Susan Griffin


A man’s true secrets are more secret to himself than they are to others.

Paul Valery


Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.

Alfred North Whitehead


It is such a secret place, the land of tears.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery


The most difficult secret for a man to keep is his own opinion of himself.

Marcel Pagnol


People who are in power make their arrangements in secret, largely as a way of maintaining and furthering that power.

Don DeLillo


Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.

Lord Acton


The secret of a person’s nature lies in their religion and what they really believe about the world and their place in it.

James Anthony Froude