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.
Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
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.
Things forbidden have a secret charm.
If you have a secret, people will sit a little bit closer.
Before a secret is told, one can often feel the weight of it in the atmosphere.
A man’s true secrets are more secret to himself than they are to others.
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.
People who are in power make their arrangements in secret, largely as a way of maintaining and furthering that power.
Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.
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