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