53+ Best Keeping Secrets Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational keeping secrets quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Famous Keeping Secrets Quotes

The only secrets are the secrets that keep themselves. — George Bernard Shaw

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

What is Man? A miserable little pile of secrets. — Andre Malraux

Keeping secrets will always lead to unhappiness and communication is the key to love. — Laura Esquivel

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

The problem with losing your anonymity is that you can never go back. — Marla Maples

I’m good at keeping secrets, but if it’s not something super serious I usually tell people not to tell me because I’ll tell someone else. — Steven Yeun

There is a lurking fear that some things are not meant to be known. — Carl Sagan

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

I am not very good at keeping secrets at all! If you want your secret kept do not tell me! — Miley Cyrus

How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to keep it ourselves? — Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution. — Oscar Wilde

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

There is a theme that runs through my work, and that is: the toxic property of keeping secrets. — Joyce Maynard

If you want to keep a secret from an enemy, tell it not to a friend. — Benjamin Franklin

My secrets must be poetic to be believable. — Mick Jagger

Alchemists turned into chemists when they stopped keeping secrets. — Eric S. Raymond

One great use of words is to hide our thoughts. — Voltaire

I’m not so great at keeping secrets; maybe that’s why no one ever tells me things. — Emily Osment

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

I’m a pretty bad liar, and I’m not very good at keeping secrets. I’m one of those people who is like, Let me tell you what happened today. You’re never going to believe it! — Jennifer Love Hewitt

We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones. — Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

You know there are no secrets in America. It’s quite different in England, where people think of a secret as a shared relation between two people. — W. H. Auden

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

A man can keep another’s secret better than his own. A woman her own better than others. — Jean de la Bruyere

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

But it is important always to keep in mind that the danger of harming humans is not connected only or even mainly with telling secrets, there can be great danger in keeping secrets. — Daniel Ellsberg

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

Don’t ever feel that you have to hide who you are. Nothing good ever comes from keeping secrets like that. — Lisa See

How often our involuntary facial motions testify to the thoughts we were keeping secret, and betray us to those around! — Michel de Montaigne

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

I am literally the worst person at keeping secrets. I’d be the worst spy of all time. — Keri Russell

There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession. — Daniel Webster

In our culture privacy is often confused with secrecy. Open, honest, truth-telling individuals value privacy. We all need spaces where we can be alone with thoughts and feelings – where we can experience healthy psychological autonomy and can choose to share when we want to. Keeping secrets is usually about power, about hiding and concealing information. — bell hooks

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

Oh, Grey, no one really likes keeping secrets. The only thing that makes a secret fun is knowing that you weren’t supposed to tell it. — Kate Morton

Trade your secrets and become who you are. — Frank Warren

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

All women are natural born espionage agents. — Eddie Cantor

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

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

I think it’s useful, as a famous person, to have as little separation between the perception of you and how you really are – because otherwise I’d be sitting here thinking I’m keeping secrets, and wondering when you’re going to find out. — Daniel Radcliffe

Women are better at keeping secrets, but men are more comfortable with them. — Stephen King

I am the worst at keeping secrets. I am the kind of person that the second I buy someone a Christmas present, I tell them what I bought them. I don’t wait until Christmas. I’m not good at it. — Jessica Chastain

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

It’s really best not to tell people when you feel bad. Growing up is about keeping secrets, and pretending everything is fine. — Caitlin Moran

But, finally, I had to open my eyes. I had to stop keeping secrets. The truth, thankfully, is insistent. What I saw then made action necessary. I had to see people for who they were. I had to understand why I made the choices I did. Why I had given them my loyalty. I had to make changed. I had to stop allowing love to be dangerous. I had to learn how to protect myself. But first… I had to look — Deb Caletti

I’m not good at keeping secrets. If I’m entrusted with a secret from a friend, I can do that because I’m a good friend, but I don’t like having secrets, it makes me nervous. — Julia Stiles

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

No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues. — Bertrand Russell

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

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