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  • To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself.
    * Henry Ward Beecher

  • Confidante. One entrusted by A with the secrets of B confided to herself by C.
    * Ambrose Bierce

  • 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

  • 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

  • He that communicates his secret to another makes himself that other's slave.
    * Baltasar Gracián

  • Many a secret that cannot be pried out by curiosity can be drawn out by indifference.
    * Sydney J. Harris

  • Women's propensity to share confidences is universal. We confirm our reality by sharing.
    * Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

  • The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it.
    * Samuel Johnson

  • How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to keep it ourselves?
    * François Duc de La Rochefoucauld