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"In those days secrets were well kept." - Stuart Symington

"We all have secrets. We've all kept secrets. We've had secrets kept from us, and we know how that feels." - Kim Edwards

"Nigeria is one of the best-kept secrets," - Aliko Dangote

"Community colleges are certainly one of America's best-kept secrets." - Jill Biden

"I don't have any secrets I need kept any more." - Frank Ocean

"Secrets in manufactures are capable of being longer kept than secrets in trade." - Adam Smith

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

"Secrets die when kept or revealed. They live by being faintly and uncertainly repeated." - Mason Cooley

"For secrets are edged tools, And must be kept from children and from fools." - John Dryden

"The town kept its secrets, and the Marsten House brooded over it like a ruined king." - Stephen King

"It was not a house where secrets could be kept easily." - Tracy Chevalier

"Little secrets are commonly told again, but great ones generally kept." - Lord Chesterfield

"Secrets have power, and that power diminishes when they are shared, so they are best kept and kept well. Sharing secrets, real secrets, important ones, with even one other person, will change them." - Erin Morgenstern

"He'd kept this silence because his own secrets were darker, more hidden, and because he believed that his secrets had created hers." - Kim Edwards

"And when you have it, what then? Some secrets are safer kept hidden. Some secrets are too dangerous to share, even with those you love and trust." - George R R Martin

"... a city where the Capitol Dome, perforated like a kitchen colander, is the symbol of how secrets are kept ..." - Leslie Ford

"Only the small secrets need to be protected. The large ones are kept secret by public incredulity." - Marshall Mcluhan

"Mr. Gorbachev has apparently stumbled onto one of the best-kept secrets in recent Soviet history: Communism doesn't work." - Frank Zappa

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

"Lots of hurtful secrets are better off kept. The problem is that people find it so hard to keep them." - Liane Moriarty

"Milk Duds kept me going." - Nora Dunn

"As long as you don't fly openly in the face of society, society doesn't ask any inconvenient questions; and it makes precious short work of the cads who do. There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses." - George Bernard Shaw

"Secrets have power. And that power diminishes when they are shared, so they are best kept and kept well. Sharing secrets, real secrets, important ones, with even one other person, will change them. Writing them down is worse, because who can tell how many eyes might see them inscribed on paper, no matter how careful you might be with it. So it's really best to keep your secrets when you have them, for their own good, as well as yours." - Erin Morgenstern

"in California death is one of the most successfully kept secrets there is. If you doubt this, try to find a cemetery." - Sheila Ballantyne

"One of the most dangerous and best-kept secrets of the medical profession is the epidemic of anesthesiologists who are addicted to their own drugs." - Christopher Mcdougall

"Secrets are kept from children, a lid on top of the soup kettle, so they do not boil over with too much truth." - Amy Tan

"No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars." - Helen Keller

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

"Let your poem be kept nine years." - Horace

"The attention is to be kept pure." - Nirmala Srivastava

"I always kept myself fairly fit." - Joel Edgerton

"I've always kept my word, and my clients have always kept their word." - Robert Shapiro

"The joy that compassion brings is one of the best-kept secrets of humanity. It is a secret known only to a very few people, a secret that has to be rediscovered over and over again." - Henri Nouwen

"He holds my face in both hands and kisses me back. I press into the distance between us until it is gone, crushing the secrets we have kept and the suspicions we have harbored-for good, I hope." - Veronica Roth

"Some secrets can't be kept too long. No matter how hard you try to hide them, sooner or later they scurry out from your cupboards, cockroaches on the run." - Ellen Hopkins

"The value of secrets is ever fluctuating although ladies who have been in society for a long time learn that a secret kept can be worth more than a secret told." - Anna Godbersen

"Nobody really knows her Except the chosen few Her secrets are kept hidden Behind that sun-kissed hue. If I reach out to touch her She"ll just run away My Forever and Always Will have to wait another day." - Simone Elkeles

"I knew I had to keep him to myself, as I'd slowly begun to keep everything. We had secrets now, truths and half-truths, that kept her always at arm's length, behind a closed door, miles away." - Sarah Dessen

"Part of the fascination that photography holds is its ability to unlock secrets kept even from ourselves. Like dreams, the photograph can uncork a heady bouquet of recognition which can escape into the cognitive world." - Jack Welpott

"Secret: A private matter whispered abroad and never kept to oneself. By naming it a secret, we immediately indicate its presence. If we really wanted to keep secrets, we would not have a name for them." - Peter Greenaway

"Secrets are always never as well kept as people think they are. More often than not when you reveal something, especially the bigger it is, people always had some inkling, or they're like, "Well, yeah, of course."" - James Scott

"Nobody really knows her Except the chosen few Her secrets are kept hidden Behind that sun-kissed hue. If I reach out to touch her She'll just run away My Forever and Always Will have to wait another day." - Simone Elkeles

"One of the best kept secrets in America is that people are aching to make a commitment, if they only had the freedom and environment in which to do so." - John Naisbitt

"I wondered if parents had an easier time with the secrets their children kept than children did with the secrets of their parents. A parent's secrets seemed like some sort of betrayal, where my own just seemed like a fact of life and growing up and away. I was supposed to be independent, but he was supposed to be available. Him having his own life seemed selfish, where me having my own was the right order of things." - Deb Caletti

"The thing about secrets is that they are usually best kept by just one person. That was the special thing about secrets. Some people seemed to think that the best way to keep a secret was to tell as many people as possible; what could possibly go wrong for a secret when there were so many people defending it?" - Terry Pratchett

"There are secrets within secrets, though-always." - David Foster Wallace

"Don't only practise your art, but force your way into its secrets." - Ludwig Van Beethoven

"The secrets of life are not shown except to sympathy and likeness." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I tried to keep us together, you were busy keeping secrets" - Drake

"Secrets tear you apart." - Mitch Albom

"Sphinxes without secrets." - Oscar Wilde

"The maintenance of secrets acts like a psychic poison which alienates the possessor from the community." - Carl Jung

"Things keep their secrets." - Heraclitus

"Secrets can be poisonous." - James Scott

"I have no secrets." - Larry David

"Time is the best kept secret of the rich." - Jim Rohn

"We simply have not kept in touch with poetry" - Paul Muldoon

"A promise made must be a promise kept." - Aristotle

"My health, thank God, has kept my brain alive." - Don Rickles

"She's all dressed up like a well-kept grave." - W C Fields

"Character must be kept bright as well as clean." - Philip Stanhope 4th Earl

"I think I'm a pretty well-kept secret." - R A Salvatore

"I kept going to different colleges, but dropped out." - Spencer Dryden

"A promise made should be a promise kept." - Steve Forbes

"I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering." - Steven Wright

"Sports has kept me on the straight and narrow path." - Tommy Lasorda

"Promises made out of ignorance should not be kept." - Laura Schlessinger

"Golf has probably kept more people sane than psychiatrists have." - Harvey Penick

"In show business, more showgirls are kept than promises." - Fred Allen

"There is no such thing as privacy between a deity and his worshipper. There are no secrets, no glossed-over failures. Only promises kept and abandoned, sins committed and imagined, and raw emotion. How many of us are ready to have our lives judged? What would happen if we were found wanting?" - Ilona Andrews

"My three favorite travel writers of all time are Robert Louis Stevenson, Graham Greene, and Chuck Thompson. Smile When You're Lying not only tells the truth about the travel-writing racket, it gets to the heart of some of the travel industry's best-kept secrets." - Kinky Friedman

"While I had many friends as a child I aslo kept a great deal to myself. I noticed that adults were drawn to me. They would talk to me for hours at my parents' parties. Strange to find yourself at seven, dressed in pagamas with feet, listening to adults tell you their deepest secrets." - Frederick Lenz

"No, my secrets are of the grave and must be kept. And this is how I sometimes think of myself, as a great explorer who has discovered some extraordinary land from which he can never return to give his knowledge to the world: but the name of this land is hell." - Malcolm Lowry

"You will pardon some obscurities, for there are more secrets in my trade than in most men's, and yet not voluntarily kept, but inseparable from its very nature. I would gladly tell all that I know about it, and never paint "No Admittance" on my gate." - Henry David Thoreau

"One of the saddest and most damaging legacies of the [George W.] Bush administration is the increased assertion of the "state secrets" privilege, which kept organizations like the ACLU - which had cases of people who had actually been tortured and held in indefinite detention - from getting their day in court." - Edward Snowden

"It's one of the worst-kept secrets of family life that all parents have a preferred son or daughter, and the rules for acknowledging it are the same everywhere: The favored kids recognize their status and keep quiet about it - the better to preserve the good thing they've got going and to keep their siblings off their back." - Jeffrey Kluger

"Think Indonesia and tourism, and the first thing that comes to mind is probably Bali. Think golf holiday, and most people would dream of Scotland or Ireland. But Indonesia harbors one of the best-kept secrets in the world of travel: it is a golfer's paradise." - Raymond Bonner

"Everyone agrees that a secret should be kept intact, but everyone does not agree as to the nature and importance of secrecy. Too often we consult ourselves as to what we should say, what we should leave unsaid. There are few permanent secrets, and the scruple against revealing them will not last forever." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"The lifelong health problems of John F. Kennedy constitute one of the best-kept secrets of recent U.S. history - no surprise, because if the extent of those problems had been revealed while he was alive, his presidential ambitions would likely have been dashed." - Robert Dallek

"Some secrets are better left at that -as secrets." - Candace Bushnell

"There are no secrets except the secrets that keep themselves." - George Bernard Shaw

"To paraphrase Paul from the New Testament, he has a great soliloquy about love, where he's basically saying, if I've figured out the secrets of the universe but I don't have love, figuring out the secrets of universe means nothing." - Moby

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

"People like secrets. Creative people really like secrets." - Nolan Bushnell

"Everyone has secrets. Especially me." - Julia Quinn

"Science of happiness lies in our understanding. The secrets of happiness lie in our capacity to expand our heart." - Amit Ray

"Regarding sex education: no secrets!" - Albert Einstein

"I'm good at keeping secrets." - Sam Taylorwood

"Secrets travel fast in Paris." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Buddhism is all about secrets." - Frederick Lenz

"All secrets are deep. All secrets become dark. That's in the nature of secrets." - Cory Doctorow

"All secrets become deep. All secrets become dark. That's in the nature of secrets." - Cory Doctorow

"He had kept his head, kept his health and his strength, bearing up under a weight of work and worry that only a few could have carried." - David Mccullough

"I kept my culture. I kept the music of my roots. Through my music I became this voice and image of Africa and the people without even realising," - Miriam Makeba

"When I kept surfing, surfing kept me." - Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz

"I think the notion that we are different just because of skin color, and that we should be kept apart or kept from interbreeding, is very hurtful." - David Oyelowo

"Association with my pupils has kept me young in my work. Criticism of their work has kept my own point of view clear." - William Merritt Chase

"I never gave away anything without wishing I had kept it; nor kept it without wishing I had given it away." - Louise Brooks

"Along the cool sequestered vale of life, They kept the noiseless tenour of their way." - Thomas Gray

"I never agree with Communists or any other kind of kept men." - H L Mencken

"The entire being of a woman is a secret which should be kept." - Isak Dinesen

"As always, Blay was the anchor who kept him from being swept away." - J.R. Ward

"How soar sweet music is, when time is broke, and no proportion kept!" - William Shakespeare

"I have kept every kind of animal and plant that is legal to privately own." - Marc Morrone

"If the English had deep-dish pizza they could have kept their empire." - Daniel Pinkwater

"More men come to doom through dirty profits than are kept by them." - Sophocles

"... the thing that kept Christ on that cross was love, not the nail." - Billy Graham

"Don't be fooled. I kept all my workout clothes in that top hat." - Abraham Lincoln

"I remember my first sexual encounter because I kept the recipe." - Jeffrey Dahmer

"A lover teaches a wife all her husband has kept from her." - Honore De Balzac

"Men of most renowned virtue have sometimes by transgressing most truly kept the law." - John Milton

"I could have stayed home and been kept by my wife." - Desi Arnaz

"I've kept voluminous diaries since I was eighteen, and do a lot of experimental writing." - Mark Alan Stamaty

"I kept on going and I overcame my fears and got over my insecurities." - Kate Winslet

"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork." - Mae West

"The entire being of a woman is a secret which should be kept." - Karen Blixen

"I'm an owl; you're another. Sir Critic, good day. And the barber kept on shaving." - James Thomas Fields

"The nation cannot be kept on the nonviolent path by violence." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The Irish Republican Army has kept every commitment made by its leadership." - Gerry Adams

"I kept my promises." - Scott Walker

"My parents sent me to Montreal because I kept getting kicked out of school in France." - Emmanuelle Beart

"I've pent up all my aggression, kept swallowing it and swallowing it." - Mark David Chapman

"We always kept believing in ourselves and our team and the car." - Sebastian Vettel

"His mother should have thrown him out and kept the stork." - Mae West

"If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself." - Kris Kristofferson

"If God made anything better than women, he kept it for himself." - Kris Kristofferson

"I'd like to be remembered as one who kept my priorities in the right order." - S Truett Cathy

"I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass." - David Lee Roth

"The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a second." - Francois De La Rochefouca

"I was actually looking for answers where I kept asking myself - what am I doing?" - Emmitt Smith

"I kept telling my mom that reading comic books would pay off." - Joss Whedon

"I love sport as long as it's kept as an entertainment - not a meaning of life." - David Icke

"Movie stars are supposed to be healthy. They're kept happy and nutritionally together." - Courtney Love

"We'd have made more, but I kept forgetting to write songs down." - Chris Lowe

"Fabio kept asking me out, but I knew we'd never get his ego through the door." - Lorna Luft

"The former ruling class kept the community of actors in ignorance by means of various lies." - Bela Lugosi

"The candle of liberty has always been kept lit by a vigilant few." - Russell Pearce

"Every law is a contract between the king and the people and therefore to be kept." - John Selden

"Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm." - Hippocrates

"They had battled and bloodied one another, they had kept secrets, broken hearts, lied, betrayed, exiled, they had walked away, said goodbye and sworn it was forever, and somehow, every time, they had mended, they had forgiven, they had survived. Some mistakes could never be fixed - some, but not all. Some people can't be driven away, no matter how hard you try. Some friendships won't break." - Robin Wasserman

"Unlike me, Renee was not shy; she was a real people-pleaser. She worried way too much what people thought of her, wore her heart on her sleeve, expected too much from people, and got hurt too easily. She kept other people's secrets like a champ, but told her own too fast. She expected the world not to cheat her and was always surprised when it did." - Rob Sheffield

"Toni Morrison said, "The function of freedom is to free someone else," and if you are no longer wracked or in bondage to a person or a way of life, tell your story. Risk freeing someone else. Not everyone will be glad that you did. Members of your family and other critics may wish you had kept your secrets. Oh, well, what are you going to do?" - Anne Lamott

"All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life's heart." - Khalil Gibran

"God could cause us considerable embarrassment by revealing all the secrets of nature to us: we should not know what to do for sheer apathy and boredom." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"What a great blessing is a friend with a heart so trusty you may safely bury all your secrets in it." - Seneca the Younger

"Water is the one substance from which the earth can conceal nothing; it sucks out its innermost secrets and brings them to our very lips." - Jean Giraudoux

"You're as sick as your secrets." - Isabelle Holland

"Secrets of the heart are seldom news." - Jennifer Stone

"There are secrets in all families." - Jane Austen

"Let thy discontents be thy secrets" - Benjamin Franklin



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