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To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly
The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it
Generally our confidences move downward rather than upward; in our secret affairs, we employ our inferiors much more than our bettors
When a secret is revealed, it is the fault of the man who confided it
We trust our secrets to our friends, but they escape from us in love
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we cannot keep it ourselves
If you wish another to keep your secret, first keep it to yourself
The holiest of all holidays are those
Kept by ourselves in silence and apart;
The secret anniversaries of the heart.
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