Never tell all you know—not even to the person you know best.
—Agatha Christie in The Secret Adversary
Almost all our faults are more pardonable than the methods we resort to to hide them.
—Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Girls can be so petty and jealous. I swear they're worse than guys sometimes. Except they're all quiet about it. They sugarcoat it or else they talk behind each others backs. It's seriously twisted.
—Melody Carlson in The Jerk Magnet
The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy.
—Carl von Clausewitz
Just because you keep something a secret doesn't mean it never happened, no matter how much you want that to be true.
—Jodi Picoult in Vanishing Acts
The charitable acts that count the most are those done without anyone knowing.
—Elin Hilderbrand in The Perfect Couple