Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.
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 is told in the ear of a man is often heard 100 miles away.
If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends - you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue.
Alice Duer Miller
Gossip needn't be false to be evil - there's a lot of truth that shouldn't be passed around.
Frank A. Clark
I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth; but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.