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It is a foolish sheep that makes the wolf his confessor

Never confide in anyone unless you are sure that he will respect your confidence and will not turn to his own advantage what you have said to him.

‘I just happened mention to this chap in the pub that I’d forgotten to lock up the silver before I came out, and when I got back home later in the evening, the house had been broken into and all the silver was gone.’

‘That’s your own silly fault. Never give secrets away to strangers in pubs. It’s a foolish sheep that makes the wolf his confessor.’

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