Hypocrisy Quotes

Sincerity is the luxury allowed, like diadems and authority, only to the highest rank. Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation. - Honore de Balzac


Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Hypocrisy in anything whatever may deceive the cleverest and most penetrating man, but the least wide-awake of children recognizes it, and is revolted by it, however ingeniously it may be disguised. - Leo Tolstoy


At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Courage and modesty are the most unequivocal of virtues, for they are of a kind that hypocrisy cannot imitate; they too have this quality in common, that they are expressed by the same colour. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Never to talk about yourself is a refined form of hypocrisy. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche


Where there is no religion, hypocrisy becomes good taste. - George Bernard Shaw


There is a certain satisfaction in coming down to the lowest ground of politics, for we get rid of can't and hypocrisy. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


When I saw corruption, I was forced to find truth on my own. I couldn't swallow the hypocrisy.-Barry White


When part of what you're trying to get at is the truth hidden under a taboo, or when you want to nail a hypocrisy, laughter is a very useful tool. I want to show the painful side of existence, but there is no question I also want to make people laugh.-Todd Solondz


When we walk away from global warming, Kyoto, when we are irresponsibly slow in moving toward AIDS in Africa, when we don't advance and live up to our own rhetoric and standards, we set a terrible message of duplicity and hypocrisy.-John F. Kerry


Why does the rest of the world put up with the hypocrisy, the need to put a happy face on sorrow, the need to keep on keeping on?... I don't know the answer, I know only that I can't.-Elizabeth Wurtzel


With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.-Arthur Schopenhauer


You begin to realize that hypocrisy is not a terrible thing when you see what overt fascism is compared to sort of covert, you know, communal politics which the Congress has never been shy of indulging in.-Arundhati Roy


He does not believe who does not live according to his belief. - Thomas Fuller


Whatever you condemn, you have done yourself. - Georg Groddeck


Many of us believe that wrongs aren't wrong if it's done by nice people like ourselves. - Author Unknown


Your religion is what you do when the sermon is over. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all. - William Shakespeare


As no roads are so rough as those that have just been mended, so no sinners are so intolerant as those that have just turned saints. - Charles Caleb Colton


All reformers, however strict their social conscience, live in houses just as big as they can pay for. - Logan Pearsall Smith


The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself. - Jane Addams


That which we call sin in others is experiment for us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance. - Theodore M. Hesburgh


Go put your creed into your deed. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


The most melancholy thing about human nature, is, that a man may guide others into the path of salvation, without walking in it himself; that he may be a pilot, and yet a castaway. - Augustus William


Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy. - Ambrose Bierce


Hypocrite: the man who murdered both his parents... pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan. - Abraham Lincoln


'Tis curious that we only believe as deeply as we live. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


I don't never have any trouble in regulating my own conduct, but to keep other folks' straight is what bothers me. - Josh Billings


If it were not for the intellectual snobs who pay, the arts would perish with their starving practitioners - let us thank heaven for hypocrisy. - Aldous Huxley


Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo. - H.G. Wells


Affectation is a greater enemy to the face than smallpox. - English Proverb


The injury we do and the one we suffer are not weighed in the same scales. - Aesop, Fables


The hypocrite's crime is that he bears false witness against himself. What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core. - Hannah Arendt


Because hypocrisy stinks in the nostrils one is likely to rate it as a more powerful agent for destruction than it is. - Rebecca West


Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits. - Mark Twain


In the last analysis we must be judged by what we do and not by what we believe. We are as we behave - with a very small margin of credit for our unmanifested vision of how we might behave if we could take the trouble. - Geoffrey L. Rudd


It is a good divine that follows his own instructions. - William Shakespeare


The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet everyone has courage enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs, of his neighbor. - Benjamin Franklin


Most everyone seems willing to be a fool himself, but he can't bear to have anyone else one. - Josh Billings


They are not all saints who use holy water. - English Proverb


The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity. - André Gide


God has given you one face, and you make yourself another. - William Shakespeare


How seldom we weigh our neighbors in the same balance as ourselves. - Thomas à Kempis


We are not hypocrites in our sleep. - William Hazlitt


Children lack morality, but they also lack fake morality. - Mignon McLaughlin


When you say that you agree with a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice. - Otto von Bismarck


Hypocrite reader - my fellow - my brother! - St Jerome


Almost all of us long for peace and freedom; but very few of us have much enthusiasm for the thoughts, feelings, and actions that make for peace and freedom. - Aldous Huxley


When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. - George Bernard Shaw


The devil loves nothing better than the intolerance of reformers. - James Russell Lowell


It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them. - Alfred Adler


Live truth instead of professing it. - Elbert Hubbard


Those whose conduct gives room for talk are always the first to attack their neighbors. - Jean Baptiste Molière, Tartuffe


Most of us are aware of and pretend to detest the barefaced instances of that hypocrisy by which men deceive others, but few of us are upon our guard or see that more fatal hypocrisy by which we deceive and over-reach our own hearts. - Laurence Sterne


Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street. - Elbert Hubbard


Saying is one thing, doing another. We must consider the sermon and the preacher distinctly and apart. - Montaigne


We are irritated by rascals, intolerant of fools, and prepared to love the rest. But where are they? - Mignon McLaughlin


A man generally has two reasons for doing a thing. One that sounds good, and a real one. - J. Pierpoint Morgan


History is the chronicle of divorces between creed and deed. - Louis Fischer

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