Hypocrisy Quotes

Prudery is the hypocrisy of modesty

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Hypocrisy is the lubricant of society.

David Hull

Morality becomes hypocrisy if it means accepting mothers suffering or dying in connection with unwanted pregnancies and illegal abortions - and unwanted children living in misery

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Corruption and hypocrisy ought not to be inevitable products of democracy, as they undoubtedly are today

Mahatma Gandhi

Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness

Stendhal

Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks invisible, except to God alone.

John Milton

Hypocrisy is the necessary burden of villainy.

Samuel Johnson

The only vice which cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.

William Hazlitt

Where there is no religion, hypocrisy becomes good taste

George Bernard Shaw

As hypocrisy is said to be the highest compliment to virtue, the art of lying is the strongest acknowledgment of the force of truth

William Hazlitt

Politeness is the most acceptable hypocrisy

Ambrose Bierce

Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.

Edmund Burke

Hypocrisy and distortion are passing currents under the name of religion

Mahatma Gandhi

Superstition, idolatry and hypocrisy have ample wages, but the truth goes begging.

Martin Luther

He (Thomas Paine) saw oppression on every hand; injustice everywhere; hypocrisy at the altar; venality on the bench, tyranny on the throne; and with a splendid courage he espoused the cause of the weak against the strong.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Hypocrisy is homage paid by vice to virtue.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Nothing seems to me to be rarer today then genuine hypocrisy. I greatly suspect that this plant finds the mild atmosphere of our culture unendurable. Hypocrisy has its place in the ages of strong belief: in which even when one is compelled to exhibit a different belief one does not abandon the belief one already has.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

One of the many burdens of the person professing Christianity has always been the odium likely to be heaped upon him by fellow Christians quick to smell out, denounce and punish fraud, hypocrisy and general un-worthiness among those who assert the faith. In ruder days, disputes about what constituted a fully qualified Christian often led to sordid quarrels in which the disputants tortured, burned and hanged each other in the conviction that torture, burning and hanging were Christian things to do.

Russell Wayne Baker

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

Hypocrisy: a lie in action - the legacy of indecency

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Hypocrisy: prejudice with a halo

Ambrose Bierce

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

Arthur Schopenhauer
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