Posterity will do justice to that unprincipled maniac Gladstone, extraordinary mixture of envy, vindictiveness, hypocrisy and superstition; and with one commanding characteristic, whether Prime Minister or Leader of the Opposition, whether preaching, praying, speechifying or scribbling, never a gentleman.
Never to talk about yourself is a refined form of hypocrisy.
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.
No task is more difficult than systematic hypocrisy.
For every man's nature is concealed with many folds of disguise, and covered as it were with various veils. His brows, his eyes, and very often his countenance, are deceitful, and his speech is most commonly a lie.
When men think and believe in one set of symbols and act in ways which are contrary to their professed and conscious ideas, confusion and insincerity are bound to result.
Asleep, nobody is a hypocrite.
In all ages, hypocrites, called priests, have put crowns upon the heads of thieves, called kings.
No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.
If the world despises hypocrites, what must be the estimate of them in heaven?
With people with only modest ability, modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.
Four characteristics constitute anyone who possesses them a sheer hypocrite, and anyone who possesses one of them possesses a characteristic of hypocrisy till he abandons it: when he is trusted he betrays his trust, when he talks he lies, when he makes a covenant he acts treacherously and when he quarrels he abuses.
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 color.
When we abolish the slavery of half of humanity, together with the whole system of hypocrisy it implies, then the 'division' of humanity will reveal its genuine significance and the human couple will find its true form
Hypocrisy and distortion are passing currents under the name of religion
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.
Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue
Politeness is the most acceptable hypocrisy
As hypocrisy is said to be the highest compliment to virtue, the art of lying is the strongest acknowledgment of the force of truth
Where there is no religion, hypocrisy becomes good taste
The only vice which cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.
Hypocrisy is the necessary burden of villainy.
Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks invisible, except to God alone.
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