Hypocrisy Quotes

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

Andre Gide

Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachment of spirit. It cannot,like adultery or gluttony, be practiced at spare moments; it is a whole-time job.

W. Somerset Maugham

Hypocrisy is oftenest clothed in the garb of religion.

Hosea Ballou

Hypocrisy, the lie, is the true sister of evil, intolerance, and cruelty

Raisa M. Gorbachev

Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a-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

If I'm a cruel satirist at least I'm not a hyprocrite: I never judge what other people do. Neither a politician nor a priest, I never censor what others do. Neither a philospher nor a psychiatrist, I never bother trying to analyze or resolve my fears and neuroses

Federico Fellini

Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

William Hazlitt

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

Abraham Lincoln

For neither man nor angel can discern Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to God alone.

John Milton

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:

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

Never to talk about yourself is a refined form of hypocrisy.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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

For neither man nor angel can discern Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to God alone.

John Milton

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.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical. He pretends to be polite and then, eventually, he becomes polite.

Jean Kerr

It is impossible that this gnosis resulting in the heart should be achieved by man for any other purpose than to obey God, love Him, and worship Him. This gnosis should be sought for the sake of God, not for any other reason whatsoever, unlike the remaining external acts of devotion, which can be performed for other worldly interests, such as hypocrisy, praise, and commendation.

Ibn Ata'Allah

As witnesses not of our intentions but of our conduct, we can be true or false, and 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

Never to talk to ones self is a form of hypocrisy

Lord Byron

No habit or quality is more easily acquired than hypocrisy, nor any thing sooner learned than to deny the sentiments of our hearts and the principle we act from: but the seeds of every passion are innate to us, and nobody comes into the world without them.

Lord Byron

It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime.

Lord Byron

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Updated On : January 13, 2014
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