Hypocrisy Quotes

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 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.

John Dewey

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

William Hazlitt

In all ages, hypocrites, called priests, have put crowns upon the heads of thieves, called kings.

Robert Green Ingersoll

No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.

Samuel Johnson

Sin is not so sinful as hypocrisy.

Francoise d'Aubigne de Maintenon

For neither man nor angel can discern Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to God alone, By his permissive will, through heav'n and earth.

John Milton

If the world despises hypocrites, what must be the estimate of them in heaven?

Madame Jeanne Marie Phlipon de La Platiere Roland

With people with only modest ability, modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.


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