Hypocrisy Quotes

Hypocrisy and distortion are passing currents under the name of religion

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Edmund Burke

Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

Politeness is the most acceptable hypocrisy

Ambrose Bierce

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

Where there is no religion, hypocrisy becomes good taste

George Bernard Shaw

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

William Hazlitt

Hypocrisy is the necessary burden of villainy.

Samuel Johnson

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

John Milton

Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness


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

Mahatma Gandhi

He is a hypocrite who professes what he does not believe; not he who does not practice all he wishes or approves

William Hazlitt

HYPOCRITE, n. One who, profession virtues that he does not respect secures the advantage of seeming to be what he depises

Ambrose Bierce

There are two sorts of hypocrites: one that are deceived with their outward morality and external religion; many of whom are professed Arminians, in the doctrine of justification: and the other, are those that are deceived with false discoveries and elevations; who often cry down works, and men's own righteousness, and talk much of free grace; but at the same time make a righteousness of their discoveries and of their humiliation, and exalt themselves to heaven with them

Jonathan Edwards

We are not hypocrites in our sleep

William Hazlitt

Great hypocrite are the real atheists

Francis Bacon, Sr.

Hypocrisy is the lubricant of society.

David Hull

Prudery is the hypocrisy of modesty


Asleep, nobody is a hypocrite

William Hazlitt

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation


If (the) empire of superstition and hypocrisy should be overthrown, happy indeed will it be for the world; but if all religion and morality should be overthrown with it, what advantages will be gained? The doctrine of human equality is founded entire

John Adams

Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Hypocrisy is homage paid by vice to virtue.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld

All humans are hypocrites; the biggest hypocrite of all is the one who claims to detest hypocrisy

Lord Byron

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