Hypocrisy Quotes

Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A conservative government is an organized hypocrisy

Benjamin Disraeli

Hypocrisy is a fashionable vice, and all fashionable vices pass for virtue

Moliere

Hypocrites kick with their hind feet while licking with their tongues

Russian Proverb

Democracy is hypocrisy without limitation.

Iskander Mirza

An ounce of hypocracy is worth a pound of ambition.

Michael Korda

One should examine oneself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others.

Moliere

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

Arthur Schopenhauer

Hypocrisy: prejudice with a halo

Ambrose Bierce

Hypocrisy: a lie in action - the legacy of indecency

Unknown

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

Unknown

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

Hypocrite reader - my fellow - my brother!

St Jerome

Better to be known as a sinner than a hypocrite.

Unknown

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

Every man is a hypocrite.

Frederick

Hypocrites do the devil's drudgery in Christ's livery.

Matthew

Hypocrite: Someone who complains that there is too much sex and violence on his VCR.

Unknown

On Sir Joshua Reynolds's observing that the real character of a man was found out by his amusements. Yes, Sir, no man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.

Dr. Samuel Johnson

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

Early in life, I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Our laws make law impossible; our liberties destroy all freedom; our property is organized robbery; our morality an impudent hypocrisy; our wisdom is administered by inexperienced or mal-experienced dupes; our power wielded by cowards and weaklings; and our honour false in all its points. I am an enemy of the existing order for good reasons

George Bernard Shaw

Leave this hypocritical prating about the masses. Masses are rude, lame, unmade, pernicious in their demands and influence, and need not to be flattered, but to be schooled.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I like business because it is competitive, because it rewards deeds rather than words. I like business because it compels earnestness and does not permit me to neglect today's task while thinking about tomorrow. I like business because it undertakes to please, not reform; because it is honestly selfish, thereby avoiding hypocrisy and sentimentality. I like business because it promptly penalizes mistakes, shiftlessness and inefficiency, while rewarding well those who give it the best they have in them. Lastly, I like business because each day is a fresh adventure.

R. H. Cabell

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : January 13, 2014
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