Hypocrisy Quotes

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

You can only be called a hypocrite if you judge others first


Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins. We parry and fend the approach of our fellow-man by compliments, by gossip, by amusements, by affairs. We cover up our thought from him under a hundred folds

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Because hypocrisy stinks in the nostrils one is likely to rate it as a more powerful agent for destruction than it is

Rebecca West

Most of us are aware of and pretend to detest the barefaced instances of that hypocrisy by which men deceive others, but few of us are upon our guard or see that more fatal hypocrisy by which we deceive and over-reach our own hearts

Laurence Sterne

We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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