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81 Quotes About Hypocrisy

 

  • A hypocrite is a person who – but who isn’t? – Don Marquis

 

  • Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all. – William Shakespeare

 

  • Let your conscience speak more, and your tongue less. – James Basford

 

  • 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

 

  • Many of us believe that wrongs aren’t wrong if it’s done by nice people like ourselves. – Jason Rainbow

 

  • He does not believe who does not live according to his belief. – Thomas Fuller

 

  • Whatever you condemn, you have done yourself. – Georg Groddeck

 

  • The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy. – William Hazlitt

 

  • It is better to be an outspoken atheist than a hypocrite. – George Harrison

 

  • Your religion is what you do when the sermon is over. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

 

  • The most illustrious expounders of the law have often been its most notorious violaters. – James Lendall Basford

 

  • Why lie? I’m not going to be a hypocrite and say the opposite of what I think, like some others do. – Cristiano Ronaldo

 

  • Don’t judge others simply because they sin differently than you. – Unknown

 

  • All reformers, however strict their social conscience, live in houses just as big as they can pay for. – Logan Pearsall Smith

 

  • Everybody is a hypocrite. You can’t live on this planet without being a hypocrite. – Paul Watson

 

  • As no roads are so rough as those that have just been mended, so no sinners are so intolerant as those that have just turned saints. – Charles Caleb Colton

 

  • The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself. – Jane Addams

 

  • That which we call sin in others is experiment for us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

  • Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo. – H.G. Wells

 

  • Politeness, The most acceptable hypocrisy. – Ambrose Bierce

 

  • All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance. – Theodore M. Hesburgh

 

  • Go put your creed into your deed. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

  • Affectation is a greater enemy to the face than smallpox. – Unkonwn

 

  • 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
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  • The most melancholy thing about human nature, is, that a man may guide others into the path of salvation, without walking in it himself; that he may be a pilot, and yet a castaway. – Unknown

 

  • Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits. – Mark Twain

 

  • The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it. – Minna Antrim

 

  • If you treat a man like a brute, he is justified, of course, in acting like one toward you. – James Lendall Basford

 

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

 

  • I fully embrace myself as a hypocrite. – Bo Burnham

 

  • Hypocrite reader, my fellow, my brother! – St Jerome

 

  • I don’t never have any trouble in regulating my own conduct, but to keep other folks’ straight is what bothers me. – Josh Billings

 

  • If it were not for the intellectual snobs who pay, the arts would perish with their starving practitioners, let us thank heaven for hypocrisy. – Aldous Huxley

 

  • They are not all saints who use holy water. – Unknown

 

  • I have been known for some time as a person who speaks the truth and speaks it strongly. I have always called a liar a liar and a hypocrite a hypocrite. – Cindy Sheehan

 

  • In the last analysis we must be judged by what we do and not by what we believe. We are as we behave — with a very small margin of credit for our unmanifested vision of how we might behave if we could take the trouble. – Geoffrey L. Rudd

 

  • The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity. – André Gide

 

  • How seldom we weigh our neighbors in the same balance as ourselves. – Thomas  Kempis

 

  • Almost all of us long for peace and freedom; but very few of us have much enthusiasm for the thoughts, feelings, and actions that make for peace and freedom. – Aldous Huxley

 

  • A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could. – William Hazlitt

 

  • The injury we do and the one we suffer are not weighed in the same scales. – Aesop

 

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

 

  • We are irritated by rascals, intolerant of fools, and prepared to love the rest. But where are they? – Mignon McLaughlin
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  • It is a good divine that follows his own instructions. – William Shakespeare

 

  • The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet everyone has courage enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs, of his neighbor. – Benjamin Franklin

 

  • Most everyone seems willing to be a fool himself, but he can’t bear to have anyone else one. – Josh Billings

 

  • 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

 

  • I think I wear my hypocrisy on my sleeve. I would never say I’m not a complete hypocrite. – Bo Burnham

 

  • God has given you one face, and you make yourself another. – William Shakespeare

 

  • We are not hypocrites in our sleep. – William Hazlitt

 

  • Children lack morality, but they also lack fake morality. – Mignon McLaughlin

 

  • When you say that you agree with a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice. – Otto von Bismarck

 

  • For me, the key is I always have to be the same person. If someone was to hear me say something on Fox and hear me say something different on NPR, they would say, ‘The guy is a hypocrite.’ – Juan Williams

 

  • When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. – George Bernard Shaw

 

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  • The devil loves nothing better than the intolerance of reformers. – James Russell Lowell

 

  • Live truth instead of professing it. – Elbert Hubbard

 

  • Those whose conduct gives room for talk are always the first to attack their neighbors. – Jean Baptiste Molière

 

  • A lot of young actors look up to me, and I wouldn’t trade that for any money in the world. I don’t want to lose their respect and be a hypocrite. – James Caan

 

  • Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street. – Elbert Hubbard

 

  • Saying is one thing, doing another. We must consider the sermon and the preacher distinctly and apart. – Michel de Montaigne

 

  • I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me. – Abraham Lincoln

 

  • A man generally has two reasons for doing a thing. One that sounds good, and a real one. – J. Pierpoint Morgan

 

  • History is the chronicle of divorces between creed and deed. – Louis Fischer
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  • Throughout our lives, we see in the mirror the same innocent trusting face we have seen there since childhood. – Mignon McLaughlin

 

  • If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves, because to live contrary to one’s reason is a most intolerable state, and all men of our time are in such a state. – Leo Tolstoy

 

  • People are very inclined to set moral standards for others. – Elizabeth Drew

 

  • A man who should act, for one day, on the supposition that all the people about him were influenced by the religion which they professed would find himself ruined by night. – Thomas Macaulay

 

  • We have two kinds of morality side by side: one which we preach but do not practice and another which we practice but seldom preach. – Bertrand Russell

 

  • Few love to hear the sins they love to act. – William Shakespeare

 

  • He rightly reads scripture who turns words into deeds. – Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

 

  • People will disapprove of you if you’re unhappy, or if you’re happy in The Wrong Way. – Mignon McLaughlin

 

  • Be what you would seem to be’- or, if you’d like it put more simply -‘Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise.’ – Lewis Carroll

 

  • Loud indignation against vice often stands for virtue in the eyes of bigots. – J. Petit-Senn

 

  • The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be. – Socrates

 

  • Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others. – Jacob M. Braude

 

  • I don’t lie and cheat, but I don’t always avoid actions that would be lying and cheating if someone else did them. – Robert Brault

 

  • Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue. – François VI

 

  • A great deal of what passes for current Christianity consists in denouncing other people’s vices and faults. – Henry Williams

 

  • The sins of others are filthy smelly dung; our own sins have the golden sparkle and aroma of a fine ale. – Terri Gui

 

  • The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others. – Unknown

 

  • Just remember, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do everything and the wrong way is to keep trying to make everybody else do it the right way. – Colonel Potter