Hypocrite quotes

  • Hypocrite: The man who murdered his parents, and then pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Death #Hypocrite #Men

  • We were proclaiming ourselves political hypocrites before the world, by thus fostering Human Slavery and proclaiming ourselves, at the same time, the sole friends of Human Freedom.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Hypocrite #Political #World

  • The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, 'The signs of a hypocrite are three: 1. Whenever he speaks, he tells a lie. 2. Whenever he promises, he always breaks it (his promise). 3. If you trust him, he proves to be dishonest (if you keep something as a trust with him, he will not return it).'
    -- Abu Hurairah

    #Lying #Character #Hypocrite

  • The believer speaks little and does a lot, whereas the hypocrite speaks a lot and does little. When the believer speaks, it is with wisdom, when he is silent, it is in deep thought, when he sees, he takes lessons, and when he acts, it is a cure. If this is the way you are, then you are in the constant worship [of your Lord.]
    -- Abu Nu`aym

    #Hypocrite #Deep Thought #Doe

  • I can't be a hypocrite as a coach because as a player that's what I wanted. I wanted feedback, I wanted communication from the boss. I showed up for work, you can yell at me if you want, but I want input. So that's the kind of coach I want to be.
    -- Adam Oates

    #Communication #Hypocrite #Player

  • A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Fake People #Hypocrite #Cutting

  • The hypocrite looks for faults; the believer looks for excuses.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Hypocrite

  • The good thing about being a hypocrite is that you get to keep your values.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Hypocrite #Good Things #Being A Hypocrite

  • I don't like politics, hypocrites, folks with poodles...
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Hypocrite #Poodles #Politics

  • Perhaps myself the first, at some expense of popularity, to unfold the true character of Jefferson, it is too late for me to become his apologist. Nor can I have any disposition to do it. I admit that his politics are tinctured with fanaticism, that he is too much in earnest in his democracy, that he has been a mischievous enemy to the principle measures of our past administration, that he is crafty & persevering in his objects, that he is not scrupulous about the means of success, nor very mindful of truth, and that he is a contemptible hypocrite.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Character #Hypocrite #Mean

  • Hypocrisy: prejudice with a halo.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Hypocrite #Hypocrisy #Halos

  • Intellectual freedom is essential -- freedom to obtain and distribute information, freedom for open-minded and unfearing debate and freedom from pressure by officialdom and prejudices. Such freedom of thought is the only guarantee against an infection of people by mass myths, which, in the hands of treacherous hypocrites and demagogues, can be transformed into bloody dictatorship.
    -- Andrei Sakharov

    #Hypocrite #Hands #People

  • The reason any conservative's failing is always major news is that it allows liberals to engage in their very favorite taunt: Hypocrisy! Hypocrisy is the only sin that really inflames them. Inasmuch as liberals have no morals, they can sit back and criticize other people for failing to meet the standards that liberals simply renounce. It's an intriguing strategy. By openly admitting to being philanderers, draft dodgers, liars, weasels and cowards, liberals avoid ever being hypocrites.
    -- Ann Coulter

    #Liars #Hypocrite #People

  • There is an honesty which is but decided selfishness in disguise. The person who will not refrain from expressing his or her sentiments and manifesting his or her feelings, however unfit the time, however inappropriate the place, however painful this expression may be, lays claim, forsooth, to our approbation as an honest person, and sneers at those of finer sensibilities as hypocrites.
    -- Arthur Helps

    #Honesty #Hypocrite #Expression

  • What hypocrites we seem to be whenever we talk of ourselves! Our words sound so humble, while our hearts are so proud.
    -- Augustus Hare

    #Heart #Humble #Hypocrite

  • Kids have what I call a built-in hypocrisy antenna that comes up and blocks out what you're saying when you're being a hypocrite.
    -- Benjamin Carson

    #Block #Hypocrite #Kids

  • Clean your finger before you point at my spots.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Hypocrite #Spots #Fingers

  • 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

    #Heart #Hypocrite #Bears

  • But the most dangerous Hypocrite in a Common-Wealth, is one who leaves the Gospel for the sake of the Law: A Man compounded of Law and Gospel, is able to cheat a whole Country with his Religion, and then destroy them under Colour of Law: And here the Clergy are in great Danger of being deceiv'd, and the People of being deceiv'd by the Clergy, until the Monster arrives to such Power and Wealth, that he is out of the reach of both, and can oppress the People without their own blind Assistance.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Country #Hypocrite #Men

  • No habit or quality is more easily acquired than hypocrisy, nor any thing sooner learned than to deny the sentiments of our hearts and the principle we act from: but the seeds of every passion are innate to us, and nobody comes into the world without them.
    -- Bernard de Mandeville

    #Passion #Heart #Hypocrite

  • Hypocrites in the Church? Yes, and in the lodge and at the home. Don't hunt through the Church for a hypocrite. Go home and look in the mirror. Hypocrites? Yes. See that you make the number one less.
    -- Billy Sunday

    #Home #Hypocrite #Mirrors

  • If we divine a discrepancy between a man's words and his character, the whole impression of him becomes broken and painful; he revolts the imagination by his lack of unity, and even the good in him is hardly accepted.
    -- Charles Horton Cooley

    #Hypocrite #Character #Men

  • The agnostic has a very curious notion of religion. He is convinced that a man who says 'I believe in God' should at once become perfect; if this does not happen, then the believer must be a fraud and a hypocrite. He thinks that adherence to a religion is the end of the road, whereas it is in fact only the beginning of a very long and sometimes very rough road. He looks for consistency in religious people, however aware he may be of inconsistencies in himself
    -- Charles le Gai Eaton

    #Religious #Believe #Hypocrite

  • Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Hypocrite #Sincerity #Persons

  • Queen Elizabeth, she's the ultimate hypocrite!
    -- Chris Jericho

    #Queens #Hypocrite #Wwe

  • Life is a hypocrite if I can't live the way it moves me.
    -- Christopher Fry

    #Moving #Hypocrite #Way

  • 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

    #Liars #Hypocrite #Speak

  • Those old hypocrites. They talk about killing witches but the Good Book’s full of magic. Turning the Nile to blood and parting the Red Sea. What’s that if it’s not good old-fashioned magic? Want a little water into wine? No trouble! How about raising the dead man Lazarus? Just say the word!
    -- Clive Barker

    #Book #Wine #Hypocrite

  • It is galling to see such mendacious hypocrites as Kennedy and Biden at the Senate Judiciary Committee sitting in judgment on distinguished jurists.
    -- Conrad Black

    #Hypocrite #Sitting #Biden

  • The argument of socialists, that people really want to share, beyond a reasonable level of charity, is rubbish, though it is espoused by a lot of rich, pious hypocrites who want to share only enough to avoid widespread starvation, mob violence, and government seizure of more of their incomes.
    -- Conrad Black

    #Hypocrite #Government #People

  • I heard Gillian say, with a laugh, At this point, does anyone expect the liberals not to be total hypocrites? She was oblivious to the possibility that perhaps not everyone present shared her views, and I thought, You're sixteen. How can you already be a Republican?
    -- Curtis Sittenfeld

    #Hypocrite #Views #Laughing

  • I'm a hypocrite, of course, and I live with that, but I live.
    -- David Guterson


  • Heaven or Hell? You make it seem as if that's an easy choice to make. Sitting there in heaven watching others burn, and I can't do anything to help? That in itself would be hell for me. I'd be up there fighting god and his angels to let me out, so that I can come down and at least try to help. I am a moral person. Heaven is for uncaring Hypocrites.
    -- Deborah Pryce

    #Hypocrite #Angel #Fighting

  • Hypocrite women, how seldom we speak of our own doubts, while dubiously we mother man in his doubt!
    -- Denise Levertov

    #Mother #Hypocrite #Men

  • Who am I? this or the other? Am I one person today and tomorrow another? Am I both at once? A hypocrite before others, and before myself a contemptible woebegone weakling? Or is something within me still like a beaten army fleeing in disorder from a victory already achieved? Who am I? They mock me, these lonely questions of mine. Whoever I am, Thou knowest, O God, I am thine!
    -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    #Lonely #Hypocrite #Army

  • Show me a Professor of Education, especially a Professor of E-learning, who lectures, and I'll show you a hypocrite who doesn't read the research.
    -- Donald Clark

    #Learning #Knowledge #Hypocrite

  • In the name of Hypocrites, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival.
    -- Edward Everett Hale

    #Time #Native American #Hypocrite

  • Live truth instead of professing it.
    -- Elbert Hubbard

    #Truth #Character #Hypocrite

  • Look at me!’ I screeched. ‘Look at me, Amadeus von Linden, you sadistic hypocrite, and watch this time! You’re not questioning me now, this isn’t your work, I’m not an enemy agent spewing wireless code! I’m just a minging Scots slag screaming insults at your daughter! So enjoy yourself and watch! Think of Isolde! Think of Isolde and watch!
    -- Elizabeth Wein

    #Daughter #Hypocrite #Thinking

  • On the chessboard, lies and hypocrisy do not survive long. The creative combination lays bare the presumption of a lie; the merciless fact, culminating in the checkmate, contradicts the hypocrite.
    -- Emanuel Lasker

    #Lying #Hypocrite #Long

  • I was called before the head matron, a tall woman with a stolid face. She began taking my pedigree. What religion? was the first question. None, I am an atheist. Atheism is prohibited here. You will have to go to church. I replied that I would do nothing of the kind. I did not believe in anything the Church stood for and, not being a hypocrite, I would not attend.
    -- Emma Goldman

    #Atheist #Believe #Hypocrite

  • We're all living contradictions, trying to survive in a world filled with hypocrites
    -- Eric Jerome Dickey

    #Hypocrite #Trying #World

  • I've retroactively made all that wasted time rotting my brain into research. It makes me a hypocrite when I try to tell my own daughter, "I don't know, I think we've played a little too much Mario."
    -- Ernest Cline

    #Daughter #Hypocrite #Thinking

  • We are all hypocrites in transition. I am not who I want to be, but I am on the journey there, and thankfully I am not whom I used to be.
    -- Erwin McManus

    #Hypocrite #Journey #Transition

  • In some sense we are all hypocrites in transition.
    -- Erwin McManus

    #Hypocrite #Humility #Transition

  • Often a noble face hides filthy ways.
    -- Euripides

    #Hypocrite #Noble #Way

  • The conflict will always beyond ur strength.The enemy always pushes us beyond our personal, inbred, preset limits concerning how far we'll go for God:"Here's how far I'm going to love,this is how many times I'll turn the other cheek."The test kills the limits of our humanity,til we're like Christ in everything We're left with a choice:Become Christlike or gradually shrivel into superficial hypocrites: angry people who have stopped walking with God, who blame others for our bitterness.
    -- Francis Frangipane

    #Hypocrite #People #Choices

  • There has never been a truly selfless rebel, just hypocrites—conscious hypocrites or unconscious hypocrites, it’s all the same.
    -- Frank Herbert

    #Hypocrite #Rebel #Selfless

  • When the church encounters hardship, persecution, and suffering, then it is closest to its crucified Lord. Then there are fewer hypocrites and nominal believers among its members, and then the faith of Christians burns most intensely.
    -- Gene Veith

    #Christian #Hypocrite #Suffering

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

    #Hypocrite #Done

  • Half of the misery in the world comes from trying to look, instead of trying to be, what one is not.
    -- George MacDonald

    #Hypocrite #Trying #Looks

  • A humanitarian is always a hypocrite.
    -- George Orwell

    #Hypocrite #Insult #Humanitarian

  • I wanted to know the name of every stone and flower and insect and bird and beast. I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life - but there was no one to tell me.
    -- George Washington Carver

    #Life #Flower #Hypocrite

  • I don't want people to think I'm a hypocrite.
    -- GG Allin

    #Hypocrite #Thinking #People

  • The people who whine about Fox News are hypocrites - they say they're totally tolerant, but when they run into someone who doesn't share their assumptions, they say, 'Fox News is evil, and it must be stopped.
    -- Greg Gutfeld

    #Running #Hypocrite #People

  • Hypocrisy is wretched because the hypocrite says with his tongue what is not in his heart. He wrongs his tongue and oppresses his heart. But if the heart is sound, the condition of the tongue follows suit. We are commanded to be upright in speech, which is a gauge of the heart's state.
    -- Hamza Yusuf

    #Heart #Hypocrite #Hypocrisy

  • As witnesses not of our intentions but of our conduct, we can be true or false, and 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

    #Integrity #Hypocrite #Evil

  • For the decisions of our will are often so directly opposed to the decisions of our emotions, that, if we are in the habit of considering our emotions as the test, we shall be very apt to feel like hypocrites in declaring those things to be real which our will alone has decided.
    -- Hannah Whitall Smith

    #Real #Hypocrite #Decision

  • You cannot play the hypocrite before God; and to obtain pardon you must cease to sin, as well as to be exercised by a spirit of repentance.
    -- Henry Ward Beecher

    #Hypocrite #Play #Spirit

  • False praise can please, and calumny affright None but the vicious, and the hypocrite.
    -- Horace

    #Hypocrite #Praise #Calumny

  • If I am right, then (religious fundamentalists) will not go to Heaven, because there is no Heaven. If they are right, then they will not go to Heaven, because they are hypocrites.
    -- Isaac Asimov

    #Religious #Hypocrite #Heaven

  • Doctrinal preaching certainly bores the hypocrites; but it is only doctrinal preaching that will save Christ's sheep.
    -- J. I. Packer

    #Hypocrite #Sheep #Christ

  • You'd have to be an imbecile or hypocrite to imagine that a professional cyclist who rides 235 days a year can hold himself together without stimulants.
    -- Jacques Anquetil

    #Hypocrite #Years #Together

  • Hypocrites get offended by the truth.
    -- Jess C Scott

    #Hypocrite #Offended

  • I've tried my best to love you all, all you hypocrites and ***** with your eyes on each other and locks on your doors.
    -- Jethro Tull

    #Love You #Hypocrite #Eye

  • It was the kind of talk that made me want to break off a limb and take to whacking her and that bunch of hypocrites across the back of the head.
    -- Joe R. Lansdale

    #Hypocrite #Want #Kind

  • He who is passionate and hasty is generally honest. It is your cool, dissembling hypocrite of whom you should beware.
    -- Johann Kaspar Lavater

    #Passion #Hypocrite #Honest

  • Nor turned I ween Adam from his fair spouse, nor Eve the rites Mysterious of connubial love refused: Whatever hypocrites austerely talk Of purity and place and innocence, Defaming as impure what God declares Pure, and commands to some, leaves free to all.
    -- John Milton

    #Hypocrite #Innocence #Mysterious

  • Those who say they dislike dogma, or 'certainty', tend to be liars, hypocrites, or simply wrong. What they really dislike is the dogma of those they disagree with. A society that was certain, certain beyond all certainty, that putting its citizens in death camps was wrong, would never put people in death camps. Such things are only possible when you're open to new ideas.
    -- Jonah Goldberg

    #Liars #Knowledge #Hypocrite

  • There are two sorts of hypocrites: ones that are deceived with their outward morality and external religion; and the others are those that are deceived with false discoveries and elevation; which often cry down works, and men's own righteousness, and.
    -- Jonathan Edwards

    #Hypocrite #Men #Discovery

  • We are all hypocrites. We cannot see ourselves or judge ourselves the way we see and judge others.
    -- Jose Emilio Pacheco

    #Hypocrite #Judging #Way

  • Death did not first strike Adam, the first sinful man, nor Cain, the first hypocrite, but Abel, the innocent and righteous. The first soul that met with death, overcame death; the first soul that parted from earth went to heaven. Death argues not displeasure, because he whom God loved best dies first, and the murderer is punished with living.
    -- Joseph Hall

    #Death #Hypocrite #Men

  • You have deep-seated survival anxieties. And you don't like bigots, bullies, snobs or hypocrites. Subconsciously there are many people you hate." "Consciously, sir, consciously," Yossarian corrected in an effort to help. "I hate them consciously.
    -- Joseph Heller

    #Hate #Hypocrite #People

  • A man who shows no defect is a fool or a hypocrite, whom we should mistrust. There are defects so bound to fine qualities that they announce them,--defects which it is well not to correct.
    -- Joseph Joubert

    #Character #Hypocrite #Men

  • I love that man better who swears a stream as long as my arm yet deals justice to his neighbors and mercifully deals his substance to the poor, than the long, smooth faced hypocrite.
    -- Joseph Smith, Jr.

    #Hypocrite #Men #Long

  • I am a lover of the cause of Christ and of virtue, chastity, and an upright, steady course of conduct and a holy walk. I despise a hypocrite or a covenant breaker. I judge them not; God shall judge them according to their works. I am a lover even of mine enemies, for an enemy seeketh to destroy openly. I can pray for those who despitefully use and persecute me, but for all I cannot hope.
    -- Joseph Smith, Jr.

    #Hypocrite #Judging #Enemy

  • 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

    #Hypocrite #Keys #Npr

  • Dad was a hypocrite. He could talk about peace and love to the world but he could never show it to his wife and son.
    -- Julian Lennon

    #Dad #Hypocrite #Son

  • I'm sick of people who've never been to church telling me that church is full of hypocrites, and people who've never read the Bible telling me that it's baloney.
    -- Kristin Chenoweth

    #Hypocrite #People #Sick

  • Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world - though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst - the cant of criticism is the most tormenting!
    -- Laurence Sterne

    #Hypocrite #Criticism #World

  • Hypocrites always wanna play innocent
    -- Lauryn Hill

    #Hypocrite #Play #Innocent

  • Hypocrisy in anything whatever may deceive the cleverest and most penetrating man, but the least wide-awake of children recognizes it, and is revolted by it, however ingeniously it may be disguised.
    -- Leo Tolstoy

    #Wisdom #Children #Hypocrite

  • The standards you establish for others must reflect the standards you set for yourself. No one will follow a hypocrite.
    -- Lou Holtz

    #Hypocrite #Standards

  • I also want to announce that I'm changing my name. I haven't told anyone. You get the scoop.
    -- Luther Campbell

    #Hypocrite #Names #Want

  • Corruption and hypocrisy ought not to be inevitable products of democracy, as they undoubtedly are today.
    -- Mahatma Gandhi

    #Hypocrite #Hypocrisy #Democracy

  • They are hypocrites, they think the Church is a cage to keep God in, so he will stay locked up there and not go wandering about the earth during the week, poking his nose into their business, and looking in the depths and darkness and doubleness of their hearts, and their lack of true charity; and they believed they need only be bothered about him on Sundays when they have their best clothes on and their faces straight, and their hands washed and their gloves on, and their stories all prepared.
    -- Margaret Atwood

    #Love #Heart #Hypocrite

  • It is the nature of all hypocrites and false prophets to create a conscience where there is none, and to cause conscience to disappear where it does exist.
    -- Martin Luther

    #Hypocrite #Doe #Causes

  • Whenever the true message of the cross is abolished, the anger of hypocrites and heretics ceases.. and all things are in peace. This is a sure token that the devil is guarding the entry to the house, and that the PURE doctrine of God's Word has been taken away. The Church then, is in the BEST state when Satan assaileth it on every sideboth with subtle sleights, and outright violence. And likewise, it is in the WORST state when it is most at peace!
    -- Martin Luther

    #Taken #Hypocrite #House

  • Politics and hypocrites is turning us all into lunatics.
    -- Marvin Gaye

    #Hypocrite #Politics

  • In the world over, the very name of our country is immediately associated with the Parthenon.
    -- Melina Mercouri

    #Country #Hypocrite #Names

  • Where it is in his own interest, every organism may reasonably be expected to aid his fellows. Where he has no alternative, he submits to the yoke of communal servitude. Yet given a full chance to act in his own interest, nothing but expediency will restrain him from brutalizing, from maiming, from murdering his brother, his mate, his parent, or his child. Scratch an 'altruist' and watch a 'hypocrite' bleed.
    -- Michael Ghiselin

    #Brother #Children #Hypocrite

  • Scratch an altruist and watch a hypocrite bleed.
    -- Michael Ghiselin

    #Hypocrite #Watches #Scratches

  • No hint of genuine charity ameliorates our vision of society, once sentimentalism has been laid side. What passes for cooperation turns out to be a mixture of opportunism and exploitation. Scratch an altruist and watch a hypocrite bleed.
    -- Michael Ghiselin

    #Hypocrite #Vision #Scratches

  • Experience has taught that politics is a game played by conmen and hypocrites.
    -- Michela Wrong

    #Hypocrite #Games #Taught

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

    #Lying #Hypocrite #Differences

  • I commit her to memory. When I'm alone, I feel a strange yearning, the hunger of a man fasting not because he believes but because he's ashamed. Not the cleansing hunger of the devout, but the feverish hunger of the hypocrite. I let her go every evening only because there's nothing I can do to stop her.
    -- Mohsin Hamid

    #Memories #Believe #Hypocrite

  • Hypocrisy is a fashionable vice, and all fashionable vices pass for virtue.
    -- Moliere

    #Fashion #Hypocrite #Hypocrisy

  • I would be a huge hypocrite if I didn't tell you that at one time in my life I thought the way that you made music was you got on a major label and you got famous.
    -- Neko Case

    #Hypocrite #Way #Would Be

  • Hypocrites are those who apply to others the standards that they refuse to accept for themselves.
    -- Noam Chomsky

    #Hypocrite #Media #Politics

  • The hypocrite takes good advice as an insult.
    -- Nouman Ali Khan

    #Hypocrite #Advice #Good Advice