Hypocrisy quotes

  • The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Integrity #Hypocrisy #House

  • No human is perfect; we all have our hidden sins. Hypocrisy is to delude yourself into denying your own sins and allow arrogance to grow within you.
    -- Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi

    #Perfect #Hypocrisy #Arrogance

  • Fog and hypocrisy - that is to say, shadow, convention, decency - these were the very things that lent to London its poetry and romance.
    -- Ada Leverson

    #Fog #Hypocrisy #Romance

  • Most worshippers of God are intent on the advancement of their own destiny, not on His worship. In India, no one has ever claimed to be a prophet. The reason is that claims to divinity are customary.
    -- Akbar

    #Destiny #Hypocrisy #India

  • If a man must make himself appear cheerful; he must know why he is miserable.
    -- Al Smith

    #Men #Hypocrisy #Cheerful

  • Hypocrisy is not a way of getting back to the moral high ground. Pretending you're moral, saying your moral is not the same as acting morally.
    -- Alan Dershowitz

    #Hypocrisy #Acting #Way

  • I know [my label], in any case: a double face, a charming Janus, and underneath, the house motto: "Be wary". On my business cards:"Jean-Baptiste Clamence, actor".
    -- Albert Camus

    #Hypocrisy #House #Cards

  • Hypocrisy is the homage that vice and wrong pay to virtue and justice .
    -- Albert Pike

    #Justice #Hypocrisy #Vices

  • 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

    #Peace #Long #Hypocrisy

  • Cant is always rather nauseating; but before we condemn political hypocrisy, let us remember that it is the tribute paid by men of leather to men of God, and that the acting of the part of someone better than oneself may actually commit one to a course of behavior perceptibly less evil than what would be normal and natural in an avowed cynic.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Men #Evil #Hypocrisy

  • If it were not for the intellectual snobs who pay - in solid cash - the arts would perish with their starving practitioners. Let us thank heaven for hypocrisy.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Art #Hypocrisy #Heaven

  • That character in conversation which commonly passes for agreeable is made up of civility and falsehood.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Character #Hypocrisy #Civility

  • Hypocrisy is the essence of snobbery, but all snobbery is about the problem of belonging.
    -- Alexander Theroux

    #Essence #Hypocrisy #Problem

  • He has given ample evidence of qualities hardly any other living statesman has demonstrated to the same degree: the courage to look facts in the face and to seek flexible solutions, respect for others, give-and-take in dialog situations, absence of hypocrisy, a complete absence of grandeur in the conduct of his personal life. He has never been driven by blind self-assertion to make absurd decisions.
    -- Alice Miller

    #Self #Hypocrisy #Giving

  • Politeness, n: The most acceptable hypocrisy.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Hypocrisy #Politeness

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

    #Hypocrite #Hypocrisy #Halos

  • There are two kinds of stones, as everyone knows, one of which rolls.
    -- Amelia Earhart

    #Leadership #Two #Hypocrisy

  • One handles truths like dynamite. Literature is one vast hypocrisy, a giant deception, treachery. All writers have concealed more than they revealed.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Truth #Hypocrisy #Deception

  • The important task of literature is to free man, not to censor him, and that is why Puritanism was the most destructive and evil force which ever oppressed people and their literature: it created hypocrisy, perversion, fears, sterility.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Fear #Men #Hypocrisy

  • Hypocrisy is a revolting, psychopathic state.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Hypocrisy #States #Psychopathic

  • I knew then that the Christian Church thrives on hypocrisy, and that man's carnal nature will out!
    -- Anton Szandor LaVey

    #Christian #Men #Hypocrisy

  • I found Mr. Carter's actions toward the Republic of China so incredible that they defy description by socially acceptable expletives. If December 7, 1941 was a "day of infamy" then December 15, 1978 ranks right up there in international betrayal...The pathetic thing about this whole mess, however, is that it is typical of this administration's conduct of foreign affairs, which could be kindly described as being riddled by ineptitude and hypocrisy.
    -- Barry Goldwater

    #Betrayal #War #Hypocrisy

  • When I saw corruption, I was forced to find truth on my own. I couldn't swallow the hypocrisy.
    -- Barry White

    #Truth #Hypocrisy #Saws

  • Unfortunately, in seeing ourselves as we truly are, not all that we see is beautiful and attractive. This is undoubtedly part of the reason we flee silence. We do not want to be confronted with our hypocrisy, our phoniness. We see how false and fragile is the false self we project. We have to go through this painful experience to come to our true self.
    -- Basil Pennington

    #Beautiful #Self #Hypocrisy

  • It holds for good polity ever, to have that outwardly in vilest estimation, which inwardly is most dear to us.
    -- Ben Jonson

    #Hypocrisy #Dear

  • As an outsider in America, you do see the kind of hypocrisy that's rampant there.
    -- Ben Mendelsohn

    #America #Hypocrisy #Outsiders

  • Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured... But not everyone must prove they are a citizen.
    -- Ben Stein

    #Government #Hypocrisy #Citizens

  • A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Government #Hypocrisy #Political

  • Posterity will do justice to that unprincipled maniac Gladstone - extraordinary mixture of envy, vindictiveness, hypocrisy and superstition; and with one commanding characteristic - whether Prime Minister or Leader of the Opposition, whether preaching, praying, speechifying or scribbling - never a gentleman.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Envy #Justice #Hypocrisy

  • It is hypocrisy for man to make any other use of his religion, or the credit of it, than to sanctify and save his soul.
    -- Benjamin Whichcote

    #Men #Hypocrisy #Soul

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

    #Hypocrisy #Deeds #Scripture

  • When you become senile, you won't know it.
    -- Bill Cosby

    #Hypocrisy #Age #Comedy

  • Rural towns aren't always idyllic. It's easy to feel trapped and be aware of social hypocrisy.
    -- Bill Pullman

    #Hypocrisy #Idyllic #Towns

  • We do not content ourselves with the life we have in ourselves and in our being; we desire to live an imaginary life in the mind of others, and for this purpose we endeavor to shine. We labor unceasingly to adorn and preserve this imaginary existence and neglect the real.
    -- Blaise Pascal

    #Real #Vanity #Hypocrisy

  • Yet the order of the acts is planned And the end of the way inescapable. I am alone; all drowns in the Pharisees' hypocrisy.
    -- Boris Pasternak

    #Order #Hypocrisy #Pharisees

  • After I won the title, I was confronted with the real world. People do not behave naturally anymore - hypocrisy is everywhere.
    -- Boris Spassky

    #Real #People #Hypocrisy

  • If people can be educated to see the lowly side of their own natures, it may be hoped that they will also learn to understand and to love their fellow men better. A little less hypocrisy and a little more tolerance towards oneself can only have good results in respect for our neighbor; for we are all too prone to transfer to our fellows the injustice and violence we inflict upon our own natures.
    -- Carl Jung

    #Respect #Men #Hypocrisy

  • Julian spoke with the clear, unequivocal lucidity of madmen who have escaped the hypocrisy of having to abide by a reality that makes no sense.
    -- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

    #Reality #Hypocrisy #Spokes

  • Mayor De Blasio's appointment of Bill Bratton as police commissioner is the height of hypocrisy. Asking Bratton to stop racial profiling and stop and frisk is like asking an arsonist to help you put out fires. Bratton along with his partner Giuliani started and supported racial profiling stops. A new progressive mayor? I think not!
    -- Charles Barron

    #Thinking #Fire #Hypocrisy

  • Highfalutin moral principles are impossible guides to foreign policy. At worst, they reflect hypocrisy; at best, extreme naivete.
    -- Charles Krauthammer

    #Hypocrisy #Principles #Moral

  • To be thankful for what we grasp exceeding our proportion is to add hypocrisy to injustice.
    -- Charles Lamb

    #Hypocrisy #Being Thankful #Add

  • Discretion is the polite word for hypocrisy.
    -- Christine Keeler

    #Hypocrisy #Polite #Discretion

  • I have that hypocrisy of a parent in that I'm like,'Come on, you've got to toughen up at the same time let me take care of that for you.
    -- Craig Ferguson

    #Hypocrisy #Parent #Care

  • The only reality was nothingness, and over it a hypocrisy of words.
    -- D. H. Lawrence

    #Reality #Hypocrisy #Over It

  • Happiness was a term of hypocrisy used to bluff other people.
    -- D. H. Lawrence

    #Hypocrisy #People #Used

  • I always tell people that religious institutions and political institutions should be separate. So while I'm telling people this, I myself continue with them combined. Hypocrisy!
    -- Dalai Lama

    #Religious #People #Hypocrisy

  • We cannot by ourselves reduce the number of nuclear weapons in the world, but we are doing what has to be done all over the world if those weapons are one day to be eliminated. We will not contemplate any circumstance in which their possession or threatened use is justified. We reject the secrecy and hypocrisy which surrounds the continuing refinement of the technology.
    -- David Lange

    #Technology #Numbers #Hypocrisy

  • Honest discussions - even and perhaps especially on topics about which we disagree - can help us resist hypocrisy and arrogance. They can also help us live up to the basic ideals, such as liberty and justice for all, on which our country was founded.
    -- David Price

    #Country #Justice #Hypocrisy

  • People sometimes rationalize their greed by saying that it is all for the good of their children but this is nothing but an excuse they use to make their despicable actions appear respectable and praiseworthy.
    -- Democritus

    #Children #People #Hypocrisy

  • My hypocrisy only goes so far.
    -- Doc Holliday


  • It appears my hypocrisy knows no bounds.
    -- Doc Holliday


  • Hypocrisy is the mother of all evil and racial prejudice is still her favourite child.
    -- Don King

    #Mother #Children #Hypocrisy

  • Humility is a quality for which I have only a limited admiration. In many phases of life it is a great mistake and degenerates into defensiveness or hypocrisy.
    -- E. M. Forster

    #Mistake #Humility #Hypocrisy

  • The police must obey the law while enforcing the law.
    -- Earl Warren

    #Integrity #Law #Hypocrisy

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

    #Hypocrisy #Promise #Cost

  • No task is more difficult than systematic hypocrisy.
    -- Edward George, Baron George

    #Hypocrisy #Tasks #Systematic

  • If privacy ends where hypocrisy begins, Kitty Kelley's steamy expose is a contribution to contemporary history.
    -- Eleanor Clift

    #Hypocrisy #Privacy #Ends

  • Now I had lived long enough and had heard enough from urchins my age and from other slaves, to distrust the person who calls himself merciful, or just, or kindly. Usually these are the most cruel, niggardly and selfish people, and slaves learn to fear the master who prefaces his remarks with tributes to his own virtues.
    -- Elizabeth Borton de Trevino

    #Selfish #Hypocrisy #Long

  • And I think it's really easy for people to point out hypocrisy in people's lives.
    -- Ellen Page

    #Thinking #People #Hypocrisy

  • Don't take what someone else has made sure of and pretend it's you yourself that have made sure of it till it's yours absolutely by conviction. It's stealing to take it and hypocrisy and you'll fall into a hole.
    -- Emily Carr

    #Fall #Hypocrisy #Stealing

  • the Lives of Great Men are more oft' at variance with their profess'd Phillosophies than consistent with 'em ...
    -- Erica Jong

    #Men #Hypocrisy #Ems

  • There's no hypocrisy in Hell's Kitchen.
    -- Ethel Waters

    #Hypocrisy #Kitchen #Hell

  • We've never thought too deeply about the roles things like forgetting or partisanship or inefficiency or ambiguity or hypocrisy play in our political or social life. It's been impossible to get rid of them, so we took them for granted, and we kind of thought, naively, that they're always the enemy.
    -- Evgeny Morozov

    #Play #Hypocrisy #Political

  • If I'm a cruel satirist at least I'm not a hyprocrite: I never judge what other people do. Neither a politician nor a priest, I never censor what others do. Neither a philospher nor a psychiatrist, I never bother trying to analyze or resolve my fears and neuroses
    -- Federico Fellini

    #People #Judging #Hypocrisy

  • I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.
    -- Fidel Castro

    #Fake People #War #Hypocrisy

  • It must be a good thing to be good or ivrybody wudden't be pretendin' he was.
    -- Finley Peter Dunne

    #Hypocrisy #Good Things #Be Good

  • it is not that religion is merely useless, it is mischievous. It is mischievous by its idle terrors; it is mischievous by its false morality; it is mischievous by its hypocrisy; by its fanaticism; by its dogmatism; by its threats; by its hopes; by its promises.
    -- Frances Wright

    #Hypocrisy #Promise #Useless

  • Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
    -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

    #Integrity #Hypocrisy #Identity

  • The life of the nation is shot through with a certain falseness and hypocrisy, which are all the more tragic because they are so often subconscious rather than deliberate ... The soul of the people is putrescent, and until that becomes regenerate and clean, no good work can be done.
    -- Frantz Fanon

    #People #Hypocrisy #Soul

  • If you think that you can sin, and then by cries avert the consequences of sin, you insult God's character.
    -- Frederick William Robertson

    #Character #Thinking #Hypocrisy

  • There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy, hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny.
    -- Frederick William Robertson

    #Hypocrisy #Three #World

  • Never to talk about oneself is a very refined form of hypocrisy.
    -- Friedrich Nietzsche

    #Hypocrisy #Form #Oneself

  • Not he who scorns the Saviour's yoke Should wear his cross upon the heart.
    -- Friedrich Schiller

    #Heart #Hypocrisy #Yoke

  • I could not without vile hypocrisy and a miserable truckling to the smile of the world ... profess to join in worship which I wholly disapprove.
    -- George Eliot

    #Hypocrisy #Atheism #World

  • It is better sometimes not to follow great reformers of abuses beyond the threshold of their homes.
    -- George Eliot

    #Home #Hypocrisy #Abuse

  • Snobbishness, like hypocrisy, is a check upon behaviour whose value from a social point of view has been underrated.
    -- George Orwell

    #Views #Hypocrisy #Behaviour

  • What's more interesting are the dynamics between people that involve hypocrisy or ignoring each other. That's what I want to write about. I like to make people uncomfortable because it's something we should be uncomfortable about.
    -- George Pelecanos

    #Writing #Interesting #Hypocrisy

  • God! how is it that we fail to recognize that the mask of pleasure, stripped of all hypocrisy, is that of anguish?
    -- Georges Bernanos

    #Hypocrisy #Failing #Mask

  • Issues such as transparency often boil down to which side of -pick a number- 40 you're on. Under 40, and transparency is generally considered a good thing for society. Over 40, and one generally chooses privacy over transparency. On every side of this issue, hypocrisy abounds.
    -- Graydon Carter

    #Numbers #Issues #Hypocrisy

  • 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

  • The same fact that Boccaccio offers in support of religion might be adduced in behalf of a republic: "It exists in spite of its ministers.
    -- Heinrich Heine

    #Hypocrisy #Support #Republic

  • We are always making God our accomplice, that so we may legalize our own iniquities. Every successful massacre is consecrated by a Te Deum, and the clergy have never been wanting in benedictions for any victorious enormity.
    -- Henri Frederic Amiel

    #Successful #Hypocrisy #May

  • I am learning that the best cure for hypocrisy is community. Hypocrisy is not so much the result of not living what I preach but much more of not confessing my inability to fully live up to my own words.
    -- Henri Nouwen

    #Hypocrisy #Community #Inability

  • Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.
    -- Henry David Thoreau

    #Love #Hypocrisy #Literature

  • In the mouths of many men soft words are like roses that soldiers put into the muzzles of their muskets on holidays.
    -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    #Holiday #Men #Hypocrisy

  • It will not do to be saints at meeting and sinners everywhere else.
    -- Henry Ward Beecher

    #Hypocrisy #Saint #Meetings

  • Our happiness often depends upon social hypocrisies to which we will never stoop.
    -- Honore de Balzac

    #Happiness #Hypocrisy #Social

  • Women, perhaps even require a little hypocrisy.
    -- Honore de Balzac

    #Women #Hypocrisy #Littles

  • Hypocrisy is oftenest clothed in the garb of religion.
    -- Hosea Ballou


  • Hypocrisy is a value that I think has been embraced by the Republican Party. We get lectured by people all day long about moral values by people who have their own moral shortcomings.
    -- Howard Dean

    #Party #Thinking #Hypocrisy

  • [Eve] sees through Satan's disquise of clever hypocrisy, identifies him, and exposes him for what he is...[ever since Satan has] had it in for women.
    -- Hugh Nibley

    #Clever #Hypocrisy #Satan

  • We've surrounded the most vital and commonplace human function with a vast morass of taboos, convention, hypocrisy, and plain claptrap.
    -- Ilka Chase

    #Sex #Hypocrisy #Conventions

  • I'm paid to preach not to practice.
    -- Isaac

    #Practice #Hypocrisy

  • Democracy is hypocrisy without limitation.
    -- Iskander Mirza

    #Hypocrisy #Democracy #Limitation

  • To say that we are sorry for our sins is mere hypocrisy, unless we show that we are really sorry for them, by giving them up. Doing is the very life of repentance.
    -- J. C. Ryle

    #Sorry #Giving #Hypocrisy

  • You can't top that remark for hypocrisy or the setting for irony. It isn't the middle class who write $32,500 checks. Those who do expect something in return. They've been getting it.
    -- Jack Kelly

    #Writing #Class #Hypocrisy

  • Never underestimate the hypocrisy of politicians.
    -- James Herbert

    #Hypocrisy #Underestimate #Politician

  • He that hath the name to be an early riser may sleep till noon.
    -- James Howell

    #Sleep #Names #Hypocrisy

  • Nothing is more revealing of an age than its hypocrisies.
    -- James Laver

    #Hypocrisy #Age #Revealing

  • To condemn your sin in another is hypocrisy. Not to condemn is to reserve your right to sin.
    -- James Richardson

    #Hypocrisy #Sin