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Quotes About Hypocrisy
“Our fear of hypocrisy is forcing us to live in a world where gluttons are fine, so long as they champion gluttony.”
― Jonah Goldberg   
•“When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch.” 
― Bette Davis
•“We are all hypocrites. We cannot see ourselves or judge ourselves the way we see and judge others.” 
― José Emilio Pacheco
•“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 
•“Most everyone seems willing to be a fool himself, but he can't bear to have anyone else one.”
Josh Billings
•“Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.” 
― Virginia Woolf
•“All of us have to be prevaricators, hypocrites, and liars every day of our lives; otherwise the social structure would fall into pieces the first day. We must act in one another's presence just as we must wear clothes. It is for the best” 
― O. Henry
•“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
•“God bids you not to commit lechery, that is, not to have sex with any woman except your wife. You ask of her that she should not have sex with anyone except you -- yet you are not willing to observe the same restraint in return. Where you ought to be ahead of your wife in virtue, you collapse under the onset of lechery. ... Complaints are always being made about men's lechery, yet wives do not dare to find fault with their husbands for it. Male lechery is so brazen and so habitual that it is now sanctioned [= permitted], to the extent that men tell their wives that lechery and adultery are legitimate for men but not for women.” 
― Augustine of Hippo
•“The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.” 
― William Hazlitt
•“Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.” 
― Edmund Burke 
•“The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.”
― Jane Addams
•“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 II
“The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.” 
― William Hazlitt 
•“Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.”  
― Elbert Hubbard
“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  
•“Hypocrisy has its own elegant symmetry.” 
― Julie Metz
•“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 E. Price 
•“[M]en, though they know full well how much women are worth and how great the benefits we bring them, nonetheless seek to destroy us out of envy for our merits. It's just like the crow, when it produces white nestlings: it is so stricken by envy, knowing how black it is itself, that it kills its own offspring out of pique.” 
― Moderata Fonte
•“The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.”  
― André Gide
“When I saw corruption, I was forced to find truth on my own. I couldn't swallow the hypocrisy.” 
― Barry White 
•“Yes, I laugh at all mankind, and the imposition that they dare to practice when they talk of hearts. I laugh at human passions and human cares, vice and virtue, religion and impiety; they are all the result of petty localities, and artificial situation. One physical want, one severe and abrupt lesson from the colorless and shriveled lip of necessity, is worth all the logic of the empty wretches who have presumed to prate it, from Zeno down to Burgersdicius. It silences in a second all the feeble sophistry of conventional life, and ascetical passion.” 
― Charles Maturin
•“It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them. 
― Alfred Adler
•“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
•“When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. 
― George Bernard Shaw
•“The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others. 
― Author Unknown
•“Hypocrisy annoys me, people need to look into mirrors. Let me hold a mirror in front of your face.” 
― C. JoyBell C.
•“The deadliest Pharisaism today is not hypocrisy, but unconscious unreality.” 
― Oswald Chambers
•“If a woman is given a bad reputation -- however contrary to the facts -- any man will be loath to marry her, as one sees all the time. Yet take a man who has slept with a hundred women and may be the vilest lecher on earth, and there is still no delay in a wife being found for him, whether he is knight, baron, or whatever, so long as he's rich. The girl can be absolutely virginal and innocent, her spouse as corrupt as you like. What logic can anyone see in this?” 
― Anonymous
•“And what sort of lives do these people, who pose as being moral, lead themselves? My dear fellow, you forget that we are in the native land of the hypocrite.” 
― Oscar Wilde
•“If she knew me as I really am she would despise me, and certainly not aid or abet my evil designs. To veil their vices from the sight of the good is the only resource of those who are not blind and know themselves to be vicious.' Thus was I confirmed in habits of hypocrisy; and these, for a time, worked only too effectually to my advantage.” 
― William Beckford
•“Creating some god for one's inspirations was always a good way to avoid accusations of pride should the scheme succeed, as well as the blame if did not.” 
― Margaret Atwood
•“As a nation, we began by declaring that 'all men are created equal.' We now practically read it 'all men are created equal, except negroes.' When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read 'all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics.' When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty – to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.” 
― Abraham Lincoln
•“A man far oftener appears to have a decided character from persistently following his temperament than from persistently following his principles.” 
― Friedrich Nietzsche
•“It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.” 
― Noel Coward
•“I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.” 
― Oscar Wilde
•“The more faithful preachers are to the Word of God in their preaching, the more liable they are to the charge of hypocrisy. Why? Because the more faithful people are to the Word of God the higher the message is that they will preach. The higher the message, the further they will be from obeying themselves.” 
― R.C. Sproul
•“In the days when hyenas of hate suckle the babes of men, and jackals of hypocrisy pimp their mothers’ broken hearts, may children not look to demons of ignorance for hope.” 
― Aberjhani
•“It is the philosophers, theologians, and evangelists who are said to be filled with pride and bigotry due to the strong convictions that they represent. On the contrary, teachings can be either taken or dismissed; whereas voting is the only thing the average person can do to force everyone to live how they would prefer. A simple vote is among the largest yet most acceptable forms of bigotry, and that is because people play the card only when they feel that in doing so it conveniences themselves.” 
― Criss Jami
•“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
•“If privacy ends where hypocrisy begins, Kitty Kelley's steamy expose is a contribution to contemporary history.” 
― Eleanor Clift 
•“The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.”   ― Socrates
•“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
•“Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.” 
― Warren W. Wiersbe
•“If men could see us as we really are, they would be a little amazed; but the cleverest, the acutest men are often under an illusion about women: they do not read them in a true light: they misapprehend them, both for good and evil: their good woman is a queer thing, half doll, half angel; their bad woman almost always a fiend.” 
― Charlotte Bronte
•“I was not a hypocrite, with one real face and several false ones. I had several faces because I was young and didn't know who I was or wanted to be.” 
― Milan Kundera
•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
•A great deal of what passes for current Christianity consists in denouncing other people's vices and faults.”
― Henry H. Williams
•“When one's unconscious is full of vice, nothing realizes inner potential like hypocrisy.” 
― Bauvard
•“To win the people, always cook them some savoury that pleases them.” 
― Aristophanes
•“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,
•“Those who plead their cause in the absence of an opponent can invent to their heart's content, can pontificate without taking into account the opposite point of view and keep the best arguments for themselves, for aggressors are always quick to attack those who have no means of defence.” 
― Christine de Pizan
•“It's to be a person who's able to shoot little arrows into sacred cows and knock politicians off their pedestals, to look out for hypocrisy, advocate for all sorts of things from social justice to peace.” 
― Jonathan Shapiro 
•“Those whose conduct gives room for talk are always the first to attack their neighbors.”   ― Jean Baptiste Molière
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