Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy

Hypocrisy: prejudice with a halo

There is a certain satisfaction in coming down to the lowest ground of politics, for we get rid of can’t and hypocrisy

I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.

The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.

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

When men think and believe in one set of symbols and act in ways which are contrary to their professed and conscious ideas, confusion and insincerity are bound to result.

Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachment of spirit. It cannot, like adultery or gluttony, be practiced at spare moments; it is a whole-time job

How inexpressible is the meanness of being a hypocrite! how horrible is it to be a mischievous and malignant hypocrite.

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

Sincerity is the luxury allowed, like diadems and authority, only to the highest rank. . . . Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.

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

For neither man nor angel can discern Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to God alone.

Hypocrisy is no cheap vice; nor can our natural temper be masked for many years together.

The natural man has a difficult time getting along in this world. Half the people think he is a scoundrel because he is not a hypocrite.

Asleep, nobody is a hypocrite.

Leave this hypocritical prating about the masses. Masses are rude, lame, unmade, pernicious in their demands and influence, and need not to be flattered, but to be schooled.

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

Hypocrite: Someone who complains that there is too much sex and violence on his VCR.

Morality becomes hypocrisy if it means accepting mothers suffering or dying in connection with unwanted pregnancies and illegal abortions – and unwanted children living in misery

Be hypocritical, be cautious, be Not what you seem but always what you see.

A conservative government is an organized hypocrisy

Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical. He pretends to be polite and then, eventually, he becomes polite.

Whoever is a hypocrite in his religion mocks God, presenting to Him the outside and reserving the inward for his enemy.

Hypocrisy is folly. It is much easier, safer, and pleasanter to be the thing which a man aims to appear, than to keep up the appearance of being what he is not.

He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars. General Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer; For Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized particles.

Oh, for a forty-parson power to chant Thy praise, Hypocrisy! Oh, for a hymn Loud as the virtues thou dost loudly vaunt, Not practise!

HYPOCRITE, n. One who, profession virtues that he does not respect secures the advantage of seeming to be what he depises

With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.

All humans are hypocrites; the biggest hypocrite of all is the one who claims to detest hypocrisy

Hypocrite: the man who murdered both his parents… pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.

In all ages, hypocrites, called priests, have put crowns upon the heads of thieves, called kings.

Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachment of spirit. It cannot,like adultery or gluttony, be practiced at spare moments; it is a whole-time job.

Courage and modesty are the most unequivocal of virtues, for they are of a kind that hypocrisy cannot imitate; they too have this quality in common, that they are expressed by the same colour.

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

There are three signs of a hypocrite: when he speaks he speaks lies, when he makes a promise he breaks it, and when he is trusted he betrays his trust.

Hypocrites do the devil’s drudgery in Christ’s livery.

Let me be cruel, not unnatural; I will speak daggers to her, but use none.My tongue and soul in this be hypocrites: How in my words somever she be shent, To give them seals never, my soul, consent!

When we abolish the slavery of half of humanity, together with the whole system of hypocrisy it implies, then the ‘division’ of humanity will reveal its genuine significance and the human couple will find its true form

Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks invisible, except to God alone.

The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that’s also a hypocrite!

Women, perhaps, even require a little hypocrisy.

Better to be known as a sinner than a hypocrite.

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.

You ever notice the first thing someone says when they can’t find something is that it was stolen? They say “who stole it?!”. It’s an ego defense. They can’t stand the fact that they might have been stupid enough to have lost something.

The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity

Oh Jesus, they have built these churches for the sake of their own glory, and embellished them with silk and melted gold. . . . They left the bodies of Thy chosen poor wrapped in tattered raiment in the cold night. . . . They filled the sky with the smoke of burning candles and incense and left the bodies of Thy faithful worshipers empty of bread. . . . They raised their voices with hymns of praise, but deafened themselves to the cry and moan of the widows and orphans. Come again, Oh Living Jesus, and drive the vendors of Thy faith from Thy sacred temple, for they have turned it into a dark cave where vipers of hypocrisy and falsehood crawl and abound.

An ounce of hypocracy is worth a pound of ambition.

For neither man nor angel can discern Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to God alone, By his permissive will, through heav’n and earth.

I like business because it is competitive, because it rewards deeds rather than words. I like business because it compels earnestness and does not permit me to neglect today’s task while thinking about tomorrow. I like business because it undertakes to please, not reform; because it is honestly selfish, thereby avoiding hypocrisy and sentimentality. I like business because it promptly penalizes mistakes, shiftlessness and inefficiency, while rewarding well those who give it the best they have in them. Lastly, I like business because each day is a fresh adventure.

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.

Corruption and hypocrisy ought not to be inevitable products of democracy, as they undoubtedly are today

Four characteristics constitute anyone who possesses them a sheer hypocrite, and anyone who possesses one of them possesses a characteristic of hypocrisy till he abandons it: when he is trusted he betrays his trust, when he talks he lies, when he makes a covenant he acts treacherously and when he quarrels he abuses.

Manners are the hypocrisy of nations.

Hypocrisy: a lie in action – the legacy of indecency

There is a certain satisfaction in coming down to the lowest ground of politics, for we get rid of cant and hypocrisy.

A hypocrite is in himself both the archer and the mark, in all actions shooting at his own praise or profit.

If Satan ever laughs, it must be at hypocrites; they are the greatest dupes he has.

If it were not for the intellectual snobs who pay, in solid cash, the tribute which Philistinism owes to culture, the arts would perish with their starving practitioners. Let us thank heaven for hypocrisy.

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