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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 (Quote by - Lord Byron)

As hypocrisy is said to be the highest compliment to virtue, the art of lying is the strongest acknowledgment of the force of truth (Quote by - William Hazlitt)

And the veil Spun from the cobweb fashion of the times, TO hid the feeling heart? (Quote by - Mark Akenside)

It is a good divine that follows his own instructions. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy (Quote by - Edwin Hubbel Chapin)

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. (Quote by - Aldous Huxley)

He was a man Who stole the livery of the court of Heaven To serve the devil in. (Quote by - Robert Pollok)

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. (Quote by - John Milton)

We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side: one which we preach but do not practice, and another which we practice but seldom preach. (Quote by - Bertrand Russell)

There are two sorts of hypocrites: one that are deceived with their outward morality and external religion; many of whom are professed Arminians, in the doctrine of justification: and the other, are those that are deceived with false discoveries and elevations; who often cry down works, and men's own righteousness, and talk much of free grace; but at the same time make a righteousness of their discoveries and of their humiliation, and exalt themselves to heaven with them (Quote by - Jonathan Edwards)

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. (Quote by - Lord David Cecil)

When a man puts on a Character he is a stranger to, there's as much difference between what he appears, and what he is really in himself, as there is between a VIzor and a Face. (Quote by - Jean de la Bruyere)

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

Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue. (Quote by - Francois de La Rochefoucauld)

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. (Quote by - Abraham Lincoln)

Saint abroad, and a devil at home. (Quote by - John Bunyan)

Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks invisible, except to God alone. (Quote by - John Milton)

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 (Quote by - unknown)

HYPOCRITE, n. One who, profession virtues that he does not respect secures the advantage of seeming to be what he depises (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)

Extremes meet, and there is no better example than the naughtiness of humility. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy. (Quote by - Arthur Schopenhauer)

Panics, in some cases, have their uses; they produce as much good as hurt. Their duration is always short; the mind soon grows through them and acquires a firmer habit than before. But their peculiar advantage is, that they are the touchstone of sincerity and hypocrisy, and bring things and men to light, which might have lain forever undiscovered. (Quote by - Thomas Paine)

If it were not for the intellectual snobs who pay, the arts would perish with their starving practitioners - let us thank heaven for hypocrisy. (Quote by - Aldous Huxley)

That which we call sin in others is experiment for us. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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 (Quote by - Simone de Beauvoir)


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