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Hypocrisy is nothing, in fact, but a horrible hopefulness. (Quote by - Victor Hugo)

Constant at Church and 'Change; his gains were sure; His givings rare, save farthings to the poor. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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 (Quote by - Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy)

Tis curious that we only believe as deeply as we live. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

With people with only modest ability, modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy. (Quote by - Schopenhauer)

Our fear of hypocrisy is forcing us to live in a world where gluttons are fine, so long as they champion gluttony. (Quote by - Jonah Goldberg)

A man I knew who lived upon a smile, And well it fed him; he look'd plump and fair, While rankest venom foam'd through every vein. (Quote by - Edward Young)

Prudery is the hypocrisy of modesty (Quote by - unknown)

O serpent heart, hid with a flow'ring face! Did ever dragon keep so fair a cave? (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

The hypocrite who always plays one and the same part ceases at last to be a hypocrite. (Quote by - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche)

For every man's nature is concealed with many folds of disguise, and covered as it were with various veils. His brows, his eyes, and very often his countenance, are deceitful, and his speech is most commonly a lie. (Quote by - Cicero)

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. (Quote by - Hannah Arendt)

Hypocrisy is no cheap vice; nor can our natural temper be masked for many years together. (Quote by - Edmund Burke)

Hypocrite: the man who murdered both his parents... pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan (Quote by - Abraham Lincoln)

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. (Quote by - Bernard de Mandeville)

It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime. (Quote by - Lord Byron)

The injury we do and the one we suffer are not weighed in the same scales. (Quote by - Aesop, Fables)

At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Every man is a hypocrite (Quote by - Frederick IV)

Be hypocritical, be cautious, be Not what you seem but always what you see. (Quote by - George Gordon Noel Byron)

Reagan and Bush made the world safe for hypocrisy. (Quote by - Julia Phillips)

Rude contact with facts chased my visions and dreams quickly away, and in their stead I beheld the horrors, the corruption, the evils and hypocrisy of society, and as I stood among them, a young wife, a great wail of agony went out from my soul. (Quote by - Victoria Woodhull)

Children lack morality, but they also lack fake morality. (Quote by - Mignon McLaughlin)

Hypocrisy is the lubricant of society. (Quote by - David Hull)


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