Hypocrisy Quotes

These are our collection of our Favorite Hypocrisy Quotes. Mind you, Hypocrisy is not my Favorite vice or virtue. These just happen to be our favorite quotes..But then we see a lot of Hypocrisy around, and if we look at ourselves, we may also not be saints at all. I hope these famous quotes about hypocrisy will at least help us look at ourselves and see for ourselves how true we are to ourselves.

He does not believe who does not live according to his belief.
~Thomas Fuller

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
~ Oscar Wilde

Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy
~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Hypocrisy quotes and sayings
I don’t never have any trouble in regulating my own conduct, but to keep other folks’ straight is what bothers me.
~Josh Billings

The only vice which cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy. ~ William Hazlitt

Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob
~ Oscar Wilde

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

Affectation is a greater enemy to the face than smallpox.
~English Proverb

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

Most everyone seems willing to be a fool himself, but he can’t bear to have anyone else one.
~Josh Billings

Hypocrisy and distortion are passing currents under the name of religion
~ Mahatma Gandhi’s sayings

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!
~ Lord Byron

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
~William Shakespeare

Prudery is the hypocrisy of modesty
~Unknown Saying

Never to talk to ones self is a form of hypocrisy
~ Lord Byron

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

Children lack morality, but they also lack fake morality.
~Mignon McLaughlin

Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.
~ Stendhal’s quote

For neither man nor angel can discern Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to God alone.
~John Milton’s saying on the subject

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

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

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.
~George Bernard Shaw’s Hypocrisy Quote

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

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.
~Oscar Wilde

The devil loves nothing better than the intolerance of reformers.
~James Russell Lowell

Where there is no religion, hypocrisy becomes good taste
~ George Bernard Shaw

The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.
~Socrates’ sayings on Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy is nothing, in fact, but a horrible hopefulness.
~Victor Hugo

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

Hypocrisy is the necessary burden of villainy.
~ Samuel Johnson

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

Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue.
~ La Rochefoucauld

There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel that no one else has the right to blame us.
~Oscar Wilde

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

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

What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Politeness is the most acceptable hypocrisy
~ Ambrose Bierce

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

Hypocrisy is an homage that vice renders to virtue.
~Fran├žois, Duc De La Rochefoucauld

Hypocrisy is a fashionable vice, and all fashionable vices pass for virtue
~ Moliere

As hypocrisy is said to be the highest compliment to virtue, the art of lying is the strongest acknowledgment of the force of truth
~ William Hazlitt

A great deal of what passes for current Christianity consists in denouncing other people’s vices and faults.
~Henry H. Williams

Hypocrisy is the lubricant of society.
~ David Hull

Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a-begging.
~ Martin Luther

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