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Hypocrisy Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Hypocrisy

Please enjoy these Hypocrisy Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Morality becomes hypocrisy if it means accepting mothers'
suffering or dying in connection with unwanted pregnancies
and illegal abortions and unwanted children.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

If privacy ends where hypocrisy begins,
Kitty Kelley's steamy expose is a contribution to contemporary history.
- Eleanor Clift

Hypocrisy is the essence of snobbery,
but all snobbery is about the problem of belonging.
- Alexander Theroux

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

 

Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation.
- Honore de Balzac

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

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

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An once of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.
- Michael Korda

Reagan and Bush...
made the world safe for hypocrisy.
- Julia Phillips

I find capitalism repugnant.
It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating...
because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.
- Fidel Castro

Rural towns aren't always idyllic.
It's easy to feel trapped and be aware of social hypocrisy.
- Bill Pullman

There is so much hypocrisy in sports.
- Dennis Rodman

A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.
- Stendhal

Hypocrisy is not generally a social sin,
but a virtue.
- Judith Martin

Politeness, n: The most acceptable hypocrisy.
- Ambrose Bierce

Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

In England the only homage which they pay to Virtue -
is hypocrisy.
- Lord Byron

The idea of democracy has been stripped of it moral
imperatives and come to denote hollowness and hypocrisy.
- Paul Wellstone

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

Democracy is hypocrisy without limitation.
- Iskander Mirza

Hypocrisy is great fodder for comedy.
- Mo Rocca

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

When I saw corruption, I was forced to find truth on my own.
I couldn't swallow the hypocrisy.
- Barry White

There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy,
hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny.
- Frederick William Robertson

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

Liberty is the right of every man to be honest,
to think and to speak without hypocrisy.
- Jose Marti

There's a lot more hypocrisy than before.
Racism has gone back underground.
- Richard Pryor

There's no hypocrisy in Hell's Kitchen.
- Ethel Waters

Discretion is the polite word for hypocrisy.
- Christine Keeler

Amin is the shame of the whole world.
The fact that he managed to rule so long and commit
so many crimes was only possible thanks to the hypocrisy
of the East and the West who were waging the Cold War for world domination.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

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

The point is that there is tremendous hypocrisy among the Christian right.
And I think that Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty as a religious
issue that speaks to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

I would think a sense of the absurd is more important
for a political cartoonist,
because that could define things like a sense of hypocrisy
or a sense of the things one has to be skeptical about.
- Jonathan Shapiro

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.
- Victoria Woodhull

Even modern English people are imperious,
superior, ridden by class.
All of the hypocrisy and the difficulties that are
endemic in being British also make it an incredibly
fertile place culturally.
A brilliant place to live.
Sad but true.
- Pete Townshend

I will use whatever position I have in order to root out hypocrisy.
Democrats have strong moral values.
Frankly, my moral values are offended by some of the
things I hear on programs like "Rush Limbaugh,"
and we don't have to put up with that.
- Howard Dean

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

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

When we walk away from global warming,
Kyoto, when we are irresponsibly slow in moving toward AIDS in Africa,
when we don't advance and live up to our own rhetoric and standards,
we set a terrible message of duplicity and hypocrisy.
- John F. Kerry

You begin to realize that hypocrisy is not a terrible
thing when you see what overt fascism is compared to sort of covert,
you know, communal politics which the Congress has
never been shy of indulging in.
- Arundhati Roy

Most terrorists are people deeply concerned by what they see as social,
political, or religious injustice and hypocrisy,
and the immediate grounds for their terrorism is often
retaliation for an action of the United States.
- William Blum

Why does the rest of the world put up with the hypocrisy,
the need to put a happy face on sorrow,
the need to keep on keeping on?...
I don't know the answer, I know only that I can't.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

When part of what you're trying to get at is the truth hidden under a taboo,
or when you want to nail a hypocrisy,
laughter is a very useful tool.
I want to show the painful side of existence,
but there is no question I also want to make people laugh.
- Todd Solondz

The great thing about irony is that it splits things apart,
gets up above them so we can see the flaws and hypocrisies and duplicates.
- David Foster Wallace

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

A Great Relationship is the Dance of Two Great Lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest roadblock to a great relationship
is trying to force a partner to change through bribes or threats.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Having a personal opinion is great.
Believing that one's personal opinion is absolute truth
leads to most of the world's troubles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
- Anonymous

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Regrets and resentments cause great suffering but fix nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
- Thomas Henry Huxley


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