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Insincerity Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Insincerity

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

Smiling away your troubles requires
a clear conscience that harbors no insincerity.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Related topics: Values Self Honor

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

That's what show business is, sincere insincerity.
- Benny Hill

I like the enthusiasm but not the insincerity of Los Angeles.
- Brenda Blethyn

 

This is the age of insincerity.
The movies had the misfortune to come along in the twentieth century,
and because they appeal to the masses there can be no sincerity in them.
- Lionel Barrymore

Every single instance of a friend's insincerity increases
our dependence on the efficacy of money.
- William Shenstone

Insincerity is always weakness; sincerity even in error is strength.
- George Henry Lewes

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Marriage always demands the greatest understanding
of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings.
- Vicki Baum

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.
When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims,
one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms,
like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
- George Orwell

I am not protesting against the conduct of the war,
but against the political errors and insincerities
for which the fighting men are being sacrificed.
- Siegfried Sassoon

An insincere and evil friend is more
to be feared than a wild beast;
a wild beast may wound your body,
but an evil friend will wound your mind.
- The Buddha

There are many selfish people who are extremely original,
then they take those pure ideas and use them to raise themselves up,
that is an insincere move.
- Daniel Smith

It is unhappily true that much insincere Literature and Art,
executed solely with a view to effect,
does succeed by deceiving the public.
- George Henry Lewes

Well, youth is the period of assumed personalities and disguises.
It is the time of the sincerely insincere.
- V. S. Pritchett

I much prefer a compliment, even if insincere,
to sincere criticism.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

It is better to be thought perverse than insincere.
- Samuel Richardson

The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I just don't like people coming up to me and saying something.
It immediately makes you become insincere.
There is no way you can react to it sincerely.
- Tom Verlaine

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

I have also seen children successfully
surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance.
That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Understanding does not cure evil,
but it is a definite help,
inasmuch as one can cope
with a comprehensible darkness.
- Carl Jung

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

The world is a dangerous place,
not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.
- Albert Einstein

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
It is not proud. It does not dishonor others,
It is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
- Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)

Nothing is evil which is according to nature.
- Marcus Aurelius

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully
as when they do it from religious conviction.
- Blaise Pascal

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits
either good or evil, nor do I serve any.
- Lao Tzu

The man who promises everything, is sure to fulfill nothing,
and everyone who promises too much is in danger of
using evil means in order to carry out his promises,
and is already on the road to perdition.
- Carl Jung

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil
to one who is striking at the root.
- Henry David Thoreau

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it
as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Whenever you are angry, be assured that
it is not only a present evil,
but that you have increased a habit.
- Epictetus

If evil be spoken of you
and it be true, correct yourself,
if it be a lie, laugh at it.
- Epictetus

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I object to violence because
when it appears to do good,
the good is only temporary;
the evil it does is permanent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.
- Henry David Thoreau

The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

An evil deed is not redeemed
by an evil deed in retaliation.
- Coretta Scott King (widow of Martin Luther King, Jr.)

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil,
when one feels tranquil,
one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings;
when one has these feelings and appreciates them,
one is free of fear.
- The Buddha

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

So you think that money is the root of all evil.
Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?
- Ayn Rand

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

There is no evil and there are
no evil forces in the world.
There are only people of awareness,
and there are people who are fast asleep -
and sleep has no force.
The whole energy is in the hands of the awakened people.
And one awakened person can awaken the whole world.
One lighted candle can make millions of candles lighted
without losing it's light.
- Osho

False words are not only evil in themselves,
but they infect the soul with evil.
- Socrates

There is nothing good or evil save in the will.
- Epictetus

We see what we ASSUME we will see.
If you believe the world is evil, you will see evil.
If you believe the world is good, you will see good.
To change how life looks, change how you see life -
change your expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil,
but one must never label a necessary evil as good.
- Margaret Mead

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder
with our American friends in this hour of tragedy,
and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
- Tony Blair

Never do anything that taints your mind.
Wrong actions cause negative or evil mental vibrations
that are reflected in your whole appearance and personality.
Engage in those actions and thoughts that nurture
the good qualities you want to have.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it?
If not, we should be sincere enough to admit
that we love evil too well to give it up.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I am one of those who think like Nobel,
that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
- Marie Curie

I do not believe in the God of theology
who rewards good and punishes evil.
- Albert Einstein

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

One who is injured ought not to return the injury,
for on no account can it be right to do an injustice;
and it is not right to return an injury,
or to do evil to any man,
however much we have suffered from him.
- Socrates

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil;
in its worst state,
an intolerable one.
- Thomas Paine

The world needs anger.
The world often continues to allow evil because it isn't angry enough.
- Bede Jarrett

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love
will have the final word in reality.
That is why right, temporarily defeated,
is stronger than evil triumphant.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed
in any subject as I am in mine.
- Charles Darwin

There has to be evil so that
good can prove its purity above it.
- The Buddha

Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it
is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good,
and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false.
- Richard Cecil

It is a fact that cannot be denied:
the wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness
because it kindles something evil in our own hearts.
- Carl Jung

Government is an unnecessary evil.
Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior,
can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness.
- Fred Woodworth

Cursed is the man who dies, but the evil done by him survives.
- Abu Bakr

Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.
- Linus Torvalds

Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of
necessary evil to the luxury of baseball,
like the odor that follows an automobile.
- Christy Mathewson

I don't believe in devils.
Indifference and misunderstandings can create evil situations.
Most of the time, people who appear to be evil are
really victims of evil deeds.
- Max von Sydow

He uses his good powers for evil, and that's when it
gets to the dangerous side of it.
- Rosario Dawson

The extravagant expenditure of public money is an evil
not to be measured by the value of that money to the
people who are taxed for it.
- Chester A. Arthur


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