A conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.
A hypocrite is a person who- but who isn't?
As religion is imitated and mocked by hypocrisy, so public duty is
parodied by patriotism.
-J. E. Thorold Rogers
Don't stay away from church because there are so many hypocrites.
There's always room for one more.
Early in life, I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical
humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasions to change.
-Frank Lloyd Wright
Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person,
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Force may make hypocrites, but it can never make converts.
Hubris and hypocrisy are a deadly combination.
Hypocrisy is better than no standards at all.
Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue.
-Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Hypocrisy is the lubricant of society.
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 practised at spare moments; it
is a whole-time job.
-W. Somerset Maugham
Hypocrite: a guy who writes a book on atheism and prays that it sells.
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.
I'm disappointed that my own Catholic Church has decided that capital
punishment is wrong. Which is pretty hypocritical if you think about it,
because they wouldn't even have a religion if it wasn't for capital
In all ages hypocrites, called priests, have put crowns upon the heads
of thieves, called kings.
-Robert G. Ingersoll
It's silly to go on pretending that under the skin we are all brothers.
The truth is more likely that under the skin we are all cannibals,
assassins, traitors, liars, hypocrites, poltroons.
Manners are the hypocrisy of nations.
-Honoré de Balzac
No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.
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.
Public prayer is no evidence of piety. It is practiced by an abundance
of hypocrites. But private prayer is a thing for which the hypocrite has
-Charles H. Spurgeon
Same old hypocrisy. Life is a fight, and the strongest wins. All
civilization does is hide the blood and cover up the hate with pretty
-Ursula K. LeGuin
Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a
The good thing about being a hypocrite is that you get to keep your
The greatest and truest zeal gives us no security against hypocrisy: The
most open impiety is attended with a secret dread and compunction.
The hypocrite's crime is that he bears false witness against himself.
The inevitable hypocrisy, which is associated with the all the
collective activities of the human race, springs chiefly from this
source: that individuals have a moral code which makes the actions of
collective man an outrage to their conscience.
The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the
one who lies with sincerity.
We are not hypocrites in our sleep.