35 Quotes About Being a Hypocrite


Dealing with a hypocrite leaves you with a special sense of distrust and dismay. These quotes about being a hypocrite are just one example to the type of behavior that can come out of these individuals.

“A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.”

“A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.”

“A man is a hypocrite only when he affects to take a delight in what he does not feel, not because he takes a perverse delight in opposite things.”

“An immoral character, glossed with religious pretention, is like a rotten egg with an Easter coloring.”

“An open foe may prove a curse but a pretended friend is worse.”

“Another little phase of everyday life that might be amusing if it were not so pathetic is the pious way some old skinflint whose specialty is foreclosing widows’ mortgages can act in church.”

“As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.”

“Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.”

“Everybody is a hypocrite. You can’t live on this planet without being a hypocrite.”

“False friends leave you in times of trouble.”

“I don’t want people to think I’m a hypocrite.”

“I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating… because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.”

“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”

“I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.”

“If you would rise in the world, veil ambition with the forms of humanity.”

“It is better to be an outspoken atheist than a hypocrite.”

“It is easier to pretend to be what you are not, than to hide what you really are; he that can accomplish both, has little to learn in hypocrisy.”

“It is often easier to fight for your principles than to live up to them.”

“It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.”

“Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.”

“Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks.”

“One thing you can’t hide – is when you’re crippled inside.”

“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.”

“Rudeness is a weak man’s imitation of strength.”

“Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.”

“The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it.”

“The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.”

“There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy, hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny.”

“Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.”

“We are all hypocrites. We cannot see ourselves or judge ourselves the way we see and judge others.”

“We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity.”

“Wherever you find a great man, you will find a great mother or a great wife standing behind him — or so they used to say.”

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

“Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.”

“Your hypocrisy insults my intelligence.”

Many people have their own understanding and opinion about what is hypocritical or not.

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