65 Hypocrisy Quotes On Success In Life

These hypocrisy quotes will inspire you. Hypocrisy, the behavior of people who do things that they tell other people not to do, or the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging hypocrisy quotes, hypocrisy sayings, and hypocrisy proverbs.

Best Hypocrisy Quotes

  1. “No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  2. “Hypocrisy is the audacity to preach integrity from a den of corruption.” ~ Wes Fesler
  3. “The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.” ~ Andre Gide , Lies & hypocrisy quotes
  4. “The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that’s also a hypocrite!” ~ Tennessee Williams
  5. “The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.” ~ Socrates

  6. “People are very inclined to set moral standards for others.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. “A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.” ~ Adlai E. Stevenson
  8. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
  9. “When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind, as to [profess] things he does not believe, he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime.” ~ Thomas Paine
  10. “There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy, hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny.” ~ Frederick William Robertson

  11. “The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.” ~ Jane Addams
  12. “God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.” ~ William Shakespeare
  13. “The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.” ~ William Hazlitt
  14. “Corruption and hypocrisy ought not to be inevitable products of democracy, as they undoubtedly are today.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  15. “Clean your finger before you point at my spots.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  16. “How clever you are, my dear! You never mean a single word you say.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  17. “If Satan ever laughs, it must be at hypocrites; they are the greatest dupes he has.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  18. “Live truth instead of professing it.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  19. “There are moments when one has to choose between living one’s own life, fully, entirely, completely-or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands.” ~ Oscar Wilde , Life hypocrisy quotes
  20. “Whatever you condemn, you have done yourself.” ~ Georg Groddeck

  21. “Hypocrite: The man who murdered his parents, and then pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  22. “It is always easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.” ~ Alfred Adler
  23. “It is easier to pretend to be what you are not than to hide what you really are; but he that can accomplish both has little to learn in hypocrisy.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  24. “A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli
  25. “Only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.” ~ Hannah Arendt

  26. “As witnesses not of our intentions but of our conduct, we can be true or false, and the hypocrite’s crime is that he bears false witness against himself. What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. 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.” ~ Hannah Arendt
  27. “There’s a lot more hypocrisy than before. Racism has gone back underground.” ~ Richard Pryor
  28. “No task is more difficult than systematic hypocrisy.” ~ Edward George, Baron George
  29. “All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance.” ~ Theodore Hesburgh
  30. “Discretion is the polite word for hypocrisy.” ~ Christine Keeler

  31. “A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.” ~ William Hazlitt
  32. “We are never more true to ourselves than when we are inconsistent.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  33. “To be nobody-but-yourself – in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.” ~ e. e. cummings
  34. “People sometimes rationalize their greed by saying that it is all for the good of their children but this is nothing but an excuse they use to make their despicable actions appear respectable and praiseworthy.” ~ Democritus
  35. “It is easy for men to talk one thing and think another.” ~ Publilius Syrus

  36. “Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy.” ~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin
  37. “The idea of democracy has been stripped of it moral imperatives and come to denote hollowness and hypocrisy.” ~ Paul Wellstone
  38. “It has been the political career of this man, to begin with hypocrisy, proceed with arrogance, and finish with contempt” ~ Thomas Paine
  39. “Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a begging.” ~ Martin Luther
  40. “Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  41. “Jesus reserved his hardest words for the hidden sins of hypocrisy, pride, greed, and legalism.” ~ Philip Yancey
  42. “Hypocrisy: prejudice with a halo.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  43. “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.” ~ Hannah Arendt
  44. “I have been called a curmudgeon, which my obsolescent dictionary defines as a “surly, ill-mannered, bad-tempered fellow.” … Nowadays, curmudgeon is likely to refer to anyone who hates hypocrisy, cant, sham, dogmatic ideologies, the pretenses and evasions of euphemism, and has the nerve to point out unpleasant facts and takes the trouble to impale these sins on the skewer of humor and roast them over the fires of empiric fact, common sense, and native intelligence. In this nation of bleating sheep and braying jackasses, it then becomes an honor to be labeled curmudgeon.” ~ Edward Abbey
  45. “Asleep, nobody is a hypocrite” ~ William Hazlitt

  46. “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” ~ Mark Twain
  47. “Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.” ~ Edmund Burke
  48. “Be as you wish to seem.” ~ Socrates
  49. “Hypocrisy, the lie, is the true sister of evil, intolerance, and cruelty.” ~ Raisa Gorbacheva
  50. “The hypocrite who always plays one and the same part ceases at last to be a hypocrite.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

  51. “When men think and believe in one set of symbols and act in ways which are contrary to their professed and conscious ideas, confusion and insincerity are bound to result.” ~ John Dewey
  52. “We are not hypocrites in our sleep.” ~ William Hazlitt
  53. “You have to live with the people in hypocrisy for them to stay happy with you.” ~ Shams Tabrizi
  54. “Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think, and to speak without hypocrisy.” ~ Jose Marti
  55. “Hypocrisy is a fashionable vice, and all fashionable vices pass for virtue.” ~ Moliere

  56. “For every man’s nature is concealed with many folds of disguise, and covered as it were with various veils. His brows, his eyes, and very often his countenance, are deceitful, and his speech is most commonly a lie.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  57. “Those whose conduct gives room for talk are always the first to attack their neighbors.” ~ Moliere
  58. “The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet everyone has courage enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs, of his neighbor.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  59. “They attack the victim, and then the criminal who attacked the victim accuses the victim of attacking him. This is American justice. This is American democracy and those of you who are familiar with it know that in America democracy is hypocrisy. Now, if I’m wrong, put me in jail; but if you can’t prove that democracy is not hypocrisy, then don’t put your hands on me.” ~ Malcolm X
  60. “In England the only homage which they pay to Virtue – is hypocrisy.” ~ Lord Byron

  61. “Most of us are aware of and pretend to detest the barefaced instances of that hypocrisy by which men deceive others, but few of us are upon our guard or see that more fatal hypocrisy by which we deceive and over-reach our own hearts.” ~ Laurence Sterne
  62. “Hypocrisy is the scarlet letter in politics.” ~ Mark McKinnon
  63. “Those who pretend to know what they don’t will be thought ignorant of even what they know.” ~ Thiruvalluvar

  64. “Almost all of us long for peace and freedom; but very few of us have much enthusiasm for the thoughts, feelings, and actions that make for peace and freedom.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  65. “Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.” ~ Warren W. Wiersbe

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