35 Sanctimonious Quotes On Success In Life

These Sanctimonious quotes will inspire you. Sanctimonious, making a show of being morally superior to other people.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Sanctimonious quotes, Sanctimonious sayings, and Sanctimonious proverbs.

Best Sanctimonious Quotes

  1. “I have a zero-tolerance for sanctimonious morons who try to scare people.” ~ Pat Robertson
  2. “He was a solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity.” ~ Mark Twain
  3. “Pompous asses knows how to put the moan in sanctimonious.” ~ Andy Hargreaves
  4. “The greatest tragedy in mankind’s entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke

  5. “Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence and deem them like the ark of the Covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  6. “The last thing I want to be is sanctimonious, but the thing that frustrates me is the deceit and betrayal, how there’s one rule for males and another for females.” ~ James Walsh
  7. “Every good quality runs into a defect; economy borders on avarice, the generous are not far from the prodigal, the brave man is close to the bully; he who is very pious is slightly sanctimonious; there are just as many vices to virtue as there are holes in the mantle of Diogenes.” ~ Victor Hugo
  8. “I completely scorn the falsifying, the sanctimonious, the cheap and the shoddy.” ~ Ralph Thomas Walker

  9. “Laws and Institutions Must Go Hand in Hand with the Progress of the Human Mind.” ~ Francis Bacon
  10. “What will the preachers say? .. to teach men not to persecute men: for, while a few sanctimonious humbugs are burning a few fanatics, the earth opens and swallows up all alike.” ~ Voltaire
  11. “Even if people do wrong, we’re social animals, so what can we do about stopping them doing the same things in future? Saying people are ‘bad’ or ‘evil’ is just an unwillingness to engage; an unwillingness to try to empathise. That sanctimonious attitude doesn’t help anyone” ~ Denise Mina
  12. “I have a liberal definition of news because I think news can be what excites people. I’m not very sanctimonious about what news is and isn’t.” ~ Diane Sawyer

  13. “You see everything depends upon the psychological headquarters from which we live. ‘Where am I living from?’ Ask yourself that question. If you don’t like your headquarters, you can move any time you like. Break away. Don’t tell anyone about it. Others will either smile tolerantly or mouth sanctimonious babble. Make your escape plans in secret. Never mind if you lose certain friends, you will find others who also have dared. They will be ten-thousand times more valuable to you.” ~ Vernon Howard
  14. “Some men look at Constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them, like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment. I knew that age well; I belonged to and labored with it. It deserved well of its country. It was very like the present, but without the experience of the present; and forty years of experience in Government is worth a century of book-reading; and this they would say themselves, were they to rise from the dead.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  15. “Laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. . . . We might as well require a man to wear the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain forever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  16. “There are two kinds of writers: hustlers and sanctimonious hustlers.” ~ Edward Hoagland

  17. “The word ‘conservative’ is used by the BBC as a portmanteau word of abuse for anyone whose views differ from the insufferable, smug, sanctimonious, naive, guilt-ridden, wet, pink orthodoxy of that sunset home of the third-rate minds of that third-rate decade, the nineteen-sixties.” ~ Norman Tebbit
  18. “I hated the things they believe in, the things they so innocently and charmingly pretended. I hated the sanctimonious piety that let people hurt helpless creatures. I hated the prayers and the hymns – the fountains and the red images that coloured their drab music, the fountains filled with blood, the sacrifice of the lamb.” ~ Ellen Glasgow
  19. “The ethical practices of lawyers are probably no worse than those of other professions. Lawyers bring some of the trouble on by claiming in a sanctimonious way that they are interested only in justice, not power or wealth. They also suffer guilt by association. Their clients are often people in trouble. Saints need no lawyers: gangsters do.” ~ Lawrence M. Friedman
  20. “Fretting about overpopulation, is a perfect guilt-free – indeed, sanctimonious – way for “progressives” to be racists.” ~ P. J. O’Rourke

  21. “(Canada) – the most parochial nationette on earth … I have been living in this sanctimonious icebox … painting portraits of the opulent Methodists of Toronto. Methodism and money in this city have produced a sort of hell of dullness.” ~ Wyndham Lewis
  22. “The unanimously applauded, self-congratulatory bromides of a Soviet Party Congress seemed contemptible. The unanimity of the sanctimonious, reality-concealing rhetoric spouted by American officials and media commentators in recent days seems, well, unworthy of a mature democracy.” ~ Susan Sontag
  23. “The greatest tragedy in mankind’s entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion. However valuable-even necessary-that may have been in enforcing good behavior on primitive peoples, their association is now counterproductive. Yet at the very moment when they should be decoupled, sanctimonious nitwits are calling for a return to morals based on superstition.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  24. “As a kid, I had a real fascination with perverse, off-color, and kind of risky things, and I also had a very sanctimonious Catholic, purist side.” ~ George Saunders

  25. “I have a big problem when the sanctimonious, holier than thou congressmen and women go on national television for six hours and beat somebody up with a stick, and not because I’m ‘Ms. Manners.’ That’s not what bothers me. People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” ~ Bernard Goldberg
  26. “I really am tired of all the Clinton Democrats running around getting all-sanctimonious over Iraq. It was them who killed 1.5 to 2.2 million Iraqis through sanctions. Sanctions that Madeline Albright, their illustrious Secretary of State, when confronted with the fact of 500,000 dead Iraqi children, said it was a price she was willing to pay.” ~ Scott Ritter
  27. “But I contend that the disgusting behavior of many of their alleged ‘holy men’ relieves us of any intellectual obligation to take the stuff seriously. No amount of sanctimonious rationalization can make such behavior anything but pathological.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein
  28. “It is too much for a husband to have a wife who is a coquette and sanctimonious as well; she should select only one of those qualities.” ~ Jean de la Bruyere

  29. “There are good intentions behind many peoples conversion to veganism, including an admirable devotion to the well-being of animals and a justified skepticism about the crap the USDA allows manufacturers to put in our food. But its hard to ignore the often sanctimonious nature of what some nutritionists view as an extremist way of eating.” ~ Julie Klausner
  30. “He had heard her say, so many times, that a society that approved of making abortion illegal was a society that approved of violence against women; that making abortion illegal was simply a sanctimonious, self-righteous form of violence against women- it was just another way of legalizing violence against women, Nurse Caroline would say.” ~ John Irving
  31. “Will was making a speech, something about having been young and careless once, the sort of thing old-timers said when they issued a deathblow, as if they thought their sanctimonious ramblings disguised as empathy would be welcomed, but Evie was only half listening.” ~ Libba Bray
  32. “Now is not the time for Canadians to be sanctimonious. It is time for us to be prudent and active.” ~ Vivek Shraya

  33. “The vermin explain their sin with sanctimonious language like, “We’ve prayed about it and sought counsel, and we feel it’s the right thing to do.” Don’t let it down on them that to the Enemy what they feel is inconsequential. His moral laws don’t give a rip about how any of them feel. The sludgebags have no more power to vote them in and out of existence than they have power to revoke the law of gravity.” ~ Randy Alcorn
  34. “For years Christians in particular have been attacked and silenced as they tried to challenge the immorality pervasive in today’s society. When they tell people casual sex is wrong, they get the inevitable, “You got no right to tell me what I can or can’t do. You don’t get to define morality for me. It’s none of your business what I do. Shut up.” If they oppose sexual immorality in any form including adultery, they are maligned as sanctimonious Puritans who have not gotten with it in the twenty-first century. It’s a long piece; it’s well thought out.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  35. “Leafing through Forbes or Fortune [magazine]s is like reading the operating manual of a strangely sanctimonious pirate ship” ~ Adam Gopnik

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