Quotation Explorer - 'Hypocrisy'

A conservative government is an organized hypocrisy. - Benjamin Disraeli
Socrates made people face their hypocrisy. He had to die. - Francis Mont
Politeness, delicacy [and] decency ... are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery, and cowardice. - John Adams
I used to only write poetry; now I live it. I finally matured enough to starve my hypocrisy to death. - Steve Maraboli
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises; for never intending to go beyond promises; it costs nothing. - Edmund Burke
Hypocrisy is the vaseline of political intercourse.
When we abolish the slavery of half of humanity, together with the whole system of hypocrisy it implies, then the "division" of humanity will reveal its genuine significance and the human couple will find its true form. - Simone de Beauvoir
While watching the current state of America, I have concluded we should welcome the truth no matter how it arrives and justice no matter who or what it affects. When we don't, we become a vessel of mendacity and hypocrisy. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Hypocrisy has its place in the ages of strong belief: in which even when one is compelled to exhibit a different belief one does not abandon the belief on already has. - Frederich Nietzsche
Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Your refusal to forgive one who has sinned against you us a manifestation of hypocrisy - a telltale sign that either you have not experenced God's forgiving grace, or that you take such grace for granted. - Joe Thorn
Compassion is a lifetime business. You can't say something like, "I will have compassion on Monday, Thursdays and Fridays only. But for the rest, I will be cruel". That is hypocrisy. - Israelmore Ayivor
Your hypocrisy insults my intelligence. - Toba Beta
Rejecting God's truth b/c of mankind's hypocrisy is like rejecting mathematical truth b/c mankind's incompetence. - Orrin Woodward
The lamentable expression: 'But it was only a dream", the increasing use of which - among others in the domain of the cinema - has contributed not a little to encourage such hypocrisy, has for a long while ceased to merit discussion. - André Breton
All people like to be praised as it boosts their self-esteem, keeps them motivated and happy but it also pushes them into the abyss of sham, which is propelled by hypocrisy and sycophancy. - Balroop Singh
There's this idea that to live out of conformity with how I feel is hypocrisy; but that's a wrong definition of hypocrisy. To live out of conformity to what I believe is hypocrisy. To live in conformity with what I believe, in spite of what I feel, isn't hypocrisy; it's integrity. - Erik Thoennes
Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy. - Warren W. Wiersbe
To forgive, you must love the world and everything in it. Anything less is hypocrisy. - Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
Teenagers can spot hypocrisy a mile away and here I was telling them how to cope when they witnessed the shambles of my own life and how I was living. - David W. Earle
I wish to declare with all earnestness that I do not want any religious ceremonies performed for me after my death. I do not believe in such ceremonies, and to submit to them, even as a matter of form, would be hypocrisy and an attempt to delude ourselves and others. - Jawaharlal Nehru
Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy. - Ambrose Bierce
Hypocrisy is our friend. Power structures have to pretend to hold values in order to win the loyalty of at least some of society. We can use the gap between those professed values and reality to move people to try to change the reality towards the values. - Justin Podur
There could be no dearth of comedy as long as there is hypocrisy in the people's life. - Anuj Somany
Religion imprisons God. By its own accord, if we are made in the image and likeness of God, then His condemnation of the sinner is an act of hypocrisy. I believe God to be greater than that. - Steve Maraboli
An ounce of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.
Heroes are not made. They are born out of circumstances and rise to the occasion when their spirit can no longer coexist with the hypocrisy of injustice to others. - Shannon L. Alder
Humility is a quality for which I have only a limited admiration. In many phases of life it is a great mistake and degenerates into defensiveness and hypocrisy. - E.M. Forster
The hypocrisy and infidelity are two flaws, but they can be treated if we can be faithful to ourselves. - Abdelkader Benchekroun
The truth is, the hypocrisy of humans is everywhere - Jeremy Griffith
The problem with Christianity is more people profess the truth than live it. So much hypocrisy abounds that I can no longer say I count myself among them without being held to the same unachievable standard. - Shannon L. Alder
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