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Hypocrisy Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Hypocrisy

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Hypocrisy is the essence of snobbery,
but all snobbery is about the problem of belonging.
- Alexander Theroux

In England the only homage which they pay to Virtue -
is hypocrisy.
- Lord Byron

With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty.
But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

There's no hypocrisy in Hell's Kitchen.
- Ethel Waters

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Discretion is the polite word for hypocrisy.
- Christine Keeler

Because hypocrisy stinks in the nostrils one is likely
to rate it as a more powerful agent for destruction than it is.
- Rebecca West

Politeness, n: The most acceptable hypocrisy.
- Ambrose Bierce


 

Hypocrisy is not generally a social sin,
but a virtue.
- Judith Martin

An once of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.
- Michael Korda

The idea of democracy has been stripped of it moral
imperatives and come to denote hollowness and hypocrisy.
- Paul Wellstone

Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Our fear of hypocrisy is forcing us to live in a world where gluttons are fine,
so long as they champion gluttony.
- Jonah Goldberg

There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy,
hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny.
- Frederick William Robertson

There is so much hypocrisy in sports.
- Dennis Rodman

Reagan and Bush...
made the world safe for hypocrisy.
- Julia Phillips

When I saw corruption, I was forced to find truth on my own.
I couldn't swallow the hypocrisy.
- Barry White

Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises,
for never intending to go beyond promise,
it costs nothing.
- Edmund Burke

I find capitalism repugnant.
It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating...
because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.
- Fidel Castro

The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy.
The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.
- William Hazlitt

Rural towns aren't always idyllic.
It's easy to feel trapped and be aware of social hypocrisy.
- Bill Pullman

Hypocrisy is great fodder for comedy.
- Mo Rocca

Morality becomes hypocrisy if it means accepting mothers'
suffering or dying in connection with unwanted pregnancies
and illegal abortions and unwanted children.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation.
- Honore de Balzac

A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Democracy is hypocrisy without limitation.
- Iskander Mirza

There's a lot more hypocrisy than before.
Racism has gone back underground.
- Richard Pryor

Liberty is the right of every man to be honest,
to think and to speak without hypocrisy.
- Jose Marti

Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.
- Stendhal

Hypocrisy is a value that I think has been embraced by the Republican Party.
We get lectured by people all day long about moral
values by people who have their own moral shortcomings.
- Howard Dean

If privacy ends where hypocrisy begins,
Kitty Kelley's steamy expose is a contribution to contemporary history.
- Eleanor Clift

It's to be a person who's able to shoot little arrows
into sacred cows and knock politicians off their pedestals,
to look out for hypocrisy, advocate for all sorts of
things from social justice to peace.
- Jonathan Shapiro

Rude contact with facts chased my visions and dreams quickly away,
and in their stead I beheld the horrors,
the corruption, the evils and hypocrisy of society,
and as I stood among them, a young wife,
a great wail of agony went out from my soul.
- Victoria Woodhull

No habit or quality is more easily acquired than hypocrisy,
nor any thing sooner learned than to deny the sentiments
of our hearts and the principle we act from:
but the seeds of every passion are innate to us,
and nobody comes into the world without them.
- Bernard de Mandeville

Amin is the shame of the whole world.
The fact that he managed to rule so long and commit
so many crimes was only possible thanks to the hypocrisy
of the East and the West who were waging the Cold War for world domination.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

You begin to realize that hypocrisy is not a terrible
thing when you see what overt fascism is compared to sort of covert,
you know, communal politics which the Congress has
never been shy of indulging in.
- Arundhati Roy

When part of what you're trying to get at is the truth hidden under a taboo,
or when you want to nail a hypocrisy,
laughter is a very useful tool.
I want to show the painful side of existence,
but there is no question I also want to make people laugh.
- Todd Solondz

Why does the rest of the world put up with the hypocrisy,
the need to put a happy face on sorrow,
the need to keep on keeping on?...
I don't know the answer, I know only that I can't.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

Honest discussions - even and perhaps especially on
topics about which we disagree -
can help us resist hypocrisy and arrogance.
They can also help us live up to the basic ideals,
such as liberty and justice for all,
on which our country was founded.
- David E. Price

I would think a sense of the absurd is more important
for a political cartoonist,
because that could define things like a sense of hypocrisy
or a sense of the things one has to be skeptical about.
- Jonathan Shapiro

Most terrorists are people deeply concerned by what they see as social,
political, or religious injustice and hypocrisy,
and the immediate grounds for their terrorism is often
retaliation for an action of the United States.
- William Blum

I will use whatever position I have in order to root out hypocrisy.
Democrats have strong moral values.
Frankly, my moral values are offended by some of the
things I hear on programs like "Rush Limbaugh,"
and we don't have to put up with that.
- Howard Dean

When we walk away from global warming,
Kyoto, when we are irresponsibly slow in moving toward AIDS in Africa,
when we don't advance and live up to our own rhetoric and standards,
we set a terrible message of duplicity and hypocrisy.
- John F. Kerry

The point is that there is tremendous hypocrisy among the Christian right.
And I think that Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty as a religious
issue that speaks to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

Even modern English people are imperious,
superior, ridden by class.
All of the hypocrisy and the difficulties that are
endemic in being British also make it an incredibly
fertile place culturally.
A brilliant place to live.
Sad but true.
- Pete Townshend

The great thing about irony is that it splits things apart,
gets up above them so we can see the flaws and hypocrisies and duplicates.
- David Foster Wallace

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

There is a great future in front of you,
you can leave your past behind.
- Joel Osteen

Forgiving is not a gift to someone else.
Forgiving is your gift to yourself -
a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you cannot create great new beginnings
until you sincerely celebrate the endings that precede them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
- Sally Koch

Know that the essence of life is not
in the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Because of a great love, one is courageous.
- Lao Tzu

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces
that incessantly draw great events.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

I welcome change as a great adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We come nearest to the great
when we are great in humility.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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