Hypocrisy Quotes

O serpent heart, hid with a flow’ring face! Did ever dragon keep so fair a cave?
– William Shakespeare

Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
– Elbert Hubbard

The devil loves nothing better than the intolerance of reformers.
– James Russell Lowell

What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Children lack morality, but they also lack fake morality.
– Mignon McLaughlin

All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance.
– Theodore M. Hesburgh

That which we call sin in others is experiment for us.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
– H.G. Wells

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

If it were not for the intellectual snobs who pay, the arts would perish with their starving practitioners let us thank heaven for hypocrisy.
– Aldous Huxley

hen you say that you agree with a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
– Otto von Bismarck

As no roads are so rough as those that have just been mended, so no sinners are so intolerant as those that have just turned saints.
– Charles Caleb Colton

Oh, for a forty-parson power to chant Thy praise, Hypocrisy! Oh, for a hymn Loud as the virtues thou dost loudly vaunt, Not practice!
– Lord Byron

Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.
– Jacob M. Braude

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

I don’t never have any trouble in regulating my own conduct, but to keep other folks’ straight is what bothers me.
– Josh Billings

A hypocrite is in himself both the archer and the mark, in all actions shooting at his own praise or profit.
– Dr. Thomas Fuller

A great deal of what passes for current Christianity consists in denouncing other people’s vices and faults.
– Henry H. Williams

How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few his precepts! O! ’tis easier to keep holidays than commandments.
– Benjamin Franklin

Throughout our lives, we see in the mirror the same innocent trusting face we have seen there since childhood.
– Mignon McLaughlin