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Hypocrisy Quotes


These are some of the best 'Hypocrisy' quotations and sayings.

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'Tis a cowardly and servile humor to hide and disguise a man's self under a visor, and not to dare to show himself what he is. By that our followers are trained up to treachery. Being brought up to speak what is not true, they make no conscience of a lie.

A bad man is worse when he pretends to be a saint.

Affectation is a greater enemy to the face than smallpox.

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

An atheist is but a mad ridiculous derider of piety; but a hypocrite makes a sober jest of God and religion; he finds it easier to be upon his knees than to rise to a good action; like an impudent debtor, who goes every day to talk familiarly to his creditor, without ever paying what he owes.

As a man loves gold, in that proportion he hates to be imposed upon by counterfeits; and in proportion as a man has regard for that which is above price and better than gold, he abhors that hypocrisy which is but its counterfeit.

But then I sigh, and, with a piece of Scripture, tell them - that God bids us do good for evil: and thus I clothe my naked villainy, with old odd ends, stolen forth of Holy Writ: and seem a saint, when most I play the devil. Why, I can smile, and murder while I smile: and cry, content, to that which grieves my heart; and wet my cheeks with artificial tears, and frame my face to all occasions.

Extremes meet, and there is no better example than the naughtiness of humility.

False face must hide what the false heart doth know.

For neither man nor angel can discern hypocrisy, the only evil that walks invisible.

He that hath the name to be an early riser may sleep till noon.

Hypocrisy desires to appear rather than to be good; honesty, to be good rather than seem so. - Fools purchase reputation by the sale of desert; wise men seek desert even at the hazard of reputation.

Hypocrisy is folly. - It is much easier, safer, and pleasanter to be the thing which a man aims to appear, than to keep up the appearance of what he is not.

Hypocrisy is much more eligible than open infidelity and vice, it wears the livery of religion, and is cautious of giving scandal.

Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.

Hypocrisy is the necessary burden of villainy; affectation, part of the chosen trappings of folly; the one completes a villain, the other only finishes a fop. Contempt is the proper punishment of affectation, and detestation the just consequence of hypocrisy.

Hypocrisy, detest her as we may, and no man's hatred ever wronged her yet, may claim this merit still, that she admits the worth of what she mimics with such care.

Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks invisible, except to God alone.

Hypocrites do the devil's drudgery in Christ's livery.

I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.


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