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

Don't take what someone else has made sure of and pretend it's you yourself that have made sure of it till it's yours absolutely by conviction. It's stealing to take it and hypocrisy and you'll fall into a hole. (Emily Carr)

If we divine a discrepancy between a man's words and his character, the whole impression of him becomes broken and painful; he revolts the imagination by his lack of unity, and even the good in him is hardly accepted. (Charles Horton Cooley)

With affection beaming in one eye, and calculation shining out of the other. (Charles Dickens)

At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could. (William Hazlitt)

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)

Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical. He pretends to be polite and then, eventually, he becomes polite. (Jean Kerr)

An ounce of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition. (Michael Korda)

Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachment of spirit. It cannot, like adultery or gluttony, be practiced at spare moments; it is a whole-time job. (W. Somerset Maugham)

For neither man nor angel can discern hypocrisy, the only evil that walks invisible, except to God alone. (John Milton)

When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe, he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime. (Thomas Paine)

I try to photograph my own and society's hypocrisy. (Martin Parr)

Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue. (Francois de La Rochefoucauld)

There is no room for hypocrisy. Why use bitter soup for healing when sweet water is everywhere? (Rumi)

With people of only moderate ability, modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent, it is hypocrisy. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

When you see a great deal of religion displayed in his shop window, you may depend on it, that he keeps a very small stock of it within. (Charles Haddon Spurgeon)

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

Hypocrisy in anything whatever may deceive the cleverest and most penetrating man, but the least wide-awake of children recognizes it, and is revolted by it, however ingeniously it may be disguised. (Leo Tolstoy)

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


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