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An ounce of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition. •Michael Korda We ought to see far enough read more

An ounce of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition. •Michael Korda We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity. •G. K. Chesterton Often a noble face hides filthy ways. •Euripides The only vice which cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.

by Michael Korda Found in: Hypocrisy Quotes,
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So smooth he daubed his vice with show of virtue
That, his apparent open guilt omitted--
I read more

So smooth he daubed his vice with show of virtue
That, his apparent open guilt omitted--
I mean, his conversation with Shore's wife--
He lived from all attainder of suspects.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Hypocrisy Quotes,
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Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.

Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.

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Thus 'tis with all; their chief and constant care
Is to seem everything but what they are.

Thus 'tis with all; their chief and constant care
Is to seem everything but what they are.

by Oliver Goldsmith Found in: Hypocrisy Quotes,
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Not he who scorns the Saviour's yoke
Should wear his cross upon the heart.

Not he who scorns the Saviour's yoke
Should wear his cross upon the heart.

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Oh, for a forty-parson power to chant
Thy praise, Hypocrisy! Oh, for a hymn
Loud as the read more

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

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We are oft to blame in this,
'Tis too much proved, that with devotion's visage
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We are oft to blame in this,
'Tis too much proved, that with devotion's visage
And pious action we do sugar o'er
The devil himself.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Hypocrisy Quotes,
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I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be
wicked and being really good all read more

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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The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.

The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.

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