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

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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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A man I knew who lived upon a smile,
And well it fed him; he look'd plump and fair,
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A man I knew who lived upon a smile,
And well it fed him; he look'd plump and fair,
While rankest venom foam'd through every vein.

by Edward Young Found in: Hypocrisy Quotes,
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We are oft to blame in this,
'Tis too much proved, that with devotion's visage
And pious read more

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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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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O serpent heart, hid with a flow'ring face!
Did ever dragon keep so fair a cave?

O serpent heart, hid with a flow'ring face!
Did ever dragon keep so fair a cave?

by William Shakespeare Found in: Hypocrisy Quotes,
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With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.

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

by Arthur Schopenhauer Found in: Hypocrisy Quotes,
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Let me be cruel, not unnatural;
I will speak daggers to her, but use none.
My tongue read more

Let me be cruel, not unnatural;
I will speak daggers to her, but use none.
My tongue and soul in this be hypocrites:
How in my words somever she be shent,
To give them seals never, my soul, consent!

by William Shakespeare Found in: Hypocrisy Quotes,
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A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself read more

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

by William Hazlitt Found in: Hypocrisy Quotes,
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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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