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Hypocrisy is not a way of getting back to the moral high ground. Pretending you're moral, saying your moral is not the same as acting morally.
The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.
For me, comedy starts as a spew, a kind of explosion, and then you sculpt it from there, if at all. It comes out of a deeper, darker side. Maybe it comes from anger, because I'm outraged by cruel absurdities, the hypocrisy that exists everywhere, even within yourself, where it's hardest to see.
The hypocrisy of some is that we like to think of ourselves as sophisticated and evolved, but we're still also driven by primal urges like greed and power.
Hypocrisy is the mother of all evil and racial prejudice is still her favourite child.
There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy, hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny.
Frederick William Robertson
Honest discussions - even and perhaps especially on topics about which we disagree - can help us resist hypocrisy and arrogance. They can also help us live up to the basic ideals, such as liberty and justice for all, on which our country was founded.
If, if a white man puts his arm around me voluntarily, that's brotherhood. But if you - if you hold a gun on him and make him embrace me and pretend to be friendly or brotherly toward me, then that's not brotherhood, that's hypocrisy.
Hypocrisy is a detriment to progress. There's always a hidden agenda.
A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.
I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.
When I saw corruption, I was forced to find truth on my own. I couldn't swallow the hypocrisy.
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.
Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think and to speak without hypocrisy.
When people talk, they lay lines on each other, do a lot of role playing, sidestep, shilly-shally and engage in all manner of vagueness and innuendo. We do this and expect others to do it, yet at the same time we profess to long for the plain truth, for people to say what they mean, simple as that. Such hypocrisy is a human universal.
Hypocrisy is the essence of snobbery, but all snobbery is about the problem of belonging.
Hypocrisy is a value that I think has been embraced by the Republican Party. We get lectured by people all day long about moral values by people who have their own moral shortcomings.
I returned to India because I believe in an India of honesty and hard work, not of corruption and crookedness. I believe in an India of openness and straightforwardness, not of hypocrisy and double-dealing. I believe in an India where opportunities are available to all, and not just to a chosen few.
With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.
Why does the rest of the world put up with the hypocrisy, the need to put a happy face on sorrow, the need to keep on keeping on?... I don't know the answer, I know only that I can't.
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
There's a lot more hypocrisy than before. Racism has gone back underground.
Politeness, n: The most acceptable hypocrisy.
Just pick a political story at random and read the comments. There is no logic or reason on either side - only hypocrisy and hate.
The man Dickens, whom the world at large thought it knew, stood for all the Victorian virtues - probity, kindness, hard work, sympathy for the down-trodden, the sanctity of domestic life - even as his novels exposed the violence, hypocrisy, greed, and cruelty of the Victorian age.
John F. Kennedy
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