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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.
Kids have what I call a built-in hypocrisy antenna that comes up and blocks out what you're saying when you're being a hypocrite.
To be without guile is to be free of deceit, cunning, hypocrisy, and dishonesty in thought or action.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.
Hypocrisy is the essence of snobbery, but all snobbery is about the problem of belonging.
Politeness, n: The most acceptable hypocrisy.
I will use whatever position I have in order to root out hypocrisy. Democrats have strong moral values. Frankly, my moral values are offended by some of the things I hear on programs like 'Rush Limbaugh,' and we don't have to put up with that.
Criticism is hypocrisy; society is hypocrisy. I'm a tourist. I'm a consumer. I do the things that I photograph and can be criticized of.
I always tell people that religious institutions and political institutions should be separate. So while I'm telling people this, I myself continue with them combined. Hypocrisy!
Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation.
Honore de Balzac
In England the only homage which they pay to Virtue - is hypocrisy.
There's no hypocrisy in Hell's Kitchen.
Hypocrisy is the outside of cynicism.
Because hypocrisy stinks in the nostrils one is likely to rate it as a more powerful agent for destruction than it is.
We must take positions. Our weakness in the West is born of the fact of so-called 'objectivity.' Objectivity does not exist - it cannot exist!... The word is a hypocrisy which is sustained by the lie that the truth stays in the middle. No, sir: Sometimes truth stays on one side only.
The idea of democracy has been stripped of it moral imperatives and come to denote hollowness and hypocrisy.
The point is that there is tremendous hypocrisy among the Christian right. And I think that Christian voters should start looking at global warming and extreme poverty as a religious issue that speaks to the culture of life.
No habit or quality is more easily acquired than hypocrisy, nor any thing sooner learned than to deny the sentiments of our hearts and the principle we act from: but the seeds of every passion are innate to us, and nobody comes into the world without them.
Bernard de Mandeville
Even modern English people are imperious, superior, ridden by class. All of the hypocrisy and the difficulties that are endemic in being British also make it an incredibly fertile place culturally. A brilliant place to live. Sad but true.
Either you look back and deal with your hypocrisy, or you dismiss it.
An once of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.
Hypocrisy is the scarlet letter in politics.
When I first saw a picture of the crucifixion, I lost respect for my parents. I suddenly realised that this is what the adult world is like - full of cruelty and hypocrisy.
Prayer is good: but when used as a substitute for obedience, it is naught but a blatant hypocrisy, a despicable Pharisaism.
Hypocrisy is not generally a social sin, but a virtue.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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