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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.
We've never thought too deeply about the roles things like forgetting or partisanship or inefficiency or ambiguity or hypocrisy play in our political or social life. It's been impossible to get rid of them, so we took them for granted, and we kind of thought, naively, that they're always the enemy.
It's to be a person who's able to shoot little arrows into sacred cows and knock politicians off their pedestals, to look out for hypocrisy, advocate for all sorts of things from social justice to peace.
Candor and accountability in a democracy is very important. Hypocrisy has no place.
The hypocrisy and false piety of the deniers aside, the relationships of gays have no effect on heteros. Especially all the heteros who've done such a marvelous job of debasing marriage on their own all these many years.
People relate to the spirit of the band, which is to live your way and succeed on your own terms. There's no hypocrisy in being successful and still railing against conformity.
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.
With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.
Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think and to speak without hypocrisy.
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.
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.
Politeness, n: The most acceptable hypocrisy.
Hypocrisy is the essence of snobbery, but all snobbery is about the problem of belonging.
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.
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.
Hypocrisy is the scarlet letter in politics.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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