Top 10 hypocrisy quotes

What are the TOP 10 quotes about hypocrisy?

Better to be known as a sinner than a hypocrite.


Courage cannot be counterfeited. It is one virtue that escapes hypocrisy.

Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor

How clever you are, my dear! You never mean a single word you say.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

The wicked work harder to preach hell than the righteous do to get to heaven.


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

Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher

Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.

Virginia Woolf, author

We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity.

G. K. Chesterton, writer

The only vice which cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.

William Hazlitt, critic

With affection beaming in one eye, and calculation shining out of the other.

Charles Dickens, writer

Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think and to speak without hypocrisy.

Jose Marti, activist

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