Monday, May 02, 2005

Hypocrisy Quotes

  ~Josh Billings If it were not for the intellectual snobs who pay, the arts would perish with their starving practitioners - let us thank heaven for hypocrisy.  ~Aldous Huxley Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.  ~H.G. Wells Affectation is a greater enemy to the face than smallpox.  ~English Proverb The injury we do and the one we suffer are not weighed in the same scales.  ~Aesop, Fables The hypocrite's crime is that he bears false witness against himself.  What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one.  Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.  ~Hannah Arendt, On Revolution, 1963 Because hypocrisy stinks in the nostrils one is likely to rate it as a more powerful agent for destruction than it is.  ~Rebecca West, The Strange Necessity, 1928 Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.  ~Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar for 1894 In the last analysis we must be judged by what we do and not by what we believe.  We are as we behave - with a very small margin of credit for our unmanifested vision of how we might behave if we could take the trouble.  ~Geoffrey L. Rudd, The British Vegetarian, September/October 1962It is a good divine that follows his own instructions.  ~William Shakespeare The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet everyone has courage enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs, of his neighbor.  ~Benjamin Franklin They are not all saints who use holy water.  ~English Proverb The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.  ~André Gide God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.  ~William Shakespeare Most everyone seems willing to be a fool himself, but he can't bear to have anyone else one.  ~Josh Billings How seldom we weigh our neighbors in the same balance as ourselves.  ~Thomas à Kempis We are not hypocrites in our sleep.  ~William Hazlitt Children lack morality, but they also lack fake morality.  ~Mignon Mc

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