54+ Best Hypocrite Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Hypocrite is someone who says they have particular moral beliefs but behaves in way that shows these are not sincere. Inspirational hypocrite quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Hypocrite Quotes

All are not saints, who go to church. – Italian (on hypocrisy)

He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars. – William Blake

An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretended friend is worse. – Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation. – Adlai Stevenson

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Be true to yourself. – unknown

I would be a liar, a hypocrite, or a fool – and I’m not any of those – to say that I don’t write for the reader. I do. But for the reader who hears, who really will work at it, going behind what I seem to say. So I write for myself and that reader who will pay the dues. Maya Angelou

Beware of the person with two faces. – Dutch (on hypocrisy)

Bill Clinton is not a hypocrite. If a man believes that it is just and moral to redistribute wealth, there is nothing hypocritical in his attempts to redistribute some of that wealth to himself. P. J. O’Rourke

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

If you would rise in the world, veil ambition with the forms of humanity. – Chinese (on hypocrisy)

The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy. William Hazlitt

It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself. – Eleanor Roosevelt

A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could. William Hazlitt

It is often easier to fight for your principles than to live up to them. – Adlai Stevenson

I think I wear my hypocrisy on my sleeve. I would never say I’m not a complete hypocrite. Bo Burnham

Many have quarreled about religion that never practised it. – Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Hypocrite reader my fellow my brother! Charles Baudelaire. Unknown

Many meet the gods but few salute them. – Latin (on courtesy and respect)

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

Rudeness is a weak man’s imitation of strength. – Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

Hypocrites in the Church? Yes, and in the lodge and at the home. Don’t hunt through the Church for a hypocrite. Go home and look in the mirror. Hypocrites? Yes. See that you make the number one less. Billy Sunday

The mouth prays to Buddha, but the heart is full of evil. – Vietnamese (on hypocrisy)

None of us can claim to be fair and square in love and I’m definitely not a hypocrite! Humans are built to evolve with time. It depends on the nature of the relationship you share with a person. It is there today, tomorrow it may be gone; c’est la vie. – Randeep Hooda

I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives. – Jane Austen, Persuasion

I have been known for some time as a person who speaks the truth and speaks it strongly. I have always called a liar a liar and a hypocrite a hypocrite. Cindy Sheehan

It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. – Noël Coward, Blithe Spirit

One thing you can’t hide – is when you’re crippled inside. – John Lennon

I have been known for some time as a person who speaks the truth and speaks it strongly. I have always called a liar a liar and a hypocrite a hypocrite. – Cindy Sheehan

When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch. – Bette Davis

As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking. – Virginia Woolf, Orlando

I can’t be a hypocrite as a coach because as a player that’s what I wanted. I wanted feedback, I wanted communication from the boss. I showed up for work, you can yell at me if you want, but I want input. So that’s the kind of coach I want to be. Adam Oates

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, A Room of One’s Own

Don’t talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave. – Wilson Mizner

Hypocritical humility is the highest form of lying. Honest arrogance is the lowest form self-promotion. – Dr T.P.Chia

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. – Al Franken

A man can sleep around, no questions asked, but if a woman makes nineteen or twenty mistakes, she’s a tramp. – Joan Rivers

The most hypocritical judgement comes from the one who judges another for being judgemental. – Anonymous

One should examine oneself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others. – Moliere

Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promises it costs nothing. – Edmund Burke

A woman knows very well that, though a wit sends her his poems, praises her judgment, solicits her criticism, and drinks her tea, this by no means signifies that he respects her opinions, admires her understanding, or will refuse, though the rapier is denied him, to run through the body with his pen. – Virginia Woolf

Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks. – Shannon L. Alder

My own sex, I hope, will excuse me, if I treat them like rational creatures, instead of flattering their fascinating graces, and viewing them as if they were in a state of perpetual childhood, unable to stand alone. – Mary Wollstonecraft

The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity. -André Gide

Hypocrisy, of course, delights in the most sublime speculations; for, never intending to go beyond speculation, it costs nothing to have it magnificent. – Edmund Burke

Do you really believe … that everything historians tell us about men – or about women – is actually true? You ought to consider the fact that these histories have been written by men, who never tell the truth except by accident. – Moderata Fonte

Politeness, The most acceptable hypocrisy. – Ambrose Bierce

We are all hypocrites. We cannot see ourselves or judge ourselves the way we see and judge others. – José Emilio Pacheco

Wherever you find a great man, you will find a great mother or a great wife standing behind him — or so they used to say. It would be interesting to know how many great women have had great fathers and husbands behind them. – Dorothy L. Sayers

I wore black because I liked it. I still do, and wearing it still means something to me. It’s still my symbol of rebellion — against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others’ ideas. – Johnny Cash

I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would be hypocrisy. – Oscar Wilde

You can complain about the killing of animals and how wrong it is but then you go eat meat… You fckng hypocrite. – Anonymous

An ounce of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition. – Michael Korda