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    In our interactions with people, a benevolent hypocrisy is frequently required-acting as though we do not see through the motivesof their actions.
    — Friedrich Nietzsche
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    It is very noble hypocrisy not to talk of one's self.
    — Friedrich Nietzsche
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    Nothing seems to me to be rarer today then genuine hypocrisy. I greatly suspect that this plant finds the mild atmosphere of our culture unendurable. Hypocrisy has its place in the ages of strong belief: in which even when one is compelled to exhibit a different belief one does not abandon the belief one already has.
    — Friedrich Nietzsche
    For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling in the nation must be quickened, the conscience of the nation must be roused, the propriety of the nation must be startled, the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed: and its crimes against God and man must be denounced.
    — Frederick Douglass
    I love the religion of Christianity- which cometh from above- which is a pure, peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of good fruits, and without hypocrisy.
    — Frederick Douglass
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    Go where you may, search where you will, roam through all of the monarchies and despotisms of the old world, travel through South America, search out every abuse, and when you have found the last, lay your facts by the side of the everyday practices of this nation, and you will say with me that, for revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival.
    — Frederick Douglass
    The zeal which begins with hypocrisy must conclude in treachery at first it deceives, at last it betrays
    — Francis Bacon
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    With a shiver of foreboding he saw his marriage becoming what most of the other marriages about him were: a dull association of material and social interests held together by ignorance on the one side and hypocrisy on the other.
    — Edith Wharton
    Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy.
    — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
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    The only reality was nothingness, and over it a hypocrisy of words.
    — D. H. Lawrence
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    Happiness was a term of hypocrisy used to bluff other people.
    — D. H. Lawrence
    Some virtues, when they become fashions, also become exaggerated. Just because nobody likes a judgmental attitude does not mean that there isn't a sort of spoiled, self-righteous hypocrisy when one man obsessively commands other men not to judge without knowing the circumstances without himself, too, knowing their circumstances behind their judgments.
    — Criss Jami
    In the modern Christian attempt to take a stand as Christ did, and maybe for others, win the approval of the world, the Christian will often think that it consists of targeting and demoralizing fellow Christians and only fellow Christians. It is one thing to stand against religious hypocrisy when one sees it, but it is another to go on snorting at anything or anyone who might seem 'too Christian' to us. The irony is that by doing this we are further advocating hypocrisy and 'half-hearted Christians'.
    — Criss Jami
    Honesty has a beautiful and refreshing simplicity about it. No ulterior motives. No hidden meanings. An absence of hypocrisy, duplicity, political games, and verbal superficiality. As honesty and real integrity characterize our lives, there will be no need to manipulate others.
    — Charles R. Swindoll
    You want to mess up the minds of your children? Here's how - guaranteed! Rear them in a legalistic, tight context of external religion, where performance is more important than reality. Fake your faith. Sneak around and pretend your spirituality. Train your children to do the same. Embrace a long list of do's and don'ts publicly but hypocritically practice them privately... yet never own up to the fact that its hypocrisy. Act one way but live another. And you can count on it - emotional and spiritual damage will occur.
    — Charles R. Swindoll
    If I, being what I am, can consider that I am in some sense a Christian, why should the different vices of those people in the next pew prove that their religion is mere hypocrisy and convention?
    — C. S. Lewis
    A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.
    — Benjamin Disraeli
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