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    hypocrisy Quotes

    Debased men, but they all had something in common: They showed a keen regard for virtue, and tried to dress themselves in that costume. Hypocrisy, for all its bad reputation, at least showed a decent respect for goodness.
    — Orson Scott Card
    Hypocrisy is the outward acknowledgment of inward shame.
    — Norm MacDonald
    tags: hypocrisy  shame 
    College football today is one of the last great strongholds of genuine old-fashioned American hypocrisy.
    — Noel Gallagher
    Satanism represents opposition to hypocrisy, every human being feels rage, every human being feels anger, and we feel it is natural to express that anger in a healthy way.
    — Nikolas Schreck
    Lies, injustice, and hypocrisy are a part of every ordinary community. Most people achieve a sort of protective immunity, a kind of callousness, toward them. If they didn't, they couldn't endure.
    — Nella Larsen
    Virtually all political discourse in the days of my youth was devoted to the ferreting out of hypocrisy... Because they were hypocrites, the Victorians were despised in the late twentieth century. Many of the persons who held such opinions were, of course, guilty of the most nefarious conduct themselves, and yet saw no paradox in holding such views because they were not hypocrites themselves-they took no moral stances and lived by none.
    — Neal Stephenson
    If the Coastal Republic had believed in the existence of virtue, it could at least have aspired to hypocrisy.
    — Neal Stephenson
    [University students] hated the hypocrisy of adult society, the rigidity of its political institutions, the impersonality of its bureaucracies. They sought to create a society that places human values before materialistic ones, that has a little less head and a little more heart, that is dominated by self-interest and loves its neighbor more. And they were persuaded that group protest of a militant nature would advance those goals.
    — Muriel Beadle
    Hypocrisy is great fodder for comedy.
    — Mo Rocca
    tags: comedy  hypocrisy 
    This is an example of hypocrisy
    — Miuccia Prada
    tags: hypocrisy  example 
    With respect to teaching, I couldn't make sense of mainstream economics when I had to teach it to college students. At the same time, I could see at the school that there was a whole lot of hypocrisy. Not much real respect for the "higher learning."
    — Michael Yates
    There's a lot of ridiculous hypocrisy about sex in films today. And that's one of the reasons why I made 9 Songs, to say, "Why can't you put sex in a film?"
    — Michael Winterbottom
    tags: hypocrisy  song  sex  film 
    There is no way to avoid the reality that the American government in the past years has been the most spectacularly hypocrisy-driven government in the world. We rival the Soviet Union in some stages, in some ways, in hypocrisy.
    — Michael Scheuer
    An once of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.
    — Michael Korda
    If hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue, piousness is virtue paying tribute to itself.
    — Michael Kinsley
    tags: virtue  hypocrisy 
    Just pick a political story at random and read the comments. There is no logic or reason on either side - only hypocrisy and hate.
    — Michael Arrington
    It is a part of English hypocrisy or English reserve, that whilst we are fluent enough in grumbling about small inconveniences, we insist on making light of any great difficulties or grief's that may beset us.
    — Max Beerbohm
    tags: grief  hypocrisy 
    Washington always has a high level of hypocrisy, right, but I think the level of hypocrisy that has come out of the United States Senate on both sides of the aisle is amazing.
    — Matthew Dowd
    tags: right  hypocrisy 
    People are beginning to become disturbingly comfortable with a kind of official hypocrisy. Bizarrely, for instance, we've become numb to the idea that rights aren't absolute but are enjoyed on a kind of sliding scale.
    — Matt Taibbi
    tags: people  right  hypocrisy  ideas 
    Hypocrisy is the outside of cynicism.
    — Mason Cooley
    tags: hypocrisy 
    Self-deception is nature; hypocrisy is art.
    — Mason Cooley
    tags: hypocrisy 
    Every creative act is an act of hypocrisy and violence. You may have to think about it for a while, but I am sure you can discover your own.
    — Mary Ruefle
    Hypocrisy is fatal to religion.
    — Mary Baker Eddy
    tags: hypocrisy 
    I try to photograph my own and society's hypocrisy.
    — Martin Parr
    tags: hypocrisy 
    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.
    — Martin Parr
    Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a begging.
    — Martin Luther
    tags: truth  hypocrisy 
    There is a profound hypocrisy - and deep historical ignorance - when Europeans complain about the problems posed by the ethnic and religious minorities in their midst, for that is exactly what European colonial rule meant for peoples around the world.
    — Martin Jacques
    Hypocrisy is the scarlet letter in politics.
    — Mark McKinnon
    The fact that, in the United States, there are people serving ten-year prison terms for growing marijuana plants in their backyards while Wall Street racketeers, who have defrauded millions of people and destroyed the global economy, walk free is a kind of bizarre hypocrisy that boggles my mind.
    — Mark Haskell Smith
    tags: people  hypocrisy  facts  prison  mind 
    A criminal is twice a criminal when he adds hypocrisy to his crime.
    — Marie Corelli
    I think if you want to eat more meat you should kill it yourself and eat it raw so that you are not blinded by the hypocrisy of having it processed for you.
    — Margi Clarke
    tags: hypocrisy 
    What I object to in Mother is that she wants me to think her thoughts. Apart from the question of hypocrisy, I prefer my own.
    — Margaret Deland
    Acting politely in front of someone black and/or gay and then making horrible claims about their intelligence or worth as human beings after they leave the room is not kindness - it's hypocrisy.
    — Mallory Ortberg
    You and I have never seen democracy; all we've seen is hypocrisy.
    — Malcolm X
    tags: hypocrisy 
    No, I'm not an American. I'm one of the 22 million black people who are the victims of Americanism. One of the " victims of democracy, nothing but disguised hypocrisy. So, I'm not standing here speaking to you as an American, or a patriot, or a flag-saluter, or a flag-waver - no, not I. I'm speaking as a victim of this American system. And I see America through the eyes of the victim. I don't see any American dream; I see an American nightmare.
    — Malcolm X
    They attack the victim, and then the criminal who attacked the victim accuses the victim of attacking him. This is American justice. This is American democracy and those of you who are familiar with it know that in America democracy is hypocrisy. Now, if I'm wrong, put me in jail; but if you can't prove that democracy is not hypocrisy, then don't put your hands on me.
    — Malcolm X
    I really embrace my hypocrisy. I embrace that because after I do that, I can move on; I can try and go away from that. You gotta understand what your problem is and know what it is, and then you can change it. You can't just be like, "I'm a hypocrite, and to not be a hypocrite, I'm just going to not do hypocritical things." You can't do that; you don't even understand what a hypocrite is.
    — Lupe Fiasco
    tags: problem  hypocrisy 
    People are hypocritical. That's just human nature. I embrace my hypocrisy. Once you come to grips with who you are and what's in you, and you aren't ashamed of it...but people are made to feel ashamed. You start thinking, like, "Is this human nature? That I like certain things, but I don't like certain aspects of certain things? Should I just shun it altogether?"
    — Lupe Fiasco
    Paris had more sex than most church-laden places, and more church than most sex-laden places. Parisians crowed about Travail-Famille-Patrie while frequenting brothels. They enjoyed visiting drag shows while clamping down on homosexuality. They celebrated romance while treating women like dirt. Many of these contradictions existed elsewhere, but I do think Paris ruled the hypocrisy championships.
    — Luc Sante
    tags: women  hypocrisy  sex  church  romance 
    What are books but folly, and what is an education but an arrant hypocrisy, and what is art but a curse when they touch not the heart and impel it not to action?
    — Louis Sullivan
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