If what you preach and what you do are inconsistent, your children will spot hypocrisy faster than anybody and do the opposite.
— Charles Koch
Mayor De Blasio's appointment of Bill Bratton as police commissioner is the height of hypocrisy. Asking Bratton to stop racial profiling and stop and frisk is like asking an arsonist to help you put out fires. Bratton along with his partner Giuliani started and supported racial profiling stops. A new progressive mayor? I think not!
— Charles Barron
Marya Morevna, we are better at this than you are. We can hold two terrible ideas at once in our hearts. Never have your folk delighted us more, been more like family. For a devil, hypocrisy is a parlour game, like charades. Such fun, and when the evening is done we shall be holding our bellies to keep from dying of laughter.
— Catherynne M. Valente
At a time when we are pleading with foreign governments to stop the export of cocaine, it is the height of hypocrisy for the United States to export tobacco.
— C. Everett Koop
After I won the title, I was confronted with the real world. People do not behave naturally anymore - hypocrisy is everywhere.
— Boris Spassky
Rural towns aren't always idyllic. It's easy to feel trapped and be aware of social hypocrisy.
— Bill Pullman
I always compare marriage to communism. They're both institutions that don't conform to human nature, so you're going to end up with lying and hypocrisy.
— Bill Maher
Without a doubt. It's woven into our DNA in a very deep way and so to kind of be smacked in the face with the hypocrisy of the America that we were sold was a liberating and harsh experience.
— Bill Ayers
No habit or quality is more easily acquired than hypocrisy, nor any thing sooner learned than to deny the sentiments of our hearts and the principle we act from: but the seeds of every passion are innate to us, and nobody comes into the world without them.
— Bernard de Mandeville
It is hypocrisy for man to make any other use of his religion, or the credit of it, than to sanctify and save his soul.
— Benjamin Whichcote
Kids have what I call a built-in hypocrisy antenna that comes up and blocks out what you're saying when you're being a hypocrite.
— Benjamin Carson
Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured... But not everyone must prove they are a citizen.
— Ben Stein
As an outsider in America, you do see the kind of hypocrisy that's rampant there.
— Ben Mendelsohn
Unfortunately, in seeing ourselves as we truly are, not all that we see is beautiful and attractive. This is undoubtedly part of the reason we flee silence. We do not want to be confronted with our hypocrisy, our phoniness. We see how false and fragile is the false self we project. We have to go through this painful experience to come to our true self.
— Basil Pennington
When I saw corruption, I was forced to find truth on my own. I couldn't swallow the hypocrisy.
— Barry White
When we start fighting crime by any means necessary we become guilty of the same hypocrisy as law enforcement agencies throughout history, [which] break the rules to get the villains, and [in doing] so become villains themselves.
— Barrett Brown
Particularly marijuana, I think is a great hypocrisy. I think frankly it contributes to a good deal of the sense of unfairness you have among younger people who are told they shouldn't do this because it's got all these negative effects, but then older people are engaging in all kinds of things that probably have a greater impact on people.
— Barney Frank
His (Deschamps') complaint of court life was the same as is made of government at the top in any age: it was composed of hypocrisy, flattery, lying, paying and betraying; it was where calumny and cupidity reigned, common sense lacked, truth dared not appear, and where to survive one had to be deaf, blind, and dumb.
— Barbara Tuchman
You begin to realize that hypocrisy is not a terrible thing when you see what overt fascism is compared to sort of covert, you know, communal politics which the Congress has never been shy of indulging in.
— Arundhati Roy
It's time for our business and political leaders to help redefine morality beyond sex, drugs, and rock and roll to include lying, hypocrisy, and callous indifference to those in need.
— Arianna Huffington
I knew then that the Christian Church thrives on hypocrisy, and that man's carnal nature will out!
— Anton Szandor LaVey
Hypocrisy is a revolting, psychopathic state.
— Anton Chekhov
It's always easier to spot others' hypocrisies while missing our own.
— Annette Gordon-Reed
The Law is supposed to keep us safe and strong and able to birth healthy children, yet the Law wants us to tear each other apart to find a leader. The Law's a bunch of hypocrisy.
— Annette Curtis Klause
In order for the second scenario to win, the world would have to return where the struggle for independence and against Western colonialism and imperialism was lost or abandoned more than 50 years ago. Let's face it: the world was never really completely de-colonized. It would be total hypocrisy to claim otherwise.
— Andre Vltchek
The first virtue of all really great men is that they are sincere. They eradicate hypocrisy from their hearts.
— Anatole France
The impossibility and hypocrisy of a situation where kids are expected to be honest but are judged and alienated from their community because of it should not escape us.
— Amy Ray
Politeness, n: The most acceptable hypocrisy.
— Ambrose Bierce
He has given ample evidence of qualities hardly any other living statesman has demonstrated to the same degree: the courage to look facts in the face and to seek flexible solutions, respect for others, give-and-take in dialog situations, absence of hypocrisy, a complete absence of grandeur in the conduct of his personal life. He has never been driven by blind self-assertion to make absurd decisions.
— Alice Miller
In the United States the sovereign authority is religious, and consequently hypocrisy must be common; but there is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America; and there can be no greater proof of its utility and of its conformity to human nature than that its influence is powerfully felt over the most enlightened and free nation of the earth.
— Alexis de Tocqueville
The young people I know judge leaders by their deeds and abhor hypocrisy. Inconsistency and point-scoring do not win respect. It's not easy to be engaged in political debate when it is reduced to performers trying to outdo each other. Actions from leaders must mirror the values they claim to espouse.
— Alexandra Adornetto
I hate injustice, I despise inequity, I condemn hypocrisy, I abhor the lack of reason.
— Alexander Theroux
Hypocrisy is the essence of snobbery, but all snobbery is about the problem of belonging.
— Alexander Theroux
Hypocrisy is the homage that vice and wrong pay to virtue and justice .
— Albert Pike
Hypocrisy is not a way of getting back to the moral high ground. Pretending you're moral, saying your moral is not the same as acting morally.
— Alan Dershowitz
Candor and accountability in a democracy is very important. Hypocrisy has no place.
— Alan Dershowitz
Fog and hypocrisy - that is to say, shadow, convention, decency - these were the very things that lent to London its poetry and romance.
— Ada Leverson
No human is perfect; we all have our hidden sins. Hypocrisy is to delude yourself into denying your own sins and allow arrogance to grow within you.
— Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi
In the days when hyenas of hate suckle the babes of men, and jackals of hypocrisy pimp their mothers' broken hearts, may children not look to demons of ignorance for hope.
There is plenty of ambitious competition and hypocrisy in the middle class, which makes it a rather fertile environment for a writer.
— J. K. Rowling