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Every accusation of hypocrisy is also an act of hypocrisy.  —NaughtyGnosiophile

That is, unless the accuser has never been a hypocrite ever before in their life. It doesn’t mean we can’t assert that somebody is being a hypocrite.  The key word here is “accuse”.  Making a constructive observation one thing, but to indignantly judge others for something that we ourselves have done before is the very definition of hypocrisy.

Other Quotes On Hypocrisy

Politeness, n.  The most acceptable hypocrisy.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary, 1911

All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance.  ~Theodore M. Hesburgh

Just remember, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do everything and the wrong way is to keep trying to make everybody else do it the right way.  ~M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.  ~Author Unknown

Hypocrisy is an homage that vice renders to virtue.  ~François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld, Maximes, 1678

Loud indignation against vice often stands for virtue in the eyes of bigots.  ~J. Petit-Senn

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Be what you would seem to be – or, if you’d like it put more simply – never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise.  ~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

We are not hypocrites in our sleep.  ~William Hazlitt

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.  ~H.G. Wells

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

Hypocrite: the man who murdered both his parents… pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.  ~Abraham Lincoln

Every man alone is sincere.  At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.  We parry and fend the approach of our fellow-man by compliments, by gossip, by amusements, by affairs.  We cover up our thought from him under a hundred folds.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Friendship,” Essays, 1841

“Hypocrisy and distortion are passing currents under the name of religion” ~Mahatma Gandhi

“Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.” ~Stendhal

“Hypocrisy is the lubricant of society.”  ~David Hull

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