Hypocrites Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old hypocrites quotes, hypocrites sayings, and hypocrites proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A man is a hypocrite only when he affects to take a delight in what he does not feel, not because he takes a perverse delight in opposite things.     

William Hazlitt

If Satan ever laughs, it must be at hypocrites; they are the greatest dupes he has; they serve him better than any others, and receive no wages.     

Charles Caleb Colton

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

G.K. Chesterton

A hypocrite is in himself both the archer and the mark, in all actions shooting at his own praise or profit.     

Thomas Fuller

When you see a man with a great deal of religion displayed in his shop window, you may depend upon it he keeps a very small stock of it within.     

Charles Spurgeon

Better to be known as a sinner than a hypocrite.     


The only vice which cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.     

William Hazlitt

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

A hypocrite is more dangerous than a dishonest man. A dishonest man deceives and cheats, and a hypocrite betrays and swindles.     

Dr T.P.Chia

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 E. Stevenson Ii

We are all hypocrites. We cannot see ourselves or judge ourselves the way we see and judge others.     

Jos_ Emilio Pacheco

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

Abraham Lincoln

The hypocrite who always plays one and the same part ceases at last to be a hypocrite.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul.     


Great hypocrite are the real atheists.     

Francis Bacon

Hypocrites do the devil's drudgery in Christ's livery.     

Matthew Henry

Hypocrite - mouth one way, belly 'nother way.     

Australian Aboriginal Proverb

We are not hypocrites in our sleep.     

William Hazlitt

No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.     

Samuel Johnson

Whoever is a hypocrite in his religion mocks God, presenting to Him the outside and reserving the inward for his enemy.     

Jeremy Taylor

A hypocrite is a person who - but who isn't?     

Don Marquis

All humans are hypocrites; the biggest hypocrite of all is the one who claims to detest hypocrisy.     

Peter Wastholm

The hypocrite's crime is that he bears false witness against himself. What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. 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

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

Andr_ Gide

Hypocrites get offended by the truth.     

Jess C. Scott

There has never been a truly selfless rebel, just hypocrites conscious hypocrites or unconscious hypocrites, it's all the same.     

Frank Herbert

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

Everybody is a hypocrite. You can't live on this planet without being a hypocrite.     

Paul Watson

The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it.     

Minna Antrim

Hypocrites kick with their hind feet while licking with their tongues.     

Russian Proverb