Being a hypocrite offers no glory in life. Just ask any politician and he or she can tell you that. Hypocrisy, of course, is saying one thing and doing another. It may not be a boldfaced intentional lie, but the result is virtually the same. Hypocrisy quotes shed light on the basic tenets of being a hypocrite and in being one, how we are not only not being true to others, but were not being true to ourselves. Saying and doing different things may seem like a lark or at least a path of least resistance at times, but hypocrisy quotes show us that this is the wrong path to take, one that leads to a slippery slope where the line between right and wrong and between what we say and what we do becomes very blurred.
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- "It's just hypocrisy in my opinion for us, with our 30,000 nuclear weapons, to tell other small countries -- some small countries, it's OK for others; I don't think we've ever said anything about Israel's nuclear weapons -- but I don't see how we can say anything about anybody when we've got so many ourselves."
- "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."
- "It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime."