90 Hypocrite Quotes On Hypocrisy of People, Family, Friends

Looking for quotes for hypocritical people? We have rounded up the best collection of hypocrite quotes, sayings, proverbs, captions, status (with images and pictures) to inspire you to do what you say and not be double-faced.

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Hypocrisy is the act of a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings. When people pretend to be or believe something that they are not then they have termed a hypocrite.

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To create a positive image people often try and act in a particular way in front of family and friends, while personally, they are quite contradictory to it.

As popularly quoted by Socrates; “The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be”; says it all.

You may pretend to be someone but with time people will eventually know the real you. So it’s best to be yourself and walk the talk instead of being a hypocrite.

If you liked these quotes on hypocrisy then also check out, two faced people quotes and practice what you preach quotes to help you be straight-forward and honest in life.

Top 10 Hypocrite Quotes

  1. “Practice what you preach or change your speech.”                                                                                 
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    hypocrite sayings

  2. “Hypocrite get offended by the truth.” – Jess C. Scott                                                                       
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    quotes about being a hypocrite

  3. “A hypocrite is a person who—but who isn’t?” – Don Marquis

  4. “Discretion is the polite word for hypocrisy.” – Christine Keeler

  5. “Don’t judge someone just because they sin differently than you.”                                                                   
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    hypocrite christian quotes

  6. “I don’t like politics, hypocrites, folks with poodles…” – Alan Jackson

  7. “Clean your finger before you point at my spots.” – Benjamin Franklin

  8. “I am very cautious of people whose actions don’t match their words.”

  9. “Hypocrisy is the audacity to preach integrity from a den of corruption.” – Wes Fesler

  10. “Life is a hypocrite if I can’t live the way it moves me.” – Christopher Fry

  11. “The hypocrite looks for faults; the believer looks for excuses.” – Al-Ghazali

  12. “It’s better to be an outspoken atheist than a hypocrite.” – George Harrison

  13. “Sometimes, the advice you tell other people is the advice you need to follow.”                                                                                                                                                 
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    quotes about being hypocritical

  14. “I would rather be known in life as an honest sinner, than a lying hypocrite….”

  15. “Some people’s blameless lives are to blame for a good deal.” – Dorothy L Sayers

  16. “Often those that criticize others reveal what he himself lacks.” – Shannon L Alder

  17. “The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that’s also a hypocrite!” – Tennessee Williams

  18. “The good thing about being a hypocrite is that you get to keep your values.” – Alan Alda

  19. “A hypocrite is one who sets good examples only when he has an audience.” – Anonymous                                                                                                                                                 
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    Hypocrite Quotes Funny

  20. “Be hypocritical, be cautious, be Not what you seem but always what you see.” – Lord Byron

  21. “Everybody loves a witch hunt as long as it’s someone else’s witch being hunted.” – Unknown

  22. “No power can be maintained when it is only represented by hypocrites.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

  23. “O, what may man within him hide, Though angel on the outward side!” – William Shakespeare

  24. “Hypocrite: Someone who conveniently forgets their own faults so they can point out someone else’s.”                                                                                                                           
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    Hypocrite Quotes

  25. “I hate that man like the very Gates of Death who says one thing but hides another in his heart.” – Homer

  26. “O serpent heart, hid with a flowering face! Did ever a dragon keep so fair a cave?” – William Shakespeare

  27. “A person’s character is shown through their actions in life not where they sit on Sunday.” – Navonne Johns

  28. “The hypocrite who always plays one and the same part ceases at last to be a hypocrite.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

  29. “Those who make use of devotion as a means and end generally are hypocrites.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  30. “An immoral character, glossed with religious pretention, is like a rotten egg with an Easter coloring.” – Lewis F. Korns

  31. “Hypocrites are those who apply to others the standards that they refuse to accept for themselves.” – Noam Chomsky

  32. “Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.” – Charles Spurgeon

  33. “A hypocrite is the picture of a saint; but his paint shall be washed off, and he shall appear in his own colors.” – John Mason

  34. “Hypocrite: The man who murdered his parents, and then pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.” – Abraham Lincoln

  35. “What hypocrites we seem to be whenever we talk of ourselves! Our words sound so humble, while our hearts are so proud.” – Augustus Hare

  36. “One of the biggest flaws of people are pretending to be blind to their own mistakes, but do not pretend deaf towards the mistakes of others.”

  37. “The hypocrite, certainly, is a secret atheist; for if he did believe there was a God, he durst not be so bold as to deceive Him to His face.” – Thomas Adams

  38. “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

  39. “Hypocrites are rather easy to recognize. They spend most of their time pointing out the flaws in others, and the rest of the time trying to flaunt their own perfection.”                                                                                                                     
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    hypocrite friends quotes


  40. “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence.” – Jesus

  41. “The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet everyone has courage enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs, of his neighbor.” – Benjamin Franklin

  42. “The man who is most aggressive in teaching tolerance is the most intolerant of all: he wants a world full of people too timid and ashamed to really disagree with anything.” – Criss Jami

  43. “No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

  44. “We were proclaiming ourselves political hypocrites before the world, by thus fostering Human Slavery and proclaiming ourselves, at the same time, the sole friends of Human Freedom.” – Abraham Lincoln

  45. “Everybody isn’t your friend. Just because they hang around you and laugh with you doesn’t mean they are your friend. People pretend well. At the end of the day, real situations expose fake people, so pay attention.”

  46. “If we divine a discrepancy between a man’s words and his character, the whole impression of him becomes broken and painful; he revolts the imagination by his lack of unity, and even the good in him is hardly accepted.” – Charles Horton Cooley

  47. “I can’t be a hypocrite as a coach because as a player that’s what I wanted. I wanted feedback, I wanted communication from the boss. I showed up for work, you can yell at me if you want, but I want input. So that’s the kind of coach I want to be.” – Adam Oates

  48. “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

  49. “The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, ‘The signs of a hypocrite are three: 1. Whenever he speaks, he tells a lie. 2. Whenever he promises, he always breaks it (his promise). 3. If you trust him, he proves to be dishonest (if you keep something as a trust with him, he will not return it).’” – Abu Hurairah

  50. “The believer speaks little and does a lot, whereas the hypocrite speaks a lot and does little. When the believer speaks, it is with wisdom, when he is silent, it is in deep thought, when he sees, he takes lessons, and when he acts, it is a cure. If this is the way you are, then you are in the constant worship [of your Lord.]” – Abu Nu`aym

  51. “There is an honesty which is but decided selfishness in disguise. The person who will not refrain from expressing his or her sentiments and manifesting his or her feelings, however unfit the time, however inappropriate the place, however painful this expression may be, lays claim, forsooth, to our approbation as an honest person, and sneers at those of finer sensibilities as hypocrites.” – Arthur Helps

Best Quotes About Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy is often associated with selfishness and fakeness. People never trust people who are hypocrites by nature.

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They lie, and double standards are not advisable for any relationship, politics, work, or any aspect of life.

  1. “Hypocrisy: prejudice with a halo.” – Ambrose Bierce

  2. “Hypocrisy begins at home.” – Janneker Lawrence Daniel

  3. “Better to be known as a sinner than a hypocrite.” – Proverb                                                     
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    Hypocrite Quotes Images

  4. “Nothing is more revealing of an age than its hypocrisies.” – James Laver

  5. “The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in.” – A. E. Housman

  6. “Hypocrisy is the resin that holds the plywood of society together.” – Scott Meyer

  7. “Hypocrisy is a tribute that vice pays to virtue.” – Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld

  8. “To win the people, always cook them some savory that pleases them.” – Aristophanes

  9. “Every veil secretly desires to be lifted, except the veil of hypocrisy.” – Richard Garnett

  10. “There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy, hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny.” – Frederick William Robertson

  11. “O, what may man within him hide, Though angel on the outward side!” – William Shakespeare

  12. “I think I wear my hypocrisy on my sleeve. I would never say I’m not a complete hypocrite.” – Bo Burnham

  13. “It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.” – Noel Coward

  14. “Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  15. “The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.” – William Hazlitt

  16. “Corruption and hypocrisy ought not to be inevitable products of democracy, as they undoubtedly are today.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  17. “Hypocrisy is a fashionable vice, and all fashionable vices pass for virtue.” – Moliere

  18. “For neither man nor angel can discern Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to God alone.” – John Milton

  19. “Hypocrisy: noun. The moment you tell someone it is not important to be right, in order to look right to everyone else.” – Shannon L Alder

  20. “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

  21. “Hypocrisy is like this: she has a face of burnished gold and an eye of pleasing crystal, but on the inside of her heart all is of lead, flat and useless.” – John Gower

  22. “Hypocrisy is a quality found in others. I am an optimist. I believe that saying the right thing will eventually cause people to do the right thing for me.” – Bauvard

  23. “And what sort of lives do these people, who pose as being moral, lead themselves? My dear fellow, you forget that we are in the native land of the hypocrite.” – Oscar Wilde

  24. “Hypocrisy is the state of pretending to have beliefs, opinions, virtues, feelings, qualities, or standards that one does not actually have. Hypocrisy involves the deception of others and is thus a lie.”

  25. “Having then, once introduced an element of inconsistency into his system, he was far too consistent not to be inconsistent consistently, and he lapsed ere long into an amiable indifferentism which to outward appearance differed but little from their indifferentism.” – Samuel Butler

  26. “No one has it all figured out, especially not the people who are acting like they do and judging you because of it. Pretending to be something you aren’t because you’re trying to please a bunch of judgmental hypocrites and shitheads is not the way to be happy. Living the life you want to live is. It really is that simple.” – Tucker Max

  27. “Hypocrisy is a condition of survival. The law of adaptation to environment, whether in the higher or lower forms of animal life, is a law dependent on flexibility. How quickly can We change? How quickly can we put away our previous selves and engender newer attitudes? Turn-coat, Volte-face, and Trimmer always survive in the struggle for existence.” – Benjamin De Casseres

  28. “Hypocrisy is a subtle evil, a secret illness, a hidden poison; it is an adulteration of virtue and a worm that consumes sanctity. All things hostile mount their assault with their own strength, fight with their own arms, and attack openly. They are guarded against as easily as they are seen. Hypocrisy pretends to be free of danger, feigns prosperity, deceives carefully, and in its cruel craft lops off the virtues with virtue as its sword; it kills fasting by fasting, by praying it makes praying empty, and it debases mercy by mercy. Hypocrisy, like a fever, boils up within while being cold without. What dropsy is for the body, hypocrisy is for the soul.” – Peter Chrysologus

Famous Hypocrite Family Quotes

Here we have got some sarcastic and funny quotes about hypocritical family and friends. A lot of you can relate to these quotes as we experience this in everyday life.

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  1. “He does not believe that does not live according to his belief.” – Sigmund Freud

  2. “We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity.” – Thomas Fuller

  3. “The lamb misused breeds public strife and yet forgives the butcher’s knife.” – William Blake

  4. “Everybody is a hypocrite. You can’t live on this planet without being a hypocrite.” – Paul Watson

  5. “The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it.” – Minna Antrim

  6. “The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.” – Andre Gide

  7. “Why lie? I’m not going to be a hypocrite and say the opposite of what I think, like some others do.” – Cristiano Ronaldo

  8. “We are all hypocrites. We cannot see ourselves or judge ourselves the way we see and judge others.” – Jose Emilio Pacheco

  9. “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.” – Ben Carson

  10. “People that have trust issues only need to look in the mirror. There they will meet the one person that will betray them the most.” – Shannon L Alder

  11. “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

  12. “I was not a hypocrite, with one real face and several false ones. I had several faces because I was young and didn’t know who I was or wanted to be.” – Unknown

  13. “People appear like angels until you hear them speak. You must not rush to judge people by the color of their cloaks, but the content of their words!” – Isrealmore Ayivor

  14. “Nothing that we despise in other men is inherently absent from ourselves. We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or don’t do, and more in light of what they suffer.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  15. “None of us can claim to be fair and square in love—and I’m definitely not a hypocrite! Humans are built to evolve with time. It depends on the nature of the relationship you share with a person. It is there today, tomorrow it may be gone; c’est la vie.” – Randeep Hooda

  16. “Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a begging.” ~ Martin Luther

Funny Hypocrisy Quotes

  1. “Your hypocrisy insults my intelligence.” – Toba Beta

  2. “Hypocrisy has its own elegant symmetry.” – Julie Metz

  3. “He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it.” – George Orwell

  4. “Never start a sentence with the words ‘no offense.’” – Gretchen Rubin

  5. “Armed neutrality makes it much easier to detect hypocrisy.” – Criss Jami

  6. “The splinter in your eye is the best magnifying-glass available.” – Theodor W Adorno

  7. “People who shout joy from the rooftops are often the saddest of all.” – Milan Kundera

  8. “Keep thy smooth words and juggling homilies for those who know thee not.” – Lord Byron

  9. “I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and car are not the better for it.” – Abraham Lincoln

  10. “Hypocrisy annoys me, people need to look into mirrors. Let me hold a mirror in front of your face.” – C JoyBell C

  11. “I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.” – Oscar Wilde

  12. “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

  13. “Common hypocrites pass themselves off as doves; political and literary hypocrites pose as eagles. But don’t be fooled by their eagle-like appearance. These are not eagles, but rats or dogs.” – Anton Chekhov

  14. “Compassion is a lifetime business. You can’t say something like, ‘I will have compassion on Monday, Thursdays, and Fridays only. But for the rest, I will be cruel.’ That is hypocrisy.” – Isrealmore Ayivor

  15. “When it comes to judging individuals, I do not like remarks such as ‘too good to be true.’ They speak as though one is rewarding the nature of evil. Yet, ironically, we still wonder where all the good people have gone.” – Criss Jami


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