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Some hypocrites and seeming mortified men, that held down their heads, were like the little images that they place in the very bowing of the vaults of churches, that look as if they held up the church, but are but puppets.

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld Quotes , Source: Maximes (218)

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For neither man nor angel can discern Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to God alone, By his permissive will, through heav'n and earth.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. III, l. 682)

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He was a man Who stole the livery of the court of Heaven To serve the devil in.

Robert Pollok Quotes , Source: Course of Time (bk. VIII, l. 616)

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Constant at Church and 'Change; his gains were sure; His givings rare, save farthings to the poor.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Moral Essays (ep. III, l. 347)

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Not he who scorns the Saviour's yoke Should wear his cross upon the heart.

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Quotes , Source: The Fight with the Dragon (st. 24)

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Away, and mock the time with fairest show; False face must hide what the false heart doth khow.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Macbeth (Macbeth at I, vii)

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O serpent heart, hid with a flow'ring face! Did ever dragon keep so fair a cave?

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Juliet at III, ii)

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It is easy for men to talk one thing and think another.

Syrus (Publilius Syrus) Quotes , Source: Maxims

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How inexpressible is the meanness of being a hypocrite! how horrible is it to be a mischievous and malignant hypocrite. - Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire),

Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire) Quotes , Source: A Philosophical Dictionary--Philosopher (sec. I)

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A man I knew who lived upon a smile, And well it fed him; he look'd plump and fair, While rankest venom foam'd through every vein.

Edward Young Quotes , Source: Night Thoughts (night VIII, l. 336)

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An ounce of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition. •Michael Korda We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity. •G. K. Chesterton Often a noble face hides filthy ways. •Euripides The only vice which cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.

Michael Korda Quotes

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

André Gide Quotes

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With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.

Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes

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We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side: one which we preach but do not practice, and another which we practice but seldom preach.

Bertrand Russell Quotes

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