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Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing
Hypocrisy in anything whatever may deceive the cleverest and most penetrating man, but the least wide-awake of children recognizes it, and is revolted by it, however ingeniously it may be disguised
Few men speak humbly of humility, chastely of chastity, skeptically of skepticism
A hypocrite is in himself both the archer and the mark, in all actions shooting at his own praise or profit
We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity
It is easy for men to talk one thing and think another
Clean your finger before you point at my spots
Hypocrisy itself does great honor, or rather justice, to religion, and tacitly acknowledges it to be an ornament to human nature. The hypocrite would not be at so much pains to put on the appearance of virtue, if he did not know it was the most proper and effectual means to gain the love and esteem of mankind
No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures
The hypocrite who always plays one and the same part ceases at last to be a hypocrite
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