50+ Negative People Quotes and Sayings about Negative Thinking

Negative People Quotes

  • “Don’t walk away from negative people – run!”—Mark Twain
  • “Gravitate towards your goals and avoid negative people and situations.”—Phillip Crone
  • “You also have the control to not let others negative stance affect you.”—Barb Bailey
  • “Cut out any negative people, they will never smooth your towards a great life.”—Edmund Ronen
  • “The biggest mistake that most people make is thinking that every change is negative.”—Pastor J.A.
  • “Have you ever noticed how positive people are happy people and negative people are miserable?”—Riley Stevens
  • “Surround yourself with loving, caring, happy people and get rid of the negative people that drag you down.”—Heather Rose
  • “It is important to surround yourself with people who life you up, encourage you, share your vision and inspire you.”—Les Brown
  • “However, when you make the decision to avoid associating with negative people your own attitude will start to change for the better.”—Alex Uwajeh
  • “Reduce the time you spend with negative people and surround yourself with positive people, it will soon rub off on you too.”—Andy C. E. Brown
  • “No one forces a person to be negative, and no one forces anyone to be positive. The choice is up to an individual and that person alone.”—Byron Pulsifer
  • “One employee who is always negative will eventually wear down the positive attitudes of those around him, and your entire team will end up behaving in a negative manner.”—Terrance Sember
  • “No matter how much you love the person, you cannot change them. You may influence them; but at the end of the day, they must decide for themselves.”—Robert E. Baines Jr.
  • “People who are constantly negative have a tendency of rubbing off that negativity to others. It’s not just annoying, it is unhealthy. Surround yourself with positive people and positive attitudes.”—Louise R Allen
  • “Some people have a positive attitude towards life only when all is well. However, when the going gets tough, their attitude changes instantly, and they become very negative or are consumed with self-pity.”—Catherine Pulsifer
  • “. . .it is important that you stick with people who are positive and cheerful. Even if you were once a negative thinker, spending more time with them will transform you into an optimistic person.”—Stephens Hyang
  • “Neither age nor experience matters when it comes to being personally accountable for any and all outcomes- no excuses whatsoever- be they positive or negative, nor shifting blame to other people or to external factors.”—Kory Livingstone
  • “Someone who has self-confidence thinks positively about the present and the future while on the other hand someone who lacks confidence carries a negative perspective in regard to his/her potential and future hopes and dreams.”—T Whitmore
  • “A visiting minister began to share about the impact of gossip and criticism. Rather than focus on the harm done by speaking negative words, however, he taught about the damage done simply by listening to them.”—Dr. Michael D. Sedler
  • “Try as much as possible to spend your time with positive people and family to increase the possibility that their positive attitudes will rub on to you. It’s really difficult to be a negative person when everyone around you is really positive.”—Michael Welton
  • “Self-discipline to eat right, to exercise, to spend quality time with your family, to get your work done, to relax, to go to bed on time, to avoid negative people and negativity in general, to control your thoughts, to do the right thing, etc.”—Melissa Eshleman
  • “No matter how many times you tried to give them advice to solve their ‘problems’ out, tried to help or comfort them, to show them that things aren’t really that bleak or desperate, they just kept on whining. They didn’t change a single thing.”—Luka Maras
  • “The world is full of people who complain, who look for the negative in life, and who are constantly pulling each other down. The world is full of people who think only of themselves and try to make the rest of the world as miserable as they are.”—Jessica Jones

Quotes About Negative Thinking

  • “The biggest mistake that most people make is thinking that every change is negative.”—Pastor J.A.
  • “. . .it is important that you stick with people who are positive and cheerful. Even if you were once a negative thinker, spending more time with them will transform you into an optimistic person.”—Stephens Hyang
  • “Someone who has self-confidence thinks positively about the present and the future while on the other hand someone who lacks confidence carries a negative perspective in regard to his/her potential and future hopes and dreams.”—T Whitmore
  • “The world is full of people who complain, who look for the negative in life, and who are constantly pulling each other down. The world is full of people who think only of themselves and try to make the rest of the world as miserable as they are.”—Jessica Jones

Negative People Quotes and Sayings

  • “Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.”—Shirley MacLaine
  • “Don’t let people pull you into their storms. Pull them into your peace.”—Unknown
  • “Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”
  • “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”—Stephen King
  • “Sensitive souls draw in the negativity of others because they are so open.”—John Gray
  • “Negative people need drama like oxygen. Stay positive, it will take their breath away.”—Unknown
  • “You cannot expect to live a positive life if you hang with negative people.”—Joel Osteen
  • “If they disrespect you to your face imagine what they’re doing behind your back.”—Sonya Parker
  • “I don’t have time to distinguish between the unfortunate and the incompetent.”—General Curtis Le May
  • “Whatever you do, good or bad, people will always have something negative to say.”—W.H. Auden
  • “Never make negative comments or spread rumors about anyone. It depreciates their reputation and yours.”—Brian Koslow
  • “You will face your greatest opposition when you are closest to your biggest miracle.”—Shannon L. Alder
  • “If you attach to the negative behavior of others it brings you down to their level.”—Guru Singh
  • “If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.”—Michael Jordan
  • “Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.”—Will Smith
  • “Expect while reaching for the stars, people to whirl by with their dark clouds and storm upon you.”—Anthony Liccione
  • “Don’t let negative and toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out.”—Robert Tew
  • “The whole world can gossip about you, and if you don’t take it personally you are immune.”—Don Miguel Ruiz
  • “People who try to bring you down every day aren’t important in your life, so you better treat their opinions as such.”—Terry Mark
  • “People who project negativity typically have low self-esteem. They feel badly about themselves, and their negativity is simply a reflection of those feelings.”—Hendrie Weisinger
  • “No matter how good you are, someone is always going to be against you. But never let them be the limit of your success.”—Terry Mark
  • “Avoid negative people, for they are the greatest destroyers of self confidence and self-esteem. Surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you!”—Auliq Ice
  • “There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.”—W. Clement Stone
  • “Save your skin from the corrosive acids from the mouths of toxic people. Someone who just helped you to speak evil about another person can later help another person to speak evil about you.”
  • “Protect your good image from the eyes of negative viewers, who may look at your good appearance with an ugly fiendish eye, and ruin your positive qualities with their chemical infested tongues.”—Michael Bassey Johnson
  • “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”—Ray Goforth
  • “A negative and toxic person never feels teased with the genuine presence of the pretenders in his network and he always feels pleased with the absence of the genuine leader in his circle.”—Anuj Somany
  • “It is easier to avoid the effects of others’ negativity when we question if an action or attitude is appropriately directed at us. If it isn’t, we can choose to sidestep it and let it pass.”
  • “He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm, let go of the friends who are no longer uplifting you. Spend time with people who inspire you to be better.”—Proverbs 13:20
  • “When you are pursuing your dreams, they will call you CRAZY because they are LAZY. They never know you are a HERO who just jumped away from step ZERO. Stay away from negative people; they will only pollute you.”—Israelmore Ayivor

Neighbors Sayings and Quotes – Inspire Quotes and Sayings

Neighbors Sayings and Quotes

  • “Good fences make good neighbours.” —Robert Frost
  • “Love thy neighbor, but don’t pull down your hedge.” —Benjamin Franklin
  • “How you can have dreams when your neighbors have nightmares.” —M.F. Moonzajer
  • “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.” —Abraham Lincoln
  • “Few of us could bear to have ourselves for neighbors.” —Mignon McLaughlin
  • “Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies.” —Jane Austen
  • “It is impossible to love God without loving our neighbor.” —Mother Teresa
  • “Not even the devil can so sharp eyes have as neighbors.” —Heinrich Boll
  • “All human beings are my neighbors. We share the same planet.” —Ana Monnar
  • “Good neighbors are worth more than an extra sixteen trees.” —David Mas Masumoto
  • “If you injure your neighbour, better not do it by halves.” —George Bernard Shaw
  • “Don’t throw stones at your neighbors if your own windows are glass.” —Benjamin Franklin
  • “To do exactly as your neighbors do is the only sensible rule.” —Emily Post
  • “If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them.” —Pietro Aretino
  • “One’s neighbor is always the enemy. That is the nature of things.” —Gore Vidal
  • “Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.” —Confucius
  • “You can be a good neighbor only if you have good neighbors.” —Howard E. Koch
  • “Good neighbors always spy on you to make sure you are doing well.” —Pawan Mishra
  • “And good neighbors make a huge difference in the quality of life. I agree.” —Robert Fulghum
  • “They who are all things to their neighbors cease to be anything to themselves.” —Norman Douglas
  • “Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbor’s noisy party than being there.” —Franklin P. Jones
  • “Neighbors bring food with death and flowers with sickness and little things in between.” —Harper Lee
  • “A bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great blessing.” —Hesiod
  • “If you burn your neighbor’s house down, it doesn’t make your house look any better.” —Lou Holtz
  • “When strong, be merciful, if you would have the respect, not the fear of your neighbors.” —Chilon
  • “The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.” —Hubert H. Humphrey
  • “We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next door neighbor.” —Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • “There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbours will say.” —Cyril Connolly
  • “A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor’s.” —Richard Whately
  • “People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can’t fool the neighbours.” —Edgar Watson Howe
  • “To hear that your neighbor was worse off than yourself was not an altogether unpleasant experience.” —Lizette Woodworth Reese
  • “We should learn to live and love our neighbors as ourselves for the sake of peace and progress.” —David McCallum
  • “People glorify all sorts of bravery except the bravery they might show on behalf of their nearest neighbors.” —George Eliot
  • “I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?” —Mother Teresa
  • “For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?” —Jane Austen
  • “If your neighbors think you’re a detective because a cop always brings you home, you might be a redneck.” —Jeff Foxworthy
  • “A good neighbor is a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence, but doesn’t climb over it.” —Arthur Baer
  • “Love thy neighbor, and if it requires that you bend your understanding of the truth, the Truth will understand.” —Robert Breault
  • “Someone who loves a neighbor allows him to be as he is, as he was, and as he will be.” —Michel Quoist
  • “I am happy the leaves are growing large so quickly. Soon they will hide the neighbor and her screaming child.” —Lydia Davis
  • “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” —Benjamin Franklin
  • “The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.” —G.K. Chesterton
  • “Of neighborhoods, benevolence is the most beautiful. How can the man be considered wise who when he had the choice does not settle in benevolence.” —Confucius
  • “All will concede that in order to have good neighbors, we must also be good neighbors. That applies in every field of human endeavor.” —Harry S. Truman
  • “A good neighbor sometimes cuts your morning up to mince-meat of the very smallest talk, then helps to sugar her bohea at night with your reputation.” —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • “We all have neighbors. Greet them on the sidewalk or in the elevator, but try not to peer through their windows. Windows are to look out from, not into.” —Alexandra Stoddard
  • “Follow the path of serenity. Why lose your temper if by losing it you offend God, trouble your neighbor and in the end have to set things right anyway?” —Mother Teresa
  • “The supreme satisfaction is to be able to despise one’s neighbor and this fact goes far to account for religious intolerance. It is evidently consoling to reflect that the people next door are headed for hell.” —Aleister Crowley

30+ Inspirational Quotes On Judging – Inspire Quotes

Inspirational Quotes On Judging

  • “Don’t judge people.” —Anonymous
  • “Judge yourself not others.” —Anonymous
  • “Be curious, not judgmental.” —Walt Whitman
  • “I don’t judge others.” —Sarah Jessica Parker
  • “Love is the absence of judgment.” —Anonymous
  • “Never judge someone by the opinion of others.” —Anonymous
  • “Not judging people is the fastest way to peace.” —Jonathan Jackson
  • “Don’t judge me by my past I don’t live there anymore.” —Anonymous
  • “The more a man judges, the less he loves.” —Honor de Balzac
  • “If you judge people you have no time to love them.” —Mother Teresa
  • “Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in on.” —Anonymous
  • “Easy to judge the mistakes of others, difficult to recognize our own mistakes.” —Anonymous
  • “Every time I judge someone else, I reveal an unhealed part of myself.” —Anonymous
  • “Once you awaken you will have no interest in judging those who sleep.” —Anonymous
  • “You’re being judged no matter what, so be who you want to be.” —Anonymous
  • “Those who judge will never understand, and those who understand will never judge.” —Anonymous
  • “The ego is all about self-serving, ownership, winning, judging, and so on.” —Wayne Dyer
  • “Everything we judge in others is something within ourselves we don’t want to face.” —Anonymous
  • “Judging a person does not define who they are. It defines who you are.” —Wayne Dyer
  • “Stop judging how far people still have to go. Start celebrating how far they’ve come.” —Anonymous
  • “It’s always the ones who know the least about you who judge you the most.” —Anonymous
  • “Most people who are criticizing and judging haven’t even tried what you failed at.” —David Goggins
  • “The least amount of judging we can do, the better off we are.” —Michael J. Fox
  • “We are very good lawyers for our own mistakes but very good judges for the mistakes of others.” —Anonymous
  • “When someone judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about them and their own insecurities, limitations, and needs.” —Lulu
  • “The happiest people I know are always evaluating and improving themselves. The unhappy people are usually evaluating and judging others.” —Anonymous
  • “There’s a story behind every person. There’s a reason why they’re the way they are. Think about that before you judge someone.” —Anonymous
  • “No one likes feeling judged. Back off and let people live. We’re all on some type of journey, all evolving and growing.” —Anonymous
  • “Don’t concern yourself with the opinions of those who judge you. That is placing on them an importance they do not have.” —Donna Lynn Hope
  • “Judging is preventing us from understanding a new truth. Free yourself from the rules of old judgments and create the space for new understanding.” —Steve Maraboli
  • “Everyone has untold stories of pain and sadness that make them love and live a little differently than you do. Stop judging, instead try to understand.” —Anonymous
  • “If you are pained by external things it is not they that disturb you but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.” —Marcus Aurelius
  • “Judging others makes us blind, whereas love is illuminating. By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.” —Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • “Often I have asked myself, what would it be like if I no longer had any desire to judge another? Or be controlled by the judgment of others? I would walk the earth as a very light person indeed.” —Henri Nouwen
  • “We can never judge the lives of others because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path but it’s another to think that yours is the only path.” —Paulo Coelho

Quotes about Miserable People to Inspire and Melt Your Heart

Famous Misery Quotes

  • “Misery is wasted on the miserable.” —Louis C.K.
  • “Civilized misery is the worst misery.” —Agatha Christie
  • “Misery can only be quelled but never cured.” —Nina, Johnny Kiddow
  • “Each indulgence in pleasure is an appointment made with misery.” —Jason Paul
  • “Melancholy: an appetite no misery satisfies.” —Emil Cioran, All Gall Is Divided: Aphorisms
  • “Misery loved company, but damnation needed it.” —John Connolly, The Wolf in Winter
  • “There is no Mystery as great as Misery.” —Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince
  • “Writing does not cause misery, it is born of misery.” —Michel de Montaigne
  • “Our happiness or misery depends upon our perception, not on the situation.” —Debasish Mridha
  • “Pain and suffering are inevitable in our lives, but misery is an option.” —Chip Beck
  • There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” —Andrew Schweitzer
  • “I don’t reckon misery loves any damn thing at all.” —Bruce Machart, The Wake of Forgiveness
  • “Always doubting and questioning everything strikes me as a very miserable way to live.” —Marty Rubin
  • “I’d rather be miserable loving you than happy with anyone else.” —Angela Morrison, Sing Me to Sleep
  • “There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.” —Dante Alighieri
  • “There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.” —William James
  • “Don’t let feeling lonely push you into the arms of a person who will make you miserable.” —Stephan Labossiere
  • “There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.” —Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
  • “Money does not buy you happiness, but lack of money certainly buys you misery.” —Daniel Kahneman, Well-Being: Foundations of Hedonic Psychology
  • “What is the point of roaming the world when it’s the same misery everywhere?” —Elif Shafak, The Forty Rules of Love
  • “In misery it is great comfort to have a companion.” —John Lyly, Euphues the Anatomy of Wit: Euphues & His England
  • “A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.” —Joseph Addison
  • “Some people are so addicted to their misery that they will destroy anything that gets in the way of their fix.” —Bryant McGill
  • “I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our disposition and not on our circumstances.” —Martha Washington
  • “People label themselves with all sorts of adjectives. I can only pronounce myself as ‘nauseatingly miserable beyond repair’.” —Franz Kafka, Diaries of Franz Kafka
  • “The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.” —George Bernard Shaw
  • “No one can usurp the heights… But those to whom the miseries of the world are misery, and will not let them rest.” —John Keats
  • “Nothing is miserable unless you think it so; and on the other hand, nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it.” —Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy
  • “No misery compares to staring at a clear night’s sky with arms stretched toward a coveted star, wishing on what is forever out of reach.” —Richelle E. Goodrich
  • “I stumbled out into the courtyard to try to flee my misery, but of course we can never flee the misery that is within us.” —Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
  • “The most baffling about the human psyche is that even after seeing the misery and suffering all around, he is convinced that these would befall only to others and not on to him.” —Gian Kumar
  • “A man’s subconscious self is not the ideal companion. It lurks for the greater part of his life in some dark den of its own, hidden away, and emerges only to taunt and deride and increase the misery of a miserable hour.” —P.G. Wodehouse, The Adventures of Sally

Miserable Quotes and Sayings

  • “Miserable person lives without ideals.” —Ivan Turgenev
  • “A man’s as miserable as he thinks he is.” —Seneca
  • “The miserable have no other medicine, but only hope.” —William Shakespeare
  • “The spendthrift robs his heirs the miser robs himself.” —Jean De La Bruyere
  • “Maybe men are separated from each other only by the degree of their misery.” —Francis Picabia
  • “’Tis the only comfort of the miserable to have partners in their woes.” —Miguel De Cervantes
  • “All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.” —Blaise Pascal
  • “We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” —Carlos Castaneda
  • “The contemplative life is often miserable. One must act more, think less, and not watch oneself live.” —Nicolas Chamfort
  • “Happy people find a way to live with their problems, and miserable people let their problems stop them from living.”
  • “Oftentimes, when people are miserable, they will want to make other people miserable, too. But it never helps.” —Lemony Snicket
  • “The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.” —Jean Jacques Rousseau
  • “It is seldom that the miserable can help regarding their misery as a wrong inflicted by those who are less miserable.” —George Eliot
  • “The truly miserable have a timbre in their voices strong enough to erase smiles from the faces and souls of the contented.” —Jerome
  • “Miserable people focus on the things they hate about their life. Happy people focus on the things they love about their life.” —Sonya Parker
  • “I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our disposition and not on our circumstances.” —Martha Washington
  • “The secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure is occupation.” —George Bernard Shaw
  • “A soul that is reluctant to share does not as a rule have much of its own. Miserliness is here a symptom of meagerness.” —Eric Hoffer
  • “If someone makes you miserable more than they make you happy, it doesn’t matter how much you love them, you need to let them go.” —Unknown
  • “The miser, starving his brother’s body, starves also his own soul, and at death shall creep out of his great estate of injustice, poor and naked and miserable.” —Theodore Parker
  • “People talk about the courage of condemned men walking to the place of execution: sometimes it needs as much courage to walk with any kind of bearing towards another person’s habitual misery.” —Graham Greene
  • “We generally fancy ourselves more miserable than we are, for want of taking a true estimate of things; wherefore we fly into transports without reason, and judge of the happiness or calamity of human life, by false lights.” —Wellins Calcott
  • “Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him; for where there is nothing but pure misery there never is any recourse to the mention of it.” —Samuel Johnson
  • “Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery’s shadow or reflection: the fact that you don’t merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.” —C. S. Lewis

Sarcastic Quotes and Funny Sarcasm Inspirational Sayings 2021

Best Sarcastic Quotes

  • “Zombies eat brains. You’re safe.”
  • “Life’s good, you should get one.”
  • “Find your patience before I lose mine.”
  • “Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver.”
  • “Ugliness can be fixed, stupidity is forever.”
  • “You sound better with your mouth closed.”
  • “I’m smiling… that alone should scare you.”
  • “Well at least your mom thinks you’re pretty.”
  • “Sarcasm is the body’s natural defense against stupidity.”
  • “Just keep talking, I yawn when I’m interested.”
  • “I’ve got a good heart but this mouth…”
  • “If karma doesn’t hit you, I gladly will.”
  • “Shut your mouth when you’re talking to me.”
  • “Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.”
  • “Always remember that you’re unique. Just like everyone else.”
  • “My imaginary friend says that you need a therapist.”
  • “My neighbor’s diary says that I have boundary issues.”
  • “I’m not sarcastic. I’m just intelligent beyond your understanding.”
  • “Cancel my subscription because I don’t need your issues.”
  • “Me pretending to listen should be enough for you.”
  • “Think I am sarcastic? Watch me pretend to care!”
  • “I’ll try being nicer, if you try being smarter.”
  • “Mirrors can’t talk, lucky for you they can’t laugh either.”
  • “Just because I don’t care doesn’t mean I don’t understand.”
  • “Let’s share… You’ll take the grenade, I’ll take the pin.”
  • “I clapped because it’s finished, not because I like it.”
  • “Sarcasm, because beating the crap out of people is illegal.”
  • “Well, my imaginary friend thinks you have serious mental problems.”
  • “You always do me a favor, when you shut up!”
  • “I’d agree with you but then we’d both be wrong.”
  • “My friends are so much cooler than yours. They’re invisible.”
  • “If I promise to miss you, will you go away?”
  • “Are you always so stupid or is today a special ocassion?”
  • “I don’t have the energy to pretend to like you today.”
  • “Sarcasm – the ability to insult idiots without them realizing it.”
  • “Unless your name is Google stop acting like you know everything.”
  • “Yet despite the look on my face… you are still talking.”
  • “If at first, you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.”
  • “Keep rolling your eyes. Maybe you’ll find a brain back there.”
  • “Tact is for people who aren’t witty enough to use sarcasm.”
  • “I’m not crazy! The voices tell me I am entirely sane.”
  • “Sure I’ll help you out… the same way you came in.”
  • “It’s okay if you don’t like me. Not everyone has good taste.”
  • “I don’t believe in plastic surgery. But in your case, go ahead.”
  • “I feel so miserable without you, it’s almost like having you here.”
  • “Sarcasm: because arguing with stupid people just wouldn’t be as much fun.”
  • “Sarcasm: Helping the intelligent politely tolerate the obtuse for thousands of years.”
  • “Don’t worry about what people think. They don’t do it very often.”
  • “I am busy right now, can I ignore you some other time?
  • “Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit! Yet it remains the funniest!”
  • “If had a dollar for every smart thing you say. I’ll be poor.”
  • “I love sarcasm. It’s like punching people in the face but with words.”
  • “Sometimes I need what only you can provide: your absence.”
  • “Everyone has the right to be stupid, but you are abusing the privilege.”
  • “Are you always this retarded or are you making a special effort today?”
  • “You’d be in good shape… if you ran as much as your mouth.”
  • “If ignorance is bliss. You must be the happiest person on this planet.”
  • “That is the ugliest top I’ve ever seen, yet it compliments your face perfectly.”
  • “No, you don’t have to repeat yourself. I was ignoring you the first time.”
  • “People say that laughter is the best medicine… your face must be curing the world.”
  • “If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.”
  • “If I wanted to kill myself I would climb your ego and jump to your IQ.”
  • “I never forget a face, but in your case, I’ll be glad to make an exception.”
  • “I’m not listening, but keep talking. I enjoy the way your voice makes my ears bleed.”
  • “You look good when your eyes are closed, but you look the best when my eyes closed.”
  • “I’m sorry I hurt your feelings when I called you stupid. I really thought you already knew.”
  • “Tell me how I have upset you, because I want to know how to do it again.”
  • “Sarcasm is the secret language that everyone uses when they want to say something mean to your face.”
  • “I’m not saying I hate you, what I’m saying is that you are literally the Monday of my life.”
  • “If you’re waiting for me to give a shit, you better pack a lunch. It’s going to be while.”
  • “Thank you for leaving my side when I was alone. I realized I can do so much without you.”
  • “I’m sorry while you were talking I was trying to figure where the hell you got the idea I cared.”
  • “If it looks like I give a damn, please tell me. I don’t want to give off the wrong impression.”
  • “If you wrote down every single thought you ever had you would get an award for the shortest story ever.”
  • “I’d tell you to go to hell, but I work there and don’t want to see your ugly mug every day.”
  • “Fighting with me is like being in the Special Olympics. You may win, but in the end you’re still a retard.”
  • “Just because the voices only talk to me doesn’t mean you should get all jealous. You’re just a little too crazy for their taste.”

Funny Sarcastic Quotes

  • “Life is hard; it’s harder if you’re stupid.” —John Wayne
  • “The road to success is always under construction.” —Lily Tomlin
  • “Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.” —Unknown
  • “Life is hard. After all, it kills you.” —Katharine Hepburn
  • “There’s no better vacation than my boss being on vacation.” —Unknown
  • “I remixed a remix, it was back to normal.” —Mitch Hedberg
  • “If you must make a noise, make it quietly.” —Oliver Hardy
  • “Don’t judge me. I was born to be awesome, not perfect.” —Unknown
  • “Unless your name is Google stop acting like you know everything.” —Unknown
  • “Sometimes I need what only you can provide: your absence.” —Ashleigh Brilliant
  • “Folks, I don’t trust children. They’re here to replace us.” —Stephen Colbert
  • “If you find me offensive. Then I suggest you quit finding me.” —Unknown
  • “A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.” —Steven Wright
  • “Tell me, is being stupid a profession, or are you just gifted?” —Unknown
  • “If a book about failures doesn’t sell, is it a success?” —Jerry Seinfeld
  • “It’s okay if you don’t like me. Not everyone has good taste.” —Unknown
  • “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” —A. A. Milne
  • “Don’t mistake my efficiency as meaning I want to do your job, too.” —Unknown
  • “An apple a day keeps anything away if you throw it hard enough.” —Unknown
  • “Everyone has the right to be stupid, but you are abusing the privilege.” —Unknown
  • “The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets.” —Al McGuire
  • “I’m such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own.” —Woody Allen
  • “The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so.” —Gore Vidal
  • “I don’t always tolerate stupid people. But when I do, I’m probably at work.” —Unknown
  • “If I had nine of my fingers missing I wouldn’t type any slower.” —Mitch Hedberg
  • “They say marriages are made in heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.” —Clint Eastwood
  • “It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.” —Thomas Sowell
  • “Why is there so much month left at the end of the money?” —John Barrymore
  • “A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he’s finished.” —Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • “If you’re going to tell people the truth, be funny or they’ll kill you.” —Billy Wilder
  • “People say that laughter is the best medicine… your face must be curing the world.” —Unknown
  • “A woman’s mind is cleaner than a man’s because she changes it more often.” —Oliver Herford
  • “Marriage is like mushrooms: we notice too late if they are good or bad.” —Woody Allen
  • “To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.” —Steven Wright
  • “A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I’m afraid of widths.” —Steven Wright
  • “Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.” —Will Rogers
  • “When people ask me stupid questions, it is my legal obligation to give a sarcastic remark.” —Unknown
  • “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” —Winston Churchill
  • “When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.” —Rodney Dangerfield
  • “I’m sorry I hurt your feelings when I called you stupid. I really thought you already knew.” —Unknown
  • “When one door closes, another opens. Or you can open the closed door. That’s how doors work.” —Unknown
  • “If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.” —Henny Youngman
  • “What do people do with all the extra time they save by writing ‘k’ instead of ‘ok’? – Unknown
  • “That’s why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.” —George Carlin
  • “I have always wanted to be somebody, but I see now I should have been more specific.” —Lily Tomlin
  • “I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” —Oscar Wilde
  • “Knowledge is like underwear. It is useful to have it, but not necessary to show it off.” —Bill Murray
  • “I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.” —Woody Allen
  • “I’m not saying I hate you, what I’m saying is that you are literally the Monday of my life.” —Unknown
  • “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” —Winston Churchill
  • “Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.” —W. C. Fields
  • “There’s no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn’t tell you about it?” —Kin Hubbard
  • “The best way to teach your kids about taxes is by eating 30 percent of their ice cream.” —Bill Murray
  • “A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.” —George Bernard Shaw
  • “Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.” —Billy Sunday
  • “When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?” —Sydney J. Harris
  • “I may look calm, but inside my mind, I’ve killed you 20 times, in 5 minutes, in 20 different ways.” —Unknown
  • “Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them.” —Walter Kerr
  • “You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.” —Yogi Berra
  • “If you want to change the world, do it while you’re single. Once you’re married you can’t even change the TV Channel.” —Unknown
  • “My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn’t pay the bill he gave me six months more.” —Walter Matthau
  • “Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.” —Steve Irwin
  • “If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.” —Theodore Roosevelt
  • “A woman is like a teabag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “It’s amazing how you can have to worst day ever, but still laugh at yourself when you push a door that says pull.” —Unknown
  • “Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.” —Will Rogers
  • “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.” —W. C. Fields
  • “Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.” —William James
  • “When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.” —Will Rogers
  • “I came from a real tough neighborhood. Once a guy pulled a knife on me. I knew he wasn’t a professional, the knife had butter on it.” —Rodney Dangerfield

Sarcasm Quotes and Sayings

  • “Sarcasm: intellect on the offensive.” —Unknown
  • “Blows are sarcasm’s turned stupid.” —George Eliot
  • “Sarcasm is a Manchester trait.” —Peter Hook
  • “Some sarcasm is best told simply.” —Kevin Hart
  • “Neither irony nor sarcasm is argument.” —Rufus Choate
  • “Sarcasm the body’s natural defense against stupidity.” —Unknown
  • “Sarcasm was usually lost on imbeciles.” —Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • “Nothing is more discouraging than unappreciated sarcasm.” —Unknown
  • “We are suffering from too much sarcasm.” —Marianne Moore
  • “Avoid sarcasm. Don’t insist on the last word.” —Ford Frick
  • “Sarcasm is the last refuge of the imaginatively bankrupt.” —Cassandra Clare
  • “This music won’t do. There’s not enough sarcasm in it.” —Samuel Goldwyn
  • “The monkey is an organized Sarcasm upon the human race.” —Henry Ward Beecher
  • “Sarcasm helps keep you from telling people what you really think of them.” —Unknown
  • “You had to learn at a certain age what sarcasm is, you know.” —Penny Marshall
  • “You see, that is the sad, sorry, terrible thing about sarcasm. It’s really funny.” —Brandon Sanderson
  • “When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.” —Eric Hoffer
  • “If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.” —Ashleigh Brillant
  • “When dealing with sarcastic people, prescribe them the same course of medicine but with a stronger dosage.” —Unknown
  • “A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can be cured only by the honesty of humility.” —Lawrence G. Lovasik
  • “Puns are just another form of sarcasm, which may or may not make you – smile, giggle, or laugh.” —Aniruddha Sastikar
  • “Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.” —Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • “Sarcasm helps me overcome the harshness of the reality we live, eases the pain of scars and makes people smile.” —Mahmoud Darwish
  • “In my opinion, I think sarcasm and humor in a song, without turning it into a novelty song, is really charming.” —Alanis Morissette
  • “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” —Groucho Marx
  • “What I claim is to live to the full the contradiction of my time, which may well make sarcasm the condition of truth.” —Roland Barthes
  • “Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the devil; for which reason I have long since as good as renounced it.” —Thomas Carlyle
  • “The spirit of sarcasm lives and thrives in the midst of universal wreck; its balls are enchanted and itself invulnerable, and it braves retaliations and reprisals because itself is a mere flash, a bodiless and magical nothing.” —Henri-Frederic Amiel
  • “Sarcasm is weird. Even not in acting, in life I feel like ‘sarcastic’ is a word that people use to describe me sometimes so when I meet someone, it’s almost like they feel like they have to also be sarcastic, but it can sometimes just come off as mean if it’s not used in the right way.” —Aubrey Plaza

Quotes about Immaturity! 20+ Immature People Sayings & Quotes

Quotes about Immaturity and Immature People Sayings

  • “Adolescence: A stage between infancy and adultery.” —Ambrose Bierce
  • “Everything about my teenage life was almost ideal.” —Esther Williams
  • “Teenagers are free verse walking around on two legs.” —Vanessa Bayer
  • “Teenagers today are freer to be themselves and to accept themselves.” —John Knowles
  • “As a teenager I was obsessed with music and with writing and performing songs.”
  • “Teenagers who are never required to vacuum are living in one.” —Fred G. Gosman
  • “It’s harder to reach teenagers. They don’t want to hear one more lecture.” —Virginia R. Corrigan
  • “To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more embarrassing than a parent.” —Dave Barry
  • “Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing.” —Aristotle
  • “If you are not willing to look stupid, nothing great is ever going to happen to you.” —Dr. Gregory House
  • “I don’t know what better teenage life you could get than going around the world doing what you love to do.” —Anna Kournikova
  • “Don’t laugh at a youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find a face of his own.” —Logan Pearsall Smith
  • “Adolescents are not monsters. They are just people trying to learn how to make it among the adults in the world, who are probably not so sure themselves.”
  • “My teenage years were exactly what they were supposed to be. Everybody has their own path. It’s laid out for you. It’s just up to you to walk it.” —Justin Timberlake
  • “A lot of the problems teenagers go through, it’s better for them to go through them on their own. If you always have a crutch, you don’t learn anything.” —Ben Savage
  • “My teenage years were exactly what they were supposed to be. Everybody has their own path. It’s laid out for you. It’s just up to you to walk it.” —Justin Timberlake
  • “All the teenagers I know are against it; all the parents are for it. I’m going to come down on the side of the parents because they do know best.” —Damon Thayer
  • “I am young, wild and free but love seems to come and drown me every once in a while. But I like it because love is what I have been searching for.”
  • “We are teenagers. We don’t have a manual or a written guide that tells us how to fall in love. We don’t even have experience of what love really is, so don’t judge us. We are what we are.” —Rosy Ford
  • “As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too.” —Johnny Depp

Quotes about Enemies! 200 Best Enemy Quotes to Know Your Enemy

Quotes about Enemies

  • “Enemies are so stimulating.” —Katharine Hepburn
  • “Bear patiently with a rival.” —Ovid
  • “Our enemies are our outward consciences.” —Shakespeare
  • “Enemies promises were made to be broken.” —Aesop
  • “We can learn even from our enemies.” —Ovid
  • “Every educated person is a future enemy.” —Martin Bormann
  • “If you want to make enemies, try to change something.”
  • “An enemy despised is the most dangerous of all enemies.”
  • “Enemies’ gifts are no gifts and do no good.” —Sophocles
  • “We need a common enemy to unite us.” —Condoleezza Rice
  • “If you had no enemies, you had no fun.” —Denis Leary
  • “Give the enemy an inch, he’ll take a yard.” —Monica Crowley

Best Enemy Quotes

  • “The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.” —Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.” —Antisthenes
  • “If you don’t have enemies, you don’t have character.” —Paul Newman
  • “Our enemies will tell the rest with pleasure.” —Bishop William Fleetwood
  • “An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.” —Thomas Jefferson
  • “Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.” —Mao Zedong
  • “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” —Napoleon Bonaparte
  • “We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.” —Aesop
  • “A distant enemy is always preferable to one at the gate.” —Emil Cioran
  • “One of the most time-consuming things is to have an enemy.” —E. B. White
  • “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
  • “When the enemy attacks you, it means you are on the right road.” —Enver Hoxha
  • “The enemy is anybody who’s going to get you killed, no matter which side he’s on.” —Joseph Heller
  • “Give the enemy not only a road for flight, but also a means of defending it.” —Thomas Hardy
  • “You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.” —Eric Hoffer
  • “It is the enemy who can truly teach us to practice the virtues of compassion and tolerance.” —Dalai Lama
  • “I bring out the worst in my enemies and that’s how I get them to defeat themselves.” —Roy M. Cohn
  • “Everyone needs a warm personal enemy or two to keep him free from rust in the movable parts of his mind.”
  • “It is from our enemies that we often gain excellent maxims, and are frequently surprised into reason by their mistakes.” —Thomas Paine
  • “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” —Nelson Mandela
  • “As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also.” —Thomas Jefferson
  • “Our enemies come nearer the truth in the opinions they form of us than we do in our opinion of ourselves.” —Francois de la Rochefoucauld
  • “Let your enemies be disarmed by the gentleness of your manner, but at the same time let them feel, the steadiness of your resentment.” —Lord Chesterfield

Love Your Enemy Quotes

  • “Scratch a lover, find a foe.” —Parker
  • “Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults.” —Franklin
  • “Love your enemies; for they shall tell you all your faults.” —Benjamin Franklin
  • “Enemies, as well as lovers, come to resemble each other over a period of time.” —Harris
  • “Enemies, as well as lovers, come to resemble each other over a period of time.” —Sydney J. Harris
  • “Our enemies provide us with a precious opportunity to practice patience and love. We should have gratitude toward them.” —Gyatso
  • “Deep within, she is attuned to His Love, intoxicated with delight, her enemies and sufferings are all taken away.” —Nanak
  • “Those who love to be feared fear to be loved, and they themselves are more afraid than anyone, for whereas other men fear only them, they fear everyone.” —Francis Swiss Clergyman
  • “One reason we should love our enemies is that we made them ourselves. Another reason is that they keep us on our toes, a third reason is that we should make them our friends.” —Unknown

Quotes For Enemies And Haters

  • “The nearest I can make it out, “Love your Enemies” means, “Hate your Friends” —Franklin
  • “He is my buddy. I would hate to see what his enemies look like.” —Jobs
  • “The zeal of friends it is that knocks me down, and not the hate of enemies.” —Schiller
  • “Golf is good for the soul. You get so mad at yourself you forget to hate your enemies.” —Rogers
  • “I love to love those who love to hate me and I laugh at the laughter directed against me.” —Veness
  • “If people can’t let go to the hatred of their enemies, they risk sowing the seeds of hate among themselves.” —Clinton
  • “You may have enemies whom you hate, but not enemies whom you despise. You must be proud of your enemy: then the success of your enemy shall be your success too.” —Nietzsche
  • “In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us.” —Hanh
  • “Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies – or else? The chain reaction of evil – hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars – must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.” —King

Friends and Enemies Quotes

  • “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.” —Mario Puzo
  • “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” —Arabic Proverb
  • “I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.” —Abraham Lincoln
  • “It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.” —William Blake
  • “One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good.” —Jonathan Swift
  • “The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.” —Abraham Lincoln

Know Your Enemy Quotes

  • “Flee an enemy who knows your weakness.” —Pierre Corneille
  • “Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.” —Tzu
  • “We’ve learned from it. You get to know where your enemies are.” —Klinsmann
  • “Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.”
  • “When my enemies stop hissing, I shall know I’m slipping.” —Callas Category: American Musician Enemies
  • “Just as tall trees are known by their shadows, so are good men known by their enemies.” —Proverbs
  • “And Allah best knows your enemies; and Allah suffices as a Guardian, and Allah suffices as a Helper.” —Quran
  • “I’m just grateful to be on this planet. I have no enemies that I know of. I’m just the guy who makes happy.” —Checker
  • “It’s said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies – because you never know when you’ll have to work with them.” —Turner
  • “A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.”
  • “Our two parties were enemies in the past. Everyone knows this history. But history is in the past. We can’t change it. But the future is in our hands and offers many opportunities.” —Chan
  • “Some of the press who speak loudly about the freedom of the press are themselves the enemies of freedom. Countless people dare not say a thing because they know it will be picked up and made a song of by the press. That limits freedom.” —Fisher British Politician

Friends Turn into Enemies Quotes

  • “Promises may fit the friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies.” —Franklin
  • “Who is the bravest hero? He who turns his enemy into a friend.” —Proverb
  • “When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.” —Gibran

Forgive Your Enemies Quotes

  • “Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.” —Kennedy
  • “Forgive your enemies, but first get even.” —Lester Cole
  • “Forgiveness of enemies can only come upon their repentance.” —Blake
  • “Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.” —John F. Kennedy
  • “One should forgive one’s enemies, but not before they are hanged.” —Heine
  • “Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.” —Oscar Wilde
  • “We should forgive our enemies, but only after they have been hanged first.” —Heine
  • “When you are ill make haste to forgive your enemies, for you may recover.” —Bierce
  • “Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive.” —Cicero

Quotes About Enemies In The Bible

  • “He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.” —Bible
  • “Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.” —Bible
  • “And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it.” —Bible
  • “As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father’s sakes.” —Bible
  • “Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.” —Bible
  • “Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.” —Bible
  • “And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.” —Bible
  • “Now it came to pass when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and Geshem the Arabian, and the rest of our enemies, heard that I had builded the wall, and that there was no breach left therein; (though at that time I had not set up the doors upon the gates;) / That Sanballat and Geshem sent unto me, saying, Come, let us meet together in some one of the villages in the plain of Ono. But they thought to do me mischief.” —Bible

Smile At Your Enemies Quotes

  • “Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.” —Bowen

Sun Tzu Enemy Quotes

  • “Do not press an enemy at bay.” —Sun Tzu
  • “Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.” —Sun Tzu
  • “Man’s enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.” — Sun Tzu
  • “A wise general makes a point of foraging of the enemy.” — Sun Tzu
  • “If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near.” — Sun Tzu
  • “If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril.” — Sun Tzu
  • “For them to perceive the advantage of defeating the enemy, they must also have their rewards.” — Sun Tzu
  • “He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.” — Sun Tzu

Short Quotes About Enemies

  • “Sudden friendship, sure repentance.” —Proverb
  • “Enemies are so stimulating.” —Hepburn
  • “One enemy is too much.” —Herbert
  • “Even a paranoid can have enemies.” —Kissinger
  • “Enemies promises were made to be broken.” —Aesop
  • “Become great and vanquish all the enemies.” —Vedaur
  • “A person is his own worst enemy.” —Unknown
  • “Even a paranoid has some real enemies.” —Kissinger
  • “Keep your enemies in front of you.” —Matthews
  • “No prudent antagonist thinks light of his adversaries.” —Goethe
  • “Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.” —Proverb Proverbs
  • “Use your enemy’s hand to catch a snake.” —Proverb
  • “Speak well of your enemies… you made them.” —Unknown
  • “Our views differ, but we are not enemies.” —Milinkevich
  • “False friends are worse than bitter enemies.” —Proverb Proverbs
  • “Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.” —Herbert
  • “The person who builds a character makes foes.” —Young
  • “In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane.” —Wilde
  • “He who has three enemies must agree with two.” —Proverb
  • “Better fifty enemies outside the house than one within.” —Sayings
  • “It is an unhappy lot which finds no enemies.” —Syrus
  • “There is no such thing as an insignificant enemy.” —Proverb
  • “If you would be revenged of your enemy, govern yourself.” —Franklin
  • “For every ten jokes, thou hast got a hundred enemies.” —Sterne
  • “How many enemies can you make in that much time?” —Observer
  • “May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won’t.” —Patton
  • “It is a pitiful fortune that is not without enemies.” —Syrus
  • “Little enemies and little wounds must not be despised.” —Proverbs Insults
  • “A man’s greatness can be measured by his enemies.” —Piatt Greatness
  • “If thine enemy offend thee, give his child a drum.” —Unknown
  • “Always write angry letters to your enemies. Never mail them.” —Fallows
  • “He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.” —Wilde
  • “For every ten jokes you acquire a hundred enemies.” —Sterne Irish Novelist
  • “He who cannot agree with his enemies is controlled by them.” —Proverbs
  • “A friend you have to buy; enemies you get for nothing.” —Proverb
  • “Talk well of your friends and of your enemies say nothing.” —Proverbs
  • “Comforts and syphilis are the greatest enemies of mankind.” —Carrel French Scientist
  • “The enemies of the future are always the very nicest people.” —Morley
  • “Enemies’ gifts are no gifts and do no good.” —Sophocles Greek Poet
  • “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” —Bonaparte French Leader
  • “There is another Motley Crue band out of Connecticut. We’re arch enemies.” —Miller
  • “The greatest conqueror is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow.” —Proverbs
  • “It is not enough for me to win. My enemies must lose.” —Merrick
  • “Pick your enemies carefully or you’ll never make it in Los Angeles.” —Barrett
  • “I make sure everybody die , when we ride on your enemies.” —Shakur
  • “It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.” —Kempton

Enemies Quotes and Sayings

  • “Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” —Einstein Category: Authority Enemies
  • “Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else unless it is an enemy.” —Einstein
  • “I have met the enemy, and it is the eyes of other people.” —Franklin
  • “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” —Proverb Proverbs
  • “We just have to start doing things right. Essentially, we’re our worst enemies.” —Smith
  • “The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than him.” —Proverbs Proverbs
  • “How joyful the Israelis are these days, … The only winners are our enemies.” —Qorei
  • “I make enemies deliberately. They are the sauce piquante to my dish of life.” —Maxwell
  • “He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies.” —Hazlitt English Critic
  • “Yet is every man his greatest enemy, and, as it were, his own executioner” —Sr.
  • “We have no permanent friend. We have no permanent enemies. We just have permanent interests.” —Disraeli
  • “We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” —King
  • “They made peace between us; we embraced, and we have been mortal enemies ever since.” —Lesage
  • “As far as I am concerned now, I have no enemies in the press whatsoever.” —Nixon
  • “Kinder the enemy who must malign us than the smug friend who will define us.” —Wickham
  • “We’re fighting the two biggest enemies of the IPO market right now, uncertainty and volatility.” —Menlow
  • “The (real) enemies are those occupiers who have set themselves up in Iraq, particularly Britain.” —Elham
  • “Our enemies approach nearer to truth in their judgments of us than we do ourselves.” —Rochefoucauld
  • “There is nothing like the sight of an old enemy down on his luck.” —Euripides Luck
  • “The enemy is anybody who’s going to get you killed, no matter which side he’s on.” —Heller
  • “Our friends show us what we can do; our enemies teach us what we must do.” —Goethe
  • “Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There’s too much fraternizing with the enemy.” —Kissinger
  • “One should not lift the rod against our enemies upon the private information of another.” —Hitopadesa Punishment
  • “The main doctrine of a fanatic’s creed is that his enemies are the enemies of God.” —White
  • “Never explain — your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.” —Hubbard
  • “A President is best judged by the enemies he makes when he has really hit his stride.” —Lerner
  • “If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.” —Calcutta
  • “The scientific name for an animal that doesn’t either run from or fight its enemies is lunch.” —Friedman
  • “And we looked out to see your enemies and we see that you’re looking at us instead.” —Williams
  • “When the enemy advances, withdraw; when he stops, harass; when he tires, strike; when he retreats, pursue.” —Tse-Tung
  • “The leader who cares for his subject cannot be vanquished even if all his enemies become united.” —Veda
  • “I thank you for defying him. You have gone against the grain of some of Zimbabwe’s enemies.” —Mugabe
  • “I say to our enemies: We are coming. God may have mercy on you, but we won’t.” —McCain
  • “Not all things have to be scrutinized, nor all friends tested, not all enemies exposed and denounced.” —Proverb
  • “He’s a guy who wouldn’t have any enemies like that, not at this point in his life.” —Brown
  • “Member States are their own worst enemies once they leave Brussels and return to their national capitals.” —Watson
  • “You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.” —Hoffer
  • “Mountains interposed / Make enemies of nations, who had else, / Like kindred drops, been mingled into one.” —Cowper
  • “[President Robert Mugabe ‘s government has attacked the suspense thriller] The Interpreter, … Zimbabwe’s enemies did not rest.” —Kidman
  • “I personally am waiting to celebrate. I have my fingers crossed. Sharon was one of our biggest enemies.” —Abir
  • “We also shift our tactics, we also shift our intelligence and our operational forces to combat the enemies.” —Yonts
  • “He who lives by fighting with an enemy has an interest in the preservation of the enemy’s life.” —Nietzsche
  • “The enemies of Iraq [who] are carrying out aggressive acts to get Iraq back to the old days.” —Allawi
  • “Enshrine the Feet of the Guru within your heart; your pains, enemies and bad luck shall be destroyed.” —Veda
  • “Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one’s enemies.” —Trotsky Russian Revolutionary
  • “People wish their enemies dead, but I do not; I say give them the gout, give them the stone!” —Montagu
  • “The tocsin you hear today is not an alarm but an alert: it sounds the charge against our enemies.” —Danton
  • “We seem to be our own worst enemies. We should require critical U.S. infrastructure to remain in U.S. hands.” —Hunter
  • “No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her own way is without enemies.” —Bates
  • “This is an escalation that we have been expecting, the government of Iraq is determined to confront the enemies.” —Allawi
  • “Who provides the opportunity to cultivate patience? Not our friends. Our enemies give us the most crucial chances to grow.” —Gyatso
  • “To conquer [our enemies] we must dare, and dare again, and dare for ever; and thus will France be saved.” —Danton
  • “We can tolerate our past enemies but can never forget them, therefore we must have a correct understanding of history.” —Chan
  • “In today’s rapidly changing and volatile world, the United States must stay at least one step ahead of our enemies.” —Pryor
  • “The Irish do not want anyone to wish them well; they want everyone to wish their enemies ill.” —Nicolson British Diplomat
  • “You are entangled in association with your enemies, and the enjoyment of pleasures; your soul is burning up with them.” —Sahib
  • “We English are good at forgiving our enemies; it releases us from the obligation of liking our friends.” —James English Novelist
  • “The enemy advances, we retreat; the enemy camps, we harass; the enemy tires, we attack; the enemy retreats, we pursue.” —Tse-Tung
  • “If you wish to make a man your enemy, tell him simply, ‘You are wrong.’ This method works every time.” —Link
  • “An enthusiastic person is brave and hence he always remains unharmed by his enemies as they are scared of him.” —Veda
  • “I think you’re battling common enemies that a lot of other communities are. It’s occurring in a lot of Midwest communities.” —Warren
  • “It is difficult to say who do you the most harm: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best.” —Bulwer-Lytton
  • “Everyone needs a warm personal enemy or two to keep him free from rust in the movable parts of his mind.” —Fowler
  • “When a virtuous man is raised, it brings gladness to his friends, grief to his enemies, and glory to his posterity.” —Jonson
  • “I don’t sense he’s made any enemies. By and large, he’s well-liked. People are glad that the problems are getting fixed.” —Ploss
  • “Humans feel deeply the suffering of their friends and allies, and easily discount / dismiss the comparable experience of their enemies.” —Kurzweil
  • “Agitated in their minds, their sight, their hearts, the enemies shall run, frightened with terror, when our oblation has been offered!” —Veda
  • “Our enemies come nearer the truth in the opinions they form of us than we do in our opinion of ourselves.” —Rochefoucauld
  • “I don’t have a warm personal enemy left. They’ve all died off. I miss them terribly because they helped define me.” —Luce
  • “He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, and he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.” —Emerson
  • “It is impossible to get anything made or accomplished without stepping on some toes; enemies are inevitable when one is a doer.” —Shearer
  • “Enemies think that by … threatening us, launching psychological warfare or … imposing embargoes can dissuade our nation to obtain nuclear technology.” —Ahmadinejad
  • “It is important that we have people with integrity there. And I think even my enemies’ credit me with having integrity.” —Fowler Integrity
  • “The enemy is within the gates; it is with our own luxury, our own folly, our own criminality that we have to contend.” —Cicero
  • “If our lives are endangered by plots or violence or armed robbers or enemies, any and every method of protecting ourselves is morally right.” —Cicero
  • “The whirring of the bowstring and the drums shall shout at the directions where the conquered armies of the enemies go in successive ranks!” —Veda
  • “Conquer your enemies and enjoy a prosperous kingdom. All these [warriors] have already been destroyed by Me. You are only an instrument, O Arjuna.” —Gita
  • “Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.” —Goldsmith Irish Poet
  • “It is a tragic mix-up when the United States spends $500,000 for every enemy soldier killed, and only $53 annually on the victims of poverty.” —King
  • “If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.” —Longfellow
  • “The shaft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle’s own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.” —Aesop
  • “No one is to be called an enemy, all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm. You have no enemy except yourselves.” —Francis Italian Saint
  • “Our enemies are preparing to strike us now, and the longer we wait to move decisively, the greater the advantages and opportunities they have to harm us.” —Fetchet
  • “Here is a radical and reforming commissioner making major changes to the police who has many enemies in there, who really don’t want to see those changes.” —Livingstone
  • “The temptation to moralize is strong; it is emotionally satisfying to have enemies rather than problems, to seek out culprits rather than the flaws in the system.” —Coffin
  • “His enemies might have said before that he talked rather too much; but now he has occasional flashes of silence, that make his conversation perfectly delightful.” —Smith Silence
  • “The enemy is more easily overcome if he be not suffered to enter the door of our hearts, but be resisted without the gate at his first knock.” —Kempis
  • “That is the reward of the enemies of Allah– the fire; for them therein shall be the house of long abiding; a reward for their denying our communications.” —quran
  • “To make changes you have to make some enemies, but you also have to be careful not to make too many enemies. He made far too many enemies.” —Pinker
  • “They (the enemies) shall float down like a boat cut loose from its moorings! There is no returning again for those who have been struck by our missiles.” —Veda
  • “It takes your enemy and your friend, working together to hurt you to the heart; the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you.” —Twain
  • “Truth is condemned as a trap; justice is jeered at; saints are harassed as social enemies. Hence this Incarnation has come to uphold the Truth and suppress the False.” —Baba
  • “Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies.” —Stevenson
  • “I’m sure it would be fun annihilating all my enemies too. I’m not really drawn to that, but as a character I can see it being a lot of fun.” —Brody
  • “It seems that this young man was interested in hurting people, possibly the U.S. or enemies of Islam, but I have not seen any evidence that he actually did anything.” —Clabaugh
  • “If they find you, they will be your enemies, and will stretch forth towards you their hands and their tongues with evil, and they ardently desire that you may disbelieve.” —Quran
  • “No man should ever display his bravery unless he is prepared for battle, nor bear the marks of defiance, until he has experienced the abilities of his enemy.” —Hitopadesa Category: Brave Enemies
  • “It may be that Allah will bring about friendship between you and those whom you hold to be your enemies among them; and Allah is Powerful; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.” —Quran
  • “You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it.” —Flaubert French Novelist
  • “An Eastern poet, Ali Ben Abu Taleb, writes with sad truth, “He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, and he who has one enemy shall meet him everywhere.” —Emerson
  • “Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.” —West
  • “In order to have an enemy, one must be somebody. One must be a force before he can be resisted by another force. A malicious enemy is better than a clumsy friend.” —Swetchine Russian Author
  • “When it pleases you, we wield the sword, and cut off the heads of our enemies. When it pleases you, we go out to foreign lands; hearing news of home, we come back again.” —Sahib
  • “Without a trace of irony I can say I have been blessed with brilliant enemies . . . I owe them a great debt, because they redoubled my energies and drove me in new directions.” —Wilson
  • “Reason is the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but – more frequently than not – struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God.” —Luther
  • “The greatest happiness is to vanquish your enemies, to chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth, to see those dear to them bathed in tears, to clasp to your bosom their wives and daughters.” —Khan
  • “I think it’s probably to do with the fact that the industry itself has some enemies, kind of neo-prohibitionists. There’s always someone trying to basically put us out of business or increase our excise taxes or whatever.” —Hancock
  • “If you vote for this amendment, you will be seen to have voted for maximizing the chances of the enemies of reform to prevail against the wishes of the Senate and the will of the American people.” —Feingold
  • “If that’s what he wanted, I’d give it to him in spades. I wasn’t going to write about it. I got enough enemies, right? Theres enough people who dont like me. Im not going to go into this.” —Fonda
  • “In this fight I have the most intolerant and vindictive enemies I have ever met and I have the largest majority on my side I have ever had and I am discussing the greatest issue I have ever discussed.” —Bryan
  • “A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.” —Dumas
  • “I need not fear my enemies because the most they can do is attack me. I need not fear my friends because the most they can do is betray me. But I have much to fear from people who are indifferent.” —Proverb
  • “He’s not afraid to not conform . . . and that can upset people, so it’s pretty correct [that there’s two clear schools of thought on Connolly]. He would have his enemies, but he’d have a lot of supporters as well.” —Wilson
  • “The moment at which two people, approaching from opposite ends of a long passageway, recognize each other and immediately pretend they haven t. This is to avoid the ghastly embarrassment of having to continue recognizing each other the whole length of the corridor.” —Adams
  • “It’s a professional sport. We play here together, but for two weeks we’re going to be enemies. We’re going to compete for a medal in the Olympics. That’s going to be a little weird, but obviously, we’ve done it before. We’re used to it.” —Rucinsky
  • “Anyone who makes enemies with his own nation and compatriots is bound to eat his own bitter fruit. Anyone who disregards the people’s well-being, and behaves in a perverse manner in the relations between Taiwan and the mainland eventually will hurt the interests of the Taiwan compatriots.” —Weiyi
  • “The enemies of the state will always test a new threshold of destabilization but they will never dent the rock steady foundations of our constitutional democracy. We leave to our law enforcers and the criminal justice system the task of meeting the residual threats posed by the remnants of the failed conspiracy.” —Bunye
  • “He’s made some enemies in this clubhouse, for good or for bad. What I’ve learned in the four years is I don’t take anything personally anymore. I respect the attention I get, and understand the scrutiny I’m under. I accept it and I’ll go with it and take that responsibility and go out and pitch this year.” —Prior
  • “So don’t let money tell you who you are. Don’t let power tell you who you are. Don’t let enemies and — for God’s sake — don’t let your sins tell you who you are. Don’t prove yourself. That’s taken care of. All we have to do is express ourselves. It’s difficult, but we’re a lot more alive in pain than in complacency.” —Coffin
  • “Unlike some chiefs of staff, he’s made few enemies because he’s such a nice guy. John Sununu (chief of staff to President George H.W. Bush) couldn’t let anyone see the president unless he was in the room. Andy will bring everybody into the room to air their thoughts to the president. He doesn’t keep people out for the sake of keeping people out.” —Fleischer
  • “It was a remarkably quick turn around with our relationships with Japan. Within two to three years we were rebuilding landing strips at airports that we had bombed a few months before. We forged what has been an enduring alliance with Japan. We went from them going from being one of our bitterest enemies to them being our ally. It was interesting how that was accomplished in almost no time at all.” —Wilson Relationships
  • “There once was a Bald Man who sat down after work on a hot summer’s day. A Fly came up and kept buzzing about his bald pate, and stinging him from time to time. The Man aimed a blow at his little enemy, but – whack – his palm come on his own head instead; again the Fly tormented him, but this time the Man was wiser and said: ”YOU WILL ONLY INJURE YOURSELF IF YOU TAKE NOTICE OF DISPICABLE ENEMIES.”“ —Aesop
  • “If a square peg doesnt fit a round hole, neither the peg nor the hole is to blame. Between two people, the question “whose fault is it?” is the friend of argumentation and the destroyer of growth-oriented communication. Assigning blame involves listening to criticize and responding to defend, speaking to lower the other person rather than speaking to build each up. Relational progress is impossible as long as blame is the focus because blame and progress are enemies. In our litigation-hungry society we must take care that focusing on fault – which is proper for the courtroom – doesnt carry over into interpersonal relationships. The heart of loving communication is listening to understand.” —Bryant Courtroom

100+ Being Used Quotes and Sayings about being used by someone

Being Used Quotes

  • “Men are used as they use others.” ―Bidpai
  • “Don’t set sail using someone else’s star.” ―African Proverb
  • “Don’t take advantage of each other, but fear God!” ―Leviticus 25:17
  • “People try to constantly use me and I hate it.” ―Tracy Emin
  • “The measure of a man is what he does with power.” ―Greek Proverb
  • “Strong people don’t put others down they lift them up.” ―Michael P. Watson
  • “It’s so funny how ‘friends’ forget us when they don’t need any more favors.”
  • “When success comes, people can try to trick you or take advantage of you.”
  • “It’s funny how ‘friends’ forget us when they don’t need any more favors.” ―Unknown
  • “It’s sad how quickly people can forget about you until they want something from you.” ―Unknown
  • “Don’t use men to get what you want in life. Get it yourself.” ―Helen Gurley Brown
  • “You are a manipulator. I like to think of myself more as an outcome engineer.” ―J.R. Ward,
  • “I have learned that people at the bottom use others’ bodies to climb to the top.” ―Mandla Langa
  • “Anytime you’re taking advantage of other people financially, I think some sort of punishment is definitely correct.” ―Cliff Seigneur
  • “Trickery and treachery are the practices of fools that have not the wits enough to be honest.” ―Benjamin Franklin
  • “When you know what a man wants you know who he is, and how to move him.” ―George R.R. Martin
  • “When your’re nothing, people will ignore you but when you’re on top that’s when everybody swear they know you.” ―Lincey Alphonse
  • “Sometimes you try to help people, and it backfires on you, and then they try to take advantage of you.” ―Bill Cosby
  • “Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says: ‘I need you because I love you.” ―Erich Fromm
  • “Using people to leverage a refined process multiplies production, using people as a poor solution to a poor process multiplies problems.” ―Timothy Ferriss
  • “Not everyone will appreciate what you do for them. You have to figure out who’s worth your kindness and who’s just taking advantage.” ―Unknown
  • “What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.” ―Zelda Fitzgerald
  • “I don’t care if you hate me now, I already know you only treat me nice when you think I am useful to you.” ―Unknown
  • “Controllers, abusers, and manipulative people don’t question themselves. They don’t ask themselves if the problem is them. They always say the problem is someone else.” ―Darlene Ouimet
  • “All people have feelings, they are not there to be used. If you’re not longer interested in someone, they have the right to be informed before you go and cheat or go looking elsewhere.” ―Jerry Springer
  • “Just because something isn’t a lie does not mean that it isn’t deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.”
  • “We have people who show love at our front and who hate at our backbut it’s still hard to find that Mysterious person who love to walk with us without worrying what the destination will be.” ―Nishan Panwar
  • “When people use you like a dirty old tool than leave out of the blue to make you feel like a fool its god using his pull to get rid of the bull because he loves you.” ―Tess Calomino
  • “Because I’m just a giving person spiritually, I feel that if your intentions are to use or abuse or take advantage of, then you might get what you get in the meantime, but there’s still a price to pay.” ―Angie Stone
  • “I don’t let people use me. That’s why I like a small number of people in my life. The more people in my life, the more complex it becomes, so I just try to keep it at a minimum.” ―Anita Baker

Quotes and Sayings about Being Used by Someone

  • “Is it possible to use people fairly?” ―Chris Boucher
  • “Strong people don’t put others down they lift them up.”
  • “People will naturally expect us to do something.” ―William M. Conselman
  • “Sometimes people use thought to not participate in life.” ―Stephen Chbosky
  • “People respond in accordance to how you relate to them.” ―James Frey
  • “To dominate is to attempt to control another person’s actions.” ―Beverly Engel
  • “To dominating partners, even commitment can feel like emotional suffocation.” ―Beverly Engel
  • “Psychologically abused women experience depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem.” ―Carol A Lambert
  • “It’s them as take advantage that get advantage in this world.” ―George Eliot
  • “It is the greatest of advantages to enjoy no advantage at all.” ―Thoreau
  • “If you don’t get the better of yourself, someone else will.” ―Evan Esar
  • “A sworn vow never to be taken advantage of again.” ―Anthony Rosario Wagner
  • “Whether psychological or physical, abuse is about one thing; control.” ―Carol A Lambert
  • “It’s when you get complacent that you get taken advantage of.” ―Tony A. Gaskins
  • “A dominating person often resorts to threats in order to get in.” ―Beverly Engel
  • “It’s so funny how ‘friends’ forget us when they don’t need any more favors.” ―Unknown
  • “Michael P. WatsonvsGood people do not turn other people into water coolers.” ―Constance M. Burge
  • “Domineering behavior includes ordering a partner around; monitoring time and activities; restricting resources.” ―Beverly Engel
  • “In relationships, particularly, controlling behavior sets the stage for all kinds of abuse.” ―Patricia Evans
  • “When success comes, people can try to trick you or take advantage of you.” ―Christina Aguilera
  • “Many women encountering nonphysical types of abuse experience grave psychological and physical health symptoms.” ―Carol A Lambert
  • “Psychological abuse by far makes people more fearful than any other type of abuse.” ―Carol A Lambert
  • “People who have indulged in controlling behaviors are often stunned man they realize what they’ve done.” ―Patricia Evans
  • “Abusive men tend to be happy only when everything in the relationship is proceeding on their terms.” ―Lundy Bancroft
  • “The person who tries to dominate another person has a tremendous need to have his own way.” ―Beverly Engel
  • “When people encounter controlling behavior, they often feel ‘erased’ as if to the perpetrator they don’t exist.” ―Patricia Evans
  • “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” ―Carl W. Buechner
  • “Abusive men find abusiveness rewarding. The privileged position they gain is a central reason for their reluctance to change.” ―Lundy Bancroft
  • “A controlling partner who ridicules personal traits, criticizes, controls activities, and ignores their partner causes a loss of self-esteem.” ―Carol A Lambert
  • “Is that what love is? Using people? And maybe that’s what hate is – not being able to use people.” ―Tennessee Williams
  • “Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forgo an advantage.” ―Disraeli
  • “I’m open to the possibilities of being one of those people who reach certain heights without being owned by others.” ―Tony A. Gaskins
  • “Why is it that the less use people have another human being, the politer they become to him? Relentlessly polite.” ―Alfred Hitchcock Presents
  • “You don’t need to know every detail, but you should know the basics. There are so many people who get taken advantage of.” ―Tony A. Gaskins
  • “Violence is not just punches and slaps; it is anything that puts you in physical fear or that uses your body to control you.” ―Lundy Bancroft
  • “I’ve worked too hard and built too much to be taken advantage of. I know my worth and what I bring to the table.” ―Tony A. Gaskins
  • “Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” ―Anais Nin
  • “Live your life in such a way that you’ll be remembered for your kindness, compassion, fairness, character, benevolence, and a force for good who had much respect for life, in general.” ―Germany Kent
  • “Acts against others whether cold or subtle such as a contemptuous glands or hot and explosive such as a burst of rage are paradoxically both senseless and understandable, they are also attempts to control.” ―Patricia Evans
  • “If you don’t want to be taken advantage of, if you don’t want your brand to be misrepresented, if you don’t want someone else to be in control of your destiny, then do your work.” ―Tony A. Gaskins
  • “We have people who show love at our front and who hate at our back, but it’s still hard to find that Mysterious person who love to walk with us without worrying what the destination will be.” ―Nishan Panwar
  • “Just because something isn’t a lie does not mean that it isn’t deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.” ―Criss Jami
  • “A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you’re in and take advantage of it.” ―Nikki Giovanni

400+ Hypocrisy Quotes! Sayings about Hypocrites & Fake People

Best Hypocrisy Quotes

  • “Hypocrisy: prejudice with a halo.” —Ambrose Bierce
  • “Hypocrites always wanna play innocent. —Lauryn Hill
  • “Often a noble face hides filthy ways.” —Euripides
  • “Hypocrite reader my fellow my brother! —Charles Baudelaire
  • “Jesus condemned no one except hypocrites.” —Kallistos Ware
  • “Actors are the only honest hypocrites.” —William Hazlitt
  • “Queen Elizabeth, she’s the ultimate hypocrite! —Chris Jericho
  • “A humanitarian is always a hypocrite.” —George Orwell
  • “Great Hypocrites are the real atheists.” —Francis Bacon
  • “Whatever you condemn, you have done yourself.” —Georg Groddeck
  • “We are not hypocrites in our sleep.” —William Hazlitt
  • “A Democrat hypocrite will never get harmed.” —Rush Limbaugh
  • “Hypocrites get offended by the truth.” —Jess C. Scott
  • “Hypocrites do the devil’s drudgery in Christ’s livery.” —Matthew McConaughey
  • “No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.” —Samuel Johnson
  • “People who repress desires often turn, suddenly, into hypocrites.” —Rumi
  • “Scratch an altruist and watch a hypocrite bleed.” —Michael Ghiselin
  • “You talk one way, you live another.” —Seneca the Younger
  • “Behind every erotic condemnation there’s a burning hypocrite.” —Susie Bright
  • “Only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.” —Hannah Arendt
  • “The hypocrite looks for faults; the believer looks for excuses.” —Al-Ghazali
  • “In some sense we are all hypocrites in transition.” —Erwin McManus
  • “Thanks [Donald] Trump for exposing evangelicals as ‘shameless hypocrites’.” —Bill Maher
  • “Please everyone without becoming a hypocrite or a coward.” —Swami Vivekananda
  • “I don’t want people to think I’m a hypocrite.” —GG Allin
  • Hypocrite – mouth one way, belly ‘nother way.” —Australian Aboriginal Proverb
  • “Force may make hypocrites, but it can never make converts.” —William Penn
  • “Few love to hear the sins they love to act.” —William Shakespeare
  • “Experience is what you have after you’ve forgotten her name.” —Milton Berle
  • “The hypocrite recognizes the honest man as his deadly enemy.” —Joseph Sobran
  • “We’re all slight hypocrites who fall short of our ideals.” —Gillian Jacobs
  • “A hypocrite is a person who – but who isn’t.” —Don Marquis
  • “God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.” —William Shakespeare
  • “Hypocrisy is a fashionable vice, and all fashionable vices pass for virtue.” —Moliere
  • “Better make penitents by gentleness than hypocrites by severity.” —Saint Francis de Sales
  • “All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance.” —Theodore Hesburgh
  • “I have a name, I have to take advantage of it.” —Pierre Cardin
  • “There are many who are lip servants but not life servants.” —William Jenkyn
  • “It is better to be an outspoken atheist than a hypocrite.” —George Harrison
  • “No power can be maintained when it is only represented by hypocrites.” —Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “The existence of hypocrites does not prove the non-existence of true believers.” —Charles Spurgeon
  • “An honest politician is either a hypocrite – or he is doomed.” —Taylor Caldwell
  • “It is no fault of Christianity that a hypocrite falls into sin.” —St. Jerome
  • “Keep thy smooth words and juggling homilies for those who know thee not.” —Lord Byron
  • “How difficult it is to avoid having a special standard for oneself.” —C. S. Lewis
  • “The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.” —Jane Addams
  • “I’m a hypocrite, of course, and I live with that, but I live.” —David Guterson
  • “False praise can please, and calumny affright none but the vicious, and the hypocrite.” —Horace
  • “Life is a hypocrite if I can’t live the way it moves me.” —Christopher Fry
  • “We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity.” —Thomas Fuller
  • “We’re all living contradictions, trying to survive in a world filled with hypocrites. —Eric Jerome Dickey
  • “Those whose conduct gives room for talk are always the first to attack their neighbors.” —Moliere
  • “In a position to make a difference, politicians and hypocrites they don’t wanna listen.” —Tupac Shakur
  • “I am very proud of my name. My full name is Richard Treat Williams.” —Treat Williams
  • “Jim Bakker spells his name with two k’s because three would be too obvious.” —Bill Maher
  • “If the world despises a hypocrite, what must they think of him in heaven?. —Josh Billings
  • “It is always easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.” —Alfred Adler
  • “The only vice which cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.” —William Hazlitt
  • “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.” —Bible
  • “There has never been a truly selfless rebel, just hypocrites—conscious hypocrites or unconscious hypocrites, it’s all the same.” —Frank Herbert
  • “The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it.” —Minna Antrim
  • “Hypocrite: The man who murdered his parents, and then pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.” —Abraham Lincoln
  • “A hypocrite is in himself both the archer and the mark, in all actions shooting at his own praise or profit.” —Thomas Fuller
  • “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
  • 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 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 the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.” —Adlai E. Stevenson
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “The hypocrite’s crime is that he bears false witness against himself. What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the voice 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

Quotes about Hypocrites and Fake People

  • “The height of hypocrisy.” —Edwards
  • “Hypocrisy is the lubricant of society.” —Hull
  • “Politeness is the most acceptable hypocrisy” —Bierce
  • “Great hypocrite are the real atheists.” —Bacon
  • “We are not hypocrites in our sleep.” —Hazlitt
  • “Often a noble face hides filthy ways.” —Euripides
  • “I think his hypocrisy knows no bounds.” —McClellan
  • “Clean your finger before you point at my spots.” —Franklin
  • “At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.” —Emerson
  • “Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue.” —Rochefoucauld
  • “I’ve never been anti-sex or anti-sexuality. I’m just anti-hypocrisy.” —Sioux
  • “Better to be known as a sinner than a hypocrite.” —Proverbs
  • “Hypocrites kick with their hind feet while licking with their tongues.” —Proverb
  • “Never to talk to ones self is a form of hypocrisy.” —Fredrich
  • “Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a-begging.” —Luther
  • “With affection beaming in one eye, and calculation shining out of the other.” —Dickens
  • “Their motion is a diversion. I also think it’s the pinnacle of hypocrisy.” —Lanier
  • Politeness, n: The most acceptable hypocrisy.” —Bierce
  • “How clever you are, my dear! You never mean a single word you say.” —Wilde
  • “Making the world safe for hypocrisy.” —Wolfe
  • “Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation.” —Balzac
  • “Keep thy smooth words and juggling homilies for those who know thee not.” —Byron Words
  • “Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.” —Stendhal Quotes
  • “A man who moralizes is usually a hypocrite, and a woman who moralizes is invariably plain” —Wilde
  • “Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.” —Emerson Sincerity
  • “All humans are hypocrites; the biggest hypocrite of all is the one who claims to detest hypocrisy.” —Wastholm
  • “For neither man nor angel can discern hypocrisy, the only evil that walks invisible, except to God alone.” —Milton
  • “Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.” —Burke
  • “The value of an idea has nothing whatever to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it.” —Wilde
  • “It’s a seemingly legitimate way of pointing out hypocrisy. Is there really hypocrisy there? Probably, but in more cases, probably not.”—Ritsch
  • “One of South Florida’s most vital natural resources, a relentlessly sane voice in a howling hurricane of hypocrisy, hokum and hype.” —Barry
  • “He is a hypocrite who professes what he does not believe; not he who does not practice all he wishes or approves.” —Hazlitt
  • “The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.” —Hazlitt
  • “When the time comes to settle their accounts, their red robes are corrupt. His Love is not obtained through hypocrisy. Her false coverings bring only ruin.” —Sahib
  • “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.” —Tolstoy
  • “I am prepared. I am prepared. I need no on-the-job training. I wasn’t a mayor for a short period of time. I wasn’t a governor for a short period of time.” —McCain
  • “The dwellers of the desert are very hard in unbelief and hypocrisy, and more disposed not to know the limits of what Allah has revealed to His Apostle; and Allah is Knowing, Wise.” —Quran
  • “And the wild regrets, and the bloody sweats, none knew so well as I: for he who lives more lives than one more deaths than one must die.” —Wilde
  • “The hypocrisy factor has encouraged copycat techniques around the world by people who do like the U.S. does and has also weakened the United States as one of the traditional important supporters of human rights.” —Roth
  • “I’m an animal activist. Many people say that I’m a hypocrite, because I eat burgers and stuff like that but I won’t wear fur. But I’m not a hypocrite. I just only wear fake fur.” —Paris Hilton
  • “He (Thomas Paine) saw oppression on every hand; injustice everywhere; hypocrisy at the altar; venality on the bench, tyranny on the throne; and with a splendid courage he espoused the cause of the weak against the strong” —Ingersoll
  • “Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachment of spirit. It cannot, like adultery or gluttony, be practiced at spare moments; it is a whole-time job.” —Maugham
  • “He was a reflection of what was going on. The poem ‘Howl’ was a howl against the hypocrisy and silence of the generations of the 1950s — of the people who failed to perform their function as real elders.” —Hayden Elderly
  • “[Accusing Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush of hypocrisy, Bradley said both men have said they support changing the soft money system.] However, … both reportedly have directed their top fund-raisers to begin raising soft money to the general election.” —Bradley
  • “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.” —Paine
  • “There are two sorts of hypocrites; ones that are deceived with their outward morality and external religion; and the others; those that are deceived with false discoveries and elevation; which often cry down works, and men’s own righteousness, and talk much of free grace; but at the same time make righteousness of their discoveries, and of their humiliation, and exalt themselves to heaven with them.” —Edwards
  • “There are two sorts of hypocrites: one that are deceived with their outward morality and external religion; many of whom are professed Arminians, in the doctrine of justification: and the other, are those that are deceived with false discoveries and elevations; who often cry down works, and men’s own righteousness, and talk much of free grace; but at the same time make a righteousness of their discoveries and of their humiliation, and exalt themselves to heaven with them.” —Edwards

Quotes on Hypocrisy in Politics

  • “I don’t like politics, hypocrites, folks with poodles.” —Alan Jackson
  • “Experience has taught that politics is a game played by conmen and hypocrites.” —Michela Wrong
  • “There are two cardinal sins in politics: one is hypocrisy and the other is flip-flopping.” —Berkovitz
  • “I can’t talk politics with my cousin because he’s such a hypocrite. He’s against the death penalty and he hanged himself.” —Anthony Jeselnik
  • “Politics, under a democracy, reduces itself to a mere struggle for office by flatterers of the proletariat; even when a superior man prevails at that disgusting game he must prevail at the cost of his self-respect. Not many superior men make the attempt. The average great captain of the rabble, when he is not simply a weeper over irremediable wrongs, is a hypocrite so far gone that he is unconscious of his own hypocrisy.. a slimy fellow, offensive to the nose.” —H. L. Mencken
  • “When it comes to partisan politics, everyone is a hypocrite. And all they care about is whether it hurts or helps them … Is it good or bad for the Democrats? Is it good or bad for the Republicans? Is it good or bad for Jews, or good or bad for blacks, or is it good or bad for women? Is it good or bad for men? Is it good or bad for gays? That’s the way people think about issues today. There is very little discussion of enduring principles.” —Alan Dershowitz
  • “Perhaps myself the first, at some expense of popularity, to unfold the true character of Jefferson, it is too late for me to become his apologist. Nor can I have any disposition to do it. I admit that his politics are tinctured with fanaticism, that he is too much in earnest in his democracy, that he has been a mischievous enemy to the principle measures of our past administration, that he is crafty & persevering in his objects, that he is not scrupulous about the means of success, nor very mindful of truth, and that he is a contemptible hypocrite.” —Alexander Hamilton

Hypocrite Friends Quotes

  • “As my friend said that when people say the church is full of hypocrites, he says we always have room for more.” —Shane Claiborne
  • “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
  • “A false friend, an unjust judge, a braggart, hypocrite, and tyrant, sincere in hatred, jealous, vain and revengeful, false in promise, honest in curse, suspicious, ignorant, infamous and hideous-such is the God of the Pentateuch.” —Robert Green Ingersoll
  • “And as to you, Sir, treacherous in private friendship and a hypocrite in public life, the world will be puzzled to decide whether you are an apostate or an impostor; whether you have abandoned good principles, or whether you ever had any.” —Thomas Paine
  • “Listen, here’s my questions to anybody when they talk about comedy. When you are with your friends who don’t judge you, what do you say? And if that’s appropriate to say with your friends, why is it not appropriate anywhere else. Like I hate those people who judge me and are hypocrites.” —Carlos Mencia
  • “I can not but hate the prospect of slavery’s expansion. I hate it because of the monstrous injustice of slavery itself. I hate it because it deprives our republican example of its just influence in the world-enables the enemies of free institutions, with plausibility, to taunt us as hypocrites-causes the real friends of freedom to doubt our sincerity.” —Abraham Lincoln
  • “Marriage is not a natural phenomenon. It is artificial, arbitrary. And when it disappears you cannot do anything to bring it back. You can pretend, but that pretension makes you a hypocrite. And your pretension cannot deceive the woman, because she has known your love and the pretension cannot become the substitute. The only way is to separate – in friendship, because you have given each other so much.” —Rajneesh

Quotes for Hypocrites and Liars

  • “Your hypocrisy insults my intelligence.” —Toba Beta
  • “Armed neutrality makes it much easier to detect hypocrisy.” —Criss Jami
  • “The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that’s also a hypocrite.” —Tennessee Williams
  • “It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.” —Noel Coward
  • “The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.” —William Hazlitt
  • “I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and car are not the better for it.” —Abraham Lincoln
  • “Hypocrisy annoys me, people need to look into mirrors. Let me hold a mirror in front of your face.” —C JoyBell C
  • “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
  • “All philosophers can do is to abstain from helping the aggressors and to enjoin social scientists to tell the truth instead of joining the choir of liars and hypocrites.” —Mario Bunge
  • “I have been known for some time as a person who speaks the truth and speaks it strongly. I have always called a liar a liar and a hypocrite a hypocrite.” —Cindy Sheehan
  • “It is silly to go on pretending that under the skin we are brothers. The truth is more likely that under the skin we are all cannibals, assassins, traitors, liars and hypocrites.” —Henry Miller
  • “Even the most elitist director or author who claims that he doesn’t care if his works are seen or not, then I have to think that he’s either a liar or a hypocrite.” —Michael Haneke
  • “All of us have to be prevaricators, hypocrites, and liars every day of our lives; otherwise the social structure would fall into pieces the first day. We must act in one another’s presence just as we must wear clothes. It is for the best. —O. Henry
  • “Children are contemptuous, haughty, irritable, envious, sneaky, selfish, lazy, flighty, timid, liars and hypocrites, quick to laugh and cry, extreme in expressing joy and sorrow, especially about trifles, they’ll do anything to avoid pain but they enjoy inflicting it: little men already.” —Jean de la Bruyere
  • “Yes, I am a terrorist and I am proud of it. And I support terrorism so long as it was against the United States Government and against Israel, because you are more than terrorists; you are the one who invented terrorism and using it every day. You are butchers, liars and hypocrites.” —Ramzi Yousef
  • “I would be a liar, a hypocrite, or a fool – and I’m not any of those – to say that I don’t write for the reader. I do. But for the reader who hears, who really will work at it, going behind what I seem to say. So I write for myself and that reader who will pay the dues.” —Maya Angelou
  • “Those who say they dislike dogma, or ‘certainty’, tend to be liars, hypocrites, or simply wrong. What they really dislike is the dogma of those they disagree with. A society that was certain, certain beyond all certainty, that putting its citizens in death camps was wrong, would never put people in death camps. Such things are only possible when you’re open to new ideas.” —Jonah Goldberg
  • “The reason any conservative’s failing is always major news is that it allows liberals to engage in their very favorite taunt: Hypocrisy! Hypocrisy is the only sin that really inflames them. Inasmuch as liberals have no morals, they can sit back and criticize other people for failing to meet the standards that liberals simply renounce. It’s an intriguing strategy. By openly admitting to being philanderers, draft dodgers, liars, weasels and cowards, liberals avoid ever being hypocrites.” —Ann Coulter
  • “The difficult thing, the glorious thing, was to be who you really were, even if that person was cruel or dangerous, particularly if cruel and dangerous. There was courage in not distinguishing the animal you happened to be. On the other hand, you had to avoid pretending to be more of an animal than you were: take that path, start exaggerating or faking and you became just another Cubby, just as much of a liar, a hypocrite. —J. K. Rowling

Hypocrite Family Quotes

  • “The best of women are hypocrites. William Makepeace Thackeray. —Deceit
  • Flowers of all hue, and without thorn the rose.” —John Milton
  • The great end of all human industry is the attainment of happiness.” —David Hume
  • “I don’t have a bank account because I don’t know my mother’s maiden name.” —Paula Poundstone
  • “There are no perfect women in the world; only hypocrites exhibit no defects.” —Ninon de L’Enclos
  • “Always it gave me a pang that my children had no lawful claim to a name.” —Harriet Ann Jacobs
  • Be it unto you, even as you believe. In God’s economy, we believe first and then see.” —Joyce Meyer
  • “Hypocrite women, how seldom we speak of our own doubts, while dubiously we mother man in his doubt! —Denise Levertov
  • “The doctor’s name was Sylvia. I told her she’d have a problem with me because Sylvia was my mother’s name.” —Paul Lynde
  • “My father used to sing to me in my mother’s womb. I think I can name about any tune in two beats.” —Yancy Butler
  • Irrespective of their birth labels and belief tables, my blessings to all those who feel themselves to be oppressed, depressed and suppressed from any cause whatsoever.” —Meher Baba
  • “Do not say, ‘It is morning,’ and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.” —Rabindranath Tagore
  • “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.” —Leo Tolstoy
  • “He had grown up in a country run by politicians who sent the pilots to man the bombers to kill the babies to make the world safer for children to grow up in.” —Ursula K. Le Guin
  • “We have the capacity to make sure that every mother has pre-natal care. Yet, we don’t do it. What is it about America? It says we don’t value children and families. We are hypocrites.” —Marian Wright Edelman
  • I have very strong relationships with my actors when I’m shooting. When you love an actor’s work, you always feel you have to go further, and you make several films together. One film just gives you time to get acquainted.” —Claire Denis
  • “[David] Mamet is another hypocrite. His idea of Black man is a pimp who abuses women, [Edmond], yet his play Oleanna [1994] ends with a White professor slapping an uppity feminist, at least the version I saw at San Francisco’s ACT.” —Ishmael Reed
  • I’m an actress. To be honest, it’s a very awkward business. It’s one of those things where it’s almost like a first date. There’s a way you want to come across. You want to show your goods. The truth starts to slip out sometimes.” —Eva Mendes
  • As one gets older being sad and miserable can become a bit of a habit. To counteract this, she suggests making a point of savoring such things as the tastiness of a piece of fruit, or other small things we might have been prone to overlook during our younger, busier days.” —Rumer Godden
  • “Fifty three per cent children in India face sexual abuse – both boys and girls – but we still feel uncomfortable talking about it. We are still hypocrites when it comes to issues like child abuse, sex or for that matter homosexuality. It is high time that we brought the issue from under the carpet.” —Rahul Bose
  • “Jesus told his followers not to pray in the public square ‘as the hypocrites’ do, but rather ‘enter into thy closet, and when thou has shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret,’ Mr. DeLay not only wants to pray in public, he wants C-SPAN and the nightly news to cover it!” —Ron Barrier
  • “Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth.” —Thomas Jefferson
  • “I was shamed.My son, Bill, who was 14 come to me and said: “Mother, you’ve been professing that you’re an atheist for a long time now. Well, I don’t believe in God either, but every day in school I’m forced to say prayers, and I feel like a hypocrite. Why should I be compelled to betray my beliefs?” I couldn’t answer him.” —Madalyn Murray O’Hair
  • “What we want is to be real. Let us not appear to be more than we are. Don’t let us put on any cant, any assumed humility, but let us be real; that is the delight of God. God wants us to be real men and women, and if we profess to be what we are not, God knows all about us. God hates sham.” —Dwight L. Moody
  • “You can’t cheat kids. If you cheat them when they’re children they’ll make you pay when they’re sixteen or seventeen by revolting against you or hating you or all those so-called teenage problems. I think that’s finally when they’re old enough to stand up to you and say, ‘What a hypocrite you’ve been all this time. You’ve never given me what I really wanted, which is you.” —John Lennon
  • “Where it is in his own interest, every organism may reasonably be expected to aid his fellows. Where he has no alternative, he submits to the yoke of communal servitude. Yet given a full chance to act in his own interest, nothing but expediency will restrain him from brutalizing, from maiming, from murdering his brother, his mate, his parent, or his child. Scratch an ‘altruist’ and watch a ‘hypocrite’ bleed.” —Michael Ghiselin

Judgdmental Hypocrites Quotes

  • “You can only be called a hypocrite if you judge others first.” —John Gay
  • “We are all hypocrites. We cannot see ourselves or judge ourselves the way we see and judge others.” —Jose Emilio Pacheco
  • “It is galling to see such mendacious hypocrites as Kennedy and Biden at the Senate Judiciary Committee sitting in judgment on distinguished jurists.” —Conrad Black
  • “You may readily judge whether you are a child of God or a hypocrite by seeing in what direction your soul turns in seasons of severe trial. The hypocrite flies to the world and finds a sort of comfort there. But the child of God runs to his Father and expects consolation only from the Lord’s hand.” —Charles Spurgeon
  • “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
  • “I know that might sound perverse because I played Julian Assange but, honestly, I don’t think it would be fair for me to judge the man. I realize that makes me a bit of a hypocrite because I was portraying him a certain way, but we were always open to the fact that this was an interpretation, not any kind of exact evidence of who the man was.” —Benedict Cumberbatch
  • “I learned a lot from the stories my uncle, aunts, and grandparents told me: that no one is perfect but most people are good; that people can’t be judged only by their worst or weakest moments; that harsh judgements make hypocrites of us all; that a lot of life is just showing up and hanging on; that laughter is often the best, and sometimes only response to pain.” —William J. Clinton
  • “I am a lover of the cause of Christ and of virtue, chastity, and an upright, steady course of conduct and a holy walk. I despise a hypocrite or a covenant breaker. I judge them not; God shall judge them according to their works. I am a lover even of mine enemies, for an enemy seeketh to destroy openly. I can pray for those who despitefully use and persecute me, but for all I cannot hope.” —Joseph Smith, Jr.

Quotes on Being Hypocrite

  • “Everybody is a hypocrite. You can’t live on this planet without being a hypocrite.” —Paul Watson
  • “Beware of being a religious poseur, trying to live up to a dramatized version of yourself.” —Vance Havner
  • “That’s why we had Louis C.K. portray the harder line Communist, to accuse [Dalton] Trumbo of being a hypocrite.” —Jay Roach
  • “How inexpressible is the meanness of being a hypocrite! how horrible is it to be a mischievous and malignant hypocrite.” —Voltaire
  • “Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical. He pretends to be polite and then, eventually, he becomes polite.” —Jean Kerr
  • “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
  • “The perfection of moral character consists in this, in passing every day as the last, and in being neither violently excited nor torpid nor playing the hypocrite.” —Marcus Aurelius
  • “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
  • “It is not the being seen of men that is wrong, but doing these things for the purpose of being seen of men. The problem with the hypocrite is his motivation.” —Saint Augustine
  • “Dalton Trumbo actually was [ a hypocrite], because he liked his wealth, which was against the grain of being a Communist. I put title cards at the head of the film that explains the context.” —Jay Roach
  • “Without the heart it is no worship; it is a stage play; an acting a part without being that person really which is acted by us: a hypocrite, in the notion of the word, is a stageplayer.” —Stephen Charnock
  • “A story might sell if there’s a headline like ‘Marilyn Manson admits to being Satanic’, all the little hypocrites will go and buy the magazine, read about what evil, weird people we are and will feel better about themselves.” —Marilyn Manson
  • “Everyone is in favor of free speech. Hardly a day passes without its being extolled, but some people’s idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone else says anything back, that is an outrage.” —Winston Churchill
  • “There are many who are hypocrites although they think they are not, and there are many who are afraid of being hypocrites although they certainly are not. Which is the one and which is the other God knows, and none but He.” —Walter Hilton
  • “I stopped showering ever since I realized water causes people to drown. I cannot risk being so close to something that can murder me. Do you let killers into your house? Oh, but you let a murderer come out of your own faucet. Hypocrite.” —Thom Yorke
  • “In theory I am an agnostic, but pending the appearance of rational evidence I must be classed, practically and provisionally, as an atheist. The chance’s of theism’s truth being to my mind so microscopically small, I would be a pedant and a hypocrite to call myself anything else.” —H. P. Lovecraft
  • “We, hijras, are not hypocrites. We live our sexuality openly, being truthful to our souls and our bodies. Science and doctors assigned something else to us when we were born – which they didn’t have the authority to – but we choose what we are and we are very truthful about it.” —Laxmi Narayan Tripathi
  • “When I’m singing a song on stage, I hate hypocrites. If you don’t put yourself in that lyric and emote and be what that lyric says that you are, then you’re just going through the motions and you’re being hypocritical. I just take that same approach with acting. I just take the dialogue and I emote it and become that. I use the same technic.” —Trace Adkins
  • “I think people are born bisexual and the make subconscious choices based on the pressures of society. I have no question in my mind about being bisexual. But I’m also a hypocrite: I would never date a girl who is bisexual, because that means they also sleep with men, and men are so dirty that I’d never sleep with a girl who had slept with a man.” —Megan Fox
  • “It is not the being seen of men that is wrong, but doing these things for the purpose of being seen of men. The problem with the hypocrite is his motivation. He does not want to be holy; he only wants to seem to be holy. He is more concerned with his reputation for righteousness than about actually becoming righteous. The approbation of men matters more to him than the approval of God.” —Saint Augustine
  • “It is neither just the religious, the spiritual, the power-hungry, the evil, the ignorant, the corrupt, the Christian, the Muslim, the Hindu, the Buddhist, the Jew, nor the atheist that makes a hypocrite, but being a human being. Any man who thinks himself to be free of hypocrisy while committed to cherry-picking others for such, I am confident, the Almighty can prove to him a great deal of his own hypocrisy even beyond his earthly comprehension.” —Criss Jami
  • “As long as we are on firm moral ground, as long as we’re caring about other people, these are legitimate worries. The minute that we start protecting our own interests in the name of these worries and saying, “Oh, we have to make sure that only Ford Motor Company manufactures cars, because we can’t be sure that the cars in other countries are being made quite up to our point of view,” we’re economically off base, and, of course, we’re moral hypocrites, too.” —P. J. O’Rourke
  • “Every time I sit down and write I got to put something conscious in there. It’s like I got a job now. They say that for those that know you got to deal in equality. If you know and you don’t speak on it and don’t apply it, it’s like you’re the worst hypocrite. I feel I got a job to do, being that I study so much and I believe in Allah like I do, I feel like I got to spread the word.” —Rakim
  • “But the most dangerous Hypocrite in a Common-Wealth, is one who leaves the Gospel for the sake of the Law: A Man compounded of Law and Gospel, is able to cheat a whole Country with his Religion, and then destroy them under Colour of Law: And here the Clergy are in great Danger of being deceiv’d, and the People of being deceiv’d by the Clergy, until the Monster arrives to such Power and Wealth, that he is out of the reach of both, and can oppress the People without their own blind Assistance.” —Benjamin Franklin
  • “I am so tired of criticalness being called discernment. Do you want to know true discernment? Paul said “That your love may abound in all discernment.” When you are willing to die for somebody that is when you are actually discerning them. Jesus could call the Pharisees hypocrites and snakes because he went to the cross and died for them. So the next time you are quote “discerning” about somebody ask yourselves the question could you die for them? If you can`t say yes, you’re critical because the love of God is to lay down your life for them, and discernment is rooted only in love. Got it?. —John Bevere

Funny Hypocrite Quotes

  • “Damn, my word of the night.” —Richelle Mead
  • “Entertainment is the greatest socializing force in the world.” —Daniel Beaty
  • “Even so, sometimes I wish I did have a little bit more flair in my language.” —Alex Berenson
  • “You must know that it is by the state of the lavatory that a family is judged.” —Pope John XXIII
  • “These idle disputants overlooked the invariable laws of nature, which have connected peace with innocence, plenty with industry, and safety with valour.” —Edward Gibbon
  • “After reviewing the polygraph charts in private, the polygraph examiner told me that I had passed and that he believed I had nothing to do with the anthrax letters.” —Steven Hatfill
  • “And since when is stealing people’s possessions the call of God? You are all hypocrites who have suddenly come into power, and you don’t know how to handle it.” —Dalia Sofer
  • “The column’s worked out great for me. I’ve gotten a ton of ego satisfaction, had a lot of fun, won a batch of prizes and occasionally done some public good.” —Allan Sloan
  • “Give me knowledge of my end and the measure of my days, so I may know my fraility. My lifetime is no longer than the width of my hand. It is only a moment, compared to yours.” —Deborah Harkness
  • “Deanna’s prime business was mining Lantillium, which was used to line blaster emitter barrels and the cores of warp engines (and to a lesser degree, to line the special coffee cups and jugs used to serve Hot Stuff Blend).” —Christina Engela
  • “Consecration is a process of surrender that never ends. And prayer is the catalyst. It begins with a sinner’s prayer. We confess our sins to the Savior and surrender our lives to His lordship. And along the way, our spiritual journeys are.” —Mark Batterson
  • “She wouldn’t let go of the letter. She took it into the tub with her and squeezed it up in a wet ball, and only let me leave it in the soap dish when she saw that it was coming to pieces like snow.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • “All money for agricultural extension, land grant universities has been toward developing industrial food. Lots of money has been invested toward maximizing yield. If you took even a small amount of that money and put it toward organic research, I don’t have any doubts you could match those yields.” —Michael Pollan
  • “There are certain things that are probably too mean. I don’t particularly like fat jokes. Those kind of bother me. But I guess what I was trying to say is, if I said I would never laugh at this, you could probably dig around and find a situation where I did laugh. I try not to be a hypocrite with that one. I find when there’s a controversy about someone saying something offensive, I usually take the angle of, “Well, I don’t know if that was offensive; it just wasn’t funny.” I generally don’t gasp, “Oh my God!” I think people have been getting raked over the coals lately.” —Todd Barry

Good Quotes about Hypocrisy

  • “The hypocrite takes good advice as an insult.” —Nouman Ali Khan
  • “General good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocite, flatterer.” —William Blake
  • “He who would do good to another must do it in minute particulars.” —William Blake
  • “There is no principle worth the name if it is not wholly good.” —Mahatma Gandhi
  • “The good thing about being a hypocrite is that you get to keep your values.” —Alan Alda
  • “He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.” —William Blake
  • “A bunch of money-grubbin’, greenhouse-gasing, seal-clubbing, oil-drilling, Bible-thumping, missile-firing, right-to-life-ing, lethal-injecting hypocrites. People whose idea of a good time is strapping a dead panda to a Lincoln Navigator and running over everybody in the gay parade.” —Richard Jeni
  • “An atheist is but a mad, ridiculous derider of piety, but a hypocrite makes a sober jest of God and religion; he finds it easier to be upon his knees than to rise to a good action.” —Alexander Pope
  • “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
  • “The life of the nation is shot through with a certain falseness and hypocrisy, which are all the more tragic because they are so often subconscious rather than deliberate … The soul of the people is putrescent, and until that becomes regenerate and clean, no good work can be done.” —Fanon
  • “Those old hypocrites. They talk about killing witches but the Good Book’s full of magic. Turning the Nile to blood and parting the Red Sea. What’s that if it’s not good old-fashioned magic? Want a little water into wine? No trouble! How about raising the dead man Lazarus? Just say the word!. —Clive Barker
  • “A rogue does not laugh in the same way that an honest man does; a hypocrite does not shed the tears of a man of good faith. All falsehood is a mask; and however well made the mask may be, with a little attention we may always succeed in distinguishing it from the true face.” —Alexandre Dumas
  • “I think as parents you want to at least try to provide a good example to your kids. So yeah, I feel like a complete hypocrite if I’m telling my son to try new things and not be afraid and I’m shying away from doing a dancing show for Pete’s sake. On some level, you’re at least being a good example for your kids.” —Nick Lachey
  • “By work alone, men may get to where Buddha got largely by meditation or Christ by prayer. Buddha was a working Jnani, Christ was a Bhakta, but the same goal was reached by both of them. Good motives, sincerity, and infinite love can conquer the world. One single soul possessed of these virtues can destroy the dark designs of millions of hypocrites and brutes.” —Swami Vivekananda
  • “They’s a heap more to God’s will than death, disapoint-ment, and like thet. Hit’s God’s will for us to be good and do good, love one another, be forgivin’…” He laughed. “I reckon I ain’t very forgivin’, son. I can forgive a fool, but I ain’t inner-rested in coddlin’ hypocrites. Well anyhow, folks who think God’s will jest has to do with sufferin’ and dyin’, they done missed the whole point.” —Olive Ann Burns
  • “Ask him why there are hypocrites in the world.’ ‘Because it is hard to bear the happiness of others.’ ‘When are we happy?’ ‘When we desire nothing and realize that possession is only momentary, and so are forever playing.’ ‘What is regret?’ ‘To realize that one has spent one’s life worrying about the future.’ ‘What is sorrow?’ ‘To long for the past.’ ‘What is the highest pleasure?’ ‘To hear a good story.” —Vikram Chandra
  • “Tis a barbarous temper, and a sign of a very ill nature, to take delight in shocking any one: and, on the contrary, it is the mark of an amiable and a beneficent temper, to say all the kind things one can, without flattery or playing the hypocrite,–and what never fails of procuring the love and esteem of every one; which, next to doing good to a deserving object who wants it, is one of the greatest pleasures of this life.” —Samuel Richardson

Hypocrites in the Church Quotes

  • “The next time someone tells you, “The Church is full of a bunch of hypocrites.” You can respond, “You don’t even know the half of it.” —Kevin DeYoung
  • “I’m sick of people who’ve never been to church telling me that church is full of hypocrites, and people who’ve never read the Bible telling me that it’s baloney.” —Kristin Chenoweth
  • “When the church encounters hardship, persecution, and suffering, then it is closest to its crucified Lord. Then there are fewer hypocrites and nominal believers among its members, and then the faith of Christians burns most intensely.” —Gene Veith
  • “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
  • “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.” —William Laud
  • “In our ecclesiastical region there are priests who don’t baptize the children of single mothers because they weren’t conceived in the sanctity of marriage. These are today’s hypocrites. Those who clericalize the church. Those who separate the people of God from salvation.” —Pope Francis
  • “Although I respect the Judeo-Christian ethic, as well as the Eastern philosophies, and of course the teachings of Muhammad, I find that organized religion has corrupted those beliefs to justify countless atrocities throughout the ages. Were I to go to church, I’d be a hypocrite.” —Danny Masterson
  • “If the Church has no the authority to tell its members that they may not engage in homosexual practices, then it has no authority at all. And if we accept the argument of the hypocrites of homosexuality that their sin is not a sin, we have destroyed ourselves.” —Orson Scott Card
  • “The more a church flourishes, the more, I believe, do hypocrites get in, just as you see many a noxious creeping thing come and get in a garden after a shower of rain. The very things that make glad the flowers bring out these noxious things. And so hypocrites get in and steal much of the church’s sap away.” —Charles Spurgeon
  • “I was called before the head matron, a tall woman with a stolid face. She began taking my pedigree. What religion? was the first question. None, I am an atheist. Atheism is prohibited here. You will have to go to church. I replied that I would do nothing of the kind. I did not believe in anything the Church stood for and, not being a hypocrite, I would not attend.” —Emma Goldman
  • “I have performed my duty to my God, my country, and my family. I have nothing to fear in approaching death. To me it is the mere shadow of God’s protecting wing . . . Here I will rest in quiet and peace beyond the reach of calumny’s poisoned shaft, the influence of envy and jealous enemies, where treason and traitors or State backsliders and hypocrites in church can have no peace.” —Andrew Johnson
  • “Whenever the true message of the cross is abolished, the anger of hypocrites and heretics ceases.. and all things are in peace. This is a sure token that the devil is guarding the entry to the house, and that the PURE doctrine of God’s Word has been taken away. The Church then, is in the BEST state when Satan assaileth it on every sideboth with subtle sleights, and outright violence. And likewise, it is in the WORST state when it is most at peace!. —Martin Luther
  • “They are hypocrites, they think the Church is a cage to keep God in, so he will stay locked up there and not go wandering about the earth during the week, poking his nose into their business, and looking in the depths and darkness and doubleness of their hearts, and their lack of true charity; and they believed they need only be bothered about him on Sundays when they have their best clothes on and their faces straight, and their hands washed and their gloves on, and their stories all prepared.” —Margaret Atwood

Hypocrite Quotes and Sayings

  • “Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “It’s amazing how much panic one honest man can spread among a multitude of hypocrites.” —Thomas Sowell
  • “Corruption and hypocrisy ought not to be inevitable products of democracy, as they undoubtedly are today.” —Mahatma Gandhi
  • “It is the mark of a hypocrite to be a Christian everywhere except at home.” —Robert Murray M’Cheyne
  • “As you awaken, may your dreams greet you by name, and may you answer, “Yes!”. —Mary Anne Radmacher
  • “A man who moralizes is a hypocrite, and a woman who does so is invariably plain.” —Oscar Wilde
  • “In the world over, the very name of our country is immediately associated with the Parthenon.” —Melina Mercouri
  • “If you cultivate piety as an end and not a means, you will become a hypocrite.” —Austin O’Malley
  • “The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.” —Socrates
  • “The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.” —William Hazlitt
  • “In all ages, hypocrites, called priests, have put crowns upon the heads of thieves, called kings.” —Robert Green Ingersoll
  • “I would rather be the man who bought the Brooklyn Bridge than the man who sold it.” —Will Rogers
  • “Self is the only oil that makes the chariot-wheels of the hypocrite move in all religious concerns.” —Thomas Brooks
  • “Of all things in the world that stink in the nostrils of men, hypocrisy is the worst.” —Charles Spurgeon
  • “For neither man nor angel can discern hypocrisy, the only evil that walks invisible, except to God alone.” —John Milton
  • “Doctrinal preaching certainly bores the hypocrites; but it is only doctrinal preaching that will save Christ’s sheep.” —J. I. Packer
  • “No human power can force the intrenchments of the human mind: compulsion never persuades; it only makes hypocrites.” —Francois Fenelon
  • “Historical hypocrites have themselves carried out the very human rights abuses that they suddenly decide warrant intervention elsewhere.” —Samantha Power
  • “In any nation, the hypocrites do not become apparent except during times of fitnah (severe tests and hardships).” —Yasmin Mogahed
  • “I would just as soon listen to a gangster lecture on honesty as watch Hollywood portray the Bible.” —Vance Havner
  • “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” —William Shakespeare
  • “I also want to announce that I’m changing my name. I haven’t told anyone. You get the scoop.” —Luther Campbell
  • “In matters of sexuality we are at present, every one of us, ill or well, nothing but hypocrites.” —Sigmund Freud
  • “The value of an idea has nothing whatever to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it.” —Oscar Wilde
  • “One who, professing virtues that he does not respect, secures the advantage of seeming to be what he despises.” —Ambrose Bierce
  • “With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.” —Arthur Schopenhauer
  • “It is bad to believe you in error. It would be infinitely worse to have known you a hypocrite.” —Elizabeth Gaskell
  • “Hypocrites weep, and you cannot tell their tears from those of saints; but no bad man ever laughed sweetly yet.” —Ouida
  • “All reformers, however strict their social conscience, live in houses just as big as they can pay for.” —Logan Pearsall Smith
  • “Gold is worshipped in all climates, without a single temple, and by all classes, without a single hypocrite.” —Charles Caleb Colton
  • “If I didn’t believe in rooting for founders and investing in founders, I’d be a bit of a hypocrite.” —Alexis Ohanian
  • “In the name of Hypocrites, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival.” —Edward Everett Hale
  • “The standards you establish for others must reflect the standards you set for yourself. No one will follow a hypocrite.” —Lou Holtz
  • “Thus one can observe that those who proclaim piety as their goal and purpose usually turn into hypocrites.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • “Everyone knows what a hypocrite is. That’s the guy who gripes about the sex, violence and nudity on his VCR.” —Zig Ziglar
  • “He who is passionate and hasty is generally honest. It is your cool, dissembling hypocrite of whom you should beware.” —Johann Kaspar Lavater
  • “Why lie? I’m not going to be a hypocrite and say the opposite of what I think, like some others do.” —Cristiano Ronaldo
  • “We believe that Almighty God has sent us Adolf Hitler so that he may rid Germany of the hypocrites and Pharisees.” —Robert Ley
  • “It is a terribly easy matter to be a minister of the gospel and a vile hypocrite at the same time.” —Charles Spurgeon
  • “I learned that very often the most intolerant and narrow-minded people are the ones who congratulate themselves on their tolerance and open-mindedness.” —Christopher Hitchens
  • “He is a hypocrite who professes what he does not believe; not he who does not practice all he wishes or approves.” —William Hazlitt
  • “There will be over 3,500 killed in USA today from abortion. No flags lowered, no presidents crying. No media hyperventilating. Normal day.” —Matt Drudge
  • “We have a name for those who try to praise when they have no pleasure in the object. We call them hypocrites.” —John Piper
  • “What hypocrites we seem to be whenever we talk of ourselves! Our words sound so humble, while our hearts are so proud.” —Augustus Hare
  • “Because hypocrisy stinks in the nostrils one is likely to rate it as a more powerful agent for destruction than it is.” —Rebecca West
  • “Take care lest you play the hypocrite by spending all your time trying to get others right before you worship God yourself.” —Oswald Chambers
  • “People who say not to speak ill of the dead are hypocrites, because you can take it ot the bank they’re thinking ill.” —Nora Roberts
  • “Pay attention to minute particulars. Take care of the little ones. Generalization and abstraction are the plea of the hypocrite, scoundrel, and knave.” —William Blake
  • “Show me a Professor of Education, especially a Professor of E-learning, who lectures, and I’ll show you a hypocrite who doesn’t read the research.” —Donald Clark
  • “I’ve tried my best to love you all, all you hypocrites and whores with your eyes on each other and locks on your doors.” —Jethro Tull
  • “There is not one redeeming feature in our superstition of Christianity. It has made one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites.” —Thomas Jefferson
  • “Whenever the true message of the cross is abolished, the anger of hypocrites and heretics eases and all things seem to be at peace.” —Martin Luther
  • “The main problem with the Democrats is their utter negativity. They’re made up of schumucks and hypocrites. They also have higher levels of immorality.” —Jackie Mason
  • “Islam will be destroyed by the mistakes of scholars, the arguments of the hypocrites who misinterpret the Qur’an to support their views and misleading rulers.” —Umar
  • “Dad was a hypocrite. He could talk about peace and love to the world but he could never show it to his wife and son.” —Julian Lennon
  • “War can be so impersonal yet when we put a name, a face, a place and match it to families, then war is not impersonal.” —Dennis Kucinich
  • “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 naked female body is treated so weirdly in society. It’s like people are constantly begging to see it, but once they do, someone’s a hoe.” —Lena Horne
  • “We’re all hypocrites. We all say one thing and do another. But why don’t we try to do what we say more than what we don’t?” —John Kasich
  • “Psychologically speaking, one may say that the hypocrite is too ambitious; not only does he want to appear virtuous before others, he wants to convince himself.” —Hannah Arendt
  • “I have always considered “Pascal’s Wager” a questionable bet to place. Any God worth “believing in” would surely prefer an honest agnostic to a calculating hypocrite.” —Alan Dershowitz
  • “Ye Hypocrites, are these your pranks To murder men and gie God thanks Desist for shame, proceed no further God won’t accept your thanks for murder.” —Robert Burns
  • “You’d have to be an imbecile or hypocrite to imagine that a professional cyclist who rides 235 days a year can hold himself together without stimulants.” —Jacques Anquetil
  • “If every hypocrite in the United States were to break his leg to-day the country could be successfully invaded to-morrow by the warlike hypocrites of Canada.” —Ambrose Bierce
  • “A hypocrite [is the one who] wants to impress others with an external facade of religious piety that he knows is devoid of internal spiritual substance.” —Sam Storms
  • “Think nothing profitable to you which compels you to break a promise, to lose your self respect, to hate any person, to curse, to act the hypocrite.” —Marcus Aurelius
  • “As you know, the Inquisition is an admirable and wholly Christian invention to make the pope and the monks more powerful and turn a whole kingdom into hypocrites.” —Voltaire
  • “You cannot play the hypocrite before God; and to obtain pardon you must cease to sin, as well as to be exercised by a spirit of repentance.” —Henry Ward Beecher
  • “The heart of the hypocrite is hid in his breast he masketh his words in the semblance of truth, while the business of his life is only to deceive.” —Akhenaton
  • “It is the nature of all hypocrites and false prophets to create a conscience where there is none, and to cause conscience to disappear where it does exist.” —Martin Luther
  • “On Sir Joshua Reynolds’s observing that the real character of a man was found out by his amusements. Yes, Sir, no man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.” —Samuel Johnson
  • “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
  • “If it were not for the intellectual snobs who pay – in solid cash – the arts would perish with their starving practitioners. Let us thank heaven for hypocrisy.” —Aldous Huxley
  • “Is it no imputation to be arraigned before this House, in which I have sat forty years, and to have my name transmitted to posterity with disgrace and infamy?” —Robert Walpole
  • “The old style hypocrite was a person who tried to appear better than he actually was; the new style hypocrite tries to appear worse than he or she is.” —Charles Templeton
  • “What has been the effect of [religious] coercion? To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth.” —Thomas Jefferson
  • “There are three signs of a hypocrite: when he speaks he speaks lies, when he makes a promise he breaks it, and when he is trusted he betrays his trust.” —Elijah Muhammad
  • “Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world – though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst – the cant of criticism is the most tormenting!” —Laurence Sterne
  • “On the chessboard, lies and hypocrisy do not survive long. The creative combination lays bare the presumption of a lie; the merciless fact, culminating in the checkmate, contradicts the hypocrite.” —Emanuel Lasker
  • “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
  • “More are the names of God and infinite are the forms through which He may be approached. In whatever name and form you worship Him, through them you will realise Him.” —Ramakrishna
  • “People are hypocrites. If you ask them what they want to see on TV, they’ll tell you they want better quality programming. And then what do they watch? ‘Gilligan’s Island.'” —Johnny Carson
  • “Stand up to hypocrisy. If you don’t, the hypocrites will teach. Stand up to ignorance, because if you don’t, the ignorant will run free to spread ignorance like a disease.” —Suzy Kassem
  • “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.” —Milan Kundera
  • “We may sing our hymns and psalms, and offer prayers, but they will be an abomination to God, unless we are willing to be thoroughly straightforward in our daily life.” —Dwight L. Moody
  • “We are all hypocrites in transition. I am not who I want to be, but I am on the journey there, and thankfully I am not whom I used to be.” —Erwin McManus
  • “If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.” —Gaston Bachelard
  • “It was the kind of talk that made me want to break off a limb and take to whacking her and that bunch of hypocrites across the back of the head.” —Joe R. Lansdale
  • “Here we write well when we expose frauds and hypocrites. We are great at counting warts and blemishes and weighting feet of clay. In expressing love, we belong among the underdeveloped countries.” —Saul Bellow
  • “If I am right, then (religious fundamentalists) will not go to Heaven, because there is no Heaven. If they are right, then they will not go to Heaven, because they are hypocrites.” —Isaac Asimov
  • “We will not adopt the fantastic hypocrisy of modern conservatism which preaches the values of families and communities, while conducting a direct assault on them through reduced wages and conditions and job security.” —Paul Keating
  • “The moment you introduce a despotism in the world of thought, you succeed in making hypocrites – and you get in such a position that you never know what your neighbor thinks.” —Robert Green Ingersoll
  • “A cat won’t curry favor even if it’s in their best interests to do so. A cat can’t be a hypocrite. If more preachers were like cats, this would be a more religious country.” —Stephen King
  • “A hypocrite is one who plays two parts consciously for his own ends. When we find fault with other people we may be quite sincere, and yet Jesus says in reality we are frauds.” —Oswald Chambers
  • “The triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment. Whereas the groanings of the righteous are but short, and their jubilee and triumph shall be everlasting.” —Ebenezer Erskine
  • “You have deep-seated survival anxieties. And you don’t like bigots, bullies, snobs or hypocrites. Subconsciously there are many people you hate.” “Consciously, sir, consciously,” Yossarian corrected in an effort to help. “I hate them consciously.” —Joseph Heller
  • “I love that man better who swears a stream as long as my arm yet deals justice to his neighbors and mercifully deals his substance to the poor, than the long, smooth faced hypocrite.” —Joseph Smith, Jr.
  • “A man who shows no defect is a fool or a hypocrite, whom we should mistrust. There are defects so bound to fine qualities that they announce them,–defects which it is well not to correct.” —Joseph Joubert
  • “Whoever aims publicly at great things and at length perceives secretly that he is too weak to achieve them, has usually also insufficient strength to renounce his aims publicly, and then inevitably becomes a hypocrite.” —Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “I would be a huge hypocrite if I didn’t tell you that at one time in my life I thought the way that you made music was you got on a major label and you got famous.” —Neko Case
  • “The people who whine about Fox News are hypocrites – they say they’re totally tolerant, but when they run into someone who doesn’t share their assumptions, they say, ‘Fox News is evil, and it must be stopped.” —Greg Gutfeld
  • “This is a victory against those who promote terrorism, against hypocrites who tout a supposed war on terror and in reality protect terrorists and jail young men who only acted to oppose terrorism in the United States.” —Ricardo Alarcon
  • “” … It is not my desire to wound the feelings of any person with whom I am connected in family bonds. I may be a hypocrite,” said Mr. Pecksniff, cuttingly, “but I am not a brute.” —Charles Dickens
  • “I’ve retroactively made all that wasted time rotting my brain into research. It makes me a hypocrite when I try to tell my own daughter, “I don’t know, I think we’ve played a little too much Mario.” —Ernest Cline
  • “No hint of genuine charity ameliorates our vision of society, once sentimentalism has been laid side. What passes for cooperation turns out to be a mixture of opportunism and exploitation. Scratch an altruist and watch a hypocrite bleed.” —Michael Ghiselin
  • “A bunch of bong-smoking, America-bashing, flag-burning, yoga-posing, incense-burning, dolphin-saving, salmon-eating hypocrites. These are the sensitive, liberal people who are always yelling about people’s freedom of speech and expression, unless you happen to say something that pisses them off.” —Richard Jeni
  • “For me, the key is I always have to be the same person.If someone was to hear me say something on Fox and hear me say something different on NPR, they would say, ‘The guy is a hypocrite.’ —Juan Williams
  • “I was advocating for world peace, but I was waging a violent war against my own body. I was speaking about poverty and starvation, but I was eating more than my fair share. I was a hypocrite.” —Bryant H. McGill
  • “When I was poor and I complained about inequality they said I was bitter. Now I’m rich and I complain about inequality they say I’m a hypocrite. I’m starting to think they just don’t want to talk about inequality.” —Russell Brand
  • “Never value anything as profitable to thyself which shall compel thee to break thy promise, to lose thy self-respect, to hate any man, to suspect, to curse, to act the hypocrite, to desire anything which needs walls and curtains.” —Marcus Aurelius
  • “God’s Word teaches a very hard, disturbing truth. Those who neglect the poor and the oppressed are really not God’s people at all—no matter how frequently they practice their religious rituals nor how orthodox are their creeds and confessions.” —Ronald J. Sider
  • “Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachment of spirit. It cannot, like adultery or gluttony, be practiced at spare moments; it is a whole-time job.” —W. Somerset Maugham
  • “I wanted to know the name of every stone and flower and insect and bird and beast. I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life – but there was no one to tell me.” —George Washington Carver
  • “It is necessary that the prince should know how to color his nature well, and how to be a hypocrite and dissembler. For men are so simple, and yield so much to immediate necessity, that the deceiver will never lack dupes.” —Niccolo Machiavelli
  • “Piety is not an end, but a means: a means of attaining the highest culture by the purest tranquility of soul. Hence it may be observed that those who set up piety as an end and object are mostly hypocrites.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • “Nor turned I ween Adam from his fair spouse, nor Eve the rites Mysterious of connubial love refused: Whatever hypocrites austerely talk Of purity and place and innocence, Defaming as impure what God declares Pure, and commands to some, leaves free to all.” —John Milton
  • “I have examined all of the known superstitions of the world and i do not find our superstitions of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all founded on fables and mythology. Christianity has made one-half of the world fools and the other half Hypocrites. —Thomas Jefferson
  • “I’m an entertainer; I try to give the public what it wants while I’m on the screen, and I’m completely sincere about it. If I don’t happen to be a laughing boy off the screen, that doesn’t make me a hypocrite or a phony.” —Johnny Carson
  • “I have no faith in much organized religion because I think it’s by a bunch of hypocrites and practiced by a bunch of hypocrites. They don’t mean what they say because all of them are in the slave trade one way or the other.” —John Henrik Clarke
  • “The american dream wasn’t meant for me, cause lady liberty’s a hypocrite she lied to me, promised me freedom,education, and equality never gave me nothing but slavery but now look at how dangerous you made me callin me a mad man because im strong and bold.” —Tupac Shakur
  • “He that puts on a religious habit abroad to gain himself a great name among men, and at the same time lives like an atheist at home, shall at the last be uncovered by God and presented before all the world for a most outrageous hypocrite.” —Thomas Brooks
  • “When we have a Deputy Prime Minister who tells people not to drive cars but has two Jags himself, and where the Minister who tells people not to have two homes turns out to have nine himself – no wonder the public believe politicians are hypocrites.” —William Hague
  • “Better to stay alive,” I said. “At least while there’s a chance to get free.” I thought of the sleeping pills in my bag and wondered just how great a hypocrite I was. It was so easy to advise other people to live with their pain.” —Octavia Butler
  • “I heard Gillian say, with a laugh, At this point, does anyone expect the liberals not to be total hypocrites? She was oblivious to the possibility that perhaps not everyone present shared her views, and I thought, You’re sixteen. How can you already be a Republican?. —Curtis Sittenfeld
  • “When you find me attempting to break into your house to take your plate, under any pretence whatsoever, but most of all under pretence of purity of religion and Christian charity shoot me for a robber and a hypocrite, as in that case I shall certainly be.” —Edmund Burke
  • “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
  • “The argument of socialists, that people really want to share, beyond a reasonable level of charity, is rubbish, though it is espoused by a lot of rich, pious hypocrites who want to share only enough to avoid widespread starvation, mob violence, and government seizure of more of their incomes.” —Conrad Black
  • “That radicalism (of the ’70s) was phony, really, because it was out of guilt. I’d always felt guilty that I made money, so I had to give it away or lose it. I don’t mean I was a hypocrite. When I believe, I believe right down to the roots.” —John Lennon
  • “The Christian community latched onto a lot of my music, because there were a lot of things about my struggle they related to. But I didn’t really want to come out and be identified as a Christian, because I didn’t want to be a hypocrite, because my life wasn’t right.” —Scott Stapp
  • “The real test of your Christianity is not how pious you look at the Lord’s table on Sunday, but how you act at the breakfast table at home. If it takes two cups of coffee to make you fit to live with, you had better go to the mourner’s bench.” —Vance Havner
  • “Occident: The part of the world lying west (or east) of the Orient. It is largely inhabited by Christians, a powerful subtribe of the Hypocrites, whose principal industries are murder and cheating, which they are pleased to call war and commerce. These, also, are the principal industries of the Orient.” —Ambrose Bierce
  • “Christian hypocrites who pretend to hate life and love death. He may talk about the soul-what he is after is the girl Love means suffering-those who love drag a chain with them. To her it was not a belief but a certainty Trifling incident gains importance when undue emphasis is laid.” —Georg Ebers
  • “That little hypocrites and half-crazed people dare to imagine that on their account the laws of nature are constantly broken; such an enhancement of every kind of selfishness to infinity, to impudence, cannot be branded with sufficient contempt. And yet Christianity owes its triumph to this pitiable flattery of personal vanity.” —Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “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
  • “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
  • “To meditate for world peace, to pray for a better world, and to work for social justice and environmental protection while continuing to purchase the flesh, milk, and eggs of horribly abused animals exposes a disconnect that is so fundamental that it renders our efforts absurd, hypocritical, and doomed to certain failure.” —Will Tuttle
  • “Hypocrisy is wretched because the hypocrite says with his tongue what is not in his heart. He wrongs his tongue and oppresses his heart. But if the heart is sound, the condition of the tongue follows suit. We are commanded to be upright in speech, which is a gauge of the heart’s state.” —Hamza Yusuf
  • “Four characteristics constitute anyone who possesses them a sheer hypocrite, and anyone who possesses one of them possesses a characteristic of hypocrisy till he abandons it: when he is trusted he betrays his trust, when he talks he lies, when he makes a covenant he acts treacherously and when he quarrels he abuses.” —Elijah Muhammad
  • “Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means, at the point of highest reality. A chastity or honesty or mercy which yields to danger will be chaste or honest or merciful only on conditions. Pilate was merciful till it became risky.” —C. S. Lewis
  • “For the decisions of our will are often so directly opposed to the decisions of our emotions, that, if we are in the habit of considering our emotions as the test, we shall be very apt to feel like hypocrites in declaring those things to be real which our will alone has decided.” —Hannah Whitall Smith
  • “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
  • “I was born to fight devils and factions. It is my business to remove obstacles, to cut down thorns, to fill up quagmires and to open and make straight paths. If I must have some failing let me rather speak the truth with too great sincerity than once to act the hypocrite and conceal the truth.” —Martin Luther
  • “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
  • “Intellectual freedom is essential — freedom to obtain and distribute information, freedom for open-minded and unfearing debate and freedom from pressure by officialdom and prejudices. Such freedom of thought is the only guarantee against an infection of people by mass myths, which, in the hands of treacherous hypocrites and demagogues, can be transformed into bloody dictatorship.” —Andrei Sakharov
  • “The Germans are called brutal, the Spanish cruel, the Americans superficial, and so on; but we are perfide Albion, the island of hypocrites, the people who have built up an Empire with a Bible in one hand, a pistol in the other, and financial concessions in both pockets. Is the charge true? I think it is.” —E. M. Forster
  • “I commit her to memory. When I’m alone, I feel a strange yearning, the hunger of a man fasting not because he believes but because he’s ashamed. Not the cleansing hunger of the devout, but the feverish hunger of the hypocrite. I let her go every evening only because there’s nothing I can do to stop her.” —Mohsin Hamid
  • “We still dislike hypocrites. It’s a very American characteristic. We still like people who have ideas and who are willing to stand up for what they believe in. We’re very forgiving of failures and very willing to give people a second and third chance if they mean to do better and are sorry for what they’ve done.” —David McCullough
  • “Had he been willing to live a hypocrite, he would have been respectable, he at least could have died surrounded by other hypocrites, and at his death there would have been an imposing funeral, with miles of carriages, filled with hypocrites, and above his hypocritical dust there would have been a hypocritical monument covered with lies.” —Robert Green Ingersoll
  • “If wine disappeared from human production, I believe there would be, in the health and intellect of the planet, a void, a deficiency far more terrible than all the excesses and deviations for which wine is made responsible. Is it not reasonable to suggest that people that never drink wine, whether naive or doctrinaire, are fools or hypocrites….?. —Charles Baudelaire
  • “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.” —Joseph Addison
  • “Never imitate. The mind is an imitator, because imitation is very easy. To be someone is very difficult. To become someone is very easy – all that you need is to be a hypocrite, which is not much of a problem. Deep down you remain the same, but on the surface you go on painting yourself according to some image.” —Rajneesh
  • “Death did not first strike Adam, the first sinful man, nor Cain, the first hypocrite, but Abel, the innocent and righteous. The first soul that met with death, overcame death; the first soul that parted from earth went to heaven. Death argues not displeasure, because he whom God loved best dies first, and the murderer is punished with living.” —Joseph Hall
  • “Hypocrites act by virtue…. They frame many counterfeits of her, with which they make an ostentatious parade, in all public assemblies, and processions; but the original of what they counterfeit, and which may indeed be said to have fallen from heaven, they produce so seldom, that it is cankered by the rust of sloth, and useless from non-application.” —Charles Caleb Colton
  • “Whether a Commonwealth suffers more by hypocritical pretenders to religion or by the openly profane? The most dangerous hypocrite in a Commonwealth is one who leaves the gospel for the sake of the law. A man compounded of law and gospel is able to cheat a whole country with his religion and then destroy them under color of law.” —Benjamin Franklin
  • “Look at me!’ I screeched. ‘Look at me, Amadeus von Linden, you sadistic hypocrite, and watch this time! You’re not questioning me now, this isn’t your work, I’m not an enemy agent spewing wireless code! I’m just a minging Scots slag screaming insults at your daughter! So enjoy yourself and watch! Think of Isolde! Think of Isolde and watch!. —Elizabeth Wein
  • “Hypocrisy means deliberately pretending. None of us lives up to his ideals; none of us is all that he would like to be or all that he could be in Christ. But that is not hypocrisy. Falling short of our ideals is not hypocrisy. Pretending we have reached our ideals when we have not – that is hypocrisy.” —Warren W. Wiersbe
  • “It’s obsequious little nicety-nice girls like me who allow assholes to run the world: Miss Harlot O’Harlots, billionaire phony tree huggers, hypocrite drug-snorting, weed-puffing peace activists who fund the mass-murdering drug cartels and perpetuate crushing poverty in dirt-poor banana republics. It’s my petty fear of personal rejection that allows so many true evils to exist. My cowardice enables atrocities.” —Chuck Palahniuk
  • “Show me a cultural relativist at 30,000 feet and I’ll show you a hypocrite … If you are flying to an international congress of anthropologists or literary critics, the reason you will probably get there – the reason you don’t plummet into a ploughed field – is that a lot of Western scientifically trained engineers have got their sum right.” —Richard Dawkins
  • “Who are the lunatics? The ones who see horror in the heart of their fellow humans and search for peace at any price? Or the ones who pretend they don’t see what’s going on around them? The world belongs either to lunatics or hypocrites. There are no other races on this earth. You must choose which one to belong to.” —Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • “What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth…. [Instead] reason and persuasion are the only practicable instruments. To make way for these, free enquiry must be indulged; and how can we wish others to indulge it while we refuse it ourselves?. —Thomas Jefferson
  • “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
  • “On those nights, the words were for me alone. They came up unbidden from my heart. They spilled over my tongue and spilled out my mouth. And because of them, I, who was nothing and nobody, was a prince of Denmark, a maid of Verona, a queen of Egypt. I was a sour misanthrope, a beetling hypocrite, a conjurer’s daughter, a mad and murderous king.” —Jennifer Donnelly
  • “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
  • “There are two sorts of hypocrites: ones that are deceived with their outward morality and external religion; and the others are those that are deceived with false discoveries and elevation; which often cry down works, and men’s own righteousness, and tlak much of free grace, but at the same time make a righteousness of their discoveries and of their humiliation, and exalt themselves to heaven with them.” —Jonathan Edwards
  • “After all, acknowledging unfairness then calls decent people forth to correct those injustices. And since most persons are at their core, decent folks, the need to ignore evidence of injustice is powerful: To do otherwise would force whites to either push for change (which they would perceive as against their interests) or live consciously as hypocrites who speak of freedom and opportunity but perpetuate a system of inequality.” —Tim Wise
  • “Now, because men of our contemporary age are caught up in the ascetic view of a life-denying religious system, but in spite of this cannot deny the primal laws of nature, a distorted morality had to be developed, which spreads hypocritical appearances over hidden actions. This has brought to a head all those outward forms of modern life, whose vacuousness and corruption are now beginning to disgust us.” —Guido von List
  • “It doesn’t really even bother me about popularity. I live a spiritual life. I don’t live a carnal life. If I was seeking to be big, I would do anything. I would go out there and do something crazy, be flashy, be a showboat, but that’s not within my persona. If I did something like that, I would be a hypocrite because that’s not part of who I am.” —Anthony Macias
  • “The biggest hypocrites on gun control are those who live in upscale developments with armed security guards – and who want to keep other people from having guns to defend themselves. But what about lower-income people living in high-crime, inner city neighborhoods? Should such people be kept unarmed and helpless, so that limousine liberals can ‘make a statement’ by adding to the thousands of gun laws already on the books?. —Thomas Sowell
  • “The Christian god can easily be pictured as virtually the same god as the many ancient gods of past civilizations. The Christian god is a three headed monster cruel vengeful and capricious. If one wishes to know more of this raging three headed beast like god one only needs to look at the caliber of people who say they serve him. They are always of two classes fools and hypocrites.” —Thomas Jefferson
  • “Virtually all political discourse in the days of my youth was devoted to the ferreting out of hypocrisy… Because they were hypocrites, the Victorians were despised in the late twentieth century. Many of the persons who held such opinions were, of course, guilty of the most nefarious conduct themselves, and yet saw no paradox in holding such views because they were not hypocrites themselves-they took no moral stances and lived by none.” —Neal Stephenson
  • “Heaven or Hell? You make it seem as if that’s an easy choice to make. Sitting there in heaven watching others burn, and I can’t do anything to help? That in itself would be hell for me. I’d be up there fighting god and his angels to let me out, so that I can come down and at least try to help. I am a moral person. Heaven is for uncaring Hypocrites.” —Deborah Pryce
  • “The conflict will always beyond ur strength.The enemy always pushes us beyond our personal, inbred, preset limits concerning how far we’ll go for God:”Here’s how far I’m going to love,this is how many times I’ll turn the other cheek.”The test kills the limits of our humanity,til we’re like Christ in everything We’re left with a choice:Become Christlike or gradually shrivel into superficial hypocrites: angry people who have stopped walking with God, who blame others for our bitterness.” —Francis Frangipane
  • “I really embrace my hypocrisy. I embrace that because after I do that, I can move on; I can try and go away from that. You gotta understand what your problem is and know what it is, and then you can change it. You can’t just be like, “I’m a hypocrite, and to not be a hypocrite, I’m just going to not do hypocritical things.” You can’t do that; you don’t even understand what a hypocrite is.” —Lupe Fiasco
  • “Either all things proceed from one intelligent source and come together as in one body, and the part ought not to find fault with what is done for the benefit of the whole; or there are only atoms, and nothing else than a mixture and dispersion. Why, then, art thou disturbed? Say to this ruling faculty, Art thou dead, art thou corrupted, art thou playing the hypocrite, art thou become a beast, dost thou herd and feed with the rest?. —Marcus Aurelius
  • “Daughter of Time, the hypocrite Days, Muffled and dumb like barefoot dervishes, and marching single in an endless file, Bring diadems and fagots in their hands; to each they offer gifts after his will, Bread, kingdom, stars, and sky that holds them all; I, in my pleached garden watched the pomp forgot my morning wishes, hastily took a few herbs and apples, and the Day turned and departed silent. I too late under her solemn fillet saw the scorn.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “When the Kerner Commission told white America what black America has always known, that prejudice and hatred built the nation’s slums, maintains them and profits by them, white America could not believe it. But it is true. Unless we start to fight and defeat the enemies in our own country, poverty and racism, and make our talk of equality and opportunity ring true, we are exposed in the eyes of the world as hypocrites when we talk about making people free – (Chapter 9).” —Shirley Chisholm
  • “The brain may take advice, but not the heart, and love having no geography, knows no boundaries: weight and sink it deep, no matter, it will rise and find the surface: and why not? Any love is natural and beautiful that lies within a person’s nature; only hypocrites would hold a man responsible for what he loves, emotional illiterates and those of righteous envy, who, in their agitated concern, mistake so frequently the arrow pointing to heaven for the one that leads to hell.” —Truman Capote
  • “The agnostic has a very curious notion of religion. He is convinced that a man who says ‘I believe in God’ should at once become perfect; if this does not happen, then the believer must be a fraud and a hypocrite. He thinks that adherence to a religion is the end of the road, whereas it is in fact only the beginning of a very long and sometimes very rough road. He looks for consistency in religious people, however aware he may be of inconsistencies in himself. —Charles le Gai Eaton
  • “Those who worship gold in a world so corrupt as this we live in have at least one thing to plead in defense of their idolatry–the power of their idol. It is true that, like other idols, it can neither move, see, hear, feel, nor understand; but, unlike other idols, it has often communicated all these powers to those who had them not, and annihilated them in those who had. This idol can boast of two peculiarities; it is worshipped in all climates, without a single temple, and by all classes, without a single hypocrite.” —Charles Caleb Colton
  • “I think technology is fantastic but maybe it’s just developed too fast for us in real world applications. By the same token the fact that a guy can get a laptop and make music that can be put straight into a TV show I suppose shows a disparity when you’re somebody who has gone to college and learned all this stuff. So if you apply that to the entire world than certainly computers have changed everything. But I’d be a hypocrite if I complained about it because it’s given me a career. I’m part of the problem is what I’m saying!. —Clint Mansell
  • “I think it’s really easy for people to point out hypocrisy in people’s lives. It’s like yeah, I get on planes a lot, and I drank from a plastic water bottle today – you know what I’m saying? A lot of people would just be like, “Oh, you’re a hypocrite. You live in an ecovillage for a month, and then you fly around the world to talk about a movie.” Don’t think that I don’t think about those things! Don’t think that that’s not, like, a quandary in my life. It can be a pretty intense ethical dilemma. I think it’s about figuring out, you know, navigating life.” —Ellen Page

Maturity Quotes and Sayings – Inspire Quotes about Growing Up

Maturity Quotes and Sayings

  • “Youth condemns; maturity condones.” —Amy Lowell
  • “Age is no guarantee of maturity.”— Lawana Blackwell
  • “Maturity is knowing when to be immature.” —Randall Hall
  • “Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty.”—John Huston Finley
  • “Maturity is the moment one regains one’s innocence.”—Marty Rubin
  • “Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.”—Jules Feiffer
  • “Maturity is having the ability to escape categorization.”—K. Rexroth
  • “Maturity starts with the willingness to give oneself.” —Elisabeth Elliot
  • “Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up.”—Tom Stoppard
  • “I believe the sign of maturity is accepting deferred gratification.”—Peggy Cahn
  • “Age is just a number. Maturity is a choice.” —Harry Styles
  • “I think part of maturity is knowing who you are.” —Rob Lowe
  • “It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.” —Publilius Syrus
  • “Maturity is the ability to discern the ignorant without discussing them.”—Vikrant Parsai
  • “Maturity consists in no longer being taken in by oneself.” —Kajetan Von Schlaggenberg
  • “Maturity is to face, and not evade, every fresh crisis that comes.”—Fritz Kunkel
  • “Maturity begins the day you take responsibility for your own feelings.”—Kevin Everett Fitzmaurice
  • “One sign of maturity is knowing when to ask for help.” —Dennis Wholey
  • “Youth ends when egotism does; maturity begins when one lives for others.” —Hermann Hesse
  • “Maturity implies otherness… The art of living is the art of living with.”—Julius Gordon
  • “Maturity is developed by respecting others and accepting responsibility for violating that respect.”—Wes Fessler
  • “Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension.” —Joshua Loth Liebman
  • “Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values.” —Joshua Loth Liebman
  • “Maturity is the art of living in peace with that which we cannot change.” —Anonymous
  • “Maturity, one discovers, has everything to do with the acceptance of not knowing.” —Mark Z. Danielewski
  • “Maturity comes when keeping a secret gives you more satisfaction than passing it along.”—John M. Henry
  • “Maturity is not when we start speaking big things. It is when we start understanding small things.”—Unknown
  • “Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don’t go well.” —Jim Rohn
  • “Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.” —Thomas A. Edison
  • “Age’ is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.” —Martha Graham
  • “Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.” —John MacNaughton
  • “A person’s maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child, at play.”—Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
  • “Maturity is when your world opens up and you realize that you are not the center of it.”—M.J. Croan
  • “Maturity is the time of life when, if you had the time, you’d have the time of your life.”—Anonymous
  • “Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.”—Kurt Vonnegut
  • “That’s maturity-when you realize that you’ve finally arrived at a state of ignorance as profound as your parents.”—Elizabeth Peters
  • “A mark of maturity seems to be the range and extent of one’s feeling of self-involvement in abstract ideals.”—Gordon Wallport
  • “To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.” —William Arthur Ward
  • “Maturity begins when you feel you are right about something without feeling the need to prove someone else wrong.” —Sydney J. Harris
  • “Maturity is when we can treat ourselves in our own way rather than within the automatic ways of our parents in childhood.”—Hugh Missildine
  • “I guess real maturity, which most of us never achieve, is when you realize that you’re not the center of the universe.” —Katherine Paterson
  • “The awareness of the ambiguity of one’s highest achievements (as well as one’s deepest failures) is a definite symptom of maturity.” —Paul Johannes Tillich
  • “Maturity is that time when the mirrors in our mind turn to windows and instead of seeing the reflection of ourselves we see others.” —Unknown
  • “Maturity comes not with age but with the acceptance of responsibility. You are only young once but immaturity can last a lifetime.” —Edwin Louis Cole
  • “If growing up is the process of creating ideas and dreams about what life should be, then maturity is letting go again.” —Mary Beth Danielson
  • “Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don’t see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself.” —Marianne Williamson
  • “Maturity is so often considered to be synonymous with ‘adult. But I truly feel that maturity may be defined by the ability to be both an adult and a child.” —Gina Marinello
  • “Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.”—Samuel Ullman
  • “Maturity: Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised.”—Ann Landers
  • “I would say that the surest measure of a man’s or a woman’s maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse.” —Benjamin Spock

Maturity Quotes about Growing Up

  • “With adulthood comes responsibility.”—Mary Lydon Simonsen
  • “Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.”—Brian Tracy
  • “Maturity of mind is the capacity to endure uncertainty.”—John Finley
  • “It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.”—Brigitte Bardot
  • “Maturity is when you stop making excuses and start making changes.”—Roy Bennett
  • “Every new experience brings its own maturity and a greater clarity of vision.”—Indira Gandhi
  • “You are not really grown up until you see and understand your weaknesses.”—Dr T.P.Chia
  • “You can’t prove you’re not a child by engaging in childish behavior.”—Alan Robert Neal
  • “Maturity is when you live your life by your commitments, not by your feelings.”—Rick Warren
  • “To be mature means to face, and not evade, every fresh crisis that comes.”—Fritz Kunkel
  • “You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.”—Abraham Lincoln
  • “I was wise enough never to grow up, while fooling people into believing I had.”—Margaret Mead
  • “The rate at which a person can mature is directly proportional to the embarrassment he can tolerate.”—Douglas Engelbart
  • “Admitting our mistakes is a sign of maturity and wisdom. We learn more from knowing our mistakes.”—Dr T.P.Chia
  • “One sign of maturity is the ability to be comfortable with people who are not like us.”—Virgil A. Kraft
  • “To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”—Henri Bergson
  • “That’s the worst of growing up, and I’m beginning to realize it. The things you wanted so much when you were a child don’t seem half so wonderful to you when you get them.”—L. M. Montgomery
  • “Experience life in all possible ways – good- bad, bitter- sweet, dark- light, and summer- winter. Experience all the dualities. Don’t be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become.”—Osho
  • “When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown- up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.”—Madeleine L’Engle
  • “We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice- that is, until we have stopped saying “It got lost,” and say, “I lost it.”—Sydney J. Harris
  • “Maturity is: The ability to stick with a job until it’s finished; The ability to do a job without being supervised; The ability to carry money without spending it; and The ability to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.”—Abigail Van Buren