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If the devil ever laughs, it must be at hypocrites; they are the greatest dupes he has; they serve him better than any others, but receive no wages; nay, what is still more extraordinary, they submit to greater mortifications to go to hell, than the sincerest Christian to go to heaven.

It is hard to personate and act a part long; for where truth is not at the bottom nature will always be endeavoring to return, and will peep out and betray herself one time or another.

It's good that we have a healthy skepticism about the actions of our own government and our intentions as a people. But, never forget, "Who are we to judge?" is not an answer. It is a question. And there is a response to it. See quote detail

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.

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

No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.

Of all villainy, there is none more base than that of the hypocrite, who at the moment he is the most false, takes care to appear most virtuous.

One may smile and smile and be a villain still.

Remember this: If you work for a man, in Heaven's name, work for him. If he pays you wages which supply you bread and butter, work for him; speak well of him; stand by the institution he represents. If put to a pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness. If you must vilify, condemn and eternally disparage - resign your position, and when you are on the outside, damn to your heart's content, but as long as you are part of the institution do not condemn it.

Saint abroad and devil at home.

Saint abroad, and a devil at home.

Satan was the first that practised falsehood under saintly show.

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. An evil soul, producing holy witness, is like a villain with a smiling cheek; a goodly apple rotten at the heart.

The hypocrite pays tribute to God that he may impose upon man.

The hypocrite shows the excellence of virtue by the necessity he thinks himself under of seeming to be virtuous.

The hypocrite was a man who stole the livery of the court of heaven to serve the devil in.

The most terrible of lies is not that which is uttered but that which is lived.

The world consists almost exclusively of people who are one sort and who behave like another sort.

The worst sort of hypocrite and liar is the man who lies to himself in order to feel at ease.

There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel that no one else has the right to blame us.

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