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The moralist who discovers their own hypocrisy is like the detective who finds out they are the criminal.

I hate this guy, but I shake his hand.

You might call this hypocrisy. But I say our rituals make us better than we are.

Be careful what you look for.

The eye always on the lookout for hypocrisy has looked right past the reality of appearances.

More than hypocrisy is behind false modesty.

The speaker of false modesty suspects that his audience is not just flattering him.


What is pretentiously mistaken as a “performative contradiction” is usually just a banal hypocrisy.

Hypocrisy only in appearances.

A public hypocrite appears fake to others and real to oneself. A private hypocrite appears real to others and fake to oneself.