| And the veil|
Spun from the cobweb fashion of the times,
To hide the feeling heart?
AkensidePleasures of Imagination. Bk. II. L. 147.
|Saint abroad, and a devil at home.|
BunyanPilgrims Progress. Pt. I.
|Oh, for a forty-parson power to chant|
Thy praise, Hypocrisy! Oh, for a hymn
Loud as the virtues thou dost loudly vaunt,
ByronDon Juan. Canto X. St. 34.
|Be hypocritical, be cautious, be|
Not what you seem but always what you see.
ByronDon Juan. Canto XI. St. 86.
|And prate and preach about what others prove,|
As if the world and they were hand and glove.
CowperTable Talk. L. 173.
| A hypocrite is in himself both the archer and the mark, in all actions shooting at his own praise or profit.|
FullerThe Holy and Profane States. The Hypocrite. Maxim 1. Bk. V. Ch. VIII.
|Thus tis with all; their chief and constant care|
Is to seem everything but what they are.
GoldsmithEpilogue to The Sisters. L. 25.
| When a man puts on a Character he is a stranger to, theres as much difference between what he appears, and what he is really in himself, as there is between a Vizor and a Face.|
La BruyèreThe Characters or Manners of the Present Age. Of Men. Ch. XI.
| 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.|
Attributed to Dr. Laud by BaconApothegms. No. 273.
| Lhypocrisie est un hommage que le vice rend à la vertu.|
Hypocrisy is the homage which vice renders to virtue.
La RochefoucauldMaximes. 218.
|For neither man nor angel can discern|
Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks
Invisible, except to God alone,
By his permissive will, through heavn and earth.
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. III. L. 682.
| He was a man|
Who stole the livery of the court of Heaven
To serve the Devil in.
PollokCourse of Time. Bk. VIII. L. 616.
|Constant at Church and Change; his gains were sure;|
His givings rare, save farthings to the poor.
PopeMoral Essays. Ep. III. L. 347.
|Thou hast prevaricated with thy friend,|
By underhand contrivances undone me:
And while my open nature trusted in thee,
Thou hast slept in between me and my hopes,
And ravishd from me all my soul held dear.
Thou hast betrayd me.
Nicholas RoweLady Jane Grey. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 235.
|Not he who scorns the Saviours yoke|
Should wear his cross upon the heart.
SchillerThe Fight with the Dragon. St. 24.
|Tis too much provedthat with devotions visage|
And pious action we do sugar oer
The devil himself.
Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 47.
|I will speak daggers to her, but use none;|
My tongue and soul in this be hypocrites.
Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 414.
|Away, and mock the time with fairest show;|
False face must hide what the false heart doth know.
Macbeth. Act I. Sc. 7. L. 81.
|O, what may man within him hide,|
Though angel on the outward side!
Measure for Measure. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 285.
|So smooth he daubd his vice with show of virtue,|
* * * * * *
He livd from all attainder of suspect.
Richard III. Act III. Sc. 5. L. 29.
|O serpent heart, hid with a flowering face!|
Did ever a dragon keep so fair a cave?
Romeo and Juliet. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 73.
| How inexpressible is the meanness of being a hypocrite! how horrible is it to be a mischievous and malignant hypocrite.|
VoltaireA Philosophical Dictionary. Philosopher. Sec. I.
| I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.|
Oscar WildeImportance of Being Earnest. Act II.
|A man I knew who lived upon a smile,|
And well it fed him; he lookd plump and fair,
While rankest venom foamd through every vein.
YoungNight Thoughts. Night VIII. L. 336.