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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A devotee’s face and a cat’s claws.  Spanish.  1
A honeyed tongue with a heart of gall.  French.  2
A hypocrite is worse than a demon.  Tamil.  3
A mouth that prays, a hand that kills.  Arabian.  4
All saint without, all devil within.  5
A hypocrite pays tribute to God, only that he may impose on men.  6
Better the world should know you as a sinner, than God know you as a hypocrite.  Danish.  7
Beware of the man of two faces.  Dutch.  8
Externally a sheep, internally a wolf.  Modern Greek.  9
God in his tongue and the devil in his heart.  10
He has one face to God and another to the devil.  11
He has the Bible on his lips but not in his heart.  Dutch.  12
He is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.  13
He shows honey—he mixes poison.  Modern Greek.  14
Hypocrisy is a sort of homage that vice pays to virtue.  Rochefoucauld.  15
Hypocrisy is the devil’s stalking horse under an affectation of simplicity and religion.  L’Estrange.  16
Hypocrisy is the necessary burden of villany.  Dr. Johnson.  17
Hypocritical piety is double iniquity.  18
May the man be damned and never grow fat,
Who wears two faces under one hat.
Never carry two faces under one hood.  20
Rosary in hand, the devil at heart.  Portuguese.  21
Saint abroad and a devil at home.  Bunyan.  22
The cross on his breast and the devil in his acts.  Spanish.  23
The cross on his breast and the devil in his heart.  24
The hypocrite has the look of an archbishop and the heart of a miller.  Modern Greek.  25
The words of their mouth are smoother than butter, but war is in their hearts; their words are softer than oil, yet are they drawn swords.  26
There is some virtue in almost every vice except hypocrisy.  Hazlitt.  27
To cry with one eye and laugh with the other.  28
To fawn with the tail and bite with the mouth.  Spanish.  29
Who devour widows’ houses and for a show make long prayers.  New Testament.  30
Ye hae a face to God, an’ anither to the devil.  31

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