A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.
The most insignificant people are the most apt to sneer at others. They are safe from reprisals. And have no hope of rising in their own self esteem but by lowering their neighbors.
Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they ought to be.
The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.
Life is the art of being well deceived; and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted.