It is not the being seen of men that is wrong, but doing these things for the purpose of being seen of men. The problem with the hypocrite is his motivation. He does not want to be holy; he only wants to seem to be holy. He is more concerned with his reputation for righteousness than about actually becoming righteous. The approbation of men matters more to him than the approval of God.   Augustine

Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst.  C.S. Lewis

An individual Christian may see fit to give up all sorts of things for special reasons – marriage, or meat, or beer, or cinema; but the moment he starts saying the things are bad in themselves, or looking down his nose at other people who do use them, he has taken the wrong turning.   C.S. Lewis

I believe there are too many practitioners in the church who are not believers.
C.S. Lewis

In many ways, the attitude of obedience is much more vital than the act, because if the attitude is right, the act will naturally follow. But the right action with the wrong attitude is nothing but hypocrisy.   John MacArthur

Hypocrites do the devil’s drudgery in Christ’s livery.   Matthew Henry

A hypocrite is a person who acts different on Sunday morning.   Author Unknown

A hypocrite says one thing but means something else. He pretends to do one thing but intends to do another. He is play-acting, dissembling. He is hiding his real face under a mask.   William Hendriksen

A hypocrite [is the one who] wants to impress others with an external facade of religious piety that he knows is devoid of internal spiritual substance.   Sam Storms

Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.
Charles Spurgeon

It is a terribly easy matter to be a minister of the gospel and a vile hypocrite at the same time.   C.H. Spurgeon

It is hypocritical to pray for victory over our sins yet be careless in our intake of the Word of God.   Jerry Bridges

The hypocrite (Greek- hupokrites) was originally an actor. Theatrical make-up in those days took the form of a mask which the actor wore. On it would be painted the character and the mood which the actor portrayed. It might be a smiling face which hid the sad heart of the actor behind it. It might be a face of virtue which hid behind it a life of vice. In acting there can be a great discrepancy between the part which is played and the reality of the life which lies behind it… The same can be true of faith. We can profess much and possess little. Indeed there is always the temptation in Christian fellowships to pretend to be something other than what we are.   Sinclair B. Ferguson

Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.   Edmund Burke

It is easier to declaim like an orator against a thousand sins in others than to mortify one sin in ourselves; to be more industrious in our pulpits than in our closets; to preach twenty sermons to our people than one to our own hearts.   John Flavel

Whitewash won’t hold up a fence.   Woodrow Kroll

While the Christian commits a sin he hates it; whereas the hypocrite loves it while he forbears it.   William Gurnall

There is no grace that the spirit of self can counterfeit with more success than a religious zeal.   William Cowper

May God deliver us from a ho-hum attitude. Young people can read their parents. They can see right through their teachers, and they turn away in disgust from a make-believe faith.   George Sweeting

This religion is of a sort that is public, and not private; plenty abroad, but none at home; plenty without, but none within; plenty in the tongue, but none in the heart. They are altogether unprofitable, good for nothing, they bear no fruit.  J.C. Ryle

It is the mark of a hypocrite to be a Christian everywhere but home.   Robert M’Cheyne

He does not believe who does not live according to his belief.   Thomas Fuller

If we have no zeal for the glory of God our mercy must be superficial, man-centered human improvement with no eternal significance. And if our zeal for the glory of God is not a reveling in his mercy, than our so-called zeal, in spite of all its protests, is our of touch with God and hypocritical.   John Piper

No devil is so dangerous as the religious devil.   Joseph Hall

We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.   Blaise Pascal

If thou canst not make thyself such an one as thou wouldst, how canst thou expect to have another in all things to thy liking?   Thomas a Kempis

Some people go too church and shout “amen” louder than everyone else, thinking it proves how spiritual they are. In reality, it only proves they have a loud mouth and the disposition of an exhibitionist. They make themselves the center of attention instead of Jesus.   John Hagee

Nothing is sadder than profession without possession.   Harry Ironside

It is common for those that are farthest from God, to boast themselves most of their being near to the Church.   Matthew Henry

We have all felt the brazenness of words without emotion, the hollowness, the unaccountable unpersuasiveness of eloquence behind which lies no love.   Henry Drummond

How many prodigals are kept out of the Kingdom of God by the unlovely character of those who profess to be inside!   Henry Drummond

What a man says and what a man is must stand together.   Maltbie Davenport Babcock