A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from February 18, 2023
“A hypocrite is someone who’s not themselves on Sunday”

“A hypocrite is a person who is not himself on Sunday” is a saying that has been printed on several images. Sunday is traditionally the day when Christians go to church, and a hypocrite might show people a different self. The saying has several slight variations and is of uncertain authorship.
   
“‘A hypocrite is a fellow who is not himself on Sundays.’ VERNON K. BROOKS, Resident Pastor” was printed in the Lead (SD) Daily Call on December 7, 1940. “A hypocrite is a fellow who is not himself on Sundays.—Truth” was printed in the Oklahoma City (OK) Star on January 10, 1941. “A hypocrite is a fellow who is not himself on Sundays.—Marie Dornfield” was printed in the Chicago (IL) Daily Tribune on May 8, 1953.
   
“Food for Thought: ‘A hypocrite is a person who is not himself on Sunday’” was printed in the Hattiesburg (MS) American on January 27, 1990. “Gem of the Day: A hypocrite is a person who is not himself on Sunday” was printed in the syndicated Ann Landers column in the The Vidette-Messenger (Valparaiso, IN) on July 23, 1993. “A HYPOCRITE IS SOMEONE WHO’S NOT THEMSELVES ON SUNDAY” (shown on a sign) was posted on Facebook by Indian Hills Community Sign on February 19, 2023.
   
             
Newspapers.com
7 December 1940, Lead (SD) Daily Call, pg. 2, col. 6:
“A hypocrite is a fellow who is not himself on Sundays.”
VERNON K. BROOKS,
Resident Pastor.
     
Newspapers.com
10 January 1941, Oklahoma City (OK) Star, pg. B-33, col. 3:
Wit Of The Churches
A hypocrite is a fellow who is not himself on Sundays.—Truth.
   
Google Books
Babson’s Business Service
Babson’s Statistical Organization
1941
Pg. ?:
A hypocrite is a fellow who is not himself on Sundays.
 
Newspapers.com
8 May 1953, Chicago (IL) Daily Tribune, “In the Wake of the News” by Arch Ward, pt. 4, pg. 1, col. 2:
Sudden Thought
A hypocrite is a fellow who is not himself on Sundays.—Marie Dornfield
   
Newspapers.com
11 June 1953, Sanford (ME) Tribune and Advocate, pg. 16, col. 5:
A hypocrite is a fellow who isn’t himself on Sundays.
   
Newspapers.com
10 September 1953, Knoxville (TN) Journal, pg. 1, col. 3:
Today’s Chuckle:
A hypocrite is a fellow who isn’t himself on Sundays.
 
Newspapers.com
14 August 1963, The Daily Sentinel (Woodstock, IL), pg. 9, col. 7:
A hypocrite is a feller who isn’t himself on Sundays.
   
Newspapers.com
27 January 1990, Hattiesburg (MS) American, pg. 2B, col. 2:
Food for Thought: “A hypocrite is a person who is not himself on Sunday.”
 
Newspapers.com
23 July 1993, The Vidette-Messenger (Valparaiso, IN), Ann Landers column, pg. 8A, col. 6:
Gem of the Day: A hypocrite is a person who is not himself on Sunday.
 
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BTW, due to Ranger’s hard efforts to expose me as a supposed fraud, I will give him a consulation prize, a cornbread definition of a hypocrite:

“A hypocrite is someone who is not themselves on Sunday.”
     
Newspapers.com
22 March 1999, Plattsmouth (NE) Journal, “Seek the Lord” by Rev. Dan Safarik, pg. 8, col. 4:
“Hypocrites,” one saying goes, “are people who aren’t themselves on Sundays.”
 
Twitter
Bob Angell, Ph.D.
@angellr
@sharemywords @JazzyLadee1908 Defn Hypocrite - Person who is not themselves on Sunday! -ZigZiglar - You go girls!
10:23 AM · May 3, 2009
     
Newspapers.com
4 June 2009, Courier News (Bridgewater, NJ), “How to be a winner, not a whiner, at work” by Rev. Brent K. Haggerty, pg. B7, col. 3:
Ann Landers has said, “A hypocrite is someone who is not themselves on Sunday.”
 
Twitter
Addison Gantt
@mgaddie
“A hypocrite is a person who’s not themselves on Sunday.” Love this 😊
12:49 AM · Jul 1, 2010
   
Google Books
Developing the Qualities of Success:
How to Stay Motivated Series, Volume I
By Zig Ziglar
Issaquahm, WA: Made for Success Publishing
2016
Pg. ?:
A hypocrite’s a fellow who just simply is not himself on Sunday.
 
Facebook
Indian Hills Community Sign
February 19, 2023 at 1:06 PM ·
(The following text is shown on a sign.—ed.)
A HYPOCRITE
IS SOMEONE
WHO’S NOT
THEMSELVES
ON SUNDAY

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