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Quotes About Vanity
“Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.” 
― Garrison Keillor 
•“In their vanity men focus on what they wish to hear and miss the hidden meaning, the lurking threat.” 
― David Hewson
“Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.” 
― Charles Caleb Colton 
•“In heaven I yearn for knowledge, account all else inanity;
On earth I confess an itch for the praise of fools - that's vanity.
Robert Browning
“If vanity does not overthrow all our virtues, at least she makes them totter. 
François de la Rochefoucauld
“The vanity of loving fine clothes and new fashion, and placing value on ourselves by them is one of the most childish pieces of folly.” 
― Matthew Hale 
•“There are no grades of vanity, there are only grades of ability in concealing it. 
― Mark Twain
“If there is a single quality that is shared by all great men, it is vanity.” 
― Yousuf Karsh  
•“Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay. ”
François de la Rochefoucauld
“Our vanity is the constant enemy of our dignity.” 
― Sophie Swetchine 
•“Gracious Providence, to whom I owe all my powers, why didst thou not withhold some of those blessings I possess, and substitute in their place a feeling of self-confidence and contentment?” 
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
•“Human vanity is so constituted that it stiffens before difficulties. The more an object conceals itself from our eyes, the greater the effort we make to seize it, because it pricks our pride, it excites our curiosity and it appears interesting. In fighting for his God everyone, in fact, fights only for the interest of his own vanity, which, of all the passions produced bye the mal-organization of society, is the quickest to take offense, and the most capable of committing the greatest follies.” 
― Percy Bysshe Shelley
“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.” 
― T. E. Lawrence 
•“The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it; for, however absurd it may be thought to boast an honour by an act which shows that it was conferred without merit, yet most men seem rather inclined to confess the want of virtue than of importance.” 
― Samuel Johnson
“A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice.” 
― Walter Savage Landor 
•“Vanity is becoming a nuisance, I can see why women give it up, eventually. But I'm not ready for that yet.” 
― Margaret Atwood
•“I was sorry for her; I was amazed, disgusted at her heartless vanity; I wondered why so much beauty should be given to those who made so bad a use of it, and denied to some who would make it a benefit to both themselves and others.

But, God knows best, I concluded. There are, I suppose, some men as vain, as selfish, and as heartless as she is, and, perhaps, such women may be useful to punish them.” 
― Anne Brontë
•“The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.” 
― Miguel de Cervantes 
•“You are not permitted to kill a woman who has wronged you, but nothing forbids you to reflect that she is growing older every minute.” 
― Ambrose Bierce
•“There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth” 
― Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton 
•“You'll forgive the flowery talk, won't you? Our family does so love to be told they are beautiful. Vanity is an old and venerable habit.” 
― Catherynne M. Valente
•“The highest form of vanity is love of fame.” 
― George Santayana 
•“Foolish men always believe that a little knowledge will give them control over the world, but it is no more than a display of their vanity.” 
― J. P. Vinluca
•“The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.” 
― Napoleon Bonaparte 
•“People who worship only themselves get a slick, polished look -- like monuments. Too bad they had to go so soon.” 
― Vanna Bonta
•“Never trust someone that claims they care nothing of what society thinks of them. Instead of conquering obstacles, they simply pretend they don't exist.” 
― Tiffany Madison
•“I would rather have strong enemies than a world of passive individualists. In a world of passive individualists nothing seems worth anything simply because nobody stands for anything. That world has no convictions, no victories, no unions, no heroism, no absolutes, no heartbeat. That world has rigor mortis.” 
― Criss Jami
•“Pride and power fall when the person falls, but discoveries of truth form legacies that can be built upon for generations.” 
― Criss Jami
•“The tyrant is a child of Pride Who drinks from his sickening cup  Recklessness and vanity,
Until from his high crest headlong. He plummets to the dust of hope.” 
― Sophocles
•“Pride only helps us to be generous; it never makes us so, any more than vanity makes us witty.” 
― George Eliot
•“The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it.” 
― Samuel Johnson 
•“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.” 
― Jane Austen
•“Without vanity, without coquetry, without curiosity, in a word, without the fall, woman would not be woman. Much of her grace is in her frailty.” 
― Victor Hugo 
•“Beyond all vanities, fights, and desires, omnipotent silence lies.” 
― Dejan Stojanovic
•“She was heartily ashamed of her ignorance - a misplaced shame. Where people wish to attach, they should always be ignorant. To come with a well−informed mind is to come with an inability of administering to the vanity of others, which a sensible person would always wish to avoid. A woman especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.” 
― Jane Austen
•“Vanity can create a very cruel space for you if you don't know how to manage it.” 
― Lady Gaga 
•“Self-consciousness of the manner is the expensive substitute for simplicity.” 
― George Eliot
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