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65 Vanity Quotes

We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for.

Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach Quotes

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And not a vanity is given in vain.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 290)

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Methinks I am a prophet new inspired And thus, expiring, do foretell of him: His rash fierce blaze of riot cannot last, For violent fires soon burn out themselves; Small show'rs last long, but sudden storms are short; He tires betimes that spurs too fast betimes; With eager feeding doth choke the feeder; Light vanity, insatiate cormorant, Consuming means, soon preys upon itself.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (Gaunt at II, i)

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Meek Nature's evening comment on the shows That for oblivion that their daily birth From all the fuming vanities of earth.

William Wordsworth Quotes , Source: Sonnet--Sky--Prospect from the Plain of France

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Magnanimous people have no vanity, they have no jealousy, and they feed on the true and the solid wherever they find it. And, what is more, they find it everywhere.

Van Wyck Brooks Quotes

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If a person is to get the meaning of life he must learn to like the facts about himself -- ugly as they may seem to his sentimental vanity -- before he can learn the truth behind the facts. And the truth is never ugly.

Eugene O'Neill Quotes

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Oh, wad some power the giftie gie us To see oursel's as ithers see us! It wad frae monie a blunder free us, And foolish notion.

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: To a Louse

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Here files of pins extend their shining rows, Puffs, powders, patches, bibles, billet-doux.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Rape of the Lock (canto I, l. 137)

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There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton Quotes

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What is your sex's earliest, latest care, Your heart's supreme ambition? To be fair.

Lord George Lyttleton Quotes , Source: Advice to a Lady (l. 17)

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There are grades of vanity, there are only grades of ability in concealing it.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (York at II, i)

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Nothing makes one so vain as being told one is a sinner. Conscience makes egotists of us all.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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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 Quotes

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Vanity is my favourite sin.

Al Pacino Quotes

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The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.

Samuel Butler Quotes

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Vanity keeps persons in favor with themselves who are out of favor with all others

Proverb Quotes

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I'm not the greatest; I'm the double greatest. Not only do I knock 'em out, I pick the round.

Muhammad Ali Quotes

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The surest cure for vanity is loneliness

Thomas Wolfe Quotes

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There are no grades of vanity, there are only grades of ability in concealing it

Mark Twain Quotes

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I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Bible Quotes , Source: Ecclesiastes (ch. I, v. 14)

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Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

Bible Quotes , Source: Ecclesiastes (ch. I, v. 2)

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Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

Bible Quotes , Source: Psalms (ch. LXII, v. 9)

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Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

Bible Quotes , Source: Psalms (ch. XXXIX, v. 5)

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It beareth the name of Vanity Fair, because the town where it is kept is "lighter than vanity."

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. I)

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Ecclesiastes said that "all is vanity," Most modern preachers say the same, or show it By their examples of true Christianity: In short, all know, or very short may know it.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto VII, st. 6)

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