Quotes About Vanity

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Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt.  ~ Benjamin Franklin

Vanity dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man.  ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

If vanity does not overthrow all our virtues, at least she makes them totter.  ~ François de la Rochefoucauld

Cure yourself of the affliction of caring how you appear to others.  Concern yourself only with how you appear before God, concern yourself only with the idea that God may have of you.  ~ Miguel De Unamuno

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

Vanity is the quicksand of reason  ~ George Sand

We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.  ~ François de La Rochefoucauld

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.  ~ Dale Carnegie

When not prompted by vanity, we say little.  ~ François de La Rochefoucauld

Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory.  ~ Joseph Conrad

But the greatest wisdom could be blinded by the glare of vanity.  ~ Paulo Coelho

Let us think often that our only business in this life is to please God. Perhaps all besides is but folly and vanity.  ~ Brother Lawrence

We probably have a greater love for those we support than for those who support us. Our vanity carries more weight than our self-interest.  ~ Eric Hoffer

Vanity is so secure in the heart of man that everyone wants to be admired:  even I who write this, and you who read this.  ~ Blaise Pascal

I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not. I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. There's a vanity to candor that isn't really worth it. Be kind.  ~ Richard Greenberg

The Spirit of God breathes inspiration, while the carnal mind breeds vanity.  ~ Fred C. White

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 their dream with open eyes to make it possible.  ~ T.E. Lawrence

It is naturally given to all men to esteem their own inventions best.  ~ Thomas More

Through your rags I see your vanity.  ~ Socrates

I have come to have the firm conviction that vanity is the basis of everything.  ~ Gustave Flaubert

We speak little if not egged on by vanity.  ~ François de la Rochefoucauld

Our vanity is the constant enemy of our dignity.  ~ Anne-Sophie Swetchine

Nothing so soothes our vanity as a display of greater vanity in others; it make us vain, in fact, of our modesty.  ~ Louis Kronenberger

To this principle of vanity, which philosophers call a mean one, and which I do not, I owe a great part of the figure which I have made in life.  ~ Lord Chesterfield

Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast.  ~ Logan Pearsall Smith

The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with joy are goodness, beauty, and truth.  ~ Albert Einstein

Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.  ~ François de la Rochefoucauld

The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity.  ~ Henri Bergson

The highest form of vanity is love of fame.  ~ George Santayana

The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.  ~ Thomas Wolfe

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