Vanity Quotes

The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity.

Thomas Carlyle

Every noble action is selfish. Some selfish actions are nobler than others. But they are all selfish. And as such there can be no action purely noble anyway. Even the nobility in God's great philosophical intentions is bounded by his vanity.

Kedar Joshi

Affectation proceeds from one of these two causes,--vanity or hypocrisy; for as vanity puts us on affecting false characters, in order to purchase applause; so hypocrisy sets us on an endeavor to avoid censure, by concealing our vices under an appearance of their opposite virtues

Henry Fielding

One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and mean actions to fear.

Friedrich Nietzsche

You must renounce all superficiality, all convention, all vanity and delusion.

Gustav Mahler

His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.

Bible

Vanity in a newspaper man is like perfume on a whore; they use it to fend off a dark whiff of themselves.

Julian Paul Assange

Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration.

DeWitt Clinton

A certain amount of distrust is wholesome, but not so much of others as of ourselves; neither vanity not conceit can exist in the same atmosphere with it.

Suzanne Curchod Necker

If deeds are wanting, all words appear mere vanity and emptiness.

Greek proverb

Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty, iniquity, bad faith, falsehood / we fail to see the whole array when it is facing in the same direction as we.

Jean Rostand

There is a certain class of people who prefer to say that their fathers came down in the world through their own follies than to boast that they rose in the world through their own industry and talents. It is the same shabby-genteel sentiment, the same vanity of birth which makes men prefer to believe that they are degenerated angels rather than elevated apes.

W. Winwood Reade

Vanity and dignity are incompatible with each other; vain women are almost sure to be vulnerable.

Louis Charles Alfred de Musset

Vanity as an impulse has without doubt been of far more benefit to civilization than modesty has ever been.

William E. Woodward

Our vanity is the constant enemy of our dignity.

Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine

The offspring of riches: Pride, vanity, ostentation, arrogance, tyranny.

Mark Twain

It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.

Mark Twain

Men always want to be a woman's first love. That is their clumsy vanity. We women have a more subtle instinct about things. What we like is to be a man's last romance

Oscar Wilde

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

Vanity is the natural weakness of an ambitious man, which exposes him to the secret scorn and derision of those he converses with, and ruins the character he is so industrious to advance by it.

Joseph Addison

Do not try to satisfy your vanity by teaching a great many things. Awakened people's curiosity. It is enough to open minds; do not overload them. Put there just a spark. If there is some good flammable stuff, it will catch fire.

Anatole Franceć

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

Censorship is the height of vanity.

Martha Graham

The Chinese enjoyed the spectacle of death, Jim had decided, as a way of reminding themselves of how precariously they were alive. They liked to be cruel for the same reason, to remind themselves of the vanity of thinking the world was anything else.

James Graham Ballard

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