Vanity Quotes

All is vanity, look you; and so the preacher is vanity too.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Vanity makes men ridiculous, pride odious and ambition terrible.

Sir Richard Steele

What vanity needs for its satisfaction is glory, and it's easy to have glory without power.

Bertrand Russell

Vanity is a motive of immense potency.

Bertrand Russell

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

Mark Twain

Vanity is a natural object of temptation to a woman.

Jonathan Swift

Fashion is so close in revealing a person's inner feelings and everybody seems to hate to lay claim to vanity so people tend to push it away. It's really too close to the quick of the soul.

Stella Blum

A certain amount of distrust is wholesome, but not so much of others as of ourselves; neither vanity nor conceit can exist in the same atmosphere with it.

Madame Necker

Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency.

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

Flattery is a counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

With men, as with women, the main struggle is between vanity and comfort; but with men, comfort often wins.

Mignon McLaughlin

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 dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.

T.E. Lawrence

Blogging Is Pure Vanity


The truest characters of ignorance Are vanity, and pride, and annoyance.

Samuel Butler

Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.

Jane Austen

Vanity is a strange passion; rather than be out of a job it will brag of its vices.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

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

William Shakespeare

When men will not be reasoned out of a vanity, they must be ridiculed out of it.

Sir Roger L'Estrange

Vanity and rudeness are seldom seen together.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Vanity costs money, labor, horses, men, women, health and peace, and is still nothing at last,--a long way leading nowhere.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pride makes us esteem ourselves; vanity makes us desire the esteem of others.

Hugh Blair

Pampered vanity is a hotter thing perhaps than starved pride.

Joanna Baillie

A man who is not a fool can rid himself of every folly except vanity.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

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

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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