Vanity Quotes

Do not feel ashamed to forgive and forget. Do not hurry over punishments and do not be pleased and do not be proud of your power to punish. Do not get angry and lose your temper quickly over the mistakes and failures of those over whom you rule. On the contrary, be patient and sympathetic with them. Anger and desire of vengeance are not going to be of much help to you in your administration. Never say to yourself, "I am their Lord, their ruler and all in all over them and that I must be obeyed submissively and humbly" because such a thought will unbalance your mind, will make you vain and arrogant, will weaken your faith in religion and will make you seek support of any power other than that of Allah . If you ever feel any pride or vanity on account of your sway and rule over your subjects then think of the supreme sway and rule of the Lord over the Universe, the extent of His creations, the supremacy of His Might and Glory, His Power to do things which you cannot even dream of doing and His control over you which is more dominating than that which you can ever achieve over anything around you. Such thoughts will cure your mental weakness, will keep you away from vanity and rebellion (against Allah), will reduce your arrogance and haughtiness and will take you back to the sanity which you had foolishly deserted... Try carefully to realize that a ruler can create goodwill in the minds of his subjects and can make them faithful and sincere to him only when he is kind and considerate to them, when he reduces their troubles, when he does not oppress them and when he never asks for things which are beyond their power. These are the principles which you should keep in mind and act upon.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

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

Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.

Charles Caleb Colton

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

What is called liberality is often merely the vanity of giving

LA ROCHEFOUCAULD

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

Unknown

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

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