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.
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.
Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory.
Vanity is a natural object of temptation to a woman.
There are no grades of vanity, there are only grades of ability in concealing it
Vanity is a motive of immense potency.
What vanity needs for its satisfaction is glory, and it's easy to have glory without power.
Vanity makes men ridiculous, pride odious and ambition terrible.
All is vanity, look you; and so the preacher is vanity too.
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
If deeds are wanting, all words appear mere vanity and emptiness.
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
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.
His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.
You must renounce all superficiality, all convention, all vanity and delusion.
One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and mean actions to fear.
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.
The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity.
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.
Wealth acquired by vanity shall be diminished; but he that gathers it by labour shall increase.
The offspring of riches: Pride, vanity, ostentation, arrogance, tyranny
What is called liberality is often merely the vanity of giving
Change in fashion is the tax which the industry of the poor levies on the vanity of the rich
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given.
The highest form of vanity is love of fame.