Vanity Quotes

Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory

Joseph Conrad

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


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

FranÁois de la Rochefoucauld

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

FranÁois de la Rochefoucauld

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

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
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