Vanity Quotes

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

Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return.

George Eliot

It must require an inordinate share of vanity and presumption, too, after enjoying so much that is good and beautiful on earth, to ask the Lord for immortality in addition to all.

Heinrich Heine

The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.

Thomas Wolfe

That is the happiest conversation where there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm, quiet interchange of sentiments

Samuel Johnson

He had only one vanity; he thought he could give advice better than any other person

Mark Twain

Nothing so soothes our vanity as a display of greater vanity in others; it make us vain, in fact, of our modesty.

Louis Kronenberger

The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity.

Henri Bergson

Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory

Joseph Conrad

Religion is the highest vanity.


Vanity dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man.

Robert Louis Stevenson

One of the troubles about vanity is that it grows with what it feeds on. The more you are talked about, the more you will wish to be talked about

Bertrand Russell

Vanity is so secure in the heart of man that everyone wants to be admired: even I who write this, and you who read this

Blaise Pascal

Vanity is the quicksand of reason

George Sand

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

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

The surest cure for vanity is loneliness

Thomas Wolfe

Vanity is often the unseen spur.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory.

Conrad Joseph

The highest form of vanity is love of fame.

George Santayana

It is a time when one's spirit is subdued and sad, one knows not why; when the past seems a storm-swept desolation, life a vanity and a burden, and the future but a way to death.

Mark Twain

What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given.

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt

Benjamin Franklin

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