Vanity Quotes

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

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
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