Vanity Quotes

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

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.

Hebbel

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