Vanity Quotes

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

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.

FranÁois de la Rochefoucauld

Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt

Benjamin Franklin

Change in fashion is the tax which the industry of the poor levies on the vanity of the rich


Pride makes us esteem ourselves; vanity desires the esteem of others.


The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.

Samuel Butler
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