Vanity Quotes

Our vanity is the constant enemy of our dignity.

Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine

We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for.

Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach

Vanity as an impulse has without doubt been of far more benefit to civilization than modesty has ever been.

William E. Woodward

Vanity and dignity are incompatible with each other; vain women are almost sure to be vulnerable.

Louis Charles Alfred de Musset

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

Samuel Butler

Vanity is the natural weakness of an ambitious man, which exposes him to the secret scorn and derision of those he converses with, and ruins the character he is so industrious to advance by it.

Joseph Addison

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

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 Austin

Vanity is a natural object of temptation to a woman.

Jonathan Swift

There are no grades of vanity, there are only grades of ability in concealing it

Mark Twain

Vanity is a motive of immense potency.

Bertrand Russell

What vanity needs for its satisfaction is glory, and it's easy to have glory without power.

Bertrand Russell

Vanity makes men ridiculous, pride odious and ambition terrible.

Sir Richard Steele

All is vanity, look you; and so the preacher is vanity too.

William Makepeace Thackeray

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

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

A man who is not a fool can rid himself of every folly except vanity.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Pampered vanity is a hotter thing perhaps than starved pride.

Joanna Baillie

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

Hugh Blair

Vanity costs money, labor, horses, men, women, health and peace, and is still nothing at last,--a long way leading nowhere.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Vanity and rudeness are seldom seen together.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

When men will not be reasoned out of a vanity, they must be ridiculed out of it.

Sir Roger L'Estrange

Vanity keeps persons in favor with themselves who are out of favor with all others.

William Shakespeare

Vanity is a strange passion; rather than be out of a job it will brag of its vices.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.

Jane Austen

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Updated On : March 01, 2013
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