Vanity Quotes

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

Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory.

Joseph Conrad

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

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

George Eliot

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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