If vanity does not overthrow all our virtues, at least she makes them totter
Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity
A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice
What makes the vanity of others insupportable is that it wounds our own
A man's own vanity is a swindler that never lacks for a dupe.
If most married women possessed as much prudence as they do vanity, we should find many husbands far happier.
Those who live on vanity must not unreasonably expect to die of mortification.
Vanity is not half a bad principle, if it will but stick to legitimate business.
A vain man finds his account in speaking good or evil of himself.
In condemning the vanity of women, men complain of the fire they themselves have kindled.
One can only influence the strong characters in life, not the weak; and it is the height of vanity to suppose that you can make an honest man of anyone.
A deep and serene silence filled her structures composed of colors and surfaces. The exclusive use of horizontal and vertical rectangular planes in the work of art, the extreme simplification, exerted a decisive influence on my work. Here I found, stripped down to the limit, the essential elements of all earthly constructions: the bursting, upward surge of the lines and the planes toward the sky, the verticality of pure life, and the vast equilibrum, the sheer horizontality and expansiveness of dreamlike peace. Her work was for me a symbol of a divinely built 'house' which man in his vanity has ravaged and sullied.
Between what matters and what seems to matter, how should the world we know judge wisely? When the scheming, indomitable brain of Sigsbee Manderson was scattered by a shot from an unknown hand, that world lost nothing worth a single tear; it gained something memorable in a harsh reminder of the vanity of such wealth as this dead man had piled upwithout making one loyal friend to mourn him, without doing an act that could help his memory to the least honor. But when the news of his end came, it seemed to those living in the great vortices of business as if the earth, too, shuddered under a blow.
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