Vanity Quotes

Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory.

Conrad Joseph

Vanity is often the unseen spur.

William Makepeace Thackeray

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

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

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Vanity is the quicksand of reason

George Sand

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

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 dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man.

Robert Louis Stevenson

The highest form of vanity is love of fame.

George Santayana

Religion is the highest vanity.


The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity.

Henri Bergson

Nothing so soothes our vanity as a display of greater vanity in others; it make us vain, in fact, of our modesty.

Louis Kronenberger

He had only one vanity; he thought he could give advice better than any other person

Mark Twain

That is the happiest conversation where there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm, quiet interchange of sentiments

Samuel Johnson

The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.

Thomas Wolfe

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Updated On : March 01, 2013
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