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

The surest cure for vanity is loneliness

Thomas Wolfe

The offspring of riches: Pride, vanity, ostentation, arrogance, tyranny

Mark Twain

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

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

Mark Twain

Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory

Joseph Conrad

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
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