Vanity Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Vanity

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I believe firmly that it was the Almighty's goodness, to check my consummate vanity.
~By Lord Mountbatten ~


Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty, iniquity, bad faith, falsehood - we fail to see the whole array when it is facing in the same direction as we.
~By Jean Rostand ~


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


What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient but restless mind, of sacrificing one's ease or vanity, or uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully.
~By Victor Cherbuliez ~


Always first draw fresh breath after outbursts of vanity and complacency.
~By Franz Kafka ~


There is nothing can pay one for that invaluable ignorance which is the companion of youth, those sanguine groundless hopes, and that lively vanity which makes all the happiness of life.
~By Mary Wortley ~


Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


If there is a single quality that is shared by all great men, it is vanity.
~By Yousuf Karsh ~


Magnanimous people have no vanity, they have no jealousy, and they feed on the true and the solid wherever they find it. And, what is more, they find it everywhere.
~By Van Wyck Brooks ~


The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


Let a man find himself, in distinction from others, on top of two wheels with a chain - at least in a poor country like Russia - and his vanity begins to swell out like his tires. In America it takes an automobile to produce this effect.
~By Leon Trotsky ~


Stupidity talks, vanity acts.
~By Victor Hugo ~


Fashion is so close in revealing a person's inner feelings and everybody seems to hate to lay claim to vanity so people tend to push it away. It's really too close to the quick of the soul.
~By Stella Blum ~


The basis of tragedy is man's helplessness against disease, war and death; the basis of comedy is man's helplessness against vanity (the vanity of love, greed, lust, power).
~By Dawn Powell ~


Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


There is something wrong about being photographed that has nothing to do with vanity.
~By Nigella Lawson ~


She gave up beauty in her tender youth, gave all her hope and joy and pleasant ways; she covered up her eyes lest they should gaze on vanity, and chose the bitter truth.
~By Christina Rossetti ~


The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures, and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures, cause inconstancy.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
~By George Santayana ~


Who could look on these monuments without reflecting on the vanity of mortals in thus offering up testimonials of their respect for persons of whose very names posterity is ignorant?
~By Marguerite Gardiner ~


I will give you a definition of a proud man: he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom one filled with hatreds cannot be vain, neither can he be wise.
~By John Keats ~


Religion which is interested only in itself, in its prestige and success, in its institutions and ecclesiastical niceties, is worse than vanity; it is essentially incestuous.
~By S. H. Miller ~


The person is always happy who is in the presence of something they cannot know in full. A person as advanced far in the study of morals who has mastered the difference between pride and vanity.
~By Nicolas de Chamfort ~


Vanity is as old as the mammoth.
~By W. L. George ~


But, after all, we are a young nation, and vanity is a fault of youth.
~By Rebecca H. Davis ~


The English are predisposed to pride, the French to vanity.
~By Jean Jacques Rousseau ~


The love of one's own sex is precious, for it is neither provoked by vanity nor retained by flattery; it is genuine and sincere.
~By Maria Mitchell ~


Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.
~By Garrison Keillor ~


I think the industry is oblivious to the fact that most people listen to all kinds of stuff. I personally don't know of anyone who listens to only one genre of music. It's vanity because no one does.
~By Keith Urban ~


I have a lot of vanity.
~By Jack Nicholson ~


We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


I am content with nothing, restless and ambitious... and I despise myself for the vanity, which formed half the stimulus to my exertions. Oh would that I were one of those plodding wise fools who having once set their hand to the plough go on nothing doubting.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity can give us no assistance in bearing them.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


My vanity was flattered by having been mistaken for our revered sovereign. I ordered a banquet to be got ready for the following evening, under the trees before my house, and invited the whole town.
~By Adelbert von Chamisso ~


Well, there are more writers of blogs right now than there are readers, so that's clearly a vanity phenomenon.
~By John Doerr ~


I think it's good that people value their bodies and take care of them. I think if you cross the line and begin using your body as an asset or as an extension of your vanity, you've gone too far.
~By Peter Coyote ~


It's not vanity to feel you have a right to be beautiful. Women are taught to feel we're not good enough, that we must live up to someone else's standards. But my aim is to cherish myself as I am.
~By Elle Macpherson ~


They said this is Vanity Fair, and I said, Oh, I already take the magazine. They said Annie Leibovitz wants to take your picture and I thought, How nice!
~By Shirley Knight ~


Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of the dead.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration.
~By DeWitt Clinton ~


Our vanity is hardest to wound precisely when our pride has just been wounded.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.
~By Jane Austen ~


The happy story right now is the full page in Vanity Fair, which gives me a great deal of exposure.
~By Jackie DeShannon ~


Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride.
~By Jonathan Swift ~


It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.
~By Mark Twain ~


The world is all a carcass and vanity, The shadow of a shadow, a play And in one word, just nothing.
~By Michel de Montaigne ~


The day when a sportsman stops thinking above all else of the happiness in his own effort and the intoxication of the power and physical balance he derives from it, the day when he lets considerations of vanity or interest take over, on this day his ideal will die.
~By Pierre de Coubertin ~


There is perhaps no more obvious vanity than to write of it so vainly.
~By Michel de Montaigne ~


They sin who tell us Love can die: with Life all other passions fly, all others are but vanity.
~By Robert Southey ~


The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.
~By Napoleon Bonaparte ~


There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.
~By Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton ~


By rendering the labor of one, the property of the other, they cherish pride, luxury, and vanity on one side; on the other, vice and servility, or hatred and revolt.
~By James Madison ~


All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.
~By T. E. Lawrence ~


What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and we exercise it because we are more fond of that vanity than of the thing we give.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


It seems to me that, in every culture, I come across a chapter headed "Wisdom." And then I know exactly what is going to follow: "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity."
~By Ludwig Wittgenstein ~


No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


You must renounce all superficiality, all convention, all vanity and delusion.
~By Gustav Mahler ~


Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense.
~By Julian Casablancas ~


A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice.
~By Walter Savage Landor ~


When you're 50 you start thinking about things you haven't thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity - but actually it's about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial.
~By Eugene O'Neill ~


Our vanity is the constant enemy of our dignity.
~By Anne Sophie Swetchine ~


My vanity is not dead. I laugh when I see pictures of myself as I am now-maybe so I won't cry, but just because it is really funny how much I've changed.
~By Michael Zaslow ~


Vanity is my favourite sin.
~By Al Pacino ~


To boast of a performance which I cannot beat is merely stupid vanity. And if I can beat it that means there is nothing special about it. What has passed is already finished with. What I find more interesting is what is still to come.
~By Emil Zatopek ~


The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.
~By Tom Wolfe ~


The whole business is built on ego, vanity, self-satisfaction, and it's total crap to pretend it's not.
~By George Michael ~


Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich.
~By Nicolas de Chamfort ~


Solitude can be used well by very few people. They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it, and enough virtue to despise all the vanity.
~By Abraham Cowley ~


The vanity of teaching doth oft tempt a man to forget that he is a blockhead.
~By George Savile ~


I have this theory that people in Hollywood don't read. They read 'Vanity Fair' and then consider themselves terribly well read. I think I can basically write about anybody without getting caught.
~By Jackie Collins ~


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.
~By Jane Austen ~


I have come to have the firm conviction that vanity is the basis of everything, and finally that what one calls conscience is only inner vanity.
~By Gustave Flaubert ~


Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


Vanity is but the surface.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


God how I hate new countries: They are older than the old, more sophisticated, much more conceited, only young in a certain puerile vanity more like senility than anything.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


If I have one vanity wish, it would be to direct. It's the only thing I haven't done yet that I would like to.
~By Theodore Bikel ~


How can anybody learn anything from an artwork when the piece of art only reflects the vanity of the artist and not reality?
~By Lou Reed ~


The woman who appeals to a man's vanity may stimulate him, the woman who appeals to his heart may attract him, but it is the woman who appeals to his imagination who gets him.
~By Helen Rowland ~


Without vanity, without coquetry, without curiosity, in a word, without the fall, woman would not be woman. Much of her grace is in her frailty.
~By Victor Hugo ~


There's a little vanity chair that Charlie gave me the first Christmas we knew each other. I'll not be parting with that, nor our bed - the four-poster - I'll be needing that to die in.
~By Helen Hayes ~


The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.
~By Miguel de Cervantes ~


The vanity of men, a constant insult to women, is also the ground for the implicit feminine claim of superior sensitivity and morality.
~By Patricia Meyer Spacks ~


We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


The vanity of loving fine clothes and new fashion, and placing value on ourselves by them is one of the most childish pieces of folly.
~By Matthew Hale ~


Vanity is the quicksand of reason.
~By George Sand ~


I imagine my children are going to save me from my vanity and be my passion and fill whatever fears I have of the amazing time I'm having right now being gone.
~By Gwen Stefani ~


Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast.
~By Logan P. Smith ~


Large parties given to very young children... foster the passions of vanity and envy, and produce a love of dress and display which is very repulsive in the character of a child.
~By Susanna Moodie ~


Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


I don't really lift weights. It's kind of a vanity thing that I don't get into.
~By Jeremy London ~


I have been vain since birth. I expected other people to like what I did, although my vanity has definitely diminished over the years.
~By Wallace Shawn ~


For if there is anything to one's praise, it is foolish vanity to be gratified at it, and if it is abuse - why one is always sure to hear of it from one damned good-natured friend or another!
~By Richard Brinsley Sheridan ~


Now, being on the cover of Vanity Fair is as important as being in great movies. The lines are very, very blurred.
~By Jason Patric ~


Pampered vanity is a better thing perhaps than starved pride.
~By Joanna Baillie ~


Call it vanity, call it arrogant presumption, call it what you wish, but I would grope for the nearest open grave if I had no newspaper to work for, no need to search for and sometimes find the winged word that just fits, no keen wonder over what each unfolding day may bring.
~By Bob Considine ~


I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity.
~By Diana Vreeland ~


Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase. I can with ease become an ordinary fool. I may be one now. But it doesn't do to upset one's own vanity.
~By Dylan Thomas ~

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