Vanity Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Vanity

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


A pretty wife is something for the fastidious vanity of a rougue to retire upon.
~By Thomas Moore ~


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


If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?
~By Vincent Van Gogh ~


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 ~


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


I was really excited to get to shave my head - it's something I'd wanted to do for a while and now I had a good excuse. It was nice to shed that level of vanity.
~By Natalie Portman ~


We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
~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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


For our vanity is such that we hold our own characters immutable, and we are slow to acknowledge that they have changed, even for the better.
~By E. M. Forster ~


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


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


Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity.
~By Jean de la Bruyere ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of the dead.
~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 ~


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 ~


What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


When women smoke, it is hard for them to quit because they are so worried about their weight; it's a vanity issue and a mindset.
~By Loni Anderson ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


In the vanity of self-consciousness one feels at a long remove above the ordinary love and trustfulness of a simple and pure heart.
~By Donald G. Mitchell ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity.
~By Henri Bergson ~


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


The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.
~By Samuel Butler ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


Stupidity talks, vanity acts.
~By Victor Hugo ~


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 ~


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 ~


Vanity is my favourite sin.
~By Al Pacino ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


You know, at 35 or at 38 or 40 you really start to see what your body could look like if you just don't do anything all winter long. So that's another motivating factor, our vanity.
~By Stone Gossard ~


Censorship is the height of vanity.
~By Martha Graham ~

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