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Vanity quotes by N.D. Wilson
#1. Lay your life down. Your heartbeats cannot be hoarded. Your reservoir of breaths is draining away. You have hands, blister them while you can. You have bones, make them strain-they can carry nothing in the grave. You have lungs, let them spill with laughter. With an average life expectancy of 78.2 years in the US (subtracting eight hours a day for sleep), I have around 250,00 conscious hours remaining to me in which I could be smiling or scowling, rejoicing in my life, in this race, in this story, or moaning and complaining about my troubles. I can be giving my fingers, my back, my mind, my words, my breaths, to my wife and my children and my neighbors, or I can grasp after the vapor and the vanity for myself, dragging my feet, afraid to die and therefore afraid to live. And, like Adam, I will still die in the end. #Quote by N.D. Wilson
Vanity quotes by Dean Koontz
#2. The line between moral behavior and narcissistic self-righteousness is thin and difficult to discern. The man who stands before a crowd and proclaims his intention to save the seas is convinced that he is superior to a man who merely picks up his own and other people's litter on the beach, when in fact the latter is in some small way sure to make the world a better place, while the former is likely to be a monster of vanity whose crusade will lead to unintended destruction. #Quote by Dean Koontz
Vanity quotes by Martin Amis
#3. Yet no one seemed to have thought through the implications of a world in which everyone cheated. The other morning Keith had bought five hundred vanity sachets of Outrage, his staple perfume. At lunchtime he discovered that they all contained water, a substance not much less expensive than Outrage, but harder to sell. Keith was relieved that he had already unloaded half the consignment on Damian Noble in the Portobello Road. Then he held Damian's tenners up to the light: they were crude forgeries. He passed on the notes without much trouble, in return for twenty-four bottles of vodka which, it turned out, contained a misty, faintly scented liquid. Outrage! #Quote by Martin Amis
Vanity quotes by H. Rider Haggard
#4. Knowledge is to the strong, and we are weak. Too much wisdom would perchance blind our imperfect sight, and too much strength would make us drunk, and overweight our feeble reason till it fell, and we were drowned in the depths of our own vanity. #Quote by H. Rider Haggard
Vanity quotes by Joseph Conrad
#5. The panes streamed with rain, and the short street he looked down into lay wet and empty, as if swept clear suddenly by a great flood. It was a very trying day, choked in raw fog to begin with, and now drowned in cold rain. The flickering, blurred flames of gas-lamps seemed to be dissolving in a watery atmosphere. And the lofty pretensions of a mankind oppressed by the miserable indignities of the weather appeared as a colossal and hopeless vanity deserving of scorn, wonder, and compassion. #Quote by Joseph Conrad
Vanity quotes by James Boswell
#6. I am sensible that my keenness of temper, and a vanity to be distinguished for the day, make me too often splash in life ... I amresolved to restrain myself and attend more to decorum. #Quote by James Boswell
Vanity quotes by Simon Sebag Montefiore
#7. Stalin was always exceptional, even from childhood. We have relied on Trotsky's unrecognizably prejudiced portrait for too long. The truth was different. Trotsky's view tells us more about his own vanity, snobbery and lack of political skills than about the early Stalin. #Quote by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Vanity quotes by Denis O'Hare
#8. It's pretty crazy. I was thinking about that today, how 'True Blood' has penetrated so much of the cultural zeitgeist. It's truly amazing; it's incredible! The cover of 'Rolling Stone' is major. What's next, the cover of 'Vanity Fair?' When I'm in a 'New Yorker' cartoon, then I will feel like I have made it. #Quote by Denis O'Hare
Vanity quotes by Victoria Strauss
#9. There is an enormous shadow industry of scammers and amateurs who prey on aspiring writers, who divert people from the real publishing industry into this shadow world of vanity publishing and fee-charging agents. #Quote by Victoria Strauss
Vanity quotes by Bill Bryson
#10. One of the hardest ideas for humans to accept,' he says, 'is that we are not the culmination of anything. There is nothing inevitable about our being here. It is part of our vanity as humans that we tend to think of evolution as a process that, in effect, was programmed to produce us. #Quote by Bill Bryson
Vanity quotes by Clive Anderson
#11. If I ever had any vanity, then I definitely lost it by being on television. It doesn't do you any favours in terms of showing you what you look like and what your emotions are. #Quote by Clive Anderson
Vanity quotes by Carol Shields
#12. Boiled down, isn't love just a form of vanity? You know, the wish to be adored. To be the absolute center for someone else. #Quote by Carol Shields
Vanity quotes by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
#13. The intellectual is constantly betrayed by his vanity. Godlike he blandly assumes that he can express everything in words whereas the things one loves, lives, and dies for are not, in the last analysis completely expressible in words. #Quote by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Vanity quotes by Anne Bronte
#14. I was sorry for her; I was amazed, disgusted at her heartless vanity; I wondered why so much beauty should be given to those who made so bad a use of it, and denied to some who would make it a benefit to both themselves and others.
But, God knows best, I concluded. There are, I suppose, some men as vain, as selfish, and as heartless as she is, and, perhaps, such women may be useful to punish them. #Quote by Anne Bronte
Vanity quotes by William Dunbar
#15. Lament for the Makaris (Makers)

I who enjoyed good health and gladness
am overwhelmed now by life's terrible sickness
and enfeebled with infirmity ...
how the fear of Death dismays me!

our presence here is mere vainglory;
the false world is but transitory;
the flesh is frail; the Fiend runs free ...
how the fear of Death dismays me!

the state of man is changeable:
now sound, now sick, now blithe, now dull,
now manic, now devoid of glee ...
how the fear of Death dismays me!

no state on earth stands here securely;
as the wild wind shakes the willow tree,
so wavers this world's vanity ...
how the fear of Death dismays me!

Death leads the knights into the field
(unarmored under helm and shield)
sole Victor of each red mêlée ...
how the fear of Death dismays me!

that strange, despotic Beast
tears from its mother's breast
the babe, full of benignity ...
how the fear of Death dismays me!

He takes the champion of the hour,
the captain of the highest tower,
the beautiful damsel in her tower ...
how the fear of Death dismays me!

He spares no lord for his elegance,
nor clerk for his intelligence;
His dreadful stroke no man can flee ...
how the fear of Death dismays me!

artist, magician, scientist,
orator, debater, theologist,
#Quote by William Dunbar
Vanity quotes by Diana Wynne Jones
#16. Look. Survey. Inspect. My hair is ruined! I look like a pan of bacon and eggs! #Quote by Diana Wynne Jones
Vanity quotes by Ernest Vincent Wright
#17. Isn't it surprising what an array of things a woman can drag forth, burrowing into attics, rooms and nooks! Things long out of mind; an old thing; a worn-out thing; but it has lain in that room, nook or bag until just such a riot of soap and scrubbing brush brings it out. And, as I think of it, a human mind could, and should go through just such a ransacking, occasionally; for you don't know half of what an accumulation of rubbish is kicking about, in its dark, musty corridors. Old fashions in thoughts; bigotry; vanity; all lying stagnant. So why not drag out and sort all that stuff, discarding all which is of no valuation? About half of us will find, in our minds, a room, having on its door a card, saying: "It Was Not So In My Day." Go at that room, right off. That "My Day" is long past. "Today" is boss, now. If that "My Day" could crawl up on "Today," what a mix-up in World affairs would occur! Ox cart against aircraft; oil lamps against arc lights! Slow, mail information against radio! But, as all this stuff is laid out, what will you do with it? Nobody wants it. So I say, burn it, and tomorrow morning, how happy you will find that musty old mind! #Quote by Ernest Vincent Wright
Vanity quotes by Saint Augustine
#18. He who commends the nature of the soul as the supreme good, and condemns the nature of the flesh as evil, at once both carnally desires the soul, and carnally flies the flesh, because he feels thus from human vanity, not from divine truth. #Quote by Saint Augustine
Vanity quotes by Blaise Pascal
#19. 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. #Quote by Blaise Pascal
Vanity quotes by Albert Camus
#20. Our civilization survives in the complacency of cowardly or malignant minds
a sacrifice to the vanity of aging adolescents #Quote by Albert Camus
Vanity quotes by Adelle Waldman
#21. He would have denied it, even to himself -deemed it a laughable affectation- but it seemed to him now that he had always secretly believed that in the way he lived (he refused to say his "lifestyle"), in his freelance, un-health-insured, sparsely thinged life, he was in a small way registering a rejection-of conformity, of middle-class convention, of not just acquisitiveness but enslavement to the idol of "security." Nevertheless, he'd wound up in the same place as everyone else. Was this - latte liberalism - his inescapable fate? Surely it was. It was sheer vanity to pretend otherwise. #Quote by Adelle Waldman
Vanity quotes by Tim Kreider
#22. What someone's lies reveal about them (aspirations to being an accomplished writer, fantasies of an exotic history and a cosmopolitan family) are always sadder than the fact of the lies themselves. These inventions illuminate the negative spaces of someone's self-image, their vanity and insecurities and most childish wishes, as we can infer from warped starlight the presence of a far vaster mass of dark matter. #Quote by Tim Kreider
Vanity quotes by Bruce Willis
#23. I've done films where you have to get in shape for purely vanity reasons, when you read a script, turn to page 87 and it says: "Rips his shirt off and casually throws it onto chair" - and you're going to go to the gym the next day because nobody wants to see your big fat arse out there taking your shirt off! #Quote by Bruce Willis
Vanity quotes by Marty Rubin
#24. Beware of that demon called 'Changing The World'. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Vanity quotes by Simon Munnery
#25. It is the vanity of women to spend hours in front of the mirror. It is the vanity of men not to bother. #Quote by Simon Munnery
Vanity quotes by Jean De La Bruyere
#26. False modesty is the masterpiece of vanity: showing the vain man in such an illusory light that he appears in the reputation of the virtue quite opposite to the vice which constitutes his real character; it is a deceit. #Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
Vanity quotes by Thomas Haden Church
#27. I have a healthy sense of vanity. I like to look good for myself, which is what a lot of women say. I want to stay fit. #Quote by Thomas Haden Church
Vanity quotes by Aleister Crowley
#28. I am only sipping the second glass of that "fascinating, but subtle poison, whose ravages eat men's heart and brain" that I have ever tasted in my life; and as I am not an American anxious for quick action, I am not surprised and disappointed that I do not drop dead upon the spot. But I can taste souls without the aid of absinthe; and besides, this is magic of absinthe! The spirit of the house has entered into it; it is an elixir, the masterpiece of an old alchemist, no common wine. And so, as I talk with the patron concerning the vanity of things, I perceive the secret of the heart of God himself; this, that everything, even the vilest thing, is so unutterably lovely that it is worthy of the devotion of a God for all eternity. What other excuse could He give man for making him? In substance, that is my answer to King Solomon. #Quote by Aleister Crowley
Vanity quotes by Garrison Keillor
#29. What keeps faith cheerful is the extreme persistence of gentleness and humor. Gentleness is everywhere in daily life, a sign that faith rules through ordinary things: through cooking and small talk, through storytelling, making love, fishing, tending animals and sweet corn and flowers, through sports, music, and books, raising kids-all the places where the gravy soaks in and grace shines through. Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people. Lacking any other purpose in life, it would be good enough to live for their sake. #Quote by Garrison Keillor
Vanity quotes by Charles Sanders Peirce
#30. The a priori method is distinguished for its comfortable conclusions. It is the nature of the process to adopt whatever belief weare inclined to, and there are certain flatteries to the vanity of man which we all believe by nature, until we are awakened from our pleasing dream by rough facts. #Quote by Charles Sanders Peirce
Vanity quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#31. Conflicting egos destroy many relationships. Lasting, stable marriages are a true treasure because they demand that both parties adjust to the constant cellular flux of their partner as they metaphase through changing seasons of life. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Vanity quotes by Matias Dalsgaard
#32. Your dissatisfaction with yourself speaks of a self-absorption, a vanity, which always gets in the way of your truly coming to rejoice in life. #Quote by Matias Dalsgaard
Vanity quotes by Kanye West
#33. The idea of Kanye and vanity are like, synonymous. #Quote by Kanye West
Vanity quotes by Thomas F. Wilson
#34. We all know that a sympathetic and intelligent listener not only flatters our vanity, but also frequently enables us to crystallize our own ideas to the best advantage. Why, then, do we so often refuse to perform this service? #Quote by Thomas F. Wilson
Vanity quotes by Andrew Lincoln
#35. The whole vanity aspect of building up different muscles - I have no interest. #Quote by Andrew Lincoln
Vanity quotes by Gena Showalter
#36. Because yeah, females could be vanity hounds and most preferred their dates to have hair. Black, blond, red, it didn't matter, as long as the locks were thick and lustrous. And here was a news flash for little Miss Giggles: when he allowed his to grow, it was dark brown, nearly jet, with hints of gold and worthy of a fucking lion.
Not that he was feeling defensive or anything. #Quote by Gena Showalter
Vanity quotes by Margaret Atwood
#37. Sometimes when I am dusting the mirror with the grapes I look at myself in it, although I know it is vanity. In the afternoon light of the parlour my skin is a pale mauve, like a faded bruise, and my teeth are greenish. I think of all the things that have been written about me - that I am inhuman female demon, that I am an innocent victim of a blackguard forced against my will and in danger of my own life, that I was too ignorant to know how to act and that to hang me would be judicial murder, that I am fond of animals, that I am very handsome with a brilliant complexion, that I have blue eyes, that I have green eyes, that I have auburn and also have brown hair, that I am tall and also not above the average height, that I am well and decently dressed, that I robbed a dead woman to appear so, that I am brisk and smart about my work, that I am of a sullen disposition with a quarrelsome temper, that I have the appearance of a person rather above my humble station, that I am a good girl with a pliable nature and no harm is told of me, that I am cunning and devious, that I am soft in the head and little better than an idiot. And I wonder, how can I be all of these different things at once? #Quote by Margaret Atwood
Vanity quotes by C.G. Jung
#38. Nothing could persuade me that "in the image of God" applied only to man. In fact it seemed to me that the high mountains, the rivers, lakes, trees, flowers and animals far better exemplified the essence of God than men with their ridiculous clothes, their meanness, vanity, mendacity, and abhorrent egotism - #Quote by C.G. Jung
Vanity quotes by Robert Greene
#39. Such is the fate, in some form or other, of all those who unbalance the master's sense of self, poke holes in his vanity, or make him doubt his pre-eminence. #Quote by Robert Greene
Vanity quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#40. Everyone is the most important person in the world to themselves. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Vanity quotes by Bertrand Russell
#41. Vanity is a motive of immense potency. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Vanity quotes by Aeschylus
#42. I will speak in defense of reason: for the very child of vanity is violence. #Quote by Aeschylus
Vanity quotes by Laurie Graham
#43. Childhood doesn't have to be perfect, and children don't have to be beautiful. From a bit of grit may grow a pearl, and if pearl production doesn't materialise, the outcome will still be preferable to the shallowness of vanity. #Quote by Laurie Graham
Vanity quotes by Gilles Deleuze
#44. Courage consists, however, in agreeing to flee rather than live tranquilly and hypocritically in false refuges. Values, morals, homelands, religions, and these private certitudes that our vanity and our complacency bestow generously on us, have many deceptive sojourns as the world arranges for those who think they are standing straight and at ease, among stable things #Quote by Gilles Deleuze
Vanity quotes by Felicity Jones
#45. My most treasured item is the brown leather bag that my mum bought me from a little Italian shop for my 21st. It's supposed to be a vanity bag, but I use it as a handbag. #Quote by Felicity Jones
Vanity quotes by Lorenzo Scupoli
#46. Do not listen to vain and empty talk, in which the majority of world-loving people spend their time, and do not take pleasure in it. For the law says: 'You shall not raise false reports' (Ex. 23:1). Solomon says: 'Remove far from me vanity and lies' (Prov. 30:8). The Lord said: 'But I say to you, every idle word that men shall speak they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment' (Mt. 12:36). #Quote by Lorenzo Scupoli
Vanity quotes by Lydia Maria Francis Child
#47. One great cause of the vanity, extravagance and idleness that are so fast growing upon our young ladies, is the absence of domestic education. #Quote by Lydia Maria Francis Child
Vanity quotes by Mark Dever
#48. Job learned about the vanity of this world by losing it all; the Teacher {Qoheleth} saw it by having it all." (The Message of the Old Testament, p. 536) #Quote by Mark Dever
Vanity quotes by Julie C. Dao
#49. If my beauty is my greatest weapon, vanity is the shield that protects me. #Quote by Julie C. Dao
Vanity quotes by Sandor Marai
#50. We have done everything within the scope of modern medicine.' Those are just words. They apparently did everything within their erratic knowledge and the limits of their vanity. #Quote by Sandor Marai
Vanity quotes by Erik Pevernagie
#51. When the shine is wearing off and the underlying cracks of a garlanded lifestyle become painfully apparent, reality may inexorably take its toll and gruelingly reveal the presence of a blatant and hideous gap of irrelevance and vanity. ("Could the milk man be the devil?" ) #Quote by Erik Pevernagie
Vanity quotes by Pliny The Elder
#52. Now, that the sovereign power and deity, whatsoever it is, should have regard of mankind, is a toy and vanity worthy to be laughed at. #Quote by Pliny The Elder
Vanity quotes by Sabrina Jeffries
#53. Rockton is no more Oliver than Churchgrove is Lord Kirkwood," Lady Minerva said stoutly.
"Then why did you steal my name for him?" Oliver asked.
"It's not quite your name, old chap," Lord Gabriel said. "And you know perfectly well that Minerva likes to tweak your nose from time to time."
"Stop calling me 'old,' blast it," Oliver grumbled. "I'm not some doddering fool."
"How old are you, anyway?" Maria asked him, amused by his vanity.
"Thirty-five." Mrs. Plumtree had said little until now, but apparently the conversation had piqued her interest. "That's long past the age when a man should marry, don't you think, Miss Butterfield?"
Aware of Oliver's gaze on her, Maria chose her words carefully. "I suppose it depends on the man. Papa didn't marry until he was nearly that age. He was too busy fighting in the Revolutionary War to court anyone."
When the blood drained from Mrs. Plumtree's face, Oliver's eyes held a glint of triumph. "Ah, yes, the Revolutionary War. Did I forget to mention, Gran, that Mr. Butterfield was a soldier in the Continental Marines?"
The table got very quiet. Lady Minerva focused on eating her soup. Lady Celia took several sips of wine, one after another, and Lord Jarret stared into his soup bowl as if it contained the secret to life. The only real sound punctuating the silence was Lord Gabriel's muttered "bloody hell."
Clearly, there was some undercurrent here that Maria didn't understand. Oliver was watching hi #Quote by Sabrina Jeffries
Vanity quotes by James Fenton
#54. For poets today or in any age, the choice is not between freedom on the one hand and abstruse French forms on the other. The choice is between the nullity and vanity of our first efforts, and the developing of a sense of idiom, form, structure, metre, rhythm, line - all the fundamental characteristics of this verbal art. #Quote by James Fenton
Vanity quotes by F. Sionil Jose
#55. I did not hesitate to tell them that I not only had the authority of facts, but that it was my conviction that our worst enemy was ourselves, our vanity, our pride and our desire for honor. #Quote by F. Sionil Jose
Vanity quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
#56. who dignify their paltry employments, and sometimes even their passions, with pompous titles, representing them to mankind as gigantic achievements performed for their welfare and glory. But the man who humbly acknowledges the vanity of all this, who observes with what pleasure the thriving citizen converts his little garden into a paradise, and how patiently even the poor man pursues his weary way under his burden, and how all wish equally to behold the light of the sun a little longer - yes, such a man is at peace, and creates his own world within himself; and he is also happy, because he is a man. And then, however limited his sphere, he still preserves in his bosom the sweet feeling of liberty, and knows that he can quit his prison whenever he likes. May #Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Vanity quotes by Aron Ra
#57. No god worthy of worship would be associated with such character flaws as vanity, jealousy, vengeance, or wrath. God should be above such deadly sins and would not be encumbered by them. #Quote by Aron Ra
Vanity quotes by Gwen Stefani
#58. I'm hoping my children will save me from my vanity. If it doesn't, plastic surgery is an option ... It sucks to have to grow older. We all have to accept it. #Quote by Gwen Stefani
Vanity quotes by Jane Austen
#59. Vanity working on a weak mind produces every kind of mischief. #Quote by Jane Austen
Vanity quotes by Watchman Nee
#60. Man may think human intellect and reasoning are almighty, that the brain is able to comprehend all truths of the world; but the verdict of God's Word is, vanity of vanities. #Quote by Watchman Nee
Vanity quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#61. One who has given up any hope of winning a fight or has clearly lost it wants his style in fighting to be admired all the more. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Vanity quotes by Mark Doty
#62. Though there's something more
tender, beneath our vanity,
our will to become objects
of desire: we sweat the mark
of our presence onto the cloth. #Quote by Mark Doty
Vanity quotes by William Makepeace Thackeray
#63. The world is a looking-glass, and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. Frown at it, and it will in turn look sourly upon you; laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly kind companion; and so let all young persons take their choice. #Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray
Vanity quotes by Arthur Helps
#64. It is better in some respects to be admired by those with whom you live than to be loved by them; and this not on account of any gratification of vanity, but because admiration is so much more tolerant than love. #Quote by Arthur Helps
Vanity quotes by Samuel Johnson
#65. Every man is of importance to himself, and, therefore, in his own opinion, to others; and, supposing the world already acquainted with his pleasures and his pains, is perhaps the first to publish injuries or misfortunes which had never been known unless related by himself, and at which those that hear them will only laugh, for no man sympathises with the sorrows of vanity. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Vanity quotes by Alison Gopnik
#66. Samuel Johnson called it the vanity of human wishes, and Buddhists talk about the endless cycle of desire. Social psychologists say we get trapped on a hedonic treadmill. What they all mean is that we wish, plan and work for things that we think will make us happy, but when we finally get them, we aren't nearly as happy as we thought we'd be. #Quote by Alison Gopnik
Vanity quotes by Percy Bysshe Shelley
#67. Hence the vanity of translation; it were as wise to cast a violet into a crucible that you might discover the formal principle of its color and odor, as seek to transfuse from one language into another the creations of a poet. The plant must spring again from its seed, or it will bear no flower - and this is the burden of the curse of Babel. #Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Vanity quotes by William Makepeace Thackeray
#68. As his hero and heroine pass the matrimonial barrier, the novelist generally drops the curtain, as if the drama were over then: the doubts and struggles of life ended: as if, once landed in the marriage country, all were green and pleasant there: and wife and husband had nothing to do but to link each other's arms together, and wander gently downwards towards old age in happy and perfect fruition. But our little Amelia was just on the bank of her new country, and was already looking anxiously back towards the sad friendly figures waving farewell to her across the stream, from the other distant shore. #Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray
Vanity quotes by Anatole France
#69. Do not try to satisfy your vanity by teaching a great many things. Awaken people's curiosity. It is enough to open minds; do not overload them. Put there just a spark. If there is some good inflammable stuff, it will catch fire. #Quote by Anatole France
Vanity quotes by Thomas Merton
#70. Most of the world is either asleep or dead. The religious people are, for the most part, asleep. The irreligious are dead. Those who are asleep are divided into two classes, like the Virgins in the parable, waiting for the Bridegroom's coming. The wise have oil in their lamps. That is to say they are detached from themselves and from the cares of the world, and they are full of charity. They are indeed waiting for the Bridegroom, and they desire nothing else but His coming, even though they may fall asleep while waiting for Him to appear. But the others are not only asleep: they are full of other dreams and other desires. Their lamps are empty because they have burned themselves out in the wisdom of the flesh and in their own vanity. When He comes, it is too late for them to buy oil. They light their lamps only after He has gone. So they fall asleep again, with useless lamps, and when they wake up they trim them to investigate, once again, the matters of a dying world. #Quote by Thomas Merton
Vanity quotes by Anthony Edwards
#71. Why is there such vanity about hair? I make a point to bathe. I worry about boogers in my nose, and I ask the makeup artist to cover up my pimples, but beyond that, I try not to be too vain. #Quote by Anthony Edwards
Vanity quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#72. The world is full of vanities #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Vanity quotes by Oscar Wilde
#73. For it was an unjust mirror, this mirror of his soul that he was looking at. Vanity? Curiosity? Hypocrisy? Had there been nothing more in his renunciation than that? There had been something more. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Vanity quotes by William Makepeace Thackeray
#74. [As they say in the old legends]Before a man goes to the devil himself, he sends plenty of other souls thither. #Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray
Vanity quotes by William Hazlitt
#75. When we hear complaints of the wretchedness or vanity of human life, the proper answer to them would be that there is hardly any one who at some point or other has not been in love. If we consider the high abstraction of this feeling, its depth, its purity, its voluptuous refinement, even in the meanest breast, how sacred and how sweet it is, this alone may reconcile us to the lot of humanity. That drop of balm turns the bitter cup to a delicious nectar. #Quote by William Hazlitt
Vanity quotes by Jane Austen
#76. With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed to arrange everybody's destiny. She was proved to have been universally mistaken; and she had not quite done nothing - for she had done mischief. #Quote by Jane Austen
Vanity quotes by Lloyd Alexander
#77. I saw myself ... In the time I watched, I saw strength - and frailty. Pride and vanity, courage and fear. Of wisdom, a little. Of folly, much. Of intentions, many good ones; but many more left undone. In this, alas, I saw myself a man like any other.
But this, too, I saw ... Alike as men may seem, each is different as flakes of snow, no two the same. You told me you had no need to seek the Mirror, knowing you were Annlaw Clay-Shaper. Now I know who I am: myself and none other. I am Taran. #Quote by Lloyd Alexander
Vanity quotes by Paramahansa Yogananda
#78. Continual intellectual study results in vanity and the false satisfaction of an undigested knowledge. #Quote by Paramahansa Yogananda
Vanity quotes by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
#79. The most violent passions sometimes leave us at rest, but vanity agitates us constantly. #Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Vanity quotes by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
#80. Not curiosity, not vanity, not the consideration of expediency, not duty and conscientiousness, but an unquenchable, unhappy thirst that brooks no compromise leads us to truth. #Quote by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Vanity quotes by George Saunders
#81. He is going, he realizes. He is going, and will not be coming back as Brad. He must try at least to retain this feeling of pity. If he can, whoever he becomes will inherit this feeling, and be driven to act on it, and will not, as Brad now sees he has done, waste his life on accumulation, trivia, self-protection, and vanity. #Quote by George Saunders
Vanity quotes by George Eliot
#82. On the contrary, having the amiable vanity which knits us to those who are fond of us, and disinclines us to those who are indifferent, and also a good grateful nature, the mere idea that a woman had a kindness towards him spun little threads of tenderness from out his heart towards hers. #Quote by George Eliot
Vanity quotes by Jennifer Garner
#83. I do think about aging. I have those moments of panic and vanity, but life keeps getting better, so you can't worry about it too much. #Quote by Jennifer Garner
Vanity quotes by Natalie Portman
#84. 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. #Quote by Natalie Portman
Vanity quotes by Tennessee Williams
#85. Vanity, fear, desire, competition - all such distortions within our own egos - condition our vision of those in relation to us. Add to those distortions to our own egos the corresponding distortions in the egos of others, and you see how cloudy the glass must become through which we look at each other. #Quote by Tennessee Williams
Vanity quotes by Mrs. Oliphant
#86. Dear Mrs Chiley," said Lucilla, "it doesn't matter in the least what you wear; there are only to be gentlemen, you, know, and one never dresses for gentlemen. (...) Their vanity is something dreadful-but it is one of my principles never to dress unless there are ladies. #Quote by Mrs. Oliphant
Vanity quotes by Agatha Christie
#87. Is there a common denominator? I wonder. You know, if there is, I should be inclined to say it is vanity. #Quote by Agatha Christie
Vanity quotes by Franz Grillparzer
#88. Gold is the gift of vanity and common pride, but flowers are the gift of love and friendship. #Quote by Franz Grillparzer
Vanity quotes by Leonardo Da Vinci
#89. As regards this vice, we read that the peacock is more guilty of it than any other animal. For it is always contemplating the beauty of its tail, which it spreads in the form of a wheel, and by its cries attracts to itself the gaze of the creatures that surround it. And this is the last vice to be conquered. #Quote by Leonardo Da Vinci
Vanity quotes by Dominick Dunne
#90. For my type of story and my kind of writing, I think 'Vanity Fair' is the right forum. #Quote by Dominick Dunne
Vanity quotes by Diana Gabaldon
#91. Used as he was to general approbation of his person, he was amused to discover that his vanity was mildly affronted at her plain astonishment that such an insignificant sort as himself should be brother to the darkly dramatic Edgar DeVane.

(Haunted Soldier) #Quote by Diana Gabaldon
Vanity quotes by Rawi Hage
#92. And when Rambo whispered to me, assuring me of my nearest death, I was relieved at my parents' absence, for my death like all death should be a death and an end- no memory, no photograph, no stories and no mother's tears. In death everything should cease. All else is nothing but human vanity and make-believe. #Quote by Rawi Hage
Vanity quotes by Criss Jami
#93. False humility is quite like the worst of both worlds: both that of Meekness and that of Conceit. #Quote by Criss Jami
Vanity quotes by W. Somerset Maugham
#94. I do not suppose she had ever really cared for her husband, and what I had taken for love was no more than the feminine response to caresses and comfort which in the minds of most women passes for it. It is a passive feeling capable of being roused for any object, as the vine can grow on any tree; and the wisdom of the world recognises its strength when it urges a girl to marry the man who wants her with the assurance that love will follow. It is an emotion made up of the satisfaction of security, pride of property, the pleasure of being desired, the gratification of a household, and it is only by an amiable vanity that women ascribe to it spiritual value. It is an emotion which is defenceless against passion. #Quote by W. Somerset Maugham
Vanity quotes by Aaron M. Patterson
#95. She stood and looked at James as if he was on clearance at Vanity, which was her favorite store at the moment. #Quote by Aaron M. Patterson
Vanity quotes by Munindra Misra
#96. Who anger, nor joy, nor pride, nor false modesty, nor stupefaction, nor vanity,
Can draw away from the high ends of life, is ever considered wise certainly.
[20] - 33 Mahatma Vidur #Quote by Munindra Misra
Vanity quotes by Toni Morrison
#97. Guileless and without vanity,we were still in love with ourselves then. We felt comfortable in our own skins, enjoyed the news that our senses released to us, admired our dirt, cultivated our scars, and could not comprehend this unworthiness. #Quote by Toni Morrison
Vanity quotes by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
#98. What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity can give us no assistance in bearing them. #Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Vanity quotes by Okakura Kakuzo
#99. In art vanity is equally fatal to sympathetic feeling, whether on the part of the artist or the public. #Quote by Okakura Kakuzo
Vanity quotes by Abigail Adams
#100. If we mean to have Heroes, Statesmen and Philosophers, we should have learned women. The world perhaps would laugh at me, and accuse me of vanity, but you I know have a mind too enlarged and liberal to disregard the Sentiment. If much depends as is allowed upon the early Education of youth and the first principals which are instill'd take the deepest root, great benefit must arise from literary accomplishments in women. #Quote by Abigail Adams
Vanity quotes by Boria Sax
#101. We writers constantly try to build up our own confidence by getting published, making sales, winning prizes, joining cliques or proclaiming theories. The passion to write constantly strips this vanity aside and forces us to confront that loneliness and the uncertainty with which human beings, in the end, live and die. #Quote by Boria Sax
Vanity quotes by Li Bai
#102. Life and Death

The living are but passers-by,
And those are going home who die.
The sky and earth are hotels just
For all to grieve over age-old dust.
The Moon Goddess lives long in vain;
The sacred tree's cut down with pain.
The bleached bones can nor speak nor sing.
Could green pines feel the warmth of spring?
Ancestors and posterity,
Don't prize but sigh for vanity. #Quote by Li Bai
Vanity quotes by Robert Southey
#103. They sin who tell us Love can die: with Life all other passions fly, all others are but vanity. #Quote by Robert Southey
Vanity quotes by Walter Kirn
#104. @bobbybaird i'm a writer, so are you. we try to compose our thoughts and words for effect as well as sense. vain of us? a bit. #Quote by Walter Kirn
Vanity quotes by Nathan Myhrvold
#105. The Internet is the ultimate vanity-publishing medium, and therefore, the ultimate place for those of us who like to watch. The Internet can reach an audience at lower cost than any medium before it. #Quote by Nathan Myhrvold
Vanity quotes by Leonardo Da Vinci
#106. Nothing should be so greatly feared as empty fame. #Quote by Leonardo Da Vinci
Vanity quotes by Brett Ratner
#107. I'm not invited to the Vanity Fair dinner where they watch the Oscars - or even the Oscars themselves - so I sit at home and watch it with a bunch of close friends. #Quote by Brett Ratner
Vanity quotes by Rachel Vincent
#108. Vanity, right?" Nash reappeared in the living room with an open bag of potato chips. "I nominate my venerable brother. He likes to play hero, and one look at him should establish the vanity angle."
"Nash!" I really shouldn't have been surprised by the dig. But I was.
"What?" He raised one brow at me in challenge. "It's okay to call me jealous, but not to call him vain?"
"Awareness of one's obvious advantages doesn't imply vanity," Tod insisted calmly.
Nash turned on him. "Does it imply narcissism?"
Tod huffed. "This coming from the guy who owns more hair products than his girlfriend. #Quote by Rachel Vincent
Vanity quotes by William Makepeace Thackeray
#109. It was in the reign of George II. that the above-named personages lived and quarrelled ; good or bad, handsome or ugly, rich or poor, they are all equal now #Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray
Vanity quotes by Esther Dalseno
#110. Thus the little mermaid learned her world's greatest paradox: that their currency was beauty, and their coin was body parts. #Quote by Esther Dalseno
Vanity quotes by David Hewson
#111. In their vanity men focus on what they wish to hear and miss the hidden meaning, the lurking threat. #Quote by David Hewson
Vanity quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#112. The black serpant of wounded vanity gnawed at his heart? #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Vanity quotes by Antonio García Martínez
#113. Investors are people with more money than time.
Employees are people with more time than money.
Entrepreneurs are simply the seductive go-betweens.
Startups are business experiments performed with other people's money.
Marketing is like sex: only losers pay for it."
"Company culture is what goes without saying.
There are no real rules, only laws.
Success forgives all sins.
People who leak to you, leak about you.
Meritocracy is the propaganda we use to bless the charade.
Greed and vanity are the twin engines of bourgeois society.
Most managers are incompetent and maintain their jobs via inertia and politics.
Lawsuits are merely expensive feints in a well-scripted conflict narrative between corporate entities.
Capitalism is an amoral farce in which every player - investor, employee, entrepreneur, consumer - is complicit. #Quote by Antonio García Martínez
Vanity quotes by Tessa Hadley
#114. Ally wasn't disappointed in the writers: she hadn't expected anything from them in the first place; it hadn't occurred to her to be interested in writers as individuals beyond their work. To her relief no one whose books she'd read ever came to the centre, although sometimes she had to pretend to have read the writers who did. The writers could be fairly crazy, too; you had to be vigilant not to trip over their vanity or anxiety. Luckily, most of her favourites were dead. (She's the one, 151) #Quote by Tessa Hadley
Vanity quotes by Walter J. Phillips
#115. Humility counts for much, but it may be that vanity does not dispossess that admirable quality. #Quote by Walter J. Phillips
Vanity quotes by Mario Puzo
#116. I want to tell you a story. I have no other vanity. #Quote by Mario Puzo
Vanity quotes by Penny Reid
#117. Greg's grin returned and I was happy to see it. "See? No vanity. You've lost the ability to care about bullshit that doesn't matter. You're a star, the center of a solar system, with no desire for the planets, asteroids, and moons caught in your gravitational field." "Who wants creepy planets anyway? Planets are amoebas, circling mindlessly in the vacuum of space. They're star stalkers of the worst sort." He continued to look at me like I was a treasure. "Planets are creepy, when you put it like that. #Quote by Penny Reid
Vanity quotes by Leigh Bardugo
#118. Tell me about Dunyasha," he said.
"She was carrying quality blades." Inej took the shears from the table of the vanity and began cutting fresh strips of cloth from one of the towels. "I think she may be my shadow."
"Pretty solid shadow if she can throw knives."
"The Suli believe that when we do wrong, we give life to our shadows. Every sin makes the shadow stronger, until eventually the shadow is stronger than you."
"If that were true, my shadow would have put Ketterdam in permanent night."
"Maybe," Inej said, turning her dark gaze to his. "Or maybe you're someone else's shadow. #Quote by Leigh Bardugo
Vanity quotes by Fernando Pessoa
#119. Everyone has his vanity, and each one's vanity is his forgetting that there are others with an equal soul. #Quote by Fernando Pessoa
Vanity quotes by Thomas Huxley
#120. 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. #Quote by Thomas Huxley
Vanity quotes by Kristian Goldmund Aumann
#121. Vanity is an expressionless stylistic device. #Quote by Kristian Goldmund Aumann
Vanity quotes by Criss Jami
#122. He has a way of drawing His loves back to Himself. A psyche separated from the peace (and the freedom) of Christ is liable to entangle itself in all sorts of folly and vanity, or confused witchcraft. On the one side it will preach, 'Empowerment!' But on the other it will scream, 'Oppression!' Yes, you now have the power to be oppressed: because as long as you look to be a victim, you will find yourself to be a victim. #Quote by Criss Jami
Vanity quotes by Lionel Shriver
#123. I am vain, or once was, and one of my vanities was to feign that I was not. #Quote by Lionel Shriver
Vanity quotes by Mark Steyn
#124. It was not "ironic" that the most liberal country in western Europe should be so eager to descend into a revoltingly illiberal servitude. It was entirely foreseeable. Justifying extraordinary levels of mass immigration first as narrowly defined economic self-interest and then as moral vanity, Europe made its principal source of new Europeans a population whose primal identity derived from a belief system that claimed total jurisdiction over every aspect of their lives. They were then amazed to discover that that same population of new "Europeans" assumed that all European social, cultural, and political life should realign itself with that belief system. Perhaps they should have considered that possibility earlier...the European establishment unwittingly eased the transition from "multicultural tolerance" to the more explicitly unicultural and intolerant regimes that followed. #Quote by Mark Steyn
Vanity quotes by Charles Dickens
#125. He [Old Mr. Turveydrop] was a fat old gentleman with a false complexion, false teeth, false whiskers, and a wig. He had a fur collar, and he had a padded breast to his coat, which only wanted a star or a broad blue ribbon to be complete. He was pinched in, and swelled out, and got up, and strapped down, as much as he could possibly bear. #Quote by Charles Dickens
Vanity quotes by Caroline Knapp
#126. The great anxious focus on the minutiae of appetite - on calories and portion size and what's going into the body versus what's being expended, on shoes and hair and abs of steel - keeps the larger, more fearsome questions of desire blurred and out of focus. American women spend approximately $1 million every hour on cosmetics. This may or may not say something about female vanity, but it certainly says something about female energy, where it is and is not focused. Easier to worry about the body than the soul, easier to fit the self into the narrow slots of identity our culture offers to women than to create one ... that allows for the expression of all passions, the satisfaction of all appetites. The great preoccupation with things like food and shopping and appearance, in turn, is less of a genuine focus on hunger - indulging it, understanding it, making decisions about it - than it is a monumental distraction from hunger. #Quote by Caroline Knapp
Vanity quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#127. Don't tell me! You're just rubbing it in! It serves me right, though: it was vanity that kept me from coming, egoistic vanity and base despotism, which I haven't been able to get rid of all my life, though all my life I've been trying to break myself. #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Vanity quotes by Mark Twain
#128. I will remark, here, that James W. Paige, the little bright-eyed, alert, smartly dressed inventor of the machine, is a most extraordinary compound of business thrift and commercial insanity; of cold calculation and jejune sentimentality; of veracity and falsehood; of fidelity and treachery; of nobility and baseness; of pluck and cowardice; of wasteful liberality and pitiful stinginess; of solid sense and weltering moonshine; of towering genius and trivial ambitions; of merciful bowels and a petrified heart; of colossal vanity and - But there the opposites stop. His vanity stands alone, sky-piercing, as sharp of outline as an Egyptian monolith. It is the only unpleasant feature in him that is not modified, softened, compensated by some converse characteristic. #Quote by Mark Twain
Vanity quotes by Jason Versey
#129. If we want to live perfectly happy lives...we must drive out selfish character tendencies such as pride, ego, vanity, jealousy, lusts, envy and worry. When we learn to live selflessly, putting others before ourselves, committing to what is noble, right and good; treating others with love and compassion...that's when true happiness is experienced. A genuine focus on selflessness cures all and creates an environment for true growth. It's the secret to every great relationship. We gain...when we give up self. Sacrificing one's selfish characteristics through diligent thought, meditation, prayer and action gives life to true love and abounding joy.~Jason Versey #Quote by Jason Versey
Vanity quotes by Ta-Nehisi Coates
#130. All of these fanatics were white. They took slavery as a personal insult or affront, a stain upon their name. They had seen women carried off to fancy, or watched as a father was stripped and beaten in front of his child, or seen whole families pinned like hogs into rail-cars, steam-boats, and jails. Slavery humiliated them, because it offended a basic sense of goodness that they believed themselves to possess. And when their cousins perpetrated the base practice, it served to remind them how easily they might do the same. They scorned their barbaric brethren, but they were brethren all the same. So their opposition was a kind of vanity, a hatred of slavery that far outranked any love of the slave. #Quote by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Vanity quotes by William Shakespeare
#131. Shine out fair sun, till I have bought a glass,
That I may see my shadow as I pass. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Vanity quotes by Arthur Lynch
#132. Vanity is easily forgiven, for we are all vain, and even as we laugh at the weakness of others we feel that their vanity has touched the responding chord of our own. #Quote by Arthur Lynch
Vanity quotes by Fabcos Famas
#133. This is full of vanity #Quote by Fabcos Famas
Vanity quotes by William Shakespeare
#134. O world, how apt the poor are to be proud! #Quote by William Shakespeare
Vanity quotes by Florence King
#135. The joker in the deck of lesbian fidelity is female vanity: no woman of fifty is going to undress in front of a woman of twenty no matter how much she might lust for her. #Quote by Florence King
Vanity quotes by Diana Vreeland
#136. I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity. #Quote by Diana Vreeland
Vanity quotes by Alan Bradley
#137. No point in wasting time with false vanity when you possess the real thing. #Quote by Alan Bradley
Vanity quotes by Unknown
#138. Man: Has anyone ever told you you're beautiful?

Me: Oh no sir, today is my first day out of doors and papa forbade mirrors in the house lest we fall victim to vanity #Quote by Unknown
Vanity quotes by Ezra Taft Benson
#139. There will always be those little minds who, out of vanity or intellectual display, will attempt to destroy faith in the very foundations of life. #Quote by Ezra Taft Benson
Vanity quotes by Michael J. Fox
#140. Vanity's really overrated. When I was 20, teenage girls had my picture on the wall ... I don't need to be pretty anymore. I just am who I am. #Quote by Michael J. Fox
Vanity quotes by Michael Zaslow
#141. 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. #Quote by Michael Zaslow
Vanity quotes by Daphne Guinness
#142. I treat clothing or a piece of jewelry like it was a piece of art, even though people who collect clothes get a bad rap because they're told it's all vanity. #Quote by Daphne Guinness
Vanity quotes by Jess C. Scott
#143. Killing animals to make a fashion statement = a sickening + cold-blooded vanity. #Quote by Jess C. Scott
Vanity quotes by Anne Bradstreet
#144. #The Vanity of all Worldly Things.

As he said vanity, so vain say I,
Oh! Vanity, O vain all under sky;
Where is the man can say, "Lo, I have found
On brittle earth a consolation sound"?
What isn't in honor to be set on high?
No, they like beasts and sons of men shall die,
And whilst they live, how oft doth turn their fate;
He's now a captive that was king of late.
What isn't in wealth great treasures to obtain?
No, that's but labor, anxious care, and pain.
He heaps up riches, and he heaps up sorrow,
It's his today, but who's his heir tomorrow?
What then? Content in pleasures canst thou find?
More vain than all, that's but to grasp the wind.
The sensual senses for a time they pleasure,
Meanwhile the conscience rage, who shall appease?
What isn't in beauty? No that's but a snare,
They're foul enough today, that once were fair.
What is't in flow'ring youth, or manly age?
The first is prone to vice, the last to rage.
Where is it then, in wisdom, learning, arts?
Sure if on earth, it must be in those parts;
Yet these the wisest man of men did find
But vanity, vexation of the mind.
And he that know the most doth still bemoan
He knows not all that here is to be known.
What is it then? To do as stoics tell,
Nor laugh, nor weep, let things go ill or well?
Such stoics are but stocks, such teaching vain,
While man is man, he shall hav #Quote by Anne Bradstreet
Vanity quotes by T.H. White
#145. He, unfortunately for himself, had been beautifully brought up. His teacher had educated him as the child is educated in the womb, where it lives the history of man from fish to mammal
and, like the child in the womb, he had been protected with love meanwhile. The effect of such an education was that he had grown up without any of the useful accomplishments for living
without malice, vanity, suspicion, cruelty, and the commoner forms of selfishness. Jealousy seemed to him the most ignoble of vices. He was sadly unfitted for hating his best friend or torturing his wife. He had been given too much love and trust to be good at these things. #Quote by T.H. White
Vanity quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#146. A man may follow vanity as truly in the counting-house as in the theatre. If he be spending his life in amassing wealth, he passes his days in a vain show. #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Vanity quotes by Anna Maxwell Martin
#147. I'm forever being told that I'm an odd-looking actress, so it's great playing parts where there's no vanity. You just look as rough as you possibly can! #Quote by Anna Maxwell Martin
Vanity quotes by Oscar Wilde
#148. Nothing makes one so vain as being told that one is a sinner. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Vanity quotes by Pliny The Elder
#149. Many other means there be, that promise the foreknowledge of things to come: besides the raising up and conjuring of ghosts departed, the conference also with familiars and spirits infernal. And all these were found out in our days, to be no better than vanities and false illusions ... #Quote by Pliny The Elder
Vanity quotes by Lionel Shriver
#150. Children live in the same world we do. To kid ourselves that we can shelter them from it isn't just naive it's a vanity. #Quote by Lionel Shriver
Vanity quotes by William Makepeace Thackeray
#151. And as a general rule, which may make all creditors who are inclined to be severe pretty comfortable in their minds, no men embarrassed are altogether honest, very likely. They conceal something; they exaggerate chances of good luck; hide away the reals state of affairs; say that things are flourishing when they are hopeless; keep a smiling face (a dreary smile it is) upon the verge of bankruptcy
are ready to lay hold of any pretext for delay, or of any money, so as to stave off the inevitable ruin a few days longer. #Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray
Vanity quotes by Margaret Mitchell
#152. It was this feminine conspiracy which made Southern society so pleasant. Women knew that a land where men were contented, uncontradicted ans safe in possession of unpunctured vanity was likely to be a very pleasant place for women to live. So, from the cradle to the grave, women strove to make men pleased with themselves, and the satisfied men repaid lavishly with gallantry and adoration. In fact, men willingly gave ladies everything in the world except credit for having intelligence. #Quote by Margaret Mitchell
Vanity quotes by William Makepeace Thackeray
#153. Peace to thee, kind and selfish, vain and generous old heathen! - We shall see thee no more. Let us hope that Lady Jane supported her kindly, and led her with gentle hand out of the busy struggle of Vanity Fair. #Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray
Vanity quotes by Kedar Joshi
#154. God's greatest thirst and his greatest sin is his ultimate vanity. #Quote by Kedar Joshi
Vanity quotes by Lex Luger
#155. I was trying to be 27 at age 47, but God had to get rid of my vanity. I had trouble letting go of the old Lex physically. My human fleshly nature didn't want to let go of what had come to be billed as 'The Total Package.' I guess God had to help me get rid of the last remnant of that vanity and pride. #Quote by Lex Luger
Vanity quotes by Gwen Stefani
#156. 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. #Quote by Gwen Stefani
Vanity quotes by William Makepeace Thackeray
#157. Everybody in Vanity Fair must have remarked how well those live who are comfortably and thoroughly in debt; how they deny themselves nothing; how jolly and easy they are in their minds. #Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray
Vanity quotes by Nikos Kazantzakis
#158. But how can anyone put a bridle on man's vanity and arrogance? But how can Purity walk the earth without covering her feet with mud? #Quote by Nikos Kazantzakis
Vanity quotes by Mark Helprin
#159. She died on a windy gray day in March when the sky was full of darting crows and the world lay prostrate and defeated after winter. Peter Lake was at her side and it ruined him forever. It broke him as he had not ever imagined he could have been broken. He would never again be young, or able to remember what it was like to be young. What he had once taken to be pleasures would appear to him in his defeat as hideous and deserved punishments for reckless vanity. #Quote by Mark Helprin
Vanity quotes by Anna Friel
#160. I've been on sets where the turnaround is so fast and the budget so small that the actors have been asked to speed things up and save money by changing in the public toilets. There's no room for vanity at times like that. It's the best way: get on with it! #Quote by Anna Friel
Vanity quotes by William Faulkner
#161. Not of exhaustion, but surrender, as though he had given over and relinquished completely that grip upon that blending of pride and hope and vanity and fear, that strength to cling to either defeat or victory, which is the I-Am, and the relinquishment of which is usually death. #Quote by William Faulkner
Vanity quotes by John Adams
#162. I have long been settled in my own opinion that neither Philosophy, nor Religion, nor Morality, nor Wisdom, nor Interest, will ever govern nations or Parties, against their vanity, their Pride, their Resentment, or Revenge, or their Avarice, or Ambition. Nothing but Force and Power and Strength can restrain them. #Quote by John Adams
Vanity quotes by Sophocles
#163. Men are of little worth. Their brief lives last a single day. They cannot hold elusive pleasure fast; It melts away. All laurels wither; all illusions fade; Hopes have been phantoms, shade on air-built shade, since time began. #Quote by Sophocles
Vanity quotes by Charles Caleb Colton
#164. Some philosophers would give a sex to revenge, and appropriate it almost exclusively to the female mind. But, like most other vices, it is of both genders; yet, because wounded vanity and slighted love are the two most powerful excitements to revenge, it has been thought, perhaps, to rage with more violence in the female heart. #Quote by Charles Caleb Colton
Vanity quotes by J. P. Vinluca
#165. Foolish men always believe that a little knowledge will give them control over the world, but it is no more than a display of their vanity. #Quote by J. P. Vinluca
Vanity quotes by David Frum
#166. Speech writers are more vulnerable to vanity than any other group of people in Washington. #Quote by David Frum
Vanity quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#167. What is the vanity of the vainest man compared with the vanity which the most modest possesses when, in the midst of nature and the world, he feels himself to be man! #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Vanity quotes by Paul Fussell
#168. Another reason is that the letters are almost always funny, offering readers the spectacle of some pompous self-celebrator given ample ironic room in which to parade his self-solicited hurt. #Quote by Paul Fussell
Vanity quotes by Matthew McConaughey
#169. I am vain. I think vanity is a good thing. It's done more good things for me than it has not. #Quote by Matthew McConaughey
Vanity quotes by Wayne Thomas Batson
#170. There are passages and doors
And Realms that lie unseen.
There are Roads both wide and narrow
And no avenue between.
Doors Remain closed for those
Who in sad vanity yet hide.
Yet when Belief is chosen,
The key appears inside.
What is lived now will soon pass,
And what is not will come to Be.
The Door Within must open,
For one to truly see.
Do you see?
Believe and enter. #Quote by Wayne Thomas Batson
Vanity quotes by John Milton
#171. Vanity is definitely my favorite sin. #Quote by John Milton
Vanity quotes by Robert Browning
#172. In heaven I yearn for knowledge, account all else inanity; On earth I confess an itch for the praise of fools - that's vanity #Quote by Robert Browning
Vanity quotes by Amy Andrews
#173. She didn't notice the partially fogged vanity mirror as she walked toward the bathroom, either - two thick fluffy towels in hand. Not until she was inside anyway and a pair of jeans and fringed leather chaps tossed carelessly over the edge of the vanity came into view.
She almost dropped the towels as she spun around.
The Dixie Chicks crooning, there's your trouble, straight into her ear was a particularly ironic twist. #Quote by Amy Andrews
Vanity quotes by Christopher Healy
#174. I'm pretty much a goddess around here. #Quote by Christopher Healy
Vanity quotes by Tracy J. Butler
#175. Old Man River!

That seems far too austere a name
For something made of mirth and rage.
O, roiling red-blood river vein,
If chief among your traits is age,
You're a wily, convoluted sage.

Is "old" the thing to call what rings
The vernal heart of wester-lore;
What brings us brassy-myth made kings
(And preponderance of bug-type things)
To challenge titans come before?
Demiurge to a try at Avalon-once-more!

And what august vitality
In your wide aorta stream
You must have had to oversee
Alchemic change of timber beam
To iron, brick and engine steam.

Your umber whiskey waters lance
The prideful sober sovereignty
Of faulty-haloed Temperance
And wilt her self-sure countenance;
Yes, righteousness is vanity,
But your sport's for imps, not elderly.

If there's a name for migrant mass
Of veteran frivolity
That snakes through seas of prairie grass
And groves of summer sassafras,
A name that flows as roguishly
As gypsy waters, fast and free,
It's your real name, Mississippi. #Quote by Tracy J. Butler
Vanity quotes by Roberta Pearce
#176. The only way to tell off an asshole was face-to-face and to look fantastic doing it. So, here she was, with perfect makeup, hair done in a riot of waves that had taken a ridiculously long time to create, and a brand new screw you and the horse you rode in on dress laid out on her bed. #Quote by Roberta Pearce
Vanity quotes by Benjamin Constant
#177. I detest that fatuity of mind which believes that what is explained is also excused; I hate that vanity which finds it interesting to describe the harm that it has done, and asks to be pitied at the end of its recital, and, as it patrols with impunity among the ruins for which it is responsible, gives to self-analysis the time which should be given to repentance. #Quote by Benjamin Constant
Vanity quotes by Dee Remy
#178. Every men wanted to be his friend and every woman wanted to be in his bed #Quote by Dee Remy
Vanity quotes by Kathy Griffin
#179. I am an outsider looking in, absolutely. You're not going to see me at the Academy Awards 'Vanity Fair' party any time soon. I'm not somebody who, no matter where I go, there are paparazzi or any of that nonsense. But I have a little window into that world, and I can enter it and dance around. I want to be the audience's ticket into the party. #Quote by Kathy Griffin
Vanity quotes by Brenda Ueland
#180. Know that it is good to work. Work with love and think of liking it when you do it. #Quote by Brenda Ueland
Vanity quotes by Nancy Mitford
#181. I have often noticed that when women look at themselves in every reflection, and take furtive peeps into their looking-glasses, it is hardly ever, as is generally supposed, from vanity, but much more often from a feeling that all is not quite as it should be #Quote by Nancy Mitford
Vanity quotes by David Sedaris
#182. That's the problem with wishes, they ensnare you. In fairy tales they're nothing but trouble, magnifying the greed and vanity of the person for whom they are granted. #Quote by David Sedaris
Vanity quotes by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
#183. Many a heart is caught in the rebound ... Pride may be soothed by the ready devotion of another; vanity may be excited the more keenly by recent mortification. #Quote by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Vanity quotes by Marcus Tullius Cicero
#184. What fervent love of herself would Virtue excite if she could be seen! #Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Vanity quotes by Dawn Powell
#185. 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). #Quote by Dawn Powell
Vanity quotes by Edward Gibbon
#186. A philosopher may deplore the eternal discords of the human race, but he will confess, that the desire of spoil is a more rational provocation than the vanity of conquest. #Quote by Edward Gibbon
Vanity quotes by Don Lee
#187. He didn't know why he was lying. Perhaps because his vanity was being engaged, and he wasn't above attending to his vanity. #Quote by Don Lee
Vanity quotes by Michel De Montaigne
#188. If others were to look attentively into themselves as I do, they would find themselves, as I do, full of emptiness and tomfoolery. I cannot rid myself of them without getting rid of myself. We are all steeped in them, each as much as the other; but those who realize this get off, as I know, a little more cheaply.

That commonly approved practice of looking elsewhere than at our own self has served our affairs well! Our self is an object full of dissatisfaction: we can see nothing there but wretchedness and vanity. So as not to dishearten us, Nature has very conveniently cast the action of our sight outwards. We are swept on downstream, but to struggle back towards our self against the current is a painful movement; thus does the sea, when driven against itself, swirl back in confusion. Everyone says: 'Look at the motions of the heavens, look at society, at this man's quarrel, that man's pulse, this other man's will and testament' - in other words always look upwards or downwards or sideways, or before or behind you. That commandment given us in ancient times by that god at Delphi was contrary to all expectation: 'Look back into your self; get to know your self; hold on to your self.' Bring back to your self your mind and your will which are being squandered elsewhere; you are draining and frittering your self away. Consolidate your self; rein your self back. They are cheating you, distracting you, robbing you of your self.

Can you not see that this world #Quote by Michel De Montaigne
Vanity quotes by Tivadar Kosztka Csontvary
#189. I, Tivadar Kosztka, who gave up his prime of youth for the rebirth of the world, accepting the call of the invisible Spirit, had a regular civil job, comfort, wealth then ... Going to Paris in 1907 I oppositely standed alone in front of millions with only the result of the divine providence, and I beat the vanity of the world hollow, but I haven't killed 10 million people, only sobered them. I haven't made commercials from things, because I didn't care for the pedlar's press; I retired from the world instead, going to the top of the Lebanons, and I painted cedars. #Quote by Tivadar Kosztka Csontvary
Vanity quotes by Philip Roth
#190. Never in my life had I so harshly judged any adult - not my parents, not even Alvin or Uncle Monty - nor had I understood till then how the shameless vanity of utter fools can so strongly determine the fate of others. "Did you meet Mr. von Ribbentrop?" Now almost girlishly bashful, she replied, "I danced with Mr. von Ribbentrop." "Where? #Quote by Philip Roth
Vanity quotes by W. Somerset Maugham
#191. For thirty years now I have been studying my fellow-men. I do not know very much about them. I should certainly hesitate to engage a servant on his face, and yet I suppose it is on the face that for the most part we judge the persons we meet. We draw our conclusions from the shape of the jaw, the look in the eyes, the contour of the mouth. I wonder if we are more often right than wrong. Why novels and plays are so often untrue to life is because their authors, perhaps of necessity, make their characters all of a piece. They cannot afford to make them self-contradictory, for then they become incomprehensible, and yet self-contradictory is what most of us are. We are a haphazard bundle of inconsistent qualities. In books on logic they will tell you that it is absurd to say that yellow is tubular or gratitude heavier than air; but in that mixture of incongruities that makes up the self yellow may very well be a horse and cart and gratitude the middle of the week. I shrug my shoulders when people tell me that their first impressions of a person are always right. I think they must have small insight or great vanity. For my own part I find that the longer I know people the more they puzzled me: my oldest friends are just these of whom I can say that I don't know the first thing about them. #Quote by W. Somerset Maugham
Vanity quotes by Oscar Wilde
#192. It is curious how vanity helps the successful man and wrecks the failure. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Vanity quotes by Charles Caleb Colton
#193. Love is an alchemist that can transmute poison into food
and a spaniel, that prefers even punishment from one hand to caresses from another. But it is in love as in war, we are often more indebted for our success to the weakness of the defence than to the energy of the attack; for mere idleness has ruined more women than passion; vanity more than idleness, and credulity more than either. #Quote by Charles Caleb Colton
Vanity quotes by Joan Rivers
#194. I've learned: When you get older, who cares? I don't mince words, I don't hold back. What are you gonna do to me? Fire me? It's been done. Threaten to commit suicide? Done. Take away my show? Done! Not invite to me to the Vanity Fair party? I've never been invited! If I ever saw the invitation, I'd use it as toilet paper. #Quote by Joan Rivers
Vanity quotes by Sam Trammell
#195. I don't read a lot of magazines, but when I'm traveling, I'll pick up a copy of 'Vanity Fair' to read on the plane - it's like a full meal! The articles are so good, especially the crime stories. Browsing the Web is more like snacking - but I live on snacks. #Quote by Sam Trammell
Vanity quotes by James Thomson
#196. Once in a stately passion I cried with desperate grief
'Oh Lord, my heart is black with guile, of sinners I am chief'
Then stooped my guardian angel and whispered from behind
'Vanity my little man, you're nothing of the kind'
#Quote by James Thomson
Vanity quotes by William Makepeace Thackeray
#197. Oh, Vanity of vanities! How wayward the decrees of Fate are; How very weak the very wise, How very small the very great are! #Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray
Vanity quotes by Janna Hoiberg
#198. Revenue is Vanity, Profit is Reality and Cash is King. Where is your King Plan? #Quote by Janna Hoiberg
Vanity quotes by John Bagot Glubb غلوب باشا
#199. Alternatively, there are 'political' schools of history, slanted to discredit the actions of our past leaders, in order to support modern political movements. In all these cases, history is not an attempt to ascertain the truth, but a system of propaganda, devoted to the furtherance of modern projects, or the gratification of national vanity.

Men can scarcely be blamed for not learning from the history they are taught. There is nothing to learn from it, because it is not true. #Quote by John Bagot Glubb غلوب باشا
Vanity quotes by Philip Sidney
#200. Every present occasion will catch the senses of the vain man; and with that bridle and saddle you may ride him. #Quote by Philip Sidney

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