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Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.
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.
The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it.
No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library.
There is perhaps no more obvious vanity than to write of it so vainly.
Michel de Montaigne
The world is all a carcass and vanity, The shadow of a shadow, a play And in one word, just nothing.
Michel de Montaigne
I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity.
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.
E. M. Forster
Always first draw fresh breath after outbursts of vanity and complacency.
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.
Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.
The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
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.
Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride.
There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Vanity can create a very cruel space for you if you don't know how to manage it.
'Snow White' is an old fairy tale, so obviously the idea of vanity and obsession with youth is long-standing. With today's science, people have become crazy with trying to move their face around. It's bizarre.
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.
David Herbert Lawrence
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.
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.
The English are predisposed to pride, the French to vanity.
Now I feel and I say all the time that vanity is, like, long gone. I'm really free of worrying about what I look like, because it's out of my shaky hands. I don't control it. So why would I waste one second of my life worrying about it?
Michael J. Fox
Vanity is my favourite sin.
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.'
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.
Van Wyck Brooks
The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.
Miguel de Cervantes
Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity.
Jean de la Bruyere
Vanity is the quicksand of reason.
Vanity is the healthiest thing in life.
I have a lot of vanity.
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