Vanity Quotes

Some quotes about vanity

If there is a single quality that is shared by all great men, it is vanity.
Yousuf Karsh
The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity.
Henri Bergson
Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense.
Julian Casablancas
The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.
Miguel de Cervantes
A man’s vanity tells him what is honor, a man’s conscience what is justice.
Walter Savage Landor
The English are predisposed to pride, the French to vanity.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity.
Diana Vreeland
Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.
Jane Austen
Vanity dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The whole business is built on ego, vanity, self-satisfaction, and it’s total crap to pretend it’s not.
George Michael
The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.
Samuel Butler
Do you wish people to think well of you? Don’t speak well of yourself.
Blaise Pascal
There is perhaps no more obvious vanity than to write of it so vainly.
Michel de Montaigne
A man’s vanity is more fragile that you might think. It’s easy for us to mistake shyness for coldness, and silence for indifference.
Lisa Kleypas
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?
Vincent Van Gogh
Stupidity talks, vanity acts.
Victor Hugo
Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return.
George Eliot
My greatest vanity is my skin. It is the colour of gingerbread and, thanks to my mother’s genes, smooth and mostly blemish-free.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Our vanity is the constant enemy of our dignity.
Sophie Swetchine
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.
Elle Macpherson
Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride.
Jonathan Swift
There’s nothing so unattractive as vanity… particularly male vanity.
Rafe Spall
Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind. But vanity, not love, has been my folly.
Jane Austen
It is just like man’s vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.
Mark Twain
Pampered vanity is a better thing perhaps than starved pride.
Joanna Baillie
Vanity is becoming a nuisance, I can see why women give it up, eventually. But I’m not ready for that yet.
Margaret Atwood
Our vanity is hardest to wound precisely when our pride has just been wounded.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity.
Thomas Carlyle
Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity.
Jean de la Bruyere
Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory.
Joseph Conrad
Vanity, showing off, is an attitude that reduces spirituality to a worldly thing, which is the worst sin that could be committed in the church.
Pope Francis
Vanity can apply to both insecurity and egotism.
Taylor Swift
The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.
Tom Wolfe
Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.
Jane Austen
Look. Survey. Inspect. My hair is ruined! I look like a pan of bacon and eggs!
Diana Wynne Jones
A pretty wife is something for the fastidious vanity of a roue to retire upon.
Thomas Moore
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.
John Keats
Vanity is the healthiest thing in life.
Karl Lagerfeld
Vanity is great motivation, to be fair.
Matthew McConaughey
The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
George Santayana
Always first draw fresh breath after outbursts of vanity and complacency.
Franz Kafka
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Censorship is the height of vanity.
Martha Graham
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.
DeWitt Clinton
Vanity is the quicksand of reason.
George Sand
What makes the vanity of others insupportable is that it wounds our own.
Fran├žois de la Rochefoucauld
Vanity is as old as the mammoth.
W. L. George
We have no patience with other people’s vanity because it is offensive to our own.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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