Quotation Explorer - 'Vanity'

Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld
It's not vanity, because if you look weird, it will distract from what your trying to do. If you look as good as you can, people will be able to pay attention to what your actually saying. - Tina Fey
I was so tired of this ceaseless, day-to-day tug-of-war between my hormones and my head, my vanity and my virtue. I felt very much as though I were caught in the middle of some dreadful battle in which taking a side of my own would mean certain misery in either case. - Emily Tomko
Those who live on vanity must, not unreasonably, expect to die of mortification. - Alice Thomas Ellis
There is no restraining men's tongues or pens when charged with a little vanity. - George Washington
CONFIDENCE is not showing off your VANITY, it’s about to be HUMBLED and KIND to others what are you truly SKILLED and PROFESSIONAL about… - Rashedur Ryan Rahman
You sold your soul to feed your vanity.. - The Scorpions
I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not. I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. There's a vanity to candor that isn't really worth it. Be kind. - Richard Greenberg
All that is in this world is vanity, but to love God and to serve only Him.
Bring light to the ignorant, but more light to the educated, for the vanity of education makes modern humans more ignorant than the ignorant. - Abhijit Naskar
Vanity is my favourite sin. - Al Pacino
Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously.... Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us. - Jane Austen
One sticks to an opinion because he prides himself on having come to it on his own, and another because he has taken great pains to learn it and is proud to have grasped it: and so both do so out of vanity. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Men always want to be a woman’s first love. That is their clumsy vanity. We women have a more subtle instinct about these things. What (women) like is to be a man’s last romance. - Oscar Wilde
And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence - Bertrand Russell
Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast. - Logan Pearsall Smith
Women that can work a camera with ease often work men just as effortlessly for both require the same commitment to vanity and manipulation. - Tiffany Madison
Sometimes when you look back on a situation, you realize it wasn't all you thought it was. A beautiful girl walked into your life. You fell in love. Or did you? Maybe it was only a childish infatuation, or maybe just a brief moment of vanity. - Henry Bromel
The purpose of writing is to hold a mirror to nature, but too much today is written from small mirrors in vanity cases. - John Mason Brown
If one has no vanity in this life of ours, there is no sufficient reason for living. - Leo Tolstoy
Social media has infected the world with a sickening virus called vanity. - Kellie Elmore
This nation is like all the others that have been spewed upon the earth--ready to shout for any cause that will tickle its vanity or fill its pocket. What a hell of a heaven it will be when they get all these hypocrites assembled there!- Letter to J. H. Twichell, 1/29/1901 - Mark Twain
Offended vanity is the great separator in social life.
Where people wish to attach, they should always be ignorant. To come with a well−informed mind is to come with an inability of administering to the vanity of others, which a sensible person would always wish to avoid. - Jane Austen
Vanity does not pay the bills. - Robert Black
Happiness comes more from loving than being loved; and often when our affection seems wounded it is only our vanity bleeding. To love, and to be hurt often, and to love again - this is the brave and happy life. - J. E. Buchrose
The Spirit of God breathes inspiration, while the carnal mind breeds vanity. - Fred C. White
It's not vanity to know your own good points. It would just be stupidity if you didn't; It's only vanity when you get puffed up about them. - L. M. Montgomery
I have always found that angels have the vanity to speak of themselves as the only wise. - William Blake
Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher; all is vanity. - Bible
What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient, but restless mind, of sacrificing one's ease or vanity, of uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully. - Charles Victor Cherbuliez
Vanity might be a "sin" according to some lights, but he thought in measured doses it was one of life's allowable simple pleasures. It helped everyone get through their days. - G.M. Malliet
All is vanity and vexation of spirit. - Bible
The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it. - Samuel Johnson
Adversity relieves people of vanity and egotism. It discourages selfishness by proving that no one can succeed without the cooperation of others. - Napoleon Hill
Vanity makes us do more things against inclination than reason. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Christianity, true Christianity, is experienced when we crucify the anger, pride, vanity and lust that dwells within ourselves and consciously replace it with the sacrificial love, humility, modesty and chasteness of the One who so many profess to believe in and follow. - - Jason Neville Versey
She had been nothing but a beloved bauble passed from a mother to a son, a decoration of vanity, devoid of identity. - D. Morgenstern
It may seem demeaning to the vanity of some individuals, but like all elements of the mind, God and all its correlated sensations of divinity are the majestic creations of neurobiology. - Abhijit Naskar
Cowardice asks the question - is it safe? Vanity asks the question - is it popular? Expediency asks the question - is it political? But conscience asks the question - is it right? There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, popular, or political; but because it is right.
I have frequently experienced myself the mood in which I felt that all is vanity; I have emerged from it not by any philosophy, but owing to some imperative necessity of action. - Bertrand Russell
We should all have the freedom to die with majesty in an unworthy life which was subjected to sin and vanity. - Sorin Cerin
Discourtesy does not spring merely from one bad quality, but from several--from foolish vanity, from ignorance of what is due to others, from indolence, from stupidity, from distraction of thought, from contempt of others, from jealousy. - Jean de la Bruyere
Rather than a vanity paycheck it feels better to give something of far more value than entertainment or money. Sometimes gifts can be priceless like that of love which is everything, connection, inspiration, devotion, attention, purpose… - Di Lee
the story of love and vanity are always as though as ice and heat - Rishad sakhi
It is better in some respects to be admired by those with whom you live, than to be loved by them. And this is not on account of any gratification of vanity, but because admiration is so much more tolerant than love. - Sir Arthur Helps
Aflame in black ecstasy, orders extinguished:after deathhow will I know my love was true,this sacrifice not an exercise in vanity? - Phan Ming Yen
I try--without success--to stop finding reasons for vanity in anything. When I happen to manage it nonetheless, I feel that I no longer belong to the mortal gang. I am above everything then, above the gods themselves. Perhaps that is what death is: a sensation of great, of extreme superiority. - Emil Cioran
Vanity breeds insanity; humility leads to utility. - T. William Watts
The World will give you hopeless vanity, but what will you give the World? - Jennifer Megan Varnadore
At the end of the day, if pride is your greatest strength, turn it into vanity. - Lionel Suggs
To write history one must be more than a man, since the author who holds the pen of this great justiciary must be free from all preoccupation of interest or vanity. - Napoléon Bonaparte
Our entire life worth's less than one moment of the absolute's truth vanity. - Sorin Cerin
It's all about vanity, isn't it? I think it says something about people if they can't do it - Gwendoline Riley
If lighthouse becomes a burning candle, flickered upon ocean's insanity.Your sailing heart there anchors to handle the obsessed breeze towards sand dune's vanity. - Munia Khan
Every man is sensitive. Some cover it up with brutality, others with cowardice and vanity, but a small few wear it bravely like armor - Solange nicole
You will be most readily cured of vanity or presumption by studying the history of music, and by hearing the master pieces which have been produced at different periods. - Robert Schumann
The war was about vanity, he said. It was about old men who couldn't look in the mirror anymore and so they sent the young out to die. Was was a get-together of the vain. They wanted it simple--hate your enemy, know nothing of him. - Mccann Colum
When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bustling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity. - Dale Carnegie
But pride only helps us to be generous; it never makes us so, any more than vanity makes us witty. - George Eliot
I am philosophical Christ; crucified on the cross of ignorance for the sake ofdivine vanity. - Kedar Joshi
Nothing is so at odds with prayer as vanity. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Vanity is the quicksand of reason.
No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library. - Samuel Johnson
The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need. - Napoléon Bonaparte
Vanity dulls the senses. - Nadja Sam
Click any word or name in a quote to explore, or search for more. [JSON] [SOURCE]