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The common practice of keeping up appearances with society is a mere selfish struggle of the vain with the vain. (Quote by - John Ruskin)

Know that it is good to work. Work with love, and think of liking it when you do it. It is easy and interesting. It is a privilege. There is nothing hard about it but your anxious vanity and fear of failure. (Quote by - Brenda Ueland)

It must require an inordinate share of vanity and presumption, too, after enjoying so much that is good and beautiful on earth, to ask the Lord for immortality in addition to all. (Quote by - Heinrich Heine)

Cure yourself of the affliction of caring how you appear to others. Concern yourself only with how you appear before God, Concern yourself only with the idea that God may have of you. (Quote by - Miguel De Unamuno)

Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people. (Quote by - Garrison Keillor)

Self-love seems so often unrequited. (Quote by - Anthony Powell)

My father said, "Politics asks the question: Is it expedient? Vanity asks: Is it popular? But conscience asks: Is it right?" (Quote by - Dexter Scott King)

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. (Quote by - Van Wyck Brooks)

We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all. (Quote by - François Duc de La Rochefoucauld)

The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that's laughable is vanity. (Quote by - Henri Bergson)

One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and mean actions to fear. (Quote by - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche)

Self-love is the greatest of all flatterers. (Quote by - François Duc de La Rochefoucauld)

If a person is to get the meaning of life he must learn to like the facts about himself -- ugly as they may seem to his sentimental vanity -- before he can learn the truth behind the facts. And the truth is never ugly. (Quote by - Eugene O'Neill)

Never "just run out for a few minutes" without looking your best. This is not vanity -- it's self-liking. Your face is always on display. (Quote by - Estee Lauder)

I think I may boast myself to be, with all possible vanity, the most unlearned and uninformed female who ever dared to be an authoress. (Quote by - Jane Austen)

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. (Quote by - Joyce Carol Oates)

No man thinks there is much ado about nothing when the ado is about himself. (Quote by - Anthony Trollope)

Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return. (Quote by - George Eliot)

There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth. (Quote by - Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased with the effect he produces on other people. A conceited man is satisfied with the effect he produces on himself. (Quote by - Max Beerbohm)

Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory. (Quote by - Joseph Conrad)

Rome took all the vanity out of me; for after seeing the wonders there, I felt too insignificant to live, and gave up all my foolish hopes in despair. (Quote by - Louisa May Alcott)

Possibly, more people kill themselves and others out of hurt vanity than out of envy, jealousy, malice or desire for revenge. (Quote by - Iris Murdoch)

Vanity as an impulse has without doubt been of far more benefit to civilization than modesty has ever been. (Quote by - William E. Woodward)

A man who is not a fool can rid himself of every folly except vanity. (Quote by - Jean Jacques Rousseau)


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