Quotations on Vanity

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When women smoke, it is hard for them to quit because they are so worried about their weight; it's a vanity issue and a mindset.
- Loni Anderson
(Keywords: Women, Vanity, Weight)

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
(Keywords: Being, May, Opinion, Pride, Vanity, Words)

You can't control how you are perceived, and you are a fool if you waste any energy trying to do so. Vanity will get you nowhere.
- Dave Blood
(Keywords: Control, Energy, Fool, Trying, Vanity, Waste, Will)

The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Keywords: Knowledge, Vanity, Will)

Call it vanity, call it arrogant presumption, call it what you wish, but I would grope for the nearest open grave if I had no newspaper to work for, no need to search for and sometimes find the winged word that just fits, no keen wonder over what each unfolding day may bring.
- Bob Considine
(Keywords: Work, Day, Grave, May, Open, Vanity, Wonder, Word)

The day when a sportsman stops thinking above all else of the happiness in his own effort and the intoxication of the power and physical balance he derives from it, the day when he lets considerations of vanity or interest take over, on this day his ideal will die.
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Keywords: Happiness, Power, Balance, Day, Effort, Interest, Thinking, Vanity, Will)

Solitude can be used well by very few people. They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it, and enough virtue to despise all the vanity.
- Abraham Cowley
(Keywords: People, Knowledge, Virtue, Foolishness, Solitude, Vanity, World)

But, after all, we are a young nation, and vanity is a fault of youth.
- Rebecca H. Davis
(Keywords: Fault, Nation, Vanity, Youth)

Well, there are more writers of blogs right now than there are readers, so that's clearly a vanity phenomenon.
- John Doerr
(Keywords: Now, Right, Vanity, Writers)

If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Keywords: Men, Ambition, Vanity, Youth)

You know, at 35 or at 38 or 40 you really start to see what your body could look like if you just don't do anything all winter long. So that's another motivating factor, our vanity.
- Stone Gossard
(Keywords: Body, Vanity, Winter)

Without vanity, without coquetry, without curiosity, in a word, without the fall, woman would not be woman. Much of her grace is in her frailty.
- Victor Hugo
(Keywords: Curiosity, Grace, Vanity, Woman, Word)

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
(Keywords: Wisdom, Man, Vanity, Will)

There is something wrong about being photographed that has nothing to do with vanity.
- Nigella Lawson
(Keywords: Being, Nothing, Vanity, Wrong)

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.
- James Madison
(Keywords: Hatred, Labor, Luxury, Pride, Property, Vanity, Vice)

The world is all a carcass and vanity, The shadow of a shadow, a play And in one word, just nothing.
- Michel de Montaigne
(Keywords: Nothing, Play, Shadow, Vanity, Word, World)

Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Keywords: Women, Contempt, Vanity, Woman)

Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science.
- Blaise Pascal
(Keywords: Science, Time, Morality, Knowledge, Affliction, Ignorance, Vanity, Will)

She gave up beauty in her tender youth, gave all her hope and joy and pleasant ways; she covered up her eyes lest they should gaze on vanity, and chose the bitter truth.
- Christina Rossetti
(Keywords: Beauty, Truth, Hope, Eyes, Joy, Vanity, Youth)

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.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Imagination, Heart, Man, May, Vanity, Woman)

I have been vain since birth. I expected other people to like what I did, although my vanity has definitely diminished over the years.
- Wallace Shawn
(Keywords: People, Vanity, Years)

There is nothing can pay one for that invaluable ignorance which is the companion of youth, those sanguine groundless hopes, and that lively vanity which makes all the happiness of life.
- Mary Wortley
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Ignorance, Nothing, Vanity, Youth)

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