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    It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us. ⏤ Jane Austen

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Whatever accomplishment you boast of in the world, there is someone better than you.

African Proverbs

Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied?

William Makepeace Thackeray

The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.

Miguel de Cervantes

Pride is the master sin of the devil, and the devil is the father of lies.

Edwin Hubbell Chapin

A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity can give us no assistance in bearing them.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

If you done it, it ain't bragging.

Walt Whitman

What makes vanity so insufferable to us, is that it hurts our own.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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

Gray hairs are death's blossoms.

English Proverbs

Some people are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Our vanity is the constant enemy of our dignity.

Madame Swetchine

We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

The common practice of keeping up appearances with society is a mere selfish struggle of the vain with the vain.

John Ruskin

Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense.

Julian Casablancas

Of great wealth there is no real use, except in its distribution, the rest is just conceit.

Francis Bacon

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

Always hold your head up but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.

Max L. Forman

Nobody can be kinder than the narcissist while you react to life in his own terms.

Elizabeth Bowen

They say that hens do cackle loudest when there is nothing vital in the eggs they have laid.

Ambrose Bierce

There are no grades of vanity, there are only grades of ability in concealing it.

Mark Twain

Gray hair is a sign of age, not of wisdom.


The hair is the richest ornament of women.

Martin Luther

If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself.

Henry David Thoreau

Conceit is a queer disease -- it makes everyone Sick except the person who has it.


Don't be vain because you happen to have talent. You are not responsible for that; it was not of your doing. What you do with your talent is what matters.

Pau (Pablo) Casals

No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes, than a public library.

Samuel Johnson

Conceit is incompatible with understanding.

Leo Tolstoy

If I cannot brag of knowing something, then I brag of not knowing it; at any rate, brag.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy.

George Bancroft

Nothing so soothes our vanity as a display of greater vanity in others; it make us vain, in fact, of our modesty.

Louis Kronenberger

Looking at yourself in a mirror isn't exactly a study of life.

Lauren Bacall

A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.

Gore Vidal

The basis of tragedy is man's helplessness against disease, war and death; the basis of comedy is man's helplessness against vanity (the vanity of love, greed, lust, power).

Dawn Powell

Man has always sacrificed truth to his vanity, comfort and advantage. He lives by make-believe.

W. Somerset Maugham

The vanity of others runs counter to our taste only when it runs counter to our vanity.

Friedrich Nietzsche

I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them.

George Eliot

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

Any fear of aging, I think, is simply vanity.

Leighton Meester

Self-love is a balloon filled with wind, from which storms burst forth when one makes a puncture in it.


Conceit is God's gift to little men.

Harry S Truman

The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.

Samuel Butler

The whole business is built on ego, vanity, self-satisfaction, and it's total crap to pretend it's not.

George Michael

That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather an ambition than a bounty.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

He who is enamored of himself will at least have the advantage of being inconvenienced by few rivals.

G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg

Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty, iniquity, bad faith, falsehood - we fail to see the whole array when it is facing in the same direction as we.

Jean Rostand

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

I was really excited to get to shave my head - it's something I'd wanted to do for a while and now I had a good excuse. It was nice to shed that level of vanity.

Natalie Portman

Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return.

George Eliot

The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures, and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures, cause inconstancy.

Blaise Pascal

Conceit in weakest bodies works the strongest.

William Shakespeare

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

There is something wrong about being photographed that has nothing to do with vanity.

Nigella Lawson

Narcissus does not fall in love with his reflection because it is beautiful, but because it is his. If it were his beauty that enthralled him, he would be set free in a few years by its fading.

W. H. Auden

The charity that hastens to proclaim its good deeds, ceases to be charity, and is only pride and ostentation.

William Hutton

A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.

Alexander Hamilton

Curiosity is only vanity. Most frequently we wish not to know, but to talk. We would not take a sea voyage for the sole pleasure of seeing without hope of ever telling.

Blaise Pascal

Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast.

Logan P. Smith

Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love.

Thomas Traherne

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.

Max Beerbohm

People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Man that is of woman born is apt to be as vain has his mother.

Robert Frost

Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy.

Edwin Hubbell Chapin

Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride.

Jonathan Swift

Vanity is so secure in the heart of man that everyone wants to be admired : even I who write this, and you who read this.

Blaise Pascal

Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.

Johnny Unitas

Large parties given to very young children... foster the passions of vanity and envy, and produce a love of dress and display which is very repulsive in the character of a child.

Susanna Moodie

Mere flimflam stories, and nothing but shams and lies.

Miguel de Cervantes

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.

Miguel de Unamuno

In England and America, a beard usually means that its owner would rather be considered venerable than virile; on the continent of Europe, it often means that its owner makes a special claim to virility.

Rebecca West

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 is becoming a nuisance, I can see why women give it up, eventually. But I'm not ready for that yet.

Margaret Atwood

I have this theory that people in Hollywood don't read. They read 'Vanity Fair' and then consider themselves terribly well read. I think I can basically write about anybody without getting caught.

Jackie Collins

Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person's mind, she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

My vanity is not remotely physical, it is cerebral. I suppose feeling self-conscious might be a form of vanity, though.

Richard Griffiths

There's nothing like getting yourself into character and seeing a different person. It really wears on your vanity.

Elizabeth Moss

There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.

Edward George BulwerLytton

Women are much more like each other than men: they have, in truth, but two passions, vanity and love; these are their universal characteristics.

Lord Chesterfield

When you start becoming really successful, the demons start to tempt you - the demons of vanity and self importance, drug abuse, the feelings of fraudulence. But, it's also a thrill. That's what I found weird.

Ethan Hawke

It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.

Mark Twain

Fashion is so close in revealing a person's inner feelings and everybody seems to hate to lay claim to vanity so people tend to push it away. It's really too close to the quick of the soul.

Stella Blum

If there is a single quality that is shared by all great men, it is vanity.

Yousuf Karsh

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.

Eugene O'Neill

Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Vanity dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase. I can with ease become an ordinary fool. I may be one now. But it doesn't do to upset one's own vanity.

Dylan Thomas

If I have one vanity wish, it would be to direct. It's the only thing I haven't done yet that I would like to.

Theodore Bikel

The happy story right now is the full page in Vanity Fair, which gives me a great deal of exposure.

Jackie DeShannon

The love of one's own sex is precious, for it is neither provoked by vanity nor retained by flattery; it is genuine and sincere.

Maria Mitchell

To boast of a performance which I cannot beat is merely stupid vanity. And if I can beat it that means there is nothing special about it. What has passed is already finished with. What I find more interesting is what is still to come.

Emil Zatopek

I believe firmly that it was the Almighty's goodness, to check my consummate vanity.

Lord Mountbatten

For if there is anything to one's praise, it is foolish vanity to be gratified at it, and if it is abuse - why one is always sure to hear of it from one damned good-natured friend or another!

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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 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

They said this is Vanity Fair, and I said, Oh, I already take the magazine. They said Annie Leibovitz wants to take your picture and I thought, How nice!

Shirley Knight

Throughout the centuries, man has considered himself beautiful. I rather suppose that man only believes in his own beauty out of pride; that he is not really beautiful and he suspects this himself; for why does he look on the face of his fellow-man with such scorn?

Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

If there is a single quality that is shared by all great men, it is vanity. But I mean by vanity only that they appreciate their own worth. Without this kind of vanity they would not be great. And with vanity alone, of course, a man is nothing.

Yousef Karsh

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