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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, president

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

William Makepeace Thackeray, novelist

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

Edwin Hubbell Chapin,

The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.

Miguel de Cervantes, novelist

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, writer

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

If you done it, it ain't bragging.

Walt Whitman, poet

A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package.

Harry Emerson Fosdick, clergyman

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, critic

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes, writer

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

Our vanity is the constant enemy of our dignity.

Madame Swetchine, writer

Gray hairs are death's blossoms.

English Proverbs,

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

Max L. Forman,

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

Francis Bacon, philosopher

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

Julian Casablancas, musician

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, writer

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, musician

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

John Ruskin, writer

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

Elizabeth Bowen, novelist

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

Henry David Thoreau, author

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

Mark Twain, author

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


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, author

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

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

The hair is the richest ornament of women.

Martin Luther, monk

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


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

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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

Lauren Bacall, actress

A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.

Gore Vidal, novelist

Conceit is incompatible with understanding.

Leo Tolstoy, novelist

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

George Bancroft, historian

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

Louis Kronenberger, critic

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

George Eliot, author

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, president

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

George Michael, musician

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

W. Somerset Maugham, playwright

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

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

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

G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg, scientist

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

Leighton Meester, actress

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, writer

Conceit is God's gift to little men.

Harry S Truman, president

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


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

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

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

Blaise Pascal, mathematician

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

Johnny Unitas, athlete

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, actor

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

Logan P. Smith, writer

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

William Hutton,

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

Nigella Lawson, journalist

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, poet

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, clergyman

Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy.

Edwin Hubbell Chapin,

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, actress

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, scientist

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, mathematician

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, actor

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, author

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

Robert Frost, poet

Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride.

Jonathan Swift, writer

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, mathematician

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

William Makepeace Thackeray, novelist

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

George Eliot, author

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

Alexander Hamilton, politician

Conceit in weakest bodies works the strongest.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

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

Samuel Butler, poet

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, writer

But, after all, we are a young nation, and vanity is a fault of youth.

Rebecca Harding Davis, author

I am content with nothing, restless and ambitious... and I despise myself for the vanity, which formed half the stimulus to my exertions. Oh would that I were one of those plodding wise fools who having once set their hand to the plough go on nothing doubting.

Thomas Huxley, scientist

The world is all a carcass and vanity, The shadow of a shadow, a play And in one word, just nothing.

Michel de Montaigne, philosopher

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, playwright

I think the industry is oblivious to the fact that most people listen to all kinds of stuff. I personally don't know of anyone who listens to only one genre of music. It's vanity because no one does.

Keith Urban, musician

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

Margaret Atwood, novelist

I think it's good that people value their bodies and take care of them. I think if you cross the line and begin using your body as an asset or as an extension of your vanity, you've gone too far.

Peter Coyote, actor

I imagine my children are going to save me from my vanity and be my passion and fill whatever fears I have of the amazing time I'm having right now being gone.

Gwen Stefani, musician

How can anybody learn anything from an artwork when the piece of art only reflects the vanity of the artist and not reality?

Lou Reed, musician

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,

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, author

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, actress

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, poet

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

Edward George BulwerLytton,

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, poet

Mere flimflam stories, and nothing but shams and lies.

Miguel de Cervantes, novelist

Possibly, more people kill themselves and others out of hurt vanity than out of envy, jealousy, malice or desire for revenge.

Iris Murdoch, author

As individuals and as a nation, we now suffer from social narcissism. The beloved Echo of our ancestors, the virgin America, has been abandoned. We have fallen in love with our own image, with images of our making, which turn out to be images of ourselves.

Daniel J. Boorstin, historian

See the man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope for a fool than for him. Proverbs 26:7


Whatever is done without ostentation, and without the people being witnesses of it, is, in my opinion, most praiseworthy: not that the public eye should be entirely avoided, for good actions desire to be placed in the light; but notwithstanding this, the greatest theater for virtue is conscience.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

And could I look upon her without compassion, seeing her punishment in the ruin she was, in her profound unfitness for this earth on which she was placed, in the vanity of sorrow which had become a master mania, like the vanity of penitence, the vanity of remorse, the vanity of unworthiness, and other monstrous vanities that have been curses in this world?

Philip K. Dick, writer

It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one's own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care.

George Eliot, author

Solvency is maintained by means of a national debt, on the principle, If you will not lend me the money, how can I pay you?

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share they have of it themselves; but I give it fair quarter, wherever I meet with it, being persuaded that it is often productive of good to the possessor, and to others who are within his sphere of action: and therefore, in many cases, it would not be altogether absurd if a man were to thank God for his vanity among the other comforts of life.

Benjamin Franklin, president

The vanity of loving fine clothes and new fashion, and placing value on ourselves by them is one of the most childish pieces of folly.

Sir Matthew Hale,

I know that a man who shows me his wealth is like the beggar who shows me his poverty; they are both looking for alms from me, the rich man for the alms of my envy, the poor man for the alms of my guilt.

Ben Hecht, writer

Babies haven't any hair; Old men's heads are just as bare; between the cradle and the grave lie a haircut and a shave

Samuel Hoffenstein, writer

Every other enjoyment malice may destroy; every other panegyric envy may withhold; but no human power can deprive the boaster of his own encomiums.

Samuel Johnson, author

There was never yet fair woman but she made mouths in a glass.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

Conceit, more rich in matter than in words, brags of his substance: they are but beggars who can count their worth.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

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