Vanity Quotes and Sayings

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The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.
– Tom Wolfe

The vanity of others is only counter to our taste when it is counter to our vanity.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Vanity is great motivation, to be fair.
– Matthew McConaughey

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

The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.
– Miguel de Cervantes

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

What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

What makes the vanity of others insupportable is that it wounds our own.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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