Vanity Quotes and Sayings

Silly talk is a sign of shallowness. Foolish vanity is a mark of stupidity.
Dr T.P.Chia

Submitted by: Ivy Lee

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

The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.
– Tom Wolfe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense.
– Julian Casablancas

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

The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity.
Henri Bergson

Her gaudy attire proclaimed that she was unencumbered by vanity (or taste), even though her need for public declaration was just another form of self-absorption.
Alan Robert Neal

Vanity, showing off, is an attitude that reduces spirituality to a worldly thing, which is the worst sin that could be committed in the church.
– Pope Francis

We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don’t care for.
– Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach

The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
George Santayana

There’s nothing so unattractive as vanity… particularly male vanity.
– Rafe Spall

Vanity is the quicksand of reason.
George Sand

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