- All men are selfish, but the vain man
love with himself. He admires, like the lover his adored one,
everything which to others is indifferent. —Auerbach.
- There is no limit to the vanity of
this world. Each spoke in the
wheel thinks the whole strength of the wheel depends upon it.—H.W. Shaw.
- Every man has just as much vanity as
he wants understanding.—Pope.
- Vanity is the natural weakness of an
ambitious man, which exposes
him to the secret scorn and derision of those he converses with, and
ruins the character he is so industrious to advance by it.—Addison.
- An egotist will always speak of
himself, either in praise or in
censure; but a modest man ever shuns making himself the subject of his
- Vanity is the foundation of the most
ridiculous and contemptible
vices—the vices of affectation and common lying.—Adam
- Vanity keeps persons in favor with
themselves who are out of favor
with all others.—Shakespeare.
- There is no restraining men's tongues
pens when charged with a
- Vanity makes men ridiculous, pride
odious and ambition terrible.—Steele.
- It is our own vanity that makes the
vanity of others intolerable to
- Vanity is a strange passion; rather
be out of a job it will
brag of its vices.—H.W. Shaw.
- Extreme vanity sometimes hides under
garb of ultra modesty.—Mrs. Jameson.
- She neglects her heart who too
studies her glass.—Lavater.
- Verily, every man at his best state
altogether vanity.—Psalm 39:5.