Vanity Quotes

For if such holy song Enwrap our fancy long, Time will run back, and fetch the age of gold, And speckled vanity Will sicken soon and die.
– John Milton

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

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

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

In heaven I yearn for knowledge, account all else inanity; On earth I confess an itch for the praise of fools that’s vanity.
– Robert Browning

The ant’s a centaur in his dragon world. Pull down thy vanity, it is not man Made courage, or made order, or made grace.
– Ezra Loomis Pound

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

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

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

Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.
– Garrison Keillor

Vanity as an impulse has without doubt been of far more benefit to civilization than modesty has ever been.
– William E. Woodward

How heroic to be able to suppress one’s vanity to the extent of confessing that the game is too hard.
– Alice James

Vanity was the beginning and the end of Sir Walter Elliot’s character; vanity of person and of situation.
– Jane Austen

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

Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

What vanity needs for its satisfaction is glory, and it’s easy to have glory without power.
– Bertrand Russell

Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich.
– Nicolas Chamfort

Iusedtothinkgettingoldwas about vanityöbut actually it’s about losing people you love.
– Gopaleen Myles