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Quote Left There was never yet fair woman but she made mouths in a glass. Quote Right
Quote Left The highest form of vanity is love of fame. Quote Right
Quote Left Speaking much is a sign of vanity, for he that is lavish with words is a niggard in deed. Quote Right
Quote Left Every Universe exists depending on the Knowledge that reflects it and not in its absence. It is absolutely true that our ancestors saw this universe before and after we were born and this is why we think that the Universe exists irrespective of our existence. It is an illusion as big as the Illusion of our Life with our entire universe, because our ancestors too saw the world through these senses that we have too, they were human being too, a part of the human race. For the members of a tribe, for instance, their Universe expands up to the borders on their Knowledge of this world. If these borders are very small, the world will be very small and the other way around. Our Universe will look completely different to an animal, even if we think it sees the same images we do. It is true that we are aware, in the Illusion of our Life that the animal sees the same images, but he will interpret them differently, depending on his level of competence, which will entail a different image of the Universe. The same happens with human beings, who think based on a Logical Coefficient 2 and cannot conceive a world where the beings think and see an universe based on Logical Coefficient superior to the one of the man. That world and the universe that will include it will be completely different to the one that reflects and includes our world. Then the meaning of the man�s existence in this world which is for us vanity of the vanities, for a different thinking belonging to a different Logical Coefficient, can be something different. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left I have always found that angels have the vanity to speak of themselves as the only wise. Quote Right
Quote Left The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance. Quote Right
Quote Left Solitude can be used well by very few people. They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it, and enough virtue to despise all the vanity. Quote Right
Quote Left Wounded vanity knows when it is mortally hurt and limps off the field, piteous, all disguises thrown away. But pride carries its banner to the last and fast as it is driven from one field unfurls it in another, never admitting that there is a shade less honor in the second field than in the first, or in the third than in the second. Quote Right
Quote Left The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need. Quote Right
Quote Left Marriage is the operation by which a woman's vanity and a man's egotism are extracted without an anaesthetic. Quote Right
Quote Left Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right.
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Quote Left It must require an inordinate share of vanity and presumption, too, after enjoying so much that is good and beautiful on earth, to ask the Lord for immortality in addition to it all. Quote Right
Quote Left I wanted to be sure to reach you; though my ship was on the way it got caught in some moorings. I am always tying up and then deciding to depart. In storms and at sunset, with the metallic coils of the tide around my fathomless arms, I am unable to understand the forms of my vanity or I am hard with my Polish rudder in my hand and the sun sinking. To you I offer my hull and the tattered cordage of my will. The terrible channels where the wind drives me against the brown lips of the reeds are not all behind me. Yet I trust the sanity of my vessel; and if it sinks, it may well be in answer to the reasoning of the eternal voices, the waves which have kept me from reaching you. Quote Right
Quote Left It must require an inordinate share of vanity and presumption, too, after enjoying so much that is good and beautiful on earth, to ask the Lord for immortality in addition to all. Quote Right
Quote Left The intellectual is constantly betrayed by his vanity. Godlike he blandly assumes that he can express everything in words whereas the things one loves, lives, and dies for are not, in the last analysis completely expressible in words. Quote Right
Quote Left Discourtesy does not spring merely from one bad quality, but from several--from foolish vanity, from ignorance of what is due to others, from indolence, from stupidity, from distraction of thought, from contempt of others, from jealousy. Quote Right
Quote Left Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
Expediency asks the question - is it political?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?

There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, popular, or political; but because it is right.
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Quote Left No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library. Quote Right
Quote Left A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice. Quote Right
Quote Left Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science. Quote Right
Quote Left Men are more satirical from vanity than from malice. Quote Right
Quote Left Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay. Quote Right
Quote Left There is nothing can pay one for that invaluable ignorance which is the companion of youth, those sanguine groundless hopes, and that lively vanity which makes all the happiness of life. Quote Right
Quote Left The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it. Quote Right
Quote Left When you're 50 you start thinking about things you haven't thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity-but actually it's about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial. Quote Right
Quote Left When you're 50 you start thinking about things you haven't thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity -- but actually it's about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial. Quote Right
Quote Left Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory Quote Right
Quote Left Vanity is a vital aid to nature: completely and absolutely necessary to life. It is one of nature's ways to bind you to the earth. Quote Right
Quote Left My political ambitions have nothing to do with vanity or the desire for power. I want to help people. I owe them something after all they've done for me Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Vanity

Quote Left what you cannot keep you cannot loose, I have learned to hold everything and everyone with loose hands. I have never been lonely though alone. some will come and many will go. Life is a circle of vanity Quote Right
Quote Left "Nothing do vanity have to serve us with,Just to bring us some full bowl of happiness in the day,and for us a cup of trouble in the night" Quote Right
Quote Left Vanity is the undercoat of inferiority. Quote Right
Quote Left My inspiration is fading. What is my passion.? I'm drowning in a world of vanity and fashion.. I struggle to feel perfect enough to make it any farther. Thinking and believing I'd rather be prettier than smarter Quote Right
Quote Left Vanity is a failure, and the destination of destruction. Quote Right
Quote Left If there was no vanity, then mankind would live has a family. Written by: Kevarie Leslie Quote Right
Quote Left Prosperity is the pride of a people that shouldn't allow vanity to exist in their land. Quote Right
Quote Left Just because you Dream Big, doesn't mean Life owes you a Free Ticket. Delusions of Grandeur fueled by Greed and Vanity have a way of crumbling into Desperation.... Quote Right