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Letter "V" » vanity
«Marriage is the operation by which a woman's vanity and a man's egotism are extracted without an anaesthetic.»
«If I make the lashes darkAnd the eyes more brightAnd the lips more scarlet,Or ask if all be rightFrom mirror after mirror,No vanity's displayed:I'm looking for the face I hadBefore the world was made.»
«One of the troubles about vanity is that it grows with what it feeds on. The more you are talked about, the more you will wish to be talked about»
«One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and mean actions to fear.»
«Our vanity is most difficult to wound just when our pride has been wounded.»
«He possessed beauty without vanity, strength without insolence; courage without ferocity; and all the virtues of man without his vices»
«It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.»
«It is a time when one's spirit is subdued and sad, one knows not why; when the past seems a storm-swept desolation, life a vanity and a burden, and the future but a way to death.»
Author: Mark Twain
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«No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library»
«Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense. He whom nature has made weak, and idleness keeps ignorant, may yet support his vanity by the name of a critic.»