Vanity Quotations, Quotes, Quotation Collection

Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us.

Jane Austin

I scarce ever heard or saw the introductory words, "Without vanity I may say," etc., but some vain thing immediately followed.

Benjamin Franklin

Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory.
 

Conrad Joseph

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

Louis Kronenberger

Mirrors are ice which do not melt: what melts are those who admire themselves in them.
 

Paul Morand

A woman doesn't care if she hasn't a stomach, provided she looks as if she hasn't.
 

Flann O'Brien

To be a man's own fool is bad enough, but the vain man is everybody's.
 

William Penn

Vanity dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man.
 

Robert Louis Stevenson

Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase. I can with ease become an ordinary fool. I may be one now. But it doesn't do to upset one's own vanity.

Dylan Thomas

No man thinks there is much ado about nothing when the ado is about himself.
 

Anthony Trollope