Vanity

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+ 437 Men always want to be a womanís first love. That is their clumsy vanity. We women have a more subtle instinct about these things. What (women) like is to be a manís last romance. Oscar Wilde


+ 258 Our vanity is hardest to wound precisely when our pride has just been wounded. Friedrich Nietzsche


+ 373 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 Austen


+ 282 The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance. Samuel Butler


+ 364 Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride. Charles Caleb Colton


+ 263 Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay. Francois de La Rochefoucauld


+ 303 By rendering the labor of one, the property of the other, they cherish pride, luxury, and vanity on one side; on the other, vice and servility, or hatred and revolt. James Madison


+ 246 Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride. Jonathan Swift


+ 258 The English are predisposed to pride, the French to vanity. Jean-Jacques Rousseau


+ 334 Music is made one of Satan's most attractive agencies to ensnare souls; but, when turned to a good account, it is a blessing. When abused, it leads the unconsecrated to pride, vanity, and folly. Ellen G. White


+ 373 The person is always happy who is in the presence of something they cannot know in full. A person as advanced far in the study of morals who has mastered the difference between pride and vanity. Nicolas Chamfort


+ 229 Pampered vanity is a better thing perhaps than starved pride. Joanna Baillie


+ 295 By rendering the labor of one, the property of the other, they cherish pride, luxury, and vanity on one side; on the other, vice and servility, or hatred and revolt. James Madison


+ 334 This is hard to make clear to those who do not experience it, since it does not involve an anthropomorphic idea of God; the individual feels the vanity of human desires and aims, and the nobility and marvelous order which are revealed in nature and in the world of thought. Albert Einstein


+ 273 Everyone wants rather to be pleasing to women and that desire is not altogether, though it is very largely, a manifestation of vanity. But one cannot aim to be pleasing to women any more than one can aim to have taste, or beauty of expression, or happiness; for these things are not specific aims which one may learn to attain; they are descriptions of the adequacy of one's living. To try to be happy is to try to build a machine with no other specification than that it shall run noiselessly. Robert Oppenheimer


+ 239 Vanity of vanities, said Koheleth; vanity of vanities, all is vanity. Kohelet 1:2


+ 261 I saw all the deeds that were done under the sun, and behold, everything is vanity and frustration. Kohelet 1:14


+ 221 I said to myself, "Come now, I will mix wine with joy and experience pleasure"; and behold, this too was vanity. Kohelet 2:1


+ 256 Then I turned to look at all my deeds that my hands had wrought and upon the toil that I had toiled to do, and behold everything is vanity and frustration, and there is no profit under the sun. Kohelet 2:11


+ 252 And I said to myself, "As it happens to the fool, so will it happen to me too, so why then did I become wiser?" And I said to myself that this too is vanity. Kohelet 2:15


+ 234 So I hated the living, for the deed that was done under the sun grieved me, for everything is vanity and frustration. Kohelet 2:17


+ 239 And who knows whether he will be wise or foolish. And he will rule over all my toil that I have toiled and that I have gained wisdom under the sun; this too is vanity. Kohelet 2:19


+ 251 For there is a man whose toil is with wisdom and with knowledge and with honesty and to a man who did not toil for it he will give it as his portion; this too is vanity and a great evil. Kohelet 2:21


+ 259 For all his days are pains and his occupation is vexation; even at night his heart does not rest; this too is vanity. Kohelet 2:23


+ 230 For to a man who is good in His sight, He has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner He has given an occupation to gather and to accumulate, to give to him who is good in God's sight; this too is vanity and frustration. Kohelet 2:26


+ 232 For there is a happening for the children of men, and there is a happening for the beasts-and they have one happening-like the death of this one is the death of that one, and all have one spirit, and the superiority of man over beast is nought, for all is vanity. Kohelet 3:19


+ 236 And I saw all the toil and all the excellence of work, which is a man's envy of his friend; this too is vanity and frustration. Kohelet 4:4


+ 228 And I returned and saw vanity under the sun. Kohelet 4:7


+ 232 There is one, and there is no second; yea, he has neither son nor brother, and there is no end to all his toil; neither is his eye sated from wealth. Now for whom do I toil and deprive my soul of pleasure? This too is vanity and an unhappy affair. Kohelet 4:8


+ 218 There is no end to all the people, to all that were before them; also the last ones will not rejoice with him, for this too is vanity and frustration. Kohelet 4:16


+ 233 Whoever loves silver will not be sated with silver, and he who loves a multitude without increase-this too is vanity. Kohelet 5:9


+ 238 A man whom God gives riches and property and honor, and his soul lacks nothing of all he desires, and God gives him no power to eat of it, but a strange man eats it; this is vanity and a grievous sickness. Kohelet 6:2


+ 244 For he comes in vanity and goes in darkness, and in darkness his name is covered. Kohelet 6:4


+ 210 Better is what he sees with his eyes than that which goes to sate his appetite; this too is vanity and frustration. Kohelet 6:9


+ 210 For there are many things that increase vanity; what will remain for a man? Kohelet 6:11


+ 214 For who knows what is good for man in his lifetime, the number of the days of his life of vanity, that he do them like a shadow, for who will tell man what will be after him under the sun? Kohelet 6:12


+ 256 For as the sound of the thorns under the pot, so is the laughter of the fool, and this too is vanity. Kohelet 7:6


+ 225 I have seen everything in the days of my vanity; there is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who lives long in his wickedness. Kohelet 7:15


+ 237 And so I saw the wicked buried, and they came, and from the place of the Holy One they go away, and they will be forgotten in the city that they did so; this too is vanity. Kohelet 8:10


+ 233 There is vanity that is done on the earth, that there are righteous men to whom it happens according to the deed of the wicked, and there are wicked men to whom it happens according to the deed of the righteous; I said that this too is vanity. Kohelet 8:14


+ 259 Enjoy life with the wife whom you love all the days of the life of your vanity, whom He has given you under the sun, all the days of your vanity, for that is your portion in life and in your toil that you toil under the sun. Kohelet 9:9


+ 246 For if a man lives many years, let him rejoice in them all, and let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many; all that befalls him is vanity. Kohelet 11:8


+ 262 And remove anger from your heart, and take evil away from your flesh, for childhood and youth are vanity. Kohelet 11:10


+ 220 "Vanity of vanities," said Koheleth; "all is vanity." Kohelet 12:8


+ 239 Zion Archive Computer: In the beginning, there was man. And for a time, it was good. But humanity's so-called civil societies soon fell victim to vanity and corruption. Then man made the machine in his own likeness. Thus did man become the architect of his own demise. The Animatrix