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“Sweet is true love that is given in vain, and sweet is death that takes away pain.”
Alfred Lord Tennyson
“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”
Henry David Thoreau
“When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain”
“Do not anxiously hope for that which is not yet come; do not vainly regret what is already past”
“Rain which falls upon the sea is useless; so is food for one who is satiated; in vain is a gift for one who is wealthy; and a burning lamp during the daytime is useless.”
“Every writer is a narcissist. This does not mean that he is vain; it only means that he is hopelessly self-absorbed.”
“He labors vainly, who endeavors to please every person”
“It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility; they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it”
““Feeling important makes one heavy, clumsy and vain. To be a warrior one needs to be light and fluid.””
“Vain are the thousand creeds that move men's hearts, unutterably vain, worthless as wither'd weeds”
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