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“We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for.”
Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach
“It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.”
“Nothing makes one so vain as being told one is a sinner. Conscience makes egotists of us all.”
“Strange that the vanity which accompanies beauty - excusable, perhaps, when there is such great beauty, or at any rate understandable -should persist after the beauty was gone.”
“Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.”
“There are no grades of vanity, there are only grades of ability in concealing it”
“The offspring of riches: Pride, vanity, ostentation, arrogance, tyranny”
“Vanity is the polite mask of pride.”
“One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and mean actions to fear.”
“The sin of pride may be a small or a great thing in someone's life, and hurt vanity a passing pinprick, or a self-destroying or ever murderous obsession.”
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