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“What is the vanity of the vainest man compared with the vanity which the most modest possesses when, in the midst of nature and the world, he feels himself to be ''man''!”
“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.”
“Vanity made the [French] Revolution; liberty was only a pretext.”
“The woman who appeals to a man's vanity may stimulate him, the woman who appeals to his heart may attract him, but it is the woman who appeals to his imagination who gets him”
“Vanity is so secure in the heart of man that everyone wants to be admired: even I who write this, and you who read this”
“Marriage is the operation by which a woman's vanity and a man's egotism are extracted without an anaesthetic.”
“The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity.”
“The English are predisposed to pride, the French to vanity.”
“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”
“I'm not the greatest; I'm the double greatest. Not only do I knock 'em out, I pick the round.”
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