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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''!”
“Marriage is the operation by which a woman's vanity and a man's egotism are extracted without an anaesthetic.”
“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”
“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”
“Men always want to be a woman's first love. That is their clumsy vanity. We woman have a more subtle instinct about things. What we like is to be a man's last romance.”
“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 is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return.”
“The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity.”
“There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth”
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
“Women, and young men, are very apt to tell what secrets they know, from the vanity of having been trusted”
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