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“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”
“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 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”
“Marriage is the operation by which a woman's vanity and a man's egotism are extracted without an anaesthetic.”
“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 man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity.”
“The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity.”
“Vanity is the quicksand of reason”
“Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.”
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