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“Women, and young men, are very apt to tell what secrets they know, from the vanity of having been trusted”
“Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.”
“Fashion is so close in revealing a person's inner feelings and everybody seems to hate to lay claim to vanity so people tend to push it away. It's really too close to the quick of the soul.”
“There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth”
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
“Possibly, more people kill themselves and others out of hurt vanity than out of envy, jealousy, malice or desire for revenge.”
“God how I hate new countries: They are older than the old, more sophisticated, much more conceited, only young in a certain puerile vanity more like senility than anything.”
“The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.”
“Valor is a soldierly compound of vanity, duty and the gambler's hope.”
“The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity.”
“Vanity dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
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