Be inspired by our collection of Vanity Quotes. It takes a person with superhuman abilities to do away with vanity. It is displayed to us in every part of our lives. From what you watch on your smart devices through to social media. Vanity is literally everywhere, and it is ingrained into everything we do.
Most of us don't even realize we are displaying vain traits and characteristics, so I'm not here to tell you how you live your life, I only want to make you understand what vanity is, and how it could potentially be avoided. The opposites to Vanity are humility and modesty which are fantastic social traits that we all wish we could be better at.
Harmless pride can turn into vanity if your pride is not controlled, causing massive social problems in all areas of your social life. Vanity has been well researched by philosophers throughout the ages and is not a modern-day phenomenon, so i have included some timeless classics for you to read.
Vanity is the food of fools.
Rev. James Wood, Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English
Now vanity is the fruit of opinion; it is born from it and nourishes itself upon it.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Plan for Perpetual Peace
Vanity is the quicksand of reason.
Albert N. Katz, Cristina Cacciari, Raymond W. Gibbs, Figurative Language and Thought
Short Inspirational Quotes
When vanity occupies a person's mind, his understanding is darkened, his heart is hardened
Witness Lee, The Collected Works of Witness Lee
Vanity feels none.
Noell Radecliffe, The secret history of a household
Drinking from the fountain of vanity is dangerous because vanity will lie to you and tell you what you want to hear, not what you need to hear.
Pretty Simple, True Perspective
Vanity is dangerous, idleness is still more so.
L C J. Bouracier, The multum in parvo
Try your best not to say vain words to God. Make sure that whatever you pledge to Him, you are truly willing to do it when He comes back with a response.
J.A. Cipriano, The Builder's Greed
Try Your Best Quotes
When vanity and pride are united, they can perform monstrosities. Vanity is also accustomed to being disguised with the costume of modesty.
Samael Aun Weor, The Gnostic Bible
Pride provokes our rage; but vanity only our contempt.
The vain being is really the solitary being.
Pampered vanity is perhaps a better thing than starved pride.
There is nothing which vanity does not desecrate.
Henry Ward Beecher
The knowledge of thyself will preserve thee from vanity.
Miguel de Cervantes
The vain man makes a merit of misfortune, and triumphs in his disgrace.
No man sympathizes with the sorrows of vanity.
The greatest human virtue bears no proportion to human vanity. We always think ourselves better than we are, and are generally desirous that others should think us still better than we think ourselves. To praise us for actions or dispositions which deserve praise is not to confer a benefit, but to pay a tribute. We have always pretensions to fame which, in our own hearts, we know to be disputable, and which we are desirous to strengthen by a new suffrage; we have always hopes which we suspect to be fallacious, and of which we eagerly snatch at every confirmation.
A vain man finds his account in speaking good or evil of himself.
Jean de La Bruyère
Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us."
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
One Line Quotes on Life
False glory is the rock on which vanity is wrecked.
The path to wisdom, then, begins with developing the inner strength needed to reject vanity and other distractions so that we can hold fast to the rigors of truth.
courtland Lewis, KISS and Philosophy
To be simple and sparing of words underscores a determination to reject vanity, avoid pretentious behavior and rhetoric, and to concentrate on cultivating one's moral character.
Chinese Thought and Culture Terminology. The Sixth Series: Chinese-English Comparison Key Concepts In Chinese Thought And Culture Ⅶ
Raise your eyes to God in heaven and pray because of your sins and shortcomings. Leave vanity to the vain. Set yourself to the things which to go do so, God has commanded you to do. Close the door upon Sorrow of Heart.
Thomas A. Kempis,The Imitation of Chris
The person who is humble, as opposed to arrogant, has no disposition.
Humility is so successful that is mistaken for pride
G. K. Chesterton, Heretics
Humility helps guard against the soul's rebellion in pride run amok.
David Bobb, A Practical Treatise upon Christian Perfection,
Life, as you say, is a journey through vanity to humility, and humility will never be realized in one lifetime.
Orest Stocco, A Sign of Things to Come
How can vanity exist with humility which is founded solely on truth?
Cajetan Mary da Bergamo, Humility of Heart
Vanity and pride do not remain to be soothed by humility; they are gone when humility comes.
James Mill, A fragment on Mackintosh
No one will be really and uniformly benevolent to his fellow man, who does not possess humility. Vanity is a most unsocial passion.
The Christian Examiner - Volume 1
Vanity is an enemy of humility. If your prayers are idle, hollow, empty, and have no force, God will not look upon them with any degree of interest.
Lauren Ball, A Walk with John
More Vanity Quotes
The person with the pride of vanity feels he must be part of something earthshaking in order to be assured he is impressing others.
William D. Backus, Marie Chapian, Why Do I Do what I Don't Want to Do
Believe in Yourself
Human vanity is both the most vulnerable and the most invincible thing.
Ruth Abbey, Lecturer in Philosophy Ruth Abbey, Nietzsche's Middle Period
Vanity is the supreme flag, of the truth of this world.
Sorin Cerin, Sorin Cerin Wisdom Collection
Quotes to Live By
Vanity is the opposite of grace.
David J. Brunckhorst, Bioregional Planning
Of all peaceless things, that vanity is the worst. It is a leech never satisfied.
Stopford Augustus Brooke, Sermons by the Rev. Stopford A. Brooke
Vanity is the power which can lead man to either good or bad. It is the living spark of the ego.
Inayat Khan,The Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan
Be not vain of your want of vanity.
Smith C. Ferguson, Emory Adams Allen, The Golden Gems of Life
Vanity is harmful to advancement.
Gary John Bjorge, Ting Ling's Early Years
But vanity is dangerous. Being vain, he's going to surround himself with people who'll feed his vanity and that's dangerous because it means he's getting worthless information.
Norman Mailer, Michael Lennon, Conversations with Norman Mailer
But obviously, vanity is dangerous. It clouds good judgment, encourages rash behavior, and in general, causes antagonistic feelings.
Elle Casey, War of the Fae
Whoever said vanity feels no pain obviously wore a fur coat and sheepskin boots, every part of my anatomy was without feelings especially my poor feet.
Marianne, At the End of the Day