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"Possibly, more people kill themselves and others out of hurt vanity than out of envy, jealousy, malice or desire for revenge." Iris Murdoch
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"It takes, truly, a lack of vanity and just being able to take some risks and being OK with looking like a fool, which I am very OK with now." Anna Faris
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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

"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''!" Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Ambrose Gwinett Bierce

"They say that hens do cackle loudest when there is nothing vital in the eggs they have laid." Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
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John Ruskin

"The common practice of keeping up appearances with society is a mere selfish struggle of the vain with the vain." John Ruskin
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Jane Austen

"Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief." Jane Austen

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 Bible

"For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error." Bible

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Benjamin Franklin

"I scarce ever heard or saw the introductory words, "Without vanity I may say," etc., but some vain thing immediately followed." Benjamin Franklin
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"The intellectual is constantly betrayed by his vanity. Godlike he blandly assumes that he can express everything in words; whereas the things one loves, lives, and dies for are not, in the last analysis completely expressible in words." Anne Lindbergh
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Morrow_Lindbergh

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"The words that I gave to the writer for Vanity Fair were misused and misconstrued, and I'm appalled with the way it was done." Lindsay Lohan
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"The vanity of men, a constant insult to women, is also the ground for the implicit feminine claim of superior sensitivity and morality." Patricia Spacks

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"A terrible vanity, really, but as you get older..." Simon Schama
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"It must require an inordinate share of vanity and presumption, too, after enjoying so much that is good and beautiful on earth, to ask the Lord for immortality in addition to it all" Heinrich Heine
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"Throughout the centuries, man has considered himself beautiful. I rather suppose that man only believes in his own beauty out of pride; that he is not really beautiful and he suspects this himself; for why does he look on the face of his fellow-man with such scorn?" Isidore Lautreamont

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"All is vanity, and discovering it - the greatest vanity" John Hobbes
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Oliver_Hobbes

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