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Letter "V" » Vanity
«A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice»
«Ah vanity of vanities! How wayward the decrees of fate are, How very weak the very wise, How very small the very great are»
«He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity»
«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.»
Author: D.H. Lawrence
, old country
«A coxcomb is one whom simpletons believe to be a man of merit.»
«Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast.»
«He had only one vanity; he thought he could give advice better than any other person»
«Beauty's sister is vanity, and its daughter lust.»
«Every man is prompted by the love of himself to imagine that he possesses some qualities, superior, either in kind or degree, to those which he sees allotted to the rest of the world; and, whatever apparent disadvantages he may suffer in the comparis»
«A coxcomb is ugly all over with the effectation of a fine gentleman.»