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Alexis de Tocqueville
Amongst democratic nations men easily attain a certain equality of conditions: they can never attain the equality they desire. It perpetually retires from before them, yet without hiding itself from their sight, and in retiring draws them on. At every moment they think they are about to grasp it; it escapes at every moment from their hold. They are near enough to see its charms, but too far off to enjoy them; and before they have fully tasted its delights they die.
Ambrose Bierce
You are not permitted to kill a woman who has wronged you, but nothing forbids you to reflect that she is growing older every minute.
Amit Kalantri
Arrogant men with knowledge make more noise from their mouth than making a sense from their mind.
Ana Claudia Antunes
cause we don't hide, We parade our pride!
Anthony T. Hincks
Vanity is man's love affair with himself.
Camron Wright
The vain woman spent fortunes seeking out astrologers, sorcerers, and magicians who would concoct spells and potions to preserve her beauty and help her remain looking young--but envy is hard to cover.
Criss Jami
Work was intended not to give a man a reason to live, but rather to give him a means to live.
Criss Jami
Time and time over it is the ones who try a little too hard to be innovative rebels - and for the sheer glory of being considered innovative rebels - who then turn out not quite as innovative or as rebellious as they would like to think they are.
Criss Jami
Knowing the truth is so minuscule compared to having the nerve to say it...and even more to live it.
Criss Jami
It is in the nature of man to want what he does not have. This modern concern for happiness seems a real testimony of its absence.
Criss Jami
Angels are good not simply because they see bad as bad, but also because they see bad as corny.
Criss Jami
As individuals die every moment, how insensitive and fabricated a love it is to set aside a day from selfish routine in prideful, patriotic commemoration of tragedy. Just as God is provoked by those who tithe simply because they feel that they must tithe, I am provoked by those who commemorate simply because they feel that they must commemorate.
Criss Jami
It's neither judgment nor judgment according to the status quo that we have a problem with, but rather judgment according to God's Word that we have a problem with. We sharply dress ourselves, go out into the world, shape ourselves, our personalities according to the world's standards and preferences, allow ourselves to be made dull by the world and its desires in order to appear successful and happy and attractive in the eyes of the world. We love the world's judgment but we hate God's judgment. Absurdly enough, the one that really matters, the one out of the purest of loves rather than a mere contract in hopes of mutual gain, is the one which we so adamantly try to shut ourselves off from.
Dale Carnegie
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.
David Foster Wallace
You have a great deal of yourself on the line, writing
Debasish Mridha
A great person defines himself; an average person defines others.
Dee Remy
Every men wanted to be his friend and every woman wanted to be in his bed
Dee Remy
When you are in a room with Kurtis, whether its one or a hundred he is the only person that matters.
Diana Wynne Jones
Look. Survey. Inspect. My hair is ruined! I look like a pan of bacon and eggs!
Weak and narrow are the powers implanted in the limbs of men; many the woes that fall on them and blunt the edge of thought; short is the measure of the life in death through which they toil; then are they borne away, like smoke they vanish into air, and what they dream they know is but the little each hath stumbled on in wandering about the world; yet boast they all that they have learned the whole
Eraldo Banovac
A man's vanity often goes hand in hand with his lack of knowledge.
Esther Dalseno
Thus the little mermaid learned her world's greatest paradox: that their currency was beauty, and their coin was body parts.
Eudora Welty
I didn't hit other people or hit purposefully, I just hit. Some object would be at fault. My anger was at myself, every time, all vanity. As an adolescent I was a slammer of drawers and a packer of suitcases. I was responsible for scenes.Control came imperfectly to all of us: we reached it at different times of life, frustrated, shot into indignation, by different things - some that are grown out of, and others not.Of all my strong emotions, anger is the one least responsible for any of my work. I don't write out of anger. For one thing, simply as a fiction writer, I am minus an adversary - except, of course, that of time - and for another thing, the act of writing in itself brings me happiness.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
If you spend your life sparing people's feelings and feeding their vanity, you get so you can't distinguish what should be respected in them.
Francine Rivers
Were you there?She shook her head. No. I was here in Nain having achild.Then why do you weep as though you had part in hiscrucifixion? You had no part in it.I'd like nothing better than to think I would haveremained faithful. But if those closest to him
François Fénelon
The youth who, like a woman, loves to adorn his person, has renounced all claim to wisdom and to glory; glory is due to those only who dare to associate with pain, and have trampled pleasure under their feet.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Without the errors which are active in every psychical pleasure and displeasrue a humanity would never have come into existence--whose fundamental feeling is and remains that man is the free being in a world of unfreedom, the external miracle worker whether he does good or ill, the astonishing exception, the superbeast and almost-god, the meaning of creation which cannot be thought away, the solution of the cosmic riddle, the mighty ruler over nature and the despiser of it, the creature which calls its history world history!--Vanitas vanitatum homo.
Georges Mongrédien
Ainsi dans le faste ostenstatoire d'une dernière cérémonie, le bourgeois, laissant à ses fils un héritage plus riche que celui qu'il a reçu de son père, quite ce monde où il a conu au moins deux grands sources de joie, la fortune et la vanité...Thus in the ostentatious pomp of a last ceremony, the bourgeois, leaving his sons a richer heritage than he has received from his own father, departs from this world where he has known at least two great sources of joy, the fortune and the vanity...
Heather Crews
Beauty was all I'd ever cared for. It was all that ever moved me.
Henry Fielding
...the pleasures of the world are chiefly folly, and the business of it mostly knavery, and both nothing better than vanity; the men of pleasure tearing one another to pieces from the emulation of spending money, and the men of business from envy in getting it.
Beware ! Discipline goes to two different directions : success and self glory. Self glory is the biggest failure of life.
Glory of the world makes life meaningless. Glory of God fulfills it.
Yesterday i was clever so i took the glory for me. Today HE makes me wise so i give the glory to HIM.
Sweet wine makes drunk, sour wine (insult) is tetelestai. Life is not about what we have done and become, but how God to be fully glorified.
Big things in the glory of the world mean nothing. Small things in glory of God mean everything. Truly..., size doesn't matter in this world or in the world to come.
Whatever we have in the glory of man is away. Those are just not enough before we go home to the glory of God.
Kingdom of God will surely come upon someone if glory of man leaves him
Yesterday I was clever, so I took the glory for me. Today He makes me wise, so I give the glory to Thee
Beware ! Heart is too small to feel happy but soul is too big to take glory
It is not reputation, fame, success or religiosity that glorifies God, it's slavery.
If we glorify God (not self) in everything we do then everything on earth will glorify God.
Israelmore Ayivor
Words do less than 10 things, but actions do more than 10 thousand things. Leaders don't talk in vain; they follow with actions.
J. P. Vinluca
Foolish men always believe that a little knowledge will give them control over the world, but it is no more than a display of their vanity.
Jane Austen
She was heartily ashamed of her ignorance - a misplaced shame. Where people wish to attach, they should always be ignorant. To come with a well
Jane Austen
Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind. But vanity, not love, has been my folly.
Jane Austen
She was heartily ashamed of her ignorance - a misplaced shame. Where people wish to attach, they should always be ignorant. To come with a well
Jane Austen
She was heartily ashamed of her ignorance - a misplaced shame. Where people wish to attach, they should always be ignorant. To come with a well
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Or, rather, let us be more simple and less vain.
Jim Butcher
I'm so pretty, it's hard for me to think of myself as intelligent.
Jim Butcher
I'm amazing and studly, but I have limits.
Kamand Kojouri
And then one day you realise that if you want to be rich, you'd have to give away almost everything you own.
Kamand Kojouri
O woman, father says natural is beautifulso why do you redden your cheeks and blacken your eyes?Why do you remove the hair on your legsand draw them into your brows?Why do you hold your breathlest your stomach showand hold your fartlest they knowthat you're a human? O woman, father says natural is beautifulso why do you straighten your hairto curl it nextand pretend to orgasm so they think you enjoyed the sex?Why do you dumb yourself downand push your breasts up?Why do you smile when you're told toand love when you don't want to?When? When will you stop, woman? Father says natural is beautifulbut that is doubtfulfor what does father knowhe's only a fellow.
Karen Quan
How beautiful would it be if we could just see souls instead of bodies? To see love and compassion instead of curves.
Kedar Joshi
I am philosophical Christ; crucified on the cross of ignorance for the sake ofdivine vanity.
Kilroy J. Oldster
Conflicting egos destroy many relationships. Lasting, stable marriages are a true treasure because they demand that both parties adjust to the constant cellular flux of their partner as they metaphase through changing seasons of life.
Lailah Gifty Akita
The chase of the whirlwind is vanity.
Lailah Gifty Akita
If you reflect on death, you find the vanity of life.
Lailah Gifty Akita
We must turn from worthless things towards faith in God.
Leo Tolstoy
I felt how much better and more dignified it was for me to show off the finer side of my soul than of my body.
Leonardo da Vinci
Nothing should be so greatly feared as empty fame.
Margaret Atwood
Vanity is becoming a nuisance, I can see why women give it up, eventually. But I'm not ready for that yet.
Marty Rubin
Beware of puny two-legged creatures claiming to be made in the image of God.
Meljean Brook
She trailed after him, admiring the line of his back. He began climbing the stairs, and she sighed with pleasure. Every bit of him was gorgeous. Do you mind if I objectify you?Please do, he said over his shoulder. Particularly my knees, as they are oft-neglected.Maybe if you ever got your pants off, they wouldn't be.It hardly matters, sweet; once they've come off, the attention isn't likely to center on my absurdly handsome knees.
Michel de Montaigne
Did I know myself less, I might perhaps venture to handle something or other to the bottom, and to be deceived in my own inability; but sprinkling here one word and there another, patterns cut from severalpieces and scattered without design and without engaging myself too far, I am not responsible for them, or obliged to keep close to my subject, without varying at my own liberty and pleasure, and giving up myself to doubt and uncertainty, and to myown governing method, ignorance.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Most people would rather eat inside a windowless room in which they have just defecated than eat inside one in which someone else has just farted, even if the room does not have a toilet.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Being bigheaded can be as irritating and as dangerous as being small-minded.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The middle class were invented to give the poor hope; the poor, to make the rich feel special; the rich, to humble the middle class.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Patriotism is the narcissism of countries.
Nirav Sanchaniya
I Am In Love With Myself, With My Heart.
Oscar Wilde
I am less to you than your ivory Hermes or your silver Faun. You will like them always. How long will you like me? Till I have my first wrinkle, I suppose. I know, now, that when one loses one's good looks, whatever they may be, one loses everything. Your picture has taught me that. Lord Henry Wotton is perfectly right. Youth is the only thing worth having. When I find that I am growing old, I shall kill myself.
Oscar Wilde
But then one regrets the loss even of one's worst habits. Perhaps one regrets them the most. They are such an essential part of one's personality.
Oscar Wilde
I am jealous of everything whose beauty does not die. I am jealous of the portrait you have painted of me. Why should it keep what I must lose? Every moment that passes takes something from me and gives something to it. Oh, if it were only the other way! If the picture could change, and I could be always what I am now! Why did you paint it? It will mock me some day
Robert Black
Vanity does not pay the bills.
Robert Schumann
You will be most readily cured of vanity or presumption by studying the history of music, and by hearing the master pieces which have been produced at different periods.
Sándor Márai
It's the moment when something happens not just deep among the trees but also in the dark interior of the human heart, for the heart, too, has its night and its wild surges, as strong an instinct for the hunt as a wolf or a stag. The human night is filled with the crouching forms of dreams, desires, vanities, self-interest, mad love, envy, and the thirst for revenge, as the desert night conceals the puma, the hawk and the jackal.
Shannon L. Alder
Who would you impress if the world was blind?
Shannon L. Alder
The way you think about yourself determines your reality. You are not being hurt by the way people think about you. Many of those people are a reflection of how you think about yourself.
Shannon L. Alder
Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it is the wisdom and time you gave away to save another struggling soul like you.
Sunday Adelaja
Do not live for emptiness, do not waste your evaporating life pursuing the vanities of life.
Sunday Adelaja
The world is full of vanities
Sunday Adelaja
Your time keeps flying away into vanity while you dine with your distractions.
Sunday Adelaja
You must intercept the passing time well, hence it will fly away into vanity.
Sunday Adelaja
To prevent your time from just melting into vanity, you must race against time and stand in the way of time so you could convert it to tangible products.
Sunday Adelaja
No one was created in vain
Sunday Adelaja
Don't join the queue of ignorant people who do not know that their time flies away into vanity daily. Don't be a part of the lazy lot who cannot discipline themselves in solitude to convert their time into products or added value.
Sunday Adelaja
You are not told that while you try to eliminate your boredom by playing games and chatting on social media or watching movies and making unnecessary phone calls; your life is diminishing into vanity.
Sunday Adelaja
To allow your time evaporate each day without a product to show for it is to allow your life evaporate into vanity.
Sunday Adelaja
Your time keeps flying away into vanity while you dine with your distractions. Your life keeps diminishing while you waste your time feeding your distractions.
Suzy Kassem
When the world shifts its focus on heart over mind, we will finally experience a beautiful global village for our children.
Suzy Kassem
This is the sacred secret of love. Love a person for their heart and only their heart, and you will be rewarded with the best unconditional love in return. If you ignore the heart and focus just on a person's outer beauty, love will ignore you. Love a person for only the beauty found in their heart, and that beautiful heart will always be beautiful to you.
Tennessee Williams
Nobody sees anybody truly but all through the flaws of their own egos. That is the way we all see ...each other in life. Vanity, fear, desire, competition-- all such distortions within our own egos-- condition our vision of those in relation to us. Add to those distortions to our own egos the corresponding distortions in the egos of others, and you see how cloudy the glass must become through which we look at each other. That's how it is in all living relationships except when there is that rare case of two people who love intensely enough to burn through all those layers of opacity and see each other's naked hearts.
Thomas More
It is naturally given to all men to esteem their own inventions best.
Tiffany Madison
Women that can work a camera with ease often work men just as effortlessly for both require the same commitment to vanity and manipulation.
Walter Kirn
@bobbybaird i'm a writer, so are you. we try to compose our thoughts and words for effect as well as sense. vain of us? a bit.
William Kelly
That which attracts the world must please and pander to the self-importance of man. The world itself is a vain show, and likes its own. Consequently there is nothing which so carries the mass of men along with it as that which flatters the vanity of the human mind. It may assume the lowliest air, but sinful man seeks his own honour and present exaltation.
William Makepeace Thackeray
It was in the reign of George II. that the above-named personages lived and quarrelled ; good or bad, handsome or ugly, rich or poor, they are all equal now
William Makepeace Thackeray
Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied?