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Vanity, revenge, loneliness, boredom, all apply: lust is one of the least of the reasons for promiscuity.
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Mignon McLaughlin Quotes

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Vanity is the quicksand of reason
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George Sand Quotes

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The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.
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Thomas Wolfe Quotes

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Man has always sacrificed truth to his vanity, comfort and advantage. He lives... by make-believe.
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W. Somerset Maugham Quotes

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Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory.
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Joseph Conrad Quotes

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The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself. Check yourself against this list of obstacles to a pleasing personality interrupting others sarcasm vanity being a poor listener insincere flattery finding fault challenging others without good cause giving unsolicited advice complaining attitude of superiority envy of others' success poor posture and dress.
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Vanity dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man.
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Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes

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Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.
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No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library.
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Samuel Johnson Quotes

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Vanity is so secure in the heart of man that everyone wants to be admired: even I who write this, and you who read this.
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Blaise Pascal Quotes

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Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share they have of it themselves; but I give it fair quarter, wherever I meet with it, being persuaded that it is often productive of good to the possessor, and to others who are within his sphere of action: and therefore, in many cases, it would not be altogether absurd if a man were to thank God for his vanity among the other comforts of life.
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Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Curiosity is only vanity. Most frequently we wish not to know, but to talk. We would not take a sea voyage for the sole pleasure of seeing without hope of ever telling.
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Blaise Pascal Quotes

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Vanity, I am sensible, is my cardinal vice and cardinal folly; and I am in continual danger, when in company, of being led an ignis fatuus chase by it.
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John Adams Quotes

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There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.
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Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quotes

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With men, as with women, the main struggle is between vanity and comfort; but with men, comfort often wins.
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Mignon McLaughlin Quotes

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Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
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François Duc de La Rochefoucauld Quotes

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Without this ridiculous vanity that takes the form of self-display, and is part of everything and everyone, we would see nothing, and nothing would exist.
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Antonio Porchia Quotes

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Hair brings one's self-image into focus; it is vanity's proving ground. Hair is terribly personal, a tangle of mysterious prejudices.
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To this principle of vanity, which philosophers call a mean one, and which I do not, I owe a great part of the figure which I have made in life.
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Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, and all the Virtues of Man, without his Vices. This Praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery if inscribed over human ashes, is but a just tribute to the Memory of Boatswain, a Dog.
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