Vain Love Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 83 Quotes About Vain Love

#1. I'm not vain - I just love make-up and dressing up. - Author: Abbey Clancy
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#2. Of all the kind of pains, the greatest pain is to love and to love in vain. - Author: George Granville, 1st Baron Lansdowne
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#3. Love is not vain because it is frustrated, but because it is fulfilled. The people we love turn to ashes when we posess them. - Author: Marcel Proust
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#4. How vain it seems to write, when one knows how to feel
how much more near and dear to sit beside you, talk with you, hear the tones of your voice ... Give me strength, Susie, write me of hope and love, and of hearts that endure ... - Author: Emily Dickinson
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#5. If for just the time of a finger-snap a monk produces a thought of loving-kindness, develops it, gives attention to it, such a one is rightly called a monk. Not in vain does he meditate. He acts in accordance with the master's teaching, he follows his advice. How much more so if he cultivates it. - Author: Gautama Buddha
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#6. Which would enable him to prolong for the time being, and to renew for one day more the disappointment, the torturing deception that must always come to him with the vain presence of this woman, whom he might approach, yet never dared embrace. - Author: Marcel Proust
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#7. If you love men and they are unfriendly, look into your love; if you rule men and they are unruly, look into your wisdom; if you are courteous to them and they do not respond, look into your courtesy. If what you do is vain, always seek within. - Author: Mencius
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#8. An actor in a playwright's hide," he said sadly. "I'll never not be vain." "Oh, well. It's you," she said. "You're desperate for the love of strangers. To be seen." "You see me," he said, and he heard the echo with his thoughts a minute before and was pleased. "I do," she said. "Now. - Author: Lauren Groff
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#9. We conceal it from ourselves in vain - we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man cannot possibly live for a moment without it. - Author: Blaise Pascal
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#10. You only love when you love in vain.
Try another radio probe
when ten have failed,
take two hundred rabbits
when a hundred have died:
only this is science.
You ask the secret.
It has just one name:
again. - Author: Miroslav Holub
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#11. I love a serious preacher, who speaks for my sake and not for his own; who seeks my salvation, and not his own vain glory. He best deserves to be heard who uses speech only to clothe his thoughts, and his thoughts only to promote truth and virtue. - Author: Jean Baptiste Massillon
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#12. Here I love you.
Here I love you and the horizon hides you in vain.
I love you still among these cold things.
Sometimes my kisses go on those heavy vessels
that cross the sea towards no arrival.
I see myself forgotten like those old anchors. - Author: Pablo Neruda
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#13. All men are selfish, but the vain man is in love with himself. He admires, like the lover his adored one, everything which to others is indifferent. - Author: Berthold Auerbach
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#14. It was a momentary laughter, in which our souls united. But I think there comes a point in love, a unique moment which later on the soul seeks in vain to surpass, and that the effort to revive such happiness depletes it; that nothing thwarts happiness so much as the memory of happiness. - Author: Andre Gide
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#15. The greatest pain is to love, but love in vain,' Valgerdur quoted. - Author: Arnaldur Indridason
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#16. The praise that comes from love does not make us vain, but more humble. - Author: James M. Barrie
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#17. The artist is an interpreter of Nature. People learn to love Nature through pictures. To the artist, nothing is in vain; nothing beneath his notice. If he is great enough, he will exalt every subject which he treats. - Author: William Morris Hunt
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#18. The saints were cowards who stood by to see Christ crucified: they should have flung themselves Upon the Roman spears, and died in vain
The grandest death, to die in vain
for love Greater than sways the forces of the world! - Author: George Eliot
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#19. A man who love only himself and his pleasures is vain, presumptuous, and wicked even from principle. - Author: Luc De Clapiers
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#20. As love is full of unbefitting strains,
All wanton as a child, skipping and vain,
Form'd by the eye and therefore, like the eye,
Full of strange shapes, of habits and of forms,
Varying in subjects as the eye doth roll
To every varied object in his glance - Author: William Shakespeare
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#21. You don't love people for what they can give you. You don't love them because of what they do for you or how good you make them look. Love is blind, love does not boast, love is not vain. - Author: Shelly Crane
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#22. When you do great things, Expect greater things. None of your works are done in vain. You will achieve what you set forth to accomplish! - Author: Amaka Imani Nkosazana
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#23. Somehow they stayed that way
For those 5 days in May
Made all the stars around them shine
Funny how you can look in vain
Living on nerves and such sweet pain
The loneliness that cuts so fine
To find the face you've seen a thousand times - Author: Blue Rodeo
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#24. Not to be vain, but I have nice long legs, so I like to accentuate them. Find what part of your body you love most - it can be your arms, your chest, your legs - and emphasize that. - Author: Khloe Kardashian
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#25. I know that I have been a fool, a madman, to believe that the snow could have been animated, that the marble could grow warm; but what would you expect? The lover easily believes in love, nor has my journey been entirely in vain, since I behold you now. - Author: Alexandre Dumas
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#26. It was in vain for Madame Defarge to struggle and to strike; Miss Pross, with the vigorous tenacity of love, always so much stronger than hate, clasped her tight, and even lifted her from the floor in the struggle that they had. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#27. The praise that comes of love does not make us vain, but humble rather. Knowing what we are, the pride that shines in our mother's eyes as she looks at us is about the most pathetic thing a man has to face, but he would be a devil altogether if it did not burn some of the sin out of him. - Author: James M. Barrie
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#28. I'm not a political Christian; for the most part I allow people even their vain, earthly rights. And I certainly don't see anti-Christians as bad or evil (as if they actually have the power to pose any kind of threat against God Almighty), but rather complete idiots I was commanded to love. - Author: Criss Jami
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#29. Because there is nothing here than invites us to cherish unhappy lovers. Nothing is more vain than to die for love. What we ought to do is live. - Author: Albert Camus
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#30. May the culture of life and love render vain the logic of death. - Author: Pope John Paul II
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#31. You must love the crust of the earth on which you dwell more than the sweet crust of any bread or cake. You must be able to extract nutriment out of a sand-heap. You must have so good an appetite as this, else you will live in vain - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#32. And yet, because I love thee, I obtain
From that same love this vindicating grace,
To live on still in love, and yet in vain - Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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#33. Sweet is true love, though given in vain. - Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson
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#34. If this was happiness, I know that I wanted to hold it like one wants in vain to hold running water in joined hands. But I was already feeling alongside this happiness something other than happiness which was covering my love like the coloring of autumn. - Author: Andre Gide
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#35. Let her be loved not only for her beauty and amiable character, but also for her strength of mind and loftiness of purpose, which enliven and raise the feeble and the timid and ward off all vain thoughts. Let her be the pride of her country and let her command respect. - Author: Jose Rizal
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#36. The love of justice and the love of country plead equally the cause of these people, and it is a moral reproach to us that they should have pleaded it so long in vain. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#37. All right, I'll take a chance. I will fall in love with you. If i'm a fool you can have the night, you can have the morning too. Can you cook and sew. make flowers grow. Do you understand my pain? Are you willing to risk it all or is your love in vain? - Author: Bob Dylan
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#38. The fires of hell may be made of the very love of God, experienced as torture by those who hate him: the very light of God's truth, hated and fled from in vain by those who love darkness. - Author: Peter Kreeft
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#39. If thou neglectest thy love to thy neighbor, in vain thou professest thy love to God; for by thy love to God, the love to thy neighbor is begotten, and by the love to thy neighbor thy love to God is nourished. - Author: Francis Quarles
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#40. Plough not the seas, sow not the sands,Leave off your idle pain;Seek other mistress for your minds,Love's service is in vain. - Author: Robert Southwell
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#41. In vain do we seek to awaken our churches to zeal in evangelism as a separate thing. To be genuine it must flow from love to Christ. It is when a sense of personal communion with the Son of God is highest that we shall be most fit for missionary work, either ourselves or to stir up others. - Author: Archibald Alexander
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#42. The page is as white as my face after a night of weeping. It is as sterile as my devastated mind. All martyrdoms are in vain. He also is drowning in the blood of too much sacrifice.
Lay aside the weapons, love, for all battles are lost. - Author: Elizabeth Smart
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#43. There are men who love to gaze with the mind at things that can never be seen, feel at least the throb of a beauty that will never be known and hear over immense, bleak reaches the echo of that which is no celestial music but only their heart's vain cries. - Author: A.E. Coppard
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#44. I have struggled in vain and I can bear it no longer. These past months have been a torment. I love you. Most ardently. - Author: Jane Austen
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#45. Because, in the end, without love all our effort is wasted, all we do is in vain. - Author: Rick Yancey
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#46. In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you." Elizabeth's astonishment was beyond expression. - Author: Jane Austen
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#47. The arch of heaven looks like an
upside-down cup, under which the wise
wander in vain. May your love for your beloved
be as great as the love of the bottle for the glass.
Look, how one gives and one receives, lip against
lip, the precious blood of the grapes. - Author: Omar Khayyam
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#48. Life is indeed darkness save when there is urge, and all urge is blind save when there is knowledge, and all knowledge is vain save when there is work, and all work is empty save when there is love. - Author: Kahlil Gibran
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#49. All outward means of grace, if separate from the spirit of God, cannot profit, or conduce, in any degree, either to the knowledge or love of God. All outward things, unless he work in them and by them, are in vain. - Author: John Wesley
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#50. A religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love has roused him in vain. - Author: Jessamyn West
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#51. When you have planted
the rose of Love into your heart
your life has not been in vain. - Author: Omar Khayyam
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#52. I love you as exiled souls love each other when they meet in the middle of the desert. There will never be anything physical between us, but no passion is in vain, no love is ever wasted. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#53. Life is a beautiful journey, full of joy and pain
You never know when it will end, don't let a moment pass in vain ...
In the whole ruckus of life, nothing had I gained,
I just wanted freedom, no more did I wanted to be chained ... - Author: Mehek Bassi
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#54. I only know we loved in vain; I only feel-farewell! farewell! - Author: Lord Byron
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#55. Love can take what shape he pleases; and when once begun his fiery inroad in the soul, how vain the after knowledge which his presence gives! We weep or rave; but still he lives, and lives master and lord, amidst pride and tears and pain. - Author: Bryan Procter
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#56. What exists in this heart is not imaginary. This hand would not grasp air in trying to hold you, nor this eye blind itself in searching for you in vain. - Author: Chrissy Moon
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#57. I know I only want him,' she said between sobs, the syllables all wrong, 'because he doesn't want me. How is that even possible?'

'It's normal to want what we can't have,' I said soothingly.

'No, I mean how can he not want me? - Author: Olivia Sudjic
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#58. Let not one single life have passed in vain. What really matters is who you love and how you love. - Author: Oprah Winfrey
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#59. Never had she so honestly felt that she could have loved him, as now, when all love must be vain. - Author: Seth Grahame-Smith
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#60. Sometimes Robert believed one thing and sometimes the other, and he wondered if that was true of all those who loved too much and in vain. - Author: Jeane Westin
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#61. Was never true love loved in vain, For truest love is highest gain. - Author: George Eliot
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#62. A mighty pain to love it is,
And 't is a pain that pain to miss;
But of all pains, the greatest pain
It is to love, but love in vain. - Author: Abraham Cowley
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#63. I'm before him on my knees, and he kisses me He assumes I lose my reason and I do. Men are stupid, men are vain, Love's disgusting, love's insane, A humiliating business-oh how true. - Author: Stephen Sondheim
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#64. Jesus lived and died in vain if He did not teach us to regulate the whole of life by the eternal law of love. Gandhi, quoted in Merton, p. 38 - Author: Thomas Merton
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#65. Love is rebellious bird that nobody can tame, and it's all in vain to call it if it chooses to refuse. - Author: Georges Bizet
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#66. The present is our own; but while we speak,
We cease from its possession, and resign
The stage we tread on, to another race,
As vain, and gay, and mortal as ourselves. - Author: Thomas Love Peacock
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#67. There was fashion and there was idiocy, and while she was vain enough to love the former, she was not willing to indulge the latter. - Author: Lilith Saintcrow
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#68. Sweet is true love that is given in vain, and sweet is death that takes away pain. - Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson
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#69. Providence has so ordained it, that only two women have a true interest in the happiness of a man
his own mother, and the mother of his children. Besides these two legitimate kinds of love, there is nothing between the two creatures except vain excitement, painful and vain delusion. - Author: Octave Feuillet
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#70. Take heed all of you who have at heart mankind's future! Take heed men and women of good will! May the temptation to seek revenge give way to the courage to forgive; may the culture of life and love render vain the logic of death; may trust once more give breath to the lives of peoples. - Author: Pope John Paul II
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#71. World's use is cold, world's love is vain, world's cruelty is bitter bane; but is not the fruit of pain. - Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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#72. In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you. - Author: Jane Austen
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#73. Compliments make me vain: & when I am vain, I am insolent & overbearing. It is a pity, too, because I love compliments. I love them even when they are not so. My child, I can live on a good compliment two weeks with nothing else to eat. - Author: Mark Twain
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#74. And all knowledge is vain save when there is work, and all work is empty save when there is love; and when you work with love you bind yourself to yourself, and to one another, and to God. - Author: Kahlil Gibran
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#75. The worm doth woo the mortal, death claims a living bride,
Night unto day is married, morn unto eventide,
Earth a merry damsel, and heaven a knight so true,
And Earth is quite coquettish, and beseemeth in vain to sue. - Author: Emily Dickinson
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#76. You view love and especially women ... as something hostile, something against which you defend yourself, although in vain, something whose power over you, however, you feel as a sweet torment, a prickling cruelty: this is truly a modern attitude. - Author: Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
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#77. If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain. - Author: Emily Dickinson
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#78. We must rejoice when love is great, and pardon its excess, for love is the staff of life, and life without love is life in vain. - Author: Arthur Lynch
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#79. Let us only take heed that this office of Christ is not set before us in vain. It will profit us nothing at the last day that Jesus was a Shepherd, if during our lifetime, we never heard His voice and followed Him. If we love life, let us join His flock without delay. - Author: J.C. Ryle
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#80. In vain we search the heavens high above, The God of love is kneeling at our feet. Though we betray him, though it is the night, He meets us here and loves us into light. - Author: Malcolm Guite
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#81. All of them. Fated to love in vain. - Author: Anne Rouen
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#82. All's fair in love and war'. I could hear the vain grin on his lip as he recited the idiom. - Author: Nely Cab
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#83. Ah, cruel 'tis to love, And cruel not to love, But cruelest of all To love and love in vain. - Author: Anacreon
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