Vain People Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 69 Quotes About Vain People

#1. 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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#2. We are not only to renounce evil, but to manifest the truth. We tell people the world is vain; let our lives manifest that it is so. We tell them that our home is above and that all these things are transitory. Does our dwelling look like it? O to live consistent lives! - Author: Hudson Taylor
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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. Being pretty-minded is simply the natural state for most people. They want to be vapid and lazy and vain ... and selfish. It only takes a twist to lock in that part of their personalities. - Author: Scott Westerfeld
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#5. hardly anyone knows what vainglory is anymore. If anything, people use the word "vain" or "vanity" today to mean being conceited or puffed up about yourself (usually in an unjustified way) - roughly speaking, it's a form of pride equivalent to having an inflated sense of your worth or importance. - Author: Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung
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#6. Those people work more wisely who seek to achieve good in their own small corner of the world ... than those who are forever thinking that life is in vain, unless one can. do big things. - Author: Herbert Butterfield
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#7. Hereby we may understand that God, of His special grace, maketh the teachers of the gospel subject to the Cross, and to all kinds of afflicitons, for the salvation of themselves and of the people; for otherwise they could by no means beat down this beast which is called vain-glory. - Author: Martin Luther
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#8. Sapping the foundations of civilisation, of authority, of other people's altars, spattering them with filth, winking jocosely at them only to justify and conceal one's own rottenness and moral poverty is only possible for a very vain, base, and nasty creature. - Author: Anton Chekhov
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#9. I am astonished about those people who are ordered to prepare their provisions, then the start of the journey is announced, however they remain unmindful in their vain discussions and fruitless deeds. - Author: Hasan Of Basra
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#10. I pulled myself up and told myself to stop these ridiculous thoughts, wondering why it is that we can never stop trying to analyse the motives of people who have no personal interest in us, in the vain hope of finding that perhaps they may have just a little after all. - Author: Barbara Pym
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#11. In vain people busy themselves with finding any good of man's own in his will. For any mixture of the power of freewill that men strive to mingle with God's grace is nothing but a corruption of grace. It is just as if one were to dilute wine with muddy, bitter water. - Author: John Calvin
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#12. Examples would indeed be excellent things were not people so modest that none will set, and so vain that none will follow them. - Author: Augustus Hare
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#13. I went to India and met some people who had been involved in this guerrilla business, middle-class people who were rather vain and foolish. There was no revolutionary grandeur to it. Nothing. - Author: V.S. Naipaul
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#14. 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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#15. My daughter's death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will not allow that to happen! - Author: Darrell Scott
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#16. To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased with the effect he produces on other people. - Author: Max Beerbohm
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#17. Helping people who are going through what I've been through makes me feel like [my pain] wasn't in vain. It gives the pain I went through a sense of purpose. - Author: Katie Ganshert
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#18. Must we, under the happy hope of a false tranquility, sacrifice to the people in power the public welfare, and under vain pretence of preserving the peace, abandon the empire to robbers who would plunder it - Author: Claude Adrien Helvetius
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#19. Beware of those who are too focused with polishing and beautifying their outer shells. They lack true substance to understand that genuine beauty is reflected from the heart that resides inside. - Author: Suzy Kassem
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#20. When the vain speaker has sat down, and the people say 'what a good speech,' it still takes an ounce to balance an ounce. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#21. Why not? Why not anything? If God ain't a God of why nots, than I say 'Why bother,' and I don't think that's takin his name in vain, I think it's tellin the truth about what people need. - Author: Todd Johnson
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#22. It's a vain hope to believe that people will voluntarily turn their back on government subsidies. - Author: James Cook
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#23. 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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#24. I think people just probably don't want people to think that they're vain. - Author: Lily Allen
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#25. I'm a proud person. I'm not vain. I look at it like it is. If you've got the money and you're going to be out there, you owe it to people not to look like a dog if you can help it. - Author: Dolly Parton
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#26. I think I've developed into an actress because I've worked darn hard at it and I've learned a great deal from a lot of gifted people. And if I have nothing else to show for my life, apart from a scrapbook full of cuttings, I have the knowledge that my early days in Hollywood weren't in vain. - Author: Veronica Lake
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#27. If we don't do anything to change the lives of our people and our country, we live a vain life - Author: Sunday Adelaja
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#28. I'm not very keen on ageing. I'm not keen on the physical decay. I probably am quite vain. I think you want to try and look OK for the benefit of other people. - Author: Jarvis Cocker
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#29. There will always be vain, obsessive people who want to own rare and extraordinary things whatever the cost; there will always be people for whom owning beautiful, dangerous animals brings a sense of power and magic. - Author: Susan Orlean
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#30. I have been vain since birth. I expected other people to like what I did, although my vanity has definitely diminished over the years. - Author: Wallace Shawn
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#31. 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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#32. Only vain people wage war against the vanity of others. - Author: Marguerite Gardiner, Countess Of Blessington
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#33. I've always admired people with really strong presences and felt that caring about the visual component of what you do is not intrinsically superficial or vain. - Author: Dee Dee Ramone
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#34. You've got to have an ego as big as Mars to want to think that you, of all people, are better than anyone else to be president of the United States. People that vain, they want their place in history, and they want to be able to control how much they'll be worshipped by future generations. - Author: Jello Biafra
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#35. It is a vain hope to make people happy by politics. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#36. When we are conscious of the least comparative merit in ourselves, we should take as much care to conceal the value we set upon it, as if it were a real defect; to be elated or vain upon it is showing your money before people in want. - Author: Colley Cibber
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#37. People desire so many things and waste their days in vain... Some yearn for gold, others for power, yet others for glory and a higher station. But when death's moment nears and they look back at their lives, they realize they've been happy only during those moments when they've loved. - Author: Borje Vahamaki
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#38. If I were to die thinking that I'd written three poems that people might read after me, I would feel that I hadn't lived in vain. Great poets might expect the whole body of their work, but most of us - well, I would settle for a handful. - Author: Andrew Motion
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#39. I don't want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death! - Author: Anne Frank
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#40. I think the best actors are the most generous, the kindest, the greatest people and at their worst they are vain, greedy and insecure. - Author: Kenneth Branagh
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#41. To vain men, other people are admirers. - Author: Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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#42. In ancient times, people said that imperfect moves to becoming perfect. Are these words vain? No! Truly, by gaining Unity you come to Perfection! - Author: Laozi
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#43. I grew up in South Jamaica, Queens, in New York. My parents were very religious churchgoing people. They were very strict. I was never really allowed to indulge in anything vain. Modesty always. I have three brothers and two sisters, so everything was on a budget. - Author: Wynter Gordon
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#44. My motivation has to do with what happened to my family. I want to help young people make important decisions at the most important time in their life. If I didn't do this, it would be like my kids died in vain. I want to help them make the right decisions. - Author: George Chuvalo
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#45. What do you think spies are: priests, saints, and martyrs? They're a squalid procession of vain fools, traitors too, yes; pansies, sadists, and drunkards, people who play cowboys and Indians to brighten their rotten lives. Do you think they sit like monks in London balancing the rights and wrongs? - Author: John Le Carre
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#46. Barni loved talking about the dresses. "Aren't they huge? I've just always been this way," she said, twirling a little. "Just born healthy, I guess."
Oh, God. I hated her so much. - Author: Katherine Center
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#47. There are people out there who hate me and who say I'm arrogant, vain, and whatever. That's all part of my success. I am made to be the best. - Author: Cristiano Ronaldo
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#48. Since nobody is in a position to substitute his own value judgments for those of the acting individual, it is vain to pass judgment on other people's aims and volitions. No man is qualified to declare what would make another man happier or less discontented. - Author: Ludwig Von Mises
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#49. No preacher is listened to but time, which gives us the same train and turn of thought that elder people have in vain tried to put into our heads before. - Author: Jonathan Swift
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#50. I think it's really rare to see women on television who are brilliant, selfish, vain, fallible - and I feel like I have all those capacities in myself, so it's good to see people in the media representing all of those things. - Author: Kerry Bishe
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#51. We ought to punish pitilessly that shameful pretence of friendly intercourse. I like a man to be a man, and to show on all occasions the bottom of his heart in his discourse. Let that be the thing to speak, and never let our feelings be beneath vain compliments - Author: Moliere
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#52. If you live in a society like ours, in which people seldom object if they hear someone taking the Lord's name in vain but are outraged if they see a pregnant woman smoking, then you are living in a world that values the worldly more than the divine. - Author: David Brooks
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#53. Great people and champions are special gifts of God, whom He gives and preserves; they do their work, and achieve great actions, not with vain imaginations, or cold and sleepy cogitations, but by motion of God. - Author: Martin Luther
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#54. If the [Vestiges] be true, the labours of sober induction are in vain; religion is a lie; human law is a mass of folly, and a base injustice; morality is moonshine; our labours for the black people of Africa were works of madmen; and man and woman are only better beasts! - Author: Adam Sedgwick
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#55. The vain, inconstant, rebellious disposition of the people [of Armorica], was incompatible either with freedom or servitude. - Author: Edward Gibbon
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#56. Quentin was thin and tall, though he habitually hunched his shoulders in a vain attempt to brace himself against whatever blow was coming from the heavens, and which would logically hit the tall people first. - Author: Lev Grossman
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#57. The German people are an orderly, vain, deeply sentimental and rather insensitive people. They seem to feel at their best when they are singing in chorus, saluting or obeying orders. - Author: H.G.Wells
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#58. As we maintain the vigil of peace, we must remember that justice is a vigil, too-a vigil we must keep in our own streets and schools and among the lives of all our people-so that those
who died here on their native soil shall not have died in vain. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#59. People who are very vain are usually equally susceptible; and they who feel one thing acutely, will so feel another. - Author: Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
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#60. It is very queer, but not the less true, that people are generally quite as vain, or even more so, of their deficiencies than of their available gifts. - Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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#61. By electing a covenant people, God demonstrated to humankind that striving for him is not a vain thing. He rewards those individuals who seek him according to his divine attributes, the highest wisdom, and the ultimate standard of fairness. - Author: James Mikolajczyk
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#62. The sexiest people are thinkers. Nobody's interested in somebody who's just vain with a hole in their head, talking about the latest thing - there is no latest thing. It's all rubbish. - Author: Vivienne Westwood
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#63. I think it's easy for people to say, 'Because you do this, you must be this kind of person, vain or uptight or mean to people.' People have a sense of who you may be because of the job you do. That's unfair judgment. - Author: Lamar Odom
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#64. The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistical and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary, it makes them , for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel. - Author: W. Somerset Maugham
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#65. People are terrible. They do terrible things to each other, they hurt each other, they lie, they're vain, they're shallow, they're violent ... but they're all we have. - Author: Torquil Campbell
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#66. As leakers take great risks in releasing information, assuring them that they are not sacrificing themselves in vain and that their leaks would have public consequences would most likely encourage more people to leak. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#67. It is ourselves alone that make our days lucky or unlucky. Away, then, with a vain prejudice, the invention of the priesthood, which has been transmitted by our ancestors to an ignorant people. - Author: Voltaire
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#68. Praise from the common people is generally false, and rather follows the vain than the virtuous. - Author: Francis Bacon
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#69. People have fought in vain about the names and lives of their saviors, and have named their religions after the name of their savior, instead of uniting with each other in the truth that is taught. - Author: Hazrat Inayat Khan
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