Welcome to our Vanity collection, an exploration of the delicate dance between self-worth and the allure of external validation. In this curated compilation of quotes, we delve into the complex landscape of vanity, seeking to understand its manifestations, the illusions it weaves, and the lessons it offers about the nature of identity.
Vanity is more than a surface reflection; it's a mirror that reflects our desires, insecurities, and the intricate ways we navigate our self-image. Our Vanity quotes honor the pursuit of authenticity, the potential pitfalls of excessive self-focus, and the way vanity can reveal deeper truths about our relationship with ourselves and others.
Whether you're drawn to the exploration of human psychology, captivated by the stories of individuals who've grappled with vanity, or simply intrigued by the complexities of ego and humility, these quotes offer insights into the spectrum of emotions and motivations associated with vanity.
Embark on a journey that examines the balance between self-confidence and narcissism, the narratives of those who've transcended vanity to discover deeper meanings, and the wisdom that emerges when we navigate the thin line between self-love and self-absorption. Discover the lessons of humility, the liberation found in embracing imperfections, and the beauty of cultivating genuine connections that extend beyond the surface.
Guileless and without vanity, we were still in love with ourselves then. We felt comfortable in our skins, enjoyed the news that our senses released to us, admired our dirt, cultivated our scars, and could not comprehend this unworthiness. Jealousy we understood and thought natural--a desire to have what somebody else had; but envy was a strange, new feeling for us.
At my funeral, if one said, 'Nick was a generous person,' trust me I won't be doing cartwheels in my coffin. Recognition from people is never and never will be a goal. Some people strive for that respect or honor. Living a life to just reach for the position and status is vanity and sin.
It is a great mortification to the vanity of man, that his utmost art and industry can never equal the meanest of nature's productions, either for beauty or value. Art is only the under-workman, and is employed to give a few strokes of embellishment to those pieces, which come from the hand of the master.
For poets today or in any age, the choice is not between freedom on the one hand and abstruse French forms on the other. The choice is between the nullity and vanity of our first efforts, and the developing of a sense of idiom, form, structure, metre, rhythm, line - all the fundamental characteristics of this verbal art.
Vanity is so closely allied to virtue, and to love the fame of laudable actions approaches so near the love of laudable actions for their own sake, that these passions are more capable of mixture than any other kinds of affection; and it is almost impossible to have the latter without some degree of the former.