Vanity Sayings and Quotes
Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous
old vanity quotes, vanity sayings, and vanity proverbs, collected over the years from a variety
A big tree attracts the gale.
Chinese (on pride)
All that glitters is not gold.
Clean your finger before you point at my spots.
Clothes don't make the man.
Clouds that thunder, do not always rain.
Armenian (on vanity and arrogance)
Empty vessels make the most sound.
Every ass loves to hear himself bray.
English (on vanity and arrogance)
His bark is worse than his bite.
If someone gives you advice, it is in his own interest.
It is better to enjoy the cool breeze of others waving your flag, than to suffer the sweat of doing it yourself.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
No one can make us feel inferior without our consent.
The cat would eat fish but would not get her feet wet.
The drum makes a great fuss because it is empty.
Trinidadian (on vanity and arrogance)
The fly on the water buffalo's back thinks he is taller than the water buffalo.
Tagalog (Filipino)(on vanity and arrogance)
The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Vanity blossoms but bares no fruit.
Nepalese (on vanity and arrogance)
Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Cure yourself of the affliction of caring how you appear to others. Concern yourself only with how you appear before God, concern yourself only with the idea that God may have of you.
Miguel de Unamuno
There was never yet fair woman but she made mouths in a glass.
They say that hens do cackle loudest when there is nothing vital in the eggs they have laid.
Our vanity is the constant enemy of our dignity.
Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine
We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for.
There are no grades of vanity, there are only grades of ability in concealing it.
Vanity is often the unseen spur.
William Makepeace Thackeray
There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.
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.
Vanity is the quicksand of reason.
Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory.