Vain Quotes

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Unless what we do is useful, our glory is vain
View quotes by Phaedrus

Nothing makes one so vain than being told one is a sinner
View quotes by Oscar Wilde

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.

View quotes by Emily Dickinson

Unless your works lead to profit, vain is your glory in them
View quotes by Phaedrus

All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action.
View quotes by Demosthenes

All affectation is the vain and ridiculous attempt of poverty to appear rich
View quotes by Johann Lavater

To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased with the effect he produces on other people.
View quotes by Max Beerbohm

Although I am not a vain person I believe I am the best footballer in the whole world [very modest, Ronaldinho!]
View quotes by Ronaldinho

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
View quotes by Carl Gustav Jung

The cry of the Little Peoples goes up to God in vain, For the world is given over to the cruel sons of Cain.
View quotes by Richard Le Gallienne

It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.
View quotes by Aesop

A vain, idle and sinful game at which there was much of the language of the accursed going on [on tennis]
View quotes by James Hogg

It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
View quotes by Jacob Bronowski

'It sounds vain, but I could probably make a difference for almost everyone I ever met if I chose to involve myself with them either professionally or personally.'
View quotes by Kevin Costner

It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
View quotes by Charlotte Bronte

Thou art gone from my gaze like a beautiful dream.
And I seek thee in vain by the meadow and stream
View quotes by George Linley

One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us.
View quotes by Kurt Vonnegut

I think the best actors are the most generous, the kindest, the greatest people and at their worst they are vain, greedy and insecure.
View quotes by Kenneth Branagh

Bigger the cricket here: yet some who tried
In vain to earn a colour while at Eton
Have found a place upon an England side
Which can't be beaten.
View quotes by E W Hornung

Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
View quotes by Kahlil Gibran

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