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Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.
Fame
W. H. Auden

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Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.
Action
Marcus Aurelius

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The praise that comes from love does not make us vain, but more humble.
Praise
Sir James M. Barrie

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Take not God's name in vain; select a time when it will have effect.
Swearing
Ambrose Bierce

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A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself.
Modesty
Jean De La Bruyere

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It is a vain hope to make people happy by politics.
Politicians and Politics
Thomas Carlyle

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No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
Greatness
Thomas Carlyle

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Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.
Growth
Hare Charles

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

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In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
Fools and Foolishness
George Eliot

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The finest words in the world are only vain sounds if you cannot understand them.
Words
Anatole France

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Man that is of woman born is apt to be as vain has his mother.
Vanity
Robert Frost

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Vain, very vain is my search to find; that happiness which only centers in the mind.
Mind
Oliver Goldsmith

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An honest man speaks the truth, though it may give offence; a vain man, in order that it may.
Injury
William Hazlitt

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Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain.
Death and Dying
William Hazlitt

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How vain, without the merit, is the name.
Fame
Homer

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Not vain the weakest, if their force unite.
Unity
Homer

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He gains a great deal who loses a vain hope.
Hope
Italian Proverb

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The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate substitute for self mastery.
Power
Reinhold Niebuhr

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Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain.
Bores and Boredom
Friedrich Nietzsche

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It is vain to do with more what can be done with less.
Effort
William Of Occam

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Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
Beauty
Alexander Pope

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Money spent on the mind is never spent in vain.
Mind
Proverb

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When we can't find peace in ourselves it is vain to look for it elsewhere.
Peace
Proverb

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We waste our lights in vain, like lamps by day.
Waste
William Shakespeare

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun