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They say that hens do cackle loudest when there is nothing vital in the eggs they have laid.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) American newspaperman and short-story writer.

There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873) British politician, poet and critic.

The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet.

Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British politician and author.

Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return.

George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.

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

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

What makes vanity so insufferable to us, is that it hurts our own.

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.

Possibly, more people kill themselves and others out of hurt vanity than out of envy, jealousy, malice or desire for revenge.

Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) British novelist and philosopher.

What is the vanity of the vainest man compared with the vanity which the most modest possesses when, in the midst of nature and the world, he feels himself to be ''man''!

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) Thirty-second President of the USA.

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