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Sentence Sermons (Christian Inspiration) #56 --- Vanity

Updated on March 8, 2011

Quotations on Vanity

Vanity is the empty pride or conceit that can be so very undesirable in its manifestations, and so destructive of one’s well-being. It has an insatiable appetite, and the more it is fed the more it demands. We must be constantly alert to the dangers of becoming vainglorious, and be diligent in our efforts to overcome manifestations of it in our lives. The Divine injunction is given in these words: “Let us not be vainglorious.” Vanity, with all its emptiness, is sham, and its pretense, is the cause of much human distress and discontent.

—Bob Wear, Amarillo Daily News, Amarillo, Texas, June 15, 1956.

Vanity is littleness self-encased in a magnifying glass.

—W.A. MacKenzie, Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 16, 1923.

Most of us are weakest at the point of our greatest vanity.

—Roy L. Smith, Christian Advocate, Chicago, Ill., Feb. 25, 1943.

The man who believes in nothing bigger than himself lives in a very small world.

—Roy L. Smith, Christian Advocate, Chicago, Ill., April 8, 1943.

Many self-made men worship their maker–but it is marked with a small "m," and not a capital.

—A.M. Knudsen, Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, N.M., Oct. 28, 1923.

Ignoring God's law is losing the victory for the sake of vanity.

—Dewey O. Miller, The Wesleyan Youth, Marion, Ind., December 1962.

Vanity holds no mortgage that flattery will not cancel.

—Emmet Rodwell Calhoun, Louisville Times, Louisville, Ky., Jan. 14, 1905.

Vanity and reason do not occupy the same mind at the same time.

—Phil Conley, The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., May 9, 1949.

Beware of the person who gives his opinions without due consideration. In general, his opinions will be of little value or worth.

—Phil Conley, The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., March 6, 1950.

Vanity is the trademark of narrowness.

—J.R. Hornady, Louisville Times, Louisville, Ky., Jan. 10, 1903.

Vanity is just the ego on a strut.

—Nephi Jensen, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 4, 1928.

The devil is blamed for a lot of things vanity gets us into.

—Nephi Jensen, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 28, 1934.

The vanity of others is unpardonable because it wounds our own.

—H.W. Knickerbocker, Houston Post-Dispatch, Houston, Texas, June 29, 1931.

Mutual praise is the currency we exchange and deposit in the bank of vanity. It is usually highly inflated currency.

—Olin Miller, Palm Beach Post, West Palm Beach, Fla., Jan 24, 1945.

When a man lets his vanity go to his head, it is because there is nothing above the ears to stop it.

—Vera Wise, The Daily Herald, Biloxi, Miss., Aug. 13, 1941.

The fellow with the swelled head is pretty certain to be a pinhead.

—B.C. Forbes, Forbes Magazine, New York, April 16, 1921.

Vanity suggests tinsel; humility, true gold.

—B.C. Forbes, Forbes Magazine, New York, N.Y., June 1, 1928.

Vanity and impudence are twin sisters.

The Chicago Daily News, Chicago, Ill., Jan. 28, 1919.

To be vain of one's rank of place is to disclose that one is below it.

Christian Advocate, New York, N.Y., April 28, 1881.

Vanity is an intoxication produced by an overdose of self-conceit.

Galveston Daily News, Galveston, Texas, Dec. 16, 1892.

Vanity is inalienably the measure of stupidity.

The Harlequin, New Orleans, La., Oct. 13, 1900.

Self-praise isn’t a very good recommendation.

—Tom Ethridge, The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., Oct. 14, 1967.

When it comes to singing his own praises many a man wears out the tune.

—Carey Williams, Beaumont Enterprise, Beaumont, Texas, Sept. 7, 1961.

Vanity is an ally of vice, a recruiting officer for the cohorts of darkness.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, Feb. 15, 1931.

The vanity of human nature is the devil's harp.

Galveston Daily News, Galveston, Texas, May 27, 1892.


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