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Vanity

 

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Vanity is the greatest of flatterers.

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Vanity usually demands sacrifices.

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Love is the vanity of two.

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Doing good is also a form of vanity.

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One is vain by nature but honest by necessity.

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There is no love without vanity.

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It is hard to dislike someone who praises you.

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To refuse praise is to seek praise twice.

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Every donkey loves to hear himself bray.

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Pride often wears a cloak of humility.

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To speak ill of someone is a dishonest way of praising ourselves.

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We often need someone smaller than ourselves to make us feel bigger.

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Many people make themselves poor by trying not to appear poor.

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When a proud man hears another praised, he thinks himself injured.

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What flatters a person is the thought that he is worth flattering.

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Mediocre people often have the most acquired knowledge.

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No-one is so lonely as he who loves only himself.

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When we ask for an opinion we are merely seeking approval.

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Nothing is easier than self-deception.

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A cockerel is very important on his own dunghill.

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Wishing to be alone could be an inverted sense of superiority.

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We all love what we are good at.

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To refuse praise is to desire to be praised even more.

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All love is self-love.

 

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