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Pride & Vanity 1 June 2006

Posted by Sasha in Quotes, The Brooder.

“Pride is a very common failing I believe. By all that I have ever read, I am convinced that it is very common indeed, that human nature is particularly prone to it, and that there are very few of us who do not cherish a feeling of self-complacency on the score of some quality or other, real or imaginary.

Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonimously. A person may be proud without being vain.

Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.”

Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice



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2. Fred - 31 December 2011

Wether you like it or not, Pride and Vanity lead to the same thing and are the same thing and the world is ruled by it!

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