Vain Related Quotes

“Feeling important makes one heavy, clumsy, and vain.”

Carlos Castaneda

“From this amphibious ill-born mob beganThat vain, ill-natured thing, an Englishman.”

Daniel Defoe

“In vain we chisel, as best we can, the mysterious block of which our life is made, the black vein of destiny reappears continually.”

Victor Hugo

Nature does nothing in vain.


“It was so old a ship - who knows, who knows? / And yet so beautiful, I watched in vain / To see the mast burst open with a rose / And the whole deck put on its leaves again.”

James Elroy Flecker

“I want justice for my child, I don't want his life to be in vain, I don't want him dying in vain...I love him.”

Cassandra Bailey

“The ebb and flow of will is like the movements of the tides... if we cease our vain struggles and lamentations long enough to look away from the personal self...we realize life is going well with us after all.”

Charles B. Newcomb

“One who weeps for the sake of worldly objects, O Baba, weeps totally in vain.”

Guru Nanak

““Feeling important makes one heavy, clumsy and vain. To be a warrior one needs to be light and fluid.””

Carlos Castaneda

“Tax not the royal Saint with vain expense.”

William Wordsworth