Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 47
Always Them

I gave up writing children's books. I wanted to escape from them as I had once wanted to escape from 'Punch': as I have always wanted to escape. In vain.

- A. A. Milne

Strive Expect

It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.

- Aesop

Which Clash

I've actually done a cover of 'Train in Vain' by The Clash with Viv Albertine - which was originally written about her.

- Charli XCX

Will Satisfied

It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.

- Charlotte Bronte

Will Satisfied

It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility; they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.

- Charlotte Bronte

Stupid Most

Most politicians are vain. Many of them are stupid.

- Alex Pareene

Country Everybody

People are dying in vain because this country isn't holding their end of the bargain up as far as, you know, giving freedom and justice and liberty to everybody.

- Colin Kaepernick

Arrogant Made

There are people out there who hate me and who say I'm arrogant, vain, and whatever. That's all part of my success. I am made to be the best.

- Cristiano Ronaldo

Want Actor

I'm an actor; I'm vain - you want to look good.

- David Sutcliffe

Spirit Calming

Everything is vain and tortures the spirit instead of calming and satisfying it.

- Johann Georg Hamann

Spirit Other

All other ways of mortification are vain, all helps leave us helpless, it must be done by the Spirit.

- John Owen


I have not written in vain if I have heretofore done anything towards diminishing the reputation of the Renaissance landscape painting.

- John Ruskin

Sometimes Allow

A computer can be a useful and indispensable tool. But if we allow it to devour our time with vain, unproductive, and sometimes destructive pursuits, it becomes an entangling net.

- Joseph B. Wirthlin

Half Unrest

Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life.

- Henry Van Dyke

Name How

How vain, without the merit, is the name.

- Homer

Think Made

I'm vain enough to think that I've made a successful life. I've had everything I've ever wanted. You can't beat that.

- Jack Gilbert

Will Satisfied

It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.

- Jacob Bronowski

Individual Interest

It is vain to talk of the interest of the community, without understanding what is the interest of the individual.

- Jeremy Bentham

Romantic Stop

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.

- Emily Dickinson

Bring About

In pageants, you are evaluated from head to toe and it's obviously all about looks, and as vain as that is, they can also bring you lots of opportunities to do amazing things.

- Katherine Webb

Will Himself

If we have a heart for the magnitudes of life, it will not seem vain to believe that God Himself should guard it.

- George A. Smith

Will Half

It is in vain to hope to please all alike. Let a man stand with his face in what direction he will, he must necessarily turn his back on one half of the world.

- George Dennison Prentice

Unique Being Unique

Pavarotti is not vain, but conscious of being unique.

- Peter Ustinov

Show Gilded

In outward show so splendid and so vain; 'tis but a gilded block without a brain.

- Phaedrus

More Very

The entire deaths of Vietnam died in vain. And they're dying in vain right this very second. And you know what's worse than a soldier dying in vain? It's more soldiers dying in vain. That's what's worse.

- Mike Gravel

Confidence Cut

Oh, how great peace and quietness would he possess who should cut off all vain anxiety and place all his confidence in God.

- Thomas a Kempis

Conquer Perish

We view ourselves on the eve of battle. We are nerved for the conquest and must conquer or perish. It is vain to look for present aid: None is at hand. We must now act or abandon all hope!

- Sam Houston

More Because

And weep the more, because I weep in vain.

- Thomas Gray

Like Wake

Vain hopes are like certain dreams of those who wake.

- Quintilian

Proud Arrogant

It sounds cliched, but superheroes can be lonely, vain, arrogant and proud. Often they overcome these human frailties for the greater good.

- Tom Hiddleston

Even Those

We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for.

- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Reason Happen

I don't believe things happen in vain. I believe they happen for a reason.

- Tracey Gold

Rare Who

It's so rare, actors who are not vain.

- Sibel Kekilli

Woman Actress

Every woman actress is somewhat vain, and I am, too. You really have to take care of yourself.

- Sibel Kekilli

Die Failures

For all the failures of naval, air and army defense, the men who died at Pearl Harbor and in the Philippines would not die in vain.

- Nigel Hamilton

Proud Kid

I've never liked my smile, you see. I should have had braces as a kid, but I was too proud and too vain. And I didn't want to be bullied at school.

- Ricky Whittle

About Thinkers

The sexiest people are thinkers. Nobody's interested in somebody who's just vain with a hole in their head, talking about the latest thing - there is no latest thing. It's all rubbish.

- Vivienne Westwood

Like Raw

I like me better naked. I don't mean that in a vain way... When you put clothes on, you immediately put a character on. Clothes are adjectives, they are indicators. When you don't have any clothes on, it's just you, raw, and you can't hide.

- Padma Lakshmi

Self-Conscious Get

I don't get self-conscious. I'm not vain in that way.

- Pam Ferris

Other Means

To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased with the effect he produces on other people.

- Max Beerbohm

Them Might

I don't know what a supermodel is. If they call me that, I might have to punch them. It's just so vain and so unreal.

- Waris Dirie

Young Loves

Affliction is not sent in vain, young man, from that good God, who chastens whom he loves.

- Robert Southey

More Than

I have a theory that evolutionary biologists are more vain than particle physicists.

- Robin Ince

World Here

Our pleasance here is all vain glory, This false world is but transitory.

- William Dunbar

More Fewer

It is vain to do with more what can be done with fewer.

- William of Occam

Best Part

The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.

- Michelangelo

About Perfectly

As a person I'm perfectly vain, I'm just vainer as an actor about my ability. My acting vanity trumps my human vanity.

- Rufus Sewell