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  1. Aug 2022
  2. www.janeausten.pludhlab.org www.janeausten.pludhlab.org
    1. Vanity was the beginning and the end of Sir Walter Elliot’s character; vanity of person and of situation.

      Richard E. Grant as Sir Walter Elliot of Kellynch Hall in Persuasion (2022).

  3. Mar 2022
  4. Dec 2021
    1. The indie web is a new type of link between people, it's a free and open space of shared knowledge where vanity has no place.

      While this indie web manifesto rails against vanity, it would seem that so much of social media is about exactly vanity and creating some sort of mythical online identity for others.

  5. Feb 2019
    1. great many Vanities might be spar'd if we consullcd only our own convenicncy and not other peoples Eyes und Sentiments

      great line and still very relevant today

  6. Sep 2016
  7. Nov 2013
    1. a continuous fluttering around the solitary flame of vanity-is so much the rule and the law among men that there is almost nothing which is less comprehensible than how an honest and pure drive for truth could have arisen among them

      Good point. On the other hand, this "drive for truth" could arise from an innate need to see beyond the constructs of the ego.