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  1. 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

  2. Sep 2016
  3. 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.