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    Methinks I am a prophet new inspired
    And thus, expiring, do foretell of him:
    His rash fierce blaze of riot cannot last,
    For violent fires soon burn out themselves;
    Small show'rs last long, but sudden storms are short;
    He tires betimes that spurs too fast betimes;
    With eager feeding doth choke the feeder;
    Light vanity, insatiate cormorant,
    Consuming means, soon preys upon itself.

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Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return.

Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return.

by George Eliot Found in: Vanity Quotes,
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It is a tempest in a tumbler of water.
[Fr., C'est une tempete dans un verre d'eau.]

It is a tempest in a tumbler of water.
[Fr., C'est une tempete dans un verre d'eau.]

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As far as could ken thy chalky cliffs,
When from thy shore the tempest beat us back,
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As far as could ken thy chalky cliffs,
When from thy shore the tempest beat us back,
I stood upon the hatches in the storm,
And when the dusky sky began to rob
My earnest-gaping sight of thy land's view,
I took a costly jewel from my neck,
A heart it was, bound in with diamonds,
And threw it toward thy land.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Storms Quotes,
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It beareth the name of Vanity Fair, because the town where it is
kept is "lighter than vanity."

It beareth the name of Vanity Fair, because the town where it is
kept is "lighter than vanity."

by John Bunyan Found in: Vanity Quotes,
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Why, now blow wind, swell billow, and swim bark!
The storm is up, and all is on the hazard.

Why, now blow wind, swell billow, and swim bark!
The storm is up, and all is on the hazard.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Storms Quotes,
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Nothing is more vulgar than haste.

Nothing is more vulgar than haste.

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Found in: Haste Quotes,
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Make haste slowly.

Make haste slowly.

by Augustus Caesar Found in: Haste Quotes,
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Here files of pins extend their shining rows,
Puffs, powders, patches, bibles, billet-doux.

Here files of pins extend their shining rows,
Puffs, powders, patches, bibles, billet-doux.

by Alexander Pope Found in: Vanity Quotes,
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The more haste, ever the worst speed.

The more haste, ever the worst speed.

by Charles Churchill Found in: Haste Quotes,
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