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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 as an impulse has without doubt been of far more benefit to civilization than modesty has ever been.

Vanity as an impulse has without doubt been of far more benefit to civilization than modesty has ever been.

by William E. Woodward Found in: Vanity Quotes,
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Stand not upon the order of your going,
But go at once.

Stand not upon the order of your going,
But go at once.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Haste Quotes,
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Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a
lie: to be laid in read more

Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a
lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than
vanity.

by Bible Found in: Vanity Quotes,
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Lightnings, that show the vast and foamy deep,
The rending thunders, as they onward roll,
The loud read more

Lightnings, that show the vast and foamy deep,
The rending thunders, as they onward roll,
The loud winds, that o'er the billows sweep--
Shake the firm nerve, appal the bravest soul!

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Make haste slowly.

Make haste slowly.

by Augustus Caesar Found in: Haste Quotes,
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Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is
as nothing before thee: verily every read more

Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is
as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is
altogether vanity. Selah.

by Bible Found in: Vanity Quotes,
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Or, if there were a sympathy in choice,
War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it,
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Or, if there were a sympathy in choice,
War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it,
Making it momentany as a sound,
Swift as a shadow, short as any dream,
Brief as the lightning in the collied night,
That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth,
And ere a man hath power to say 'Behold!'
The jaws of darkness do devour it up:
So quick bright things come to confusion.

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Know that it is good to work. Work with love, and think of liking it when you do it. It read more

Know that it is good to work. Work with love, and think of liking it when you do it. It is easy and interesting. It is a privilege. There is nothing hard about it but your anxious vanity and fear of failure.

by Brenda Ueland 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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