We shouldn’t be too hard on vanity. It can be a mark of respect for the world.
– Howard Jacobson
Good resolutions are useless attempts to interfere with scientific laws. Their origin is pure vanity. Their result is absolutely nil. They give us, now and then, some of those luxurious sterile emotions that have a certain charm for the weak…They are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.
– Oscar Wilde