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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Words on Human Folly

"All human beings are equal, except in vanity."
Ali Yildirim (read more quotes)

"Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us."
Jane Austen, in her novel Pride and Prejudice

"...no man sympathises with the sorrows of vanity."
Samuel Johnson on Alexander Pope
(Lives of the Poets series, published in 3 volumes, 1779-1781)

"In peace the sons bury their fathers, but in war the fathers bury their sons."
Croesus

"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."
Albert Einstein

"If you do not care where you are going, any Path will do."
A Sufi saying

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