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16 Dec 2010


Google reminds us today of Jane Austen's 235th birthday. A curious number to celebrate but nevertheless a good pretext to post this short entry.

"Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us."
Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 5

1 comment:

  1. Which makes one think, that you can also be vain without being proud!