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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
Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.
The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.
Miguel de Cervantes,