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Single Idea 8765

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 3. Virtues / a. Virtues]

Full Idea

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

Gist of Idea

All is vanity, saith the Preacher


Anon (Ecc) (21: Book of Ecclesiastes [c.200 BCE], 01.02)

Book Reference

'The Bible', ed/tr. the Church [Collins 1950], p.326

A Reaction

If we are swamped by vanity, then there is presumably no hope for the other virtues. A more balanced view would say that we should aim for a mean on the scale of self-esteem, which probably requires an effort to be objective about ourselves.