Nature does nothing in vain.
It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only by defying it that the brave escape.
Nothing is wasted, nothing is in vain: / The seas roll over but the rocks remain.
We just want something good to come out of this. We don't want my mother to have died in vain.
Of all pains, the greatest pain Is to love, and love in vain.
My baby was murdered. Don't let my baby's death be in vain.
Fight for your highest attainable aim/ But never put up resistance in vain.
He does not live in vain; who employs his wealth, his thought, and his speech to advance the good of others.
A flower, when offered in the bud,/ is no vain sacrifice.
Whether a man lives or dies in vain can be measured only by the way he faces his own problems, by the success or failure of the inner conflict within his own soul.
It was so old a ship - who knows, who knows? / And yet so beautiful, I watched in vain / To see the mast burst open with a rose / And the whole deck put on its leaves again.
It makes me angry. My son did not die in vain. And I don't believe that her son died in vain either.
They deserve attention from the world, so they will not have died in vain.
I'm not a vain person at all.
Every writer is a narcissist. This does not mean that he is vain; it only means that he is hopelessly self-absorbed.
Where none admire, 'tis useless to excel; / Where none are beaux, 'tis vain to be a belle.
Men are getting more vain. There's more pressure to look young and sexy. Even young boys are waxing their bodies to be hairless.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
You see young men dying every day, and sometimes you feel they may be dying in vain. It makes me sick to my stomach. It's a shame that in a country with this many educated people, we couldn't do better than [John] Kerry or Bush. But we're over there now, in for the long haul, and we can't just up and pull out.
We have tried to reach a settlement through good faith negotiations and regret that our efforts have been in vain. Despite very clear provision in our contracts, EMI persist in ignoring their obligations and duty to account fairly and with transparency. Apple and the Beatles are, once again, left with no choice but to sue EMI.
The retaliation is coming and the blood of our beloved people will not go in vain. We will be happy to hear the news when our fighters succeed and get revenge for their blood.
It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace--but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
My hard work and her death are not in vain.
In vain have you acquired knowledge if you have not imparted it to others.
The cry of the Little Peoples goes up to God in vain, / For the world is given over to the cruel sons of Cain.