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.
Of all pains, the greatest pain Is to love, and love in vain.
Nothing is wasted, nothing is in vain: / The seas roll over but the rocks remain.
Tell her, if you wiil, that sorrow / Need not come in vain; / Tell her that the lesson taught her / Far outweighs the pain.
We love Nelson because, like real heroes, he was not perfect. He could be vain and he had his flaws - he even suffered from seasickness. But he was brave and inspired the deepest loyalty, and when it mattered he got it right.
Royalty consists not in vain pomp, but in great virtues.
Sweet is true love that is given in vain, and sweet is death that takes away pain.
For three-and-a-half hours the doctors tried to save baby Jenna, but it was all in vain. Later the hospital gave Melissa a card with the baby's footprint on it and a lock of hair.
You don't want to let his death be in vain and you don't want to let them get away with this, Martin will be returned to Panama City to his final resting place.
I am the Unknown Soldier And maybe I died in vain, But if I were alive and my country called, I'd do it all over again.
He's a vain bird. He's not shy, either. The other day, I practically had to shut his beak in the door or he would have followed me in.
You're So Vain.
I want justice for my child, I don't want his life to be in vain, I don't want him dying in vain...I love him.
The ebb and flow of will is like the movements of the tides... if we cease our vain struggles and lamentations long enough to look away from the personal self...we realize life is going well with us after all.
Rain which falls upon the sea is useless; so is food for one who is satiated; in vain is a gift for one who is wealthy; and a burning lamp during the daytime is useless.
I was greedy, vain, selfish and took bad advice from financial professionals I trusted.
From this amphibious ill-born mob began That vain, ill-natured thing, an Englishman.
Do not let this young man's death be in vain; it could be your child.
We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.
One cannot long remain so absorbed in contemplation of emptiness without being increasingly attracted to it. In vain one bestows on it the name of infinity; this does not change its nature. When one feels such pleasure in non-existence, one's inclination can be completely satisfied only by completely ceasing to exist.
Vain are the thousand creeds that move men's hearts, unutterably vain, worthless as wither'd weeds.
What sorrows I have now, I have to accept because that is her fate. She died not in vain. She died for a cause for the freedom of the whole world.
Let us pardon him his hope of a vain apocalypse, and of a second coming in great triumph upon the clouds of heaven. Perhaps these were the errors of others rather than his own; and if it be true that he himself shared the general illusion, what matters it, since his dream rendered him strong against death, and sustained him in a struggle to which he might otherwise have been unequal?
Against stupidity the very Gods themselves toil in vain.