Affectation Quotes

Affectation is a very good word when someone does not wish to confess to what he would none the less like to believe of himself

Georg C. Lichtenberg

Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there

Eric Hoffer

Affectation hides three times as many virtues as charity does sins

Horace Mann

The man of affectation may, perhaps, be reclaimed, by finding how little he is likely to gain by perpetual constraint and incessant vigilance, and how much more securely he might make his way to esteem, by cultivating real, than by displaying counter

Samuel Johnson

Great cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine

Jacques Barzun

It is indeed not easy to distinguish affectation from habit; he that has once studiously developed a style, rarely writes afterwards with complete ease

Samuel Johnson

The thing is plain. All that men really understand, is confined to a very small compass; to their daily affairs and experience; to what they have an opportunity to know, and motives to study or practice. The rest is affectation and imposture

William Hazlitt

Affectation is certain deformity; by forming themselves on fantastic models, the young begin with being ridiculous, and often end in being vicious

Robert Blair

I must confess I am a fop in my heart; ill customs influence my very senses, and I have been so used to affectation that without the help of the air of the court what is natural cannot touch me.

Sir George Etherege

Don`t laugh at a youth for his affectations; he`s only trying on one face after another till he finds his own

Logan Pearsall Smith

All affectation; 'tis my perfect scorn; Object of my implacable disgust

William Cowper

Great vices are the proper objects of our detestation, smaller faults of our pity, but affectation appears to be the only true source of the ridiculous

Henry Fielding

Affectation naturally counterfeits those excellencies which are farthest from our attainment, because knowing our defects we eagerly endeavor to supply them with artificial excellence.

Johnson

Affectation in any part of our carriage is but the lighting up of a candle to show our defects, and never fails to make us taken notice of, either as wanting in sense or sincerity

John Locke

All false practices and affectations of knowledge are more odious than any want or defect of knowledge can be

Thomas Sprat

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Updated On : October 16, 2009
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