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

I by no means rank poetry high in the scale of intelligence -this may look like affectation but it is my real opinion. It is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake

Lord Byron

Affectation is a greater enemy to the face than smallpox

English Proverb

Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors

Jean Baudrillard

Your virtue is your greatest affectation

William Wycherley

When Cicero consulted the oracle at Delphos, concerning what course of studies he should pursue, the answer was, "Follow Nature." If every one would do this, affectation would be almost unknown

J. Beaumont

Affectation is the product of falsehood

Thomas Carlyle

In all the professions every one affects a particular look and exterior, in order to appear what he wishes to be thought; so that it may be said the world is made up of appearances

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

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

John Locke

Affectation is an awkward and forced Imitation of what should be genuine and easy, wanting the Beauty that accompanies what is natural

John Locke

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

The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim

Henry Fielding

The tenor's voice is spoilt by affectation, And for the bass, the beast can only bellow; In fact, he had no singing education, An ignorant, noteless, timeless, tuneless fellow

Lord Byron

Any affectation whatsoever in dress implies, in my mind, a flaw in the understanding

Lord Chesterfield

To spend too much time in studies is sloth; to use them too much for ornament is affectation; to make judgment wholly by their rules is the humour of a scholar

Francis Bacon

Affectation is as necessary to the mind as dress is to the body

William Hazlitt

Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess, and to gain applause which he cannot keep

Samuel Johnson

All affectation proceeds from the supposition of possessing something better than the rest of the world possesses. Nobody is vain of possessing two legs and two arms, because that is the precise quantity of either sort of limb which everybody possesses

Sydney Smith

5 Ways to Thrive When Life Feels Chaotic and Uncertain

Quote of the Day

From around the web

Updated On : October 16, 2009
Social Media
Our Partners
Quote of the Day App
Android app on Google Play