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  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    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.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    Any affectation whatsoever in dress implies, in my mind, a flaw in the understanding.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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    Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    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.
  • Aleksandr Solzjenitsyn
    Aleksandr Solzjenitsyn
    Russian Novelist 1918-2008
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    I can say without affectation that I belong to the Russian convict world no less than I do to Russian literature. I got my education there, and it will last forever.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    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.
  • Horace Walpole
    Horace Walpole
    British writer 1717-1797
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    To act with common sense, according to the moment, is the best wisdom I know; and the best philosophy, to do one's duties, take the world as it comes, submit respectfully to one's lot, bless the goodness that has given us so much happiness with it, whatever it is, and despise affectation.
    Source: Letter to Sir Horace Mann (27-05-1776)
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