Quotes by affectation
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G. C. Lichtenberg
German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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.
English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
Any affectation whatsoever in dress implies, in my mind, a flaw in the understanding.
French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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
English poet 1788-1824
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.
Russian Novelist 1918-2008
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.
English writer 1778-1830
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.
British writer 1717-1797
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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