12 Total Quotes

Affectation Quotes

Fanny Brice
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.
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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.
Aleksander Solzhenitsyn Permalink

William Shakespeare
Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
...truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it, --else it is none.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Permalink

Affectation is a greater enemy to the face than smallpox
English Proverb Permalink

The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim
Henry Fielding Permalink

Horace Mann
Affectation hides three times as many virtues as charity does sins
Horace Mann Permalink

Great cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine.
Jacques Barzun Permalink

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

Francis Bacon
Universities incline wits to sophistry and affectation.
Francis Bacon Permalink

All affectation is the vain and ridiculous attempt of poverty to appear rich
Johann Kaspar Permalink

Lord Byron
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 Permalink