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Letter "A" » affectation
«Affectation hides three times as many virtues as charity does sins»
«Great cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine.»
«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.»
«Affectation is a greater enemy to the face than smallpox»
«Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.»
«All affectation is the vain and ridiculous attempt of poverty to appear rich»
«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.»
«Any affectation whatsoever in dress implies, in my mind, a flaw in the understanding.»
«It is indeed not easy to distinguish affectation from habit; he that has once studiously developed a style, rarely writes afterwards with complete ease»
«Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood»