Quotes about Affectation

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

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

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 Christoph Lichtenberg

Don’t laugh at a youth for his affectations; he’s only trying on one face after another till he finds his own. Logan Pearsall Smith

Affectation is as necessary to the mind as dress is to the body. William Hazlitt

Affectation is the product of falsehood. Thomas Carlyle

Affectation is to be always distinguished from hypocrisy as being the art of counterfeiting those qualities, which we might with innocence and safety, be known to want. Hypocrisy is the necessary burden of villainy; affectation part of the chosen trappings of folly. Samuel Johnson

There is a pleasure in affecting affectation. Charles Lamb

Affectation endeavours to correct natural defects, and has always the laudable aim of pleasing, though it always misses it. John Locke