Quotations On Affectation

  • Affectation is the wisdom of fools, and the folly of many a comparatively wise man.—Author Unknown
  • We are never rendered so ridiculous by qualities which we possess, as by those which we aim at, or affect to have.—From the French.
  • Affectation is a greater enemy to the face than the small-pox. —St.Evremond.

  • All affectation is the vain and ridiculous attempt of poverty to appear rich.—Lavater.
  • Affectation hides three times as many virtues as charity does sins.—Horace Mann.
  • 'T is too much proved that with devotion's visage and pious action we do sugar o'er the devil himself.—William Shakespeare.
  •  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.

  • —Lichtenberg, Georg C.