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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 a very good word when someone does not wish to confess to what he would none the less like to believe of himself.
The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim.
Great cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine.
Any affectation whatsoever in dress implies, in my mind, a flaw in the understanding.
I'm trying to learn to smoke, which is rather weird when everyone is trying to stop. I'm not a smoker. But my character only smokes as an affectation.
Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.
One of the best temporary cures for pride and affectation is seasickness; a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs.
Affectation is certain deformity; by forming themselves on fantastic models, the young begin with being ridiculous, and often end in being vicious.
Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it, else it is none.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.
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.
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