Affectation hides three times as many virtues as charity does sins.
My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.
How majestic is naturalness. I have never met a man whom I really considered a great man who was not always natural and simple. Affectation is inevitably the mark of one not sure of himself.
The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim.
It is indeed not easy to distinguish affectation from habit; he that has once studiously developed a style, rarely writes afterwards with complete ease.
There is a pleasure in affecting affectation.
All affectation is the vain and ridiculous attempt of poverty to appear rich.