An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown




Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?


Fanny Brice (1891-1951, American entertainer)


Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.


Eric Hoffer (1902-1983, American author, philosopher)


All affectation is the vain and ridiculous attempt of poverty to appear rich.


Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801, Swiss theologian, mystic)


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 C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799, German physicist, satirist)


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