Familiarity Quotes

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few.

Benjamin Franklin

Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness.


Familiarity with evil breeds not contempt but acceptance.

Roy Hattersley

Great affection is often the cause of violent animosity. The quarrels of men often arise from too great a familiarity.

Saskya Pandita

In communications, familiarity breeds apathy.

William Bernbach

One needs but to say that, in the case of an unfamiliar sequence of syllables, only about seven can be grasped in one act, but that with frequent repetition and gradually increasing familiarity with the series this capacity of consciousness may be increased.

Hermann Ebbinghaus

Distance makes the heart grow fonder, and familiarity breeds contempt.

Jason Zebehazy

Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.

Mark Twain

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.

Max Planck

When a man becomes familiar with his goddess, she quickly sinks into a woman.

Joseph Addison

Familiar acts are beautiful through love.

Shelley, Percy Bysshe

Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.

Whitehead, Alfred North

An idol may be undeified by many accidental causes. Marriage, in particular, is a kind of counter apotheosis, as a deification inverted. When a man becomes familiar with his goddess she quickly sinks into a woman.

Joseph Addison

Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover, Fades in his eye, and palls upon the sense.

Joseph Addison

A man does not wonder at what he sees frequently, even though he be ignorant of the reason. If anything happens which he has not seen before, he calls it a prodigy.


Familiarity and satiety are twins.

Dorothee DeLuzy

Familiarity so dulls the edge of perception as to make us least acquainted with things forming part of our daily life.

Julia Ward Howe

Familiarities are the aphides that imperceptibly suck out the juice intended for the germ of love.

Walter Savage Landor

Familiarity is a suspension of almost all the laws of civility, which libertinism has introduced into society under the notion of ease.

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Nothing is so awesomely unfamiliar as the familiar that discloses itself at the end of a journey.

Cynthia Ozick

Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.

William Shakespeare,

Familiarity breeds contempt; distance breeds respect.

Nigerian Proverb

Vice is a monster of such frightful mien as to be hated, needs but to be seen; but seen too oft, familiar with her face, we first endure, then pity, then embrace.

Alexander Pope

Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children.

George W. Bush

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Updated On : January 08, 2011
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