Familiarity Quotes

If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, absolutely lay aside all good breeding, their intimacy will soon degenerate into a coarse familiarity, infallibly productive of contempt or disgust.

Lord Chesterfield

Sometimes attaining the deepest familiarity with a question is our best substitute for actually having the answer.

Brian Greene

There can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt.

Charles de Gaulle

Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.

William Hazlitt

The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

If there be no great love in the beginning, yet heaven may decrease it upon better acquaintance, when we are married and have more occasion to know one another: I hope, upon familiarity will grow more contempt.

William Shakespeare

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

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Updated On : January 08, 2011
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