Familiarity Quotes

All objects lose by too familiar a view.

John Dryden

Accessing capital to start a business can be a daunting process, especially for entrepreneurs who start out with a great idea, but have no real familiarity with the business world.

Gavin Newsom

Admiration and familiarity are strangers.

George Sand

Be not too familiar with thy servants; at first it may beget love, but in the end it will breed contempt.

Thomas Fuller

Make not thy friends too cheap to thee, nor thyself to thy friend.

Thomas Fuller

Familiarity is the most destructive of all iconoclasts.

Comtesse de Genlis, Stephanie-Felicite du Crest de

The ways suited to confidence are familiar to me, but not those that are suited to familiarity.

Joseph Joubert

Can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt.

Charles de Gaulle

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

Walter Savage Landor

Evil is unspectacular and always human, And shares our bed and eats at our own table.

W.H. Auden

Identification is not the same as knowing someone through and through.

Jodi Picoult

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

No man is a hero to his valet. This is not because the hero is no hero, but because the valet is a valet.


There was a time when we wanted to be told what an electron is. The question was never answered. No familiar conceptions can be woven around the electron; it belongs to the waiting list.

Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington

New things are made familiar, and familiar things are made new.

Samuel Johnson
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