Familiarity Quotes

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Familiarity breeds contempt—and children.
Familiarity breeds consent.
Familiarity breeds attempt.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
No man is a hero to his valet.


Familiarity breeds contentment.
Admiration and familiarity are strangers.


In communications, familiarity breeds apathy.
Familiarity breeds, not contempt, but indifference.
Familiarity breeds acquiescence as well as contempt.
It's so easy to cling to the familiar, even when it's deplorable.
Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty, but kind to ugliness.
Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.


All objects lose by too familiar View,
When that great Charm is gone of being New.


I would like to remind you that without a degree of familiarity we could not breed anything.
Familiarity can periodically provide people with an intrinsic sense of comfort, no matter how sick.


What makes his world so hard to see clearly is not its strangeness but its usualness. Familiarity can blind you too.
Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them.  It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
Adolescents sometimes say words to the effect, "My friends listen to me, but my parents only hear me talk." Often they are right.  Familiarity breeds inattention.
A trite word is an overused word which has lost its identity like an old coat in a second-hand shop.  The familiar grows dull and we no longer see, hear, or taste it.


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.