Favorite Quotations ~  Familiarity World Almanac & Book of Facts

"Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes the edge off admiration." ~ William Hazlitt


There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar: it keeps the mind nimble, it kills prejudice, and it fosters humor. ~ George Santayana

Whatever people in general do not understand, they are al ways prepared to dislike; the incomprehensible is always the obnoxious. ~ L.E. Landon

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

Familiarity breeds contempt. ~ Proverb

Familiarity breeds contempt and children. ~ Mark Twain

Where nature is concerned, familiarity breeds love and knowledge, not contempt. ~ Stewart L. Udall

All, all are gone, the old familiar faces. ~ Charles Lamb

Nothing is wonderful when you get used to it. ~ Edgar Watson Howe

Familiarity doesn't breed contempt, it is contempt. ~ Florence King

Familiarity breeds content. ~ Anna Quindlen

When you have something in your hand, its charm flees. ~ Iraqi Proverb

Each undervalues that part of the materials of thought with which he is not familiar. ~ J. S. Mill

No man is a hero to his valet. ~ Anne Marie Bigot de Cornuel

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