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Familiarity Quotes

A shocking occurrence ceases to be shocking when it occurs daily.

Author: Alexander Chase


All objects lose by too familiar a view.

Author: John Dryden (1631-1700)

Profession: British Poet, Dramatist, Critic

The hues of the opal, the light of the diamond, are not to be seen if the eye is too near.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

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

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

Nothing is wonderful when you get used to it.

Author: Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937)

Profession: American Journalist, Author

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

Author: Ouida (1838-1908)

Profession: British Writer

Familiarity is the root of the closest friendships, as well as the interests hatreds.

Author: Antoine Rivarol (1753-1801)

Profession: French Journalist, Epigrammatist

Sweets grown common lose their dear delight.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

Familiar acts are beautiful through love.

Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

Profession: British Poet

Familiarity breeds contempt.

Author: Publilius Syrus

Profession: Roman Writer

Familiarity breeds contempt; and children.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer

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

Author: Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)

Profession: British Mathematician, Philosopher