Familiarity Proverbs

Sayings about Familiarity

Familiarity breeds contempt; distance breeds respect.  ~Nigerien Proverbs

Character can be built on daily routine.  ~ Japanese Proverbs

No matter how dark it is, the hand always knows the way tothe mouth. ~ Nigerian Proverb
Familiarity is like the sea that kills the fisherman. ~ Ugandan Proverb
To be drunk every day is also a regular life. ~ AustrianProverb
No clock is more regular than the belly. ~French Proverbs
Regularity is the best medicine. ~Indian Proverbs
Don’t worry if people call you ordinary — only if you areordinary. ~Spanish Proverbs

Quotations about Familiarity

Nothing is wonderful when you get used to it. ~ Edgar WatsonHowe
How can you build something for someone else if you don’thave enough familiarity with them to imagine the world through their eyes? ~Chris Sacca
Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kindto ugliness. ~ Ouida
There can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt. ~ Charles de Gaulle
Familiar acts are beautiful through love. ~ Percy ByssheShelley
A shocking occurrence ceases to be shocking when it occursdaily. ~ Alexander Chase
All objects lose by too familiar a view. ~ John Dryden
In communications, familiarity breeds apathy. ~ WilliamBernbach
Few men have been admired by their own households. ~ MichelEyquem de Montaigne
Sweets grown common lose their dear delight. ~ WilliamShakespeare
The hues of the opal, the light of the diamond, are not tobe seen if the eye is too near. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster thatdevours everything: familiarity. ~ Honore de Balzac
Like any friendship or marriage, familiarity breeds morecontempt, and love, and everything. ~ Martin Freeman
Normality highly values its normal man. It educates childrento lose themselves and to become absurd, and thus to be normal. Normal men havekilled perhaps 100, 000 of their fellow normal men in the last fifty years. ~R. D. Laing
Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine. ~Whoopi Goldberg
Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off theedge of admiration. ~ William Hazlitt
Familiarity breeds contempt; and children. ~ Mark Twain
Fabulous is familiarity. ~ Jillionaire
To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up. ~Oscar Wilde
Admiration and familiarity are strangers. ~ George Sand
Familiarity is the root of the closest friendships, as wellas the interest’s hatreds. ~ Antoine Rivarol
Normal is notsomething to aspire to; it’s something to get away from. ~ Jodie Foster
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energymerely to be normal. ~ Albert Camus
Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average.His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to agreater or lesser extent. ~ Sigmund Freud

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that youmay be violent and original in your work. ~ Gustave Flaubert

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