Familiarity

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Quotes about familiarity.

  • "Familiarity induces contempt, but distance secures respect." ~ Publilius Syrus
    • Variant: "I find my familiarity with thee has bred contempt." ~ Don Quixote
  • "Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness."
    • Ouida (pseudonym of Marie Louise De La Ramee), Princess Napraxine (1906) p. 19.
  • "Familiar acts are beautiful through love."
    • Percy Bysshe Shelley, "Prometheus Unbound" in The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley (1839) p. 123.
  • "Familiarity is the thing -- the sense of belonging. It grants exemption from all evil, all shabbiness"
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