„Familiarity breeds contempt.“

—  Äsop, buch The Fox and the Lion

The Fox and the Lion.
Variante: Acquaintance softens prejudices.

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griechischer Dichter von Fabeln und Gleichnissen -620 - -564 v.Chr

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„Familiarity breeds contempt.“

—  Publilio Siro Latin writer


Paul Lazarsfeld Foto

„In politics, familiarity doesn't breed contempt: it breeds votes.“

—  Paul Lazarsfeld American sociologist 1901 - 1976

Paul Lazarsfeld, cited in: The English Digest; Vol. 57, 1958, p. 34

Mark Twain Foto

„Familiarity breeds contempt — and children.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

Mark Twain's Notebook (1935)

Thomas Fuller (writer) Foto

„5263. Too much Familiarity breeds Contempt.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

Apuleius Foto

„Familiarity breeds contempt, while rarity wins admiration.“
Parit enim conversatio contemptum; raritas conciliat admirationem.

—  Apuleius Berber prose writer in Latin 125 - 170

De Deo Socratis (On the God of Socrates), ch. 4; p. 355.
Variante: Familiarity breeds contempt, but concealment excites interest.

Red Symons Foto

„They say familiarity breeds contempt but I hardly know you.“

—  Red Symons Australian broadcaster and musician 1949

Attributed quotes

William Hazlitt Foto

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

—  William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830

No. 2
Characteristics, in the manner of Rochefoucauld's Maxims (1823)

Daniel Kahneman Foto

„Familiarity breeds liking.“

—  Daniel Kahneman, buch Thinking, Fast and Slow

Quelle: Thinking, Fast and Slow

Rick Warren Foto

„Familiarity breeds complacency.“

—  Rick Warren Christian religious leader 1954

Quelle: The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

Josh Billings Foto

„Familiarity breeds kontempt.“

—  Josh Billings American humorist 1818 - 1885

This only applies tew men, not tew hot bukwheat slapkakes, well buttered and sugared.
Josh Billings: His Works, Complete (1873)

Maureen Johnson Foto

„Proximity doesn't breed familiarity.“

—  Maureen Johnson, buch Let It Snow

Quelle: Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances

Miguel de Cervantes Foto

„I find my familiarity with thee has bred contempt.“

—  Miguel de Cervantes Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright 1547 - 1616

Quelle: Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605–1615), Unplaced as yet by chapter, Ch. 6.

Josh Billings Foto

„"Familiarity breeds kontempt." This only applies tew men, not tew hot bukwheat slapkakes, well buttered and sugared.“

—  Josh Billings American humorist 1818 - 1885

Josh Billings: His Works, Complete (1873)

H.P. Lovecraft Foto

„With me, the very quality of being cosmically sensitive breeds an exaggerated attachment to the familiar and the immediate—Old Providence, the woods and hills, the ancient ways and thoughts of New England“

—  H.P. Lovecraft American author 1890 - 1937

Letter to August Derleth (21 November 1930), in Selected Letters III, 1929-1931 edited by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei, p. 220
Non-Fiction, Letters, to August Derleth
Kontext: Time, space, and natural law hold for me suggestions of intolerable bondage, and I can form no picture of emotional satisfaction which does not involve their defeat—especially the defeat of time, so that one may merge oneself with the whole historic stream and be wholly emancipated from the transient and the ephemeral. Yet I can assure you that this point of view is joined to one of the plainest, naivest, and most unobtrusively old-fashioned of personalities—a retiring old hermit and ascetic who does not even know what your contemporary round of activities and "parties" is like, and who during the coming winter will probably not address two consecutive sentences to any living person—tradesmen apart—save a pair of elderly aunts! Some people—a very few, perhaps—are naturally cosmic in outlook, just as others are naturally 'of and for the earth'. I am myself less exclusively cosmic than Klarkash-Ton and Wandrei... I begin with the individual and the soil and think outward—appreciating the sensation of spatial and temporal liberation only when I can scale it against the known terrestrial scene. They, on the other hand, are able to think of wholly non-human abysses of ultimate space—without reference-points—as realities neither irrelevant nor less significant than immediate human life. With me, the very quality of being cosmically sensitive breeds an exaggerated attachment to the familiar and the immediate—Old Providence, the woods and hills, the ancient ways and thoughts of New England—whilst with them it seems to have the opposite effect of alienating them from immediate anchorages. They despise the immediate as trivial; I know that it is trivial, but cherish rather than despise it—because everything, including infinity itself, is trivial. In reality I am the profoundest cynic of them all, for I recognize no absolute values whatever.

Nicholas Sparks Foto

„Proximity bred familiarity, and familiarity bred comfort.“

—  Nicholas Sparks, buch The Lucky One

Quelle: The Lucky One

Samuel Johnson Foto

„New things are made familiar, and familiar things are made new.“

—  Samuel Johnson English writer 1709 - 1784

The Life of Pope
Lives of the English Poets (1779–81)

Toni Morrison Foto

„The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power.“

—  Toni Morrison American writer 1931 - 2019

"Black Matters" in Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (1992)

William Makepeace Thackeray Foto

„The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, familiar things new.“

—  William Makepeace Thackeray novelist 1811 - 1863

In this work are exhibited in a very high degree the two most engaging powers of an author. New things are made familiar, and familiar things are made new. ~ Samuel Johnson, "The Life of Alexander Pope" from Lives of the English Poets (1781) http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext04/lvpc10.txt

Percy Bysshe Shelley Foto

„Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.“

—  Percy Bysshe Shelley English Romantic poet 1792 - 1822

A Defence of Poetry http://www.bartleby.com/27/23.html (1821)

Walt Whitman Foto

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