Familiarities: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 349 pages
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Familiar Quotations FamiliaritiesAdmiration is a very short-lived passion that decays on growing familiar with its object unless it be still fed with fresh discoveries and kept alive by perpetual miracles rising up to its view.ndash;AddisonFamiliarity breeds contempt.ndash;AesopThe Face Is Familiar But I Can't Quite Remember My Name.ndash;AnonymousAll that happens is as usual and familiar as the rose in spring and the crop in summer.ndash;Marcus Aurelius AntoninusCourage is the power to let go of the familiar.ndash;Mary ByrantThe awe and dread with which the untutored savage contemplates his mother-in-law are amongst the most familiar facts of anthropology.ndash;James FrazerFamiliarity may breed contempt in some areas of human behavior, but in the field of social ideas it is the touchstone of acceptability.ndash;J. William GalbraithA person needs at intervals to separate from family and companions and go to new places. One must go without familiars in order to be open to influences, to change.ndash;Katharine Butler HathawayIntolerance is the ''Do Not Touch'' sign on something that cannot bear touching. We do not mind having our hair ruffled, but we will not tolerate any familiarity with the toupee which covers our baldness.ndash;Eric HofferWhere everything is possible miracles become commonplaces, but the familiar ceases to be self-evident.ndash;Eric Hoffer

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