“Familiarity breeds contempt.”
“There is a sense in presidential politics that familiarity breeds contempt. There is a time and a place to pet the pigs and kiss the babies, but that comes a little bit later.”
“Goats soon learn all there is to know about the other goats in their mutual captivity, becoming progressively bored and more curious about the possibility of other, substantially more interesting goats beyond the fence, or corral — a case of familiarity breeds curiosity.”
“The country seems to have its knickers in a knot about swine flu, while more serious illnesses and health risks seem to go unnoticed...Familiarity breeds contempt — we have become so accustomed to hearing about deaths in traffic accidents, we give the subject little thought unless we are personally affected.”
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