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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Quotes 160. The quote today is another one by Aesop.
All right and today's quote is 'Familiarity Breeds Contempt. " Yeah I'm sure many people
have heard this one before. And it is a very common one. So, let's take a look at the note.
Aesop was a slave who lived from 620-564 BC. He's best known for his fables and I think I
mentioned this. I did one more, not that long ago,
about Aesop and I did mention that one of the main reasons, he always used
animals in his fables is because he was really writing about real people but he
didn't want those real people to know he was writing about them. So he made them
into animals it was a way to kind of disguise them. But anyway, let's continue here.
This quote by Aesop comes from the fable the lion, No. The fox, , "The Fox the Lion. " Okay it has
turned into a modern-day proverb which basically means the more you know about
someone, the more you don't like them. Okay good. Of course, this is not always true, but there could be
a number of cases where you could find that it is true. And maybe once in a
while, it might even work the other way around. You may dislike somebody at first,
and then you may get to like them or respect them later. Really, it could go both
ways. Well let's continue here. It comes from the idea that the longer, it comes
from the idea that the longer a period of time people know each other, the more
flaws they find in each other. Yeah. So if you know somebody long enough you
eventually see the flaws in them. You know your good friends or your true
friends will probably forgive you for your flaws , but other people may not. So
anyway, let's look at one example here. Again it's an a/b part and A
might say, I used to have a lot of respect for that artist, but after I got to meet
him and know him, I discovered he is a real jerk. A real idiot, a real jerk. Okay and of course, B might
say. Well you know what they say, familiarity breeds contempt. Okay. Good. Anyway, I hope it's
clear. I hope you got it. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.
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English Tutor Nick P Quotes (160 ) Aesop - Familiarity Breeds Contempt

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