- I find my familiarity with thee has bred contempt.
- "When a man becomes familiar with his goddess, she quickly sinks into a woman."
- "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"
- E.B. White, "Homecoming".
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 259-60.
- Nimia familiaritas parit contemptum.
- Quod crebro videt non miratur, etiamsi cur fiat nescit. Quod ante non vidit, id si evenerit, ostentum esse censet.
- A man does not wonder at what he sees frequently, even though he be ignorant of the reason. If anything happens which he has not seen before, he calls it a prodigy.
- Cicero, De Divinatione, II. 22.
- I hold he loves me best that calls me Tom.
- Thomas Heywood, Hierarchie of the Blessed Angells.
- Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.
- And sweets grown common lose their dear delight.
- William Shakespeare, Sonnet CII.
- Staled by frequence, shrunk by usage into commonest commonplace!
- Alfred Tennyson, Locksley Hall Sixty Years After (1886), Stanza 38.
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- "Familiarity induces contempt, but distance secures respect."
- Publilius Syrus (attributed).