All objects lose by too familiar a view.
John Dryden (1631-1700) British poet, dramatist and critic.
The hues of the opal, the light of the diamond, are not to be seen if the eye is too near.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.
Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.
William Hazlitt (1778-1830) British essayist.
Familiarity is the root of the closest friendships, as well as the interests hatreds.
Antoine Rivarol (1753-1801) French writer and epigrammatist.
Sweets grown common lose their dear delight.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) English poet.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
Publilius Syrus (1st Centry BC-?) Roman writer and poet.
Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) English mathematician.