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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.