A shocking occurrence ceases to be shocking when it occurs daily.
Author: Alexander Chase
All objects lose by too familiar a view.
Author: John Dryden (1631-1700)
Profession: British Poet, Dramatist, Critic
The hues of the opal, the light of the diamond, are not to be seen if the eye is too near.
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Profession: American Poet, Essayist
Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.
Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)
Profession: British Essayist
Nothing is wonderful when you get used to it.
Author: Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937)
Profession: American Journalist, Author
Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness.
Author: Ouida (1838-1908)
Profession: British Writer
Familiarity is the root of the closest friendships, as well as the interests hatreds.
Author: Antoine Rivarol (1753-1801)
Profession: French Journalist, Epigrammatist
Sweets grown common lose their dear delight.
Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
Profession: British Poet
Familiarity breeds contempt.
Author: Publilius Syrus
Profession: Roman Writer
Familiarity breeds contempt; and children.
Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Profession: American Humorist, Writer
Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
Author: Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)
Profession: British Mathematician, Philosopher