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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Familiarity
 
Nimia familiaritas parit contemptum.
  Familiarity breeds contempt.
        Thomas Aquinas—Ad Joannem fratrem Monitio. Syrus—Maxims. 640. Idea in Cicero—Pro Murena. Ch. IX. Livy. Bk. XXXV. Ch. X. Plutarch, C. Mar. Ch. XVI. La Fontaine—Fables IV. X.
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I find my familiarity with thee has bred contempt.
        Cervantes—Don Quixote. Pt. I. Bk. III. Ch. VI.
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  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.
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I hold he loves me best that calls me Tom.
        Thomas Heywood—Hierarchie of the Blessed Angells.
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Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.
        Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 61.
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And sweets grown common lose their dear delight.
        Sonnet CII.
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Staled by frequence, shrunk by usage into commonest commonplace!
        Tennyson—Locksley Hall Sixty Years After. St. 38.
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