|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Nimia familiaritas parit contemptum.|
Familiarity breeds contempt.
Thomas AquinasAd Joannem fratrem Monitio. SyrusMaxims. 640. Idea in CiceroPro Murena. Ch. IX. Livy. Bk. XXXV. Ch. X. Plutarch, C. Mar. Ch. XVI. La FontaineFables IV. X.
|I find my familiarity with thee has bred contempt.|
CervantesDon Quixote. Pt. I. Bk. III. Ch. VI.
| 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.
CiceroDe Divinatione. II. 22.
|I hold he loves me best that calls me Tom.|
Thomas HeywoodHierarchie of the Blessed Angells.
|Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.|
Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 61.
|And sweets grown common lose their dear delight.|
|Staled by frequence, shrunk by usage into commonest commonplace!|
TennysonLocksley Hall Sixty Years After. St. 38.