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All objects lose by too familiar a view. - John Dryden

People in distress will sometimes prefer a problem that is familiar to a solution that is not. - Neil Postman

Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover, fades in his eye, and palls upon the sense. - Joseph Addison

All creative art is magic, is evocation of the unseen in forms persuasive, enlightening, familiar and surprising. (Conrad writing about Henry James) - Joseph Conrad

Ignoramus: A person unacquainted with certain kinds of knowledge familiar to yourself, and having certain other kinds that you know nothing about. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce

How wondrous familiar is a fool! - Herman Melville

It's inevitable that I should seem a rather remote figure to many of you-a successor to the kings and queens of history; someone whose face may be familiar in newspapers and films but who never touches your personal lives. But now, at least for a few minutes, I welcome you to the peace of my own home. - Elizabeth II

The stars are forth, the moon above the tops Of the snow-shining mountains, Beautiful! I linger yet with Nature, for the night Hath been to me a more familiar face Than that of man; and in her starry shade Of dim and solitary loveliness I learn'd the language of another world. - Lord Byron