omne ignotum pro magnifico est

Latin quotation from Tacitus
om·ne ig·no·tum pro mag·ni·fi·co est | \ˌȯm-ne-ig-ˈnō-ˌtu̇m-prō-mäg-ˈni-fi-ˌkō-est \

Definition of omne ignotum pro magnifico est 

: everything unknown is taken as grand : we exaggerate the importance or difficulty of the unknown

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