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Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.
George Bernard Shaw
Good breeding differs, if at all, from high breeding only as it gracefully remembers the rights of others, rather than gracefully insists on its own rights.
Masses are always breeding grounds of psychic epidemics.
The surest route to breeding jealousy is to compare. Since jealousy comes from feeling less than another, comparisons only fan the fires.
Dorothy Corkville Briggs
If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, absolutely lay aside all good breeding, their intimacy will soon degenerate into a coarse familiarity, infallibly productive of contempt or disgust.
Stillness of person and steadiness of features are signal marks of good breeding.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding.
Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others.
There was once a caustic comment from someone suggesting I was breeding a new race. Fans from different countries have married, amazing things like that. I've been to some of the weddings. I went to one here the other day, a pagan ceremony.
It's a naive domestic Burgundy without any breeding, but I think you'll be amused by its presumption.
It is a mistake to think that we can control the breeding of mankind in the long run by an appeal to conscience.
People of small caliber are always carping. They are bent on showing their own superiority, their knowledge or prowess or good breeding.
Van Wyck Brooks
Characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
Americans sometimes say to me that they have no class system themselves. All human beings have class systems. It can be based on a different thing in a different country, but the thing about breeding is, you can't buy it. You can't buy class.
Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
The late sixties and early seventies were kind of a breeding ground for exciting new sounds because easy listening and folk were kind of taking over the airwaves. I think it was a natural next step to take that blissful, easy-going sound and strangle the life out of it.
Candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind, and of a good tone of breeding. It is a quality that belongs equally to the honest man and to the gentleman.
James F. Cooper
What's different here is that we have now technologies that allow these life science companies to bypass classical breeding. That's what makes it both powerful and exciting.
The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love.
I was raised in Chicago and I guess that was one of the special breeding grounds for gangsters of all colors. That was the Detroit of the gangster world. The car industry was thugs.
Sides are being divided now. It's very obvious. So if you're on the other side of the fence, you're suddenly anti-American. It's breeding fear of being on the wrong side.
Fashion exists for women with no taste, etiquette for people with no breeding.
Queen Marie of Romania
Civilization never stands still; if in one country it is falling back, in another it is changing, evolving, becoming more complicated, bringing fresh experience to body and mind, breeding new desires, and exploiting Nature's cupboard for their satisfaction.
The breeding programs for the bulls have improved significantly. The bulls are at a much higher caliber.
You write with ease to show your breeding, but easy writing's curst hard reading.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Research on child abuse suggests that religious beliefs can foster, encourage, and justify the abuse of children. When contempt for sex underlies teachings, this creates a breeding ground for abuse.
Simplicity is a great element of good breeding.
I bought my first horse when I was 15. I always loved racing and I started studying about breeding and I've been doing it now for 30 years, so I have some credibility.
Democracies are poor breeding grounds for terrorism and war.
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