Breeding Quotes

Breeding Quotes by Lillian Hellman, Ilona Andrews, Alice Walton, Charli XCX, Zach Wamp, H. P. Lovecraft and many others.

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Courtesy is breeding. Breeding is an excellent thing. Always remember that.
Lillian Hellman
I’d signed six things and my stack wasn’t getting any smaller. It was like the paperwork was breeding while I worked.
Ilona Andrews
I think it is more of an intuitive, circular kind of personality, for starters. And, as I say of horses, the secret to breeding great horses is the three B’s: bones, brains, and balance. If you look at art, it shares some of the same qualities.
Alice Walton
I feel like the U.K. is a better breeding ground for pop, partially because the radio play is more broad and open to new ideas and sounds.
Charli XCX
Those are serious questions of war and peace, of freedom or tyranny, whether or not there is ever going to be a hope of us instilling some democratic systems in a part of the world that frankly is breeding hate and destruction directed right at us.
Zach Wamp
Of what use is it to please the herd? They are simply coarse animals – for all that is admirable in man is the artificial product of special breeding.
H. P. Lovecraft
Plant breeding has been going on for millennia and it’s a gradual process.
Monty Don
For what’s the point of breeding children, if each generation does not improve on what went before.
Hilary Mantel
Women of quality are so civil, you can hardly distinguish love from good breeding.
William Wycherley
One principal object of good-breeding is to suit our behaviour to the three several degrees of men, our superiors, our equals, and those below us.
Jonathan Swift
The civilization of cities is breeding a new race of monks who have none of the original religious drive towards chastity, but are just incapable of facing the responsibilities of marriage.
Kylie Tennant
Real good-breeding is independent of the forms and refinements of what has assumed to itself the name of society.
George MacDonald
She wore tight corsets to give her a teeny waist – I helped her lace them up – but they had the effect of causing her to faint. Mom called it the vapors and said it was a sign of her high breeding and delicate nature. I thought it was a sign that the corset made it hard to breathe.
Jeannette Walls
The most familiar and intimate habitudes, connections, friendships, require a degree of good-breeding both to preserve and cement them.
Lord Chesterfield
We have been God-like in our planned breeding of our domesticated plants and animals, but we have been rabbit-like in our unplanned breeding of ourselves.
Arnold J. Toynbee
The designs and my credit have been stolen from me, since I alone have designed the Alien. So why does Fox not give me the credit I rightfully earned? As for those responsible for this conspiracy: all I can wish them is an Alien breeding inside their chests, which might just remind them that the Alien father is HR Giger.
H. R. Giger
Outer space is no place for a person of breeding.
Violet Bonham Carter
The test of a man or woman’s breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.
George Bernard Shaw
By the end of this century, climate change will reduce the human population to a few breeding pairs surviving near the Arctic.
James Lovelock
The lower classes are such fools. They waste their money on the pools. I bet, of course, but that’s misleading. One must encourage bloodstock breeding.
Bernard Fergusson, Baron Ballantrae
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, easygoing sound and strangle the life out of it.
Alice Cooper
All kinds of gambling, from bingo to baccarat, are benign entertainment for most people, dangerously addictive to a few, and capable of breeding unwanted side effects for society.
Jacob Weisberg
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.
David Cassidy
The single simplest reason why human space flight is necessary is this, stated as plainly as possible: keeping all your breeding pairs in one place is a retarded way to run a species.
Warren Ellis
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.
Quincy Jones
I’m a mixed breed and hope to live longer because of it.
Charisma Carpenter
These puppy mills are horrific. It’s totally for-profit breeding. It’s despicable.
Beth Ostrosky Stern
It is imperative that Congress provides adequately funded and stable budgets which allow us to support Afghan personnel and ensure that Afghanistan does not become a breeding ground for terrorists again.
Elise Stefanik
Good-breeding is the art of showing men, by external signs, the internal regard we have for them. It arises from good sense, improved by conversing with good company.
Cato the Younger
Fear is an insidious virus. Given a breeding place in our minds … it will eat away our spirit and block the forward path of our endeavors.
James F. Bell, III
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
Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.
Andy Grove
As a Jew, even if you were not born in Poland, the very name, Poland, gives rise to a shuddering in your body and a longing in your heart. This country was the breeding ground for the soul of the Jewish nation, and unfortunately, also grounds to the largest Jewish cemetery.
Reuven Rivlin
Not that I am ashamed of my mind or body, my birth or breeding, my actions or fortunes, for my bashfulness is in my nature, not for any crime.
Margaret Cavendish
For generations comedians have made jokes about Scots-Irish in the South inter-breeding. “I am my own grandpa” and all that stuff; you know, because they all were marrying their first cousins.
Ishmael Reed
You write with ease to show your breeding, but easy writing’s curst hard reading.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
The folkish state must not adjust its entire educational work primarily to the inoculation of mere knowledge, but to the breeding of absolutely healthy bodies. The training of mental abilities is only secondary.
Adolf Hitler
The scholar without good breeding is a pedant; the philosopher, a cynic.
Lord Chesterfield
I think that writing texts, publishing texts, selling texts in a physical book store is one of the important tools for breeding this new generation.
Alexander Mamut
In addition to tourism, it is essential to employ other ways to benefit more from the use of natural resources than from their destruction – from wildlife breeding operations to – yes – hunting of abundant species where viable.
David Jeremiah Barron
The final greatness of the presidency lies in the truth that it is not just an office of incredible power but a breeding ground of indestructible myth.
Clinton Rossiter
I had this funny family. At one end, they were breeding dogs in south-east London – for greyhound racing – and at the other, my uncle was living in Downing Street. And I would actually go to Downing Street, which didn’t strike me as funny. I’d get on the number 15 bus.
Michael Moorcock
When you start to think about politicians, you’ve got to realize these are strange creatures. Other than the fact that they can’t tell directions, and they have very strange breeding habits, how do you actually work with these things?
Omar Ahmad
Good-breeding carries along with it a dignity that is respected by the most petulant. Ill-breeding invites and authorizes the familiarity of the most timid.
Lord Chesterfield
Well, actually I think it’s very important with breeding thoroughbreds – which I did for a period – and my husband is head of the Kennel Club, and it’s very important with dogs and horses, because otherwise things go wrong in the competitions.
Princess Michael of Kent
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.
Alice Cooper
If Americans actually have the conversation about our disastrous prison policies, we’ll understand the trends all move in very dangerous directions: we lock up more people, for less violent crime, at ever greater expense, breeding more dangerous criminals who often come out unemployable, violent and isiolated.
Dahlia Lithwick
There is an ill-breeding to which, whatever our rank and nature, we are almost equally sensitive, the ill-breeding that comes from want of consideration for others.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Group chats have proven popular breeding grounds for fake news, with dubious articles from even more dubious sources being shared and reshared at the touch of a smartphone.
Kemi Badenoch
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 Fenimore Cooper
Many people don’t know that New Jersey is a fertile breeding ground for writers, some of them quite renowned. And I would wager that most would be truly startled to learn that the star in the Jersey firmament is – drum roll here – Newark.
Sharon Kay Penman
Extreme poverty is the best breeding ground on earth for disease, political instability, and terrorism.
Jeffrey Sachs
The history of agriculture is the history of humans breeding seeds and animals to produce traits we want in our crops and livestock.
Michael Specter
No one but Gene Tierney could have played ‘Laura.’ There was no other actress around with her particular combination of beauty, breeding, and mystery.
Vincent Price
The Internet has become a breeding ground for the paranormal and being able to share evidence. I mean, there are ghost-hunting apps for your iPhone.
Zak Bagans
Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
Mark Twain
New ideas rarely come from the moderate parties in The Hague or Washington, in Brussels or Westminster. The world’s political centres are not the breeding ground for true change, but rather where it comes home to roost.
Rutger Bregman
You can be slum-born and slum-bred and still achieve something worth while; but it is a stupid inverted snobbishness to be proud of it. If one had a right to be proud of anything, it would be of a continued decent tradition back of one.
Katharine Fullerton Gerould
People simply shouldn’t buy puppies without a breeding certificate.
Celia Hammond
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.
Lord Chesterfield
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.
Anne Perry
What a pity people don’t take as much trouble with their own breeding as intelligent racehorse owners do. But then I suppose it is bordering on fascism to think like that.
Jeffrey Bernard
Unless we maintain correctional institutions of such character that they create respect for law and government instead of breeding resentment and a desire for revenge, we are meeting lawlessness with stupidity and making a travesty of justice.
Mary B. Harris
Islands are havens and breeding grounds for the unique and anomalous. They are natural laboratories of extravagant evolutionary experimentation.
David Quammen
The divergence of songs in the new population away from those in the progenitor population would only be prevented if these processes were balanced by repeated immigration and subsequent breeding: song flow.
Peter R. Grant
… enforced Christianity was the surest breeding ground for unbelief. Many men either became unbelievers or met unbelievers during their military service.
Bill Cooke
Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others.
Lord Chesterfield
Canada has been a breeding ground for great comedic actors, sketch artists and stand-up comedians. We grew up with a different perspective on the world.
Harland Williams
The breeding of shepherd dogs is the breeding of working dogs; and this must always be the aim, or we shall cease to produce shepherd dogs.
Max von Stephanitz
Gradually, by selective breeding, the congenital differences between rulers
and ruled will increase until they become almost different species. A revolt
of the plebs would become as unthinkable as an organized insurrection of
sheep against the practice of eating mutton.
Bertrand Russell
The breeding we give young people is ordinarily but an additional self-love, by which we make them have a better opinion of themselves.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Stillness of person and steadiness of features are signal marks of good breeding.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The perfection of conversational intercourse is when the breeding of high life is animated by the fervor of genius.
Leigh Hunt
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.
Jeremy Rifkin
People of small calibre are always carping. How affected so-and-so is! Don’t you think he is silly? He was certainly quite mistaken about this or that. They are bent on showing their own superiority, their knowledge or their prowess or good breeding.
Van Wyck Brooks
A man’s own good breeding is the best security against other people’s ill manners.
Lord Chesterfield
Europeans know that their great experiment in building peace, unity and prosperity cannot survive as a privileged enclave, surrounded on its outskirts by breeding grounds of hatred and fanaticism.
Dick Cheney
I always take blushing either for a sign of guilt, or of ill breeding.
William Congreve
I do speak well as I went to a posh school. But I come from no real breeding.
Michael McIntyre
Texans are the only race of people known to anthropologists who do not depend on breeding for propagation. Like princes and lords, they can be made by breath; plus a big hat-which comparatively few Texans wear.
J. Frank Dobie
Some people show evil as a great racehorse shows breeding. They have the dignity of a hard chancre.
Ernest Hemingway
I crave fit disposition for my wife;
Due reference of place, and exhibition;
With such accommodation, and besort,
As levels with her breeding.
William Shakespeare
Democracies are poor breeding grounds for terrorism and war.
Adam Schiff
Conformation … but not much else. Breeding, but too small a heart. You saw it everywhere – in men, in horses, and in women.
Beryl Markham
I felt the need to clarify we were there for the self defense class, in case he also taught about dog breeding or riding the high seas.
Richelle Mead
Fashion understands itself; good-breeding and personal superiority of whatever country readily fraternize with those of every other. The chiefs of savage tribes have distinguished themselves in London and Paris, by the purity of their tournure.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Compliments of congratulation are always kindly taken, and cost nothing but pen, ink and paper. I consider them as draughts upon good breeding, where the exchange is always greatly in favor of the drawer.
Lord Chesterfield
Masses are always breeding grounds of psychic epidemics.
Carl Jung
A breeding sow spends most of her life in a tiny cage. It’s usually about seven feet long and two feet wide. She cannot turn around. She cannot scratch herself. She must urinate and defecate where she stands. Simply put, I believe she is tortured, day in and day out.
Jane Velez-Mitchell
An offended heart is the breeding ground of deception.
John Bevere
It is good breeding alone that can prepossess people in your favor at first sight, more time being necessary to discover greater talents.
Lord Chesterfield
If you don’t include your women graduates in your breeding pool and leave them on the shelf, you would end up a more stupid society…So what happens? There will be less bright people to support dumb people in the next generation. That’s a problem.
Lee Kuan Yew
The folkish philosophy of life must succeed in bringing about that nobler age in which men no longer are concerned with breeding dogs, horses, and cats, but in elevating man himself.
Adolf Hitler
While Labour Party orators readily remember the 1980s for Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s free-booting variety of entrepreneurial meritocracy, what gets forgotten is that Thatcher also gave the heave-ho to the old establishment’s notion of merit – good breeding, a posh school, and so on.
Terry Glavin
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.
Terry Pratchett
I didn’t really know what I was looking at when I first came across Man Ray’s ‘Dust Breeding,’ his photograph of a work by Marcel Duchamp called ‘Large Glass.’ It looked like an aerial photograph or a view through a microscope.
Cornelia Parker
Good-breeding is not confined to externals, much less to any particular dress or attitude of the body; it is the art of pleasing, or contributing as much as possible to the ease and happiness of those with whom you converse.
Henry Fielding
Some animals utter a loud cry. Some are silent, and others have a voice, which in some cases may be expressed by a word; in others, it cannot. There are also noisy animals and silent animals, musical and unmusical kinds, but they are mostly noisy about the breeding season.
Amsterdam is a breeding ground for new creative pursuits in many areas fueled by a tolerance and openness to ideas unlike any world city I’ve been to. There is something for everyone here, especially when you dare to go off the beaten path.
Marcel Wanders
Two years work wasted, I have been breeding those flies for all that time and I’ve got nothing out of it.
Thomas Hunt Morgan
In India, crossbreeding programs aimed at mimicking the milk yields of Western cows like the Jerseys and the Holsteins actually breed out the capacity of our animals to pull ploughs and pulley-cars. So, thanks to cross-breeding programs, we now have humpless cattle with no stamina.
Vandana Shiva
Yes, yes, children must early be made to practise piety, godliness, and propriety; a person of good breeding is one into whom good maxims have been instilled and impressed, poured in through a funnel, thrashed in and preached in.
Max Stirner
Defect in manners is usually the defect of fine perceptions. Elegance comes of no breeding, but of birth.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
From the proletarians nothing is to be feared. Left to themselves, they will continue from generation to generation and from century to century, working, breeding, and dying, not only without any impulse to rebel, but without the power of grasping that the world could be other than it is.
George Orwell
….decay and disfavor came together as other parts of the coast were developed, and the canals became weed-clogged ditches breeding mosquitoes, and the hotels were turned into third-rate apartments.
Edward Bunker
There is certainly something of exquisite kindness and thoughtful benevolence in that rarest of gifts,–fine breeding.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Inspiration leads to invention. Tenacity is the breeding ground for inspiration. There can be no invention in the absence of tenacity.
Momofuku Ando
There is no society or conversation to be kept up in the world without good-nature, or something which must bear its appearance and supply its place. For this reason mankind have been forced to invent a kind of artificial humanity, which is what we express by the word Good-Breeding.
Joseph Addison
The conservation movement is a breeding ground of Communists and other subversives. We intend to clean them out, even if it means rounding up every bird watcher in the country.
John N. Mitchell
The only fundamental and possible socialism is the socialisation of the selective breeding of man.
George Bernard Shaw
One day, we would like an end to pet shops and the breeding of animals.
Ingrid Newkirk
Good breeding and good nature do incline us rather to help and raise people up to ourselves, than to mortify and depress them, and, in truth, our own private interest concurs in it, as it is making ourselves so many friends, instead of so many enemies.
Lord Chesterfield
The best bet for the horses would be to stop betting on the Derby and other horse races, and to stop breeding, racing and killing thoroughbreds altogether
Ingrid Newkirk
The color revolution virus affects only weak countries. Belarus does not have any breeding ground for this.
Alexander Lukashenko
There are few defects in our nature so glaring as not to be veiled from observation by politeness and good-breeding.
StanisЕ‚aw I LeszczyЕ„ski
It’s a naive domestic Burgundy without any breeding, but I think you’ll be amused by its presumption.
James Thurber
I’m tired of liberals dividing this country up into little groups, setting them upon each other, breeding spite and envy, and then having the nerve to accuse conservatives of hatred.
Allen West
Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
As a teenager, I developed a great interest in not only horse breeding but also horse racing and used to bet based on red-hot tips. I realized that becoming a bookmaker would be very lucrative, but Dad put his foot down, saying it was an inappropriate career.
Cyrus S. Poonawalla
It is clear that the books owned the shop rather than the other way about. Everywhere they had run wild and taken possession of their habitat, breeding and multiplying, and clearly lacking any strong hand to keep them down.
Agatha Christie
The calf scramble will be during both rodeo performances and consist of children attempting to catch and halter several loose calves. If a child succeeds, he or she will receive a certificate to purchase a breeding animal to raise and bring back to the livestock show next year.
Kim Carnes
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
The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love.
Luther Burbank
Nothing can constitute good-breeding that has not good-nature for its foundation.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
By nature servile, people attempt at first glance to find signs of good breeding in the appearance of those who occupy more exalted stations.
Anton Chekhov
So you are the people tearing down the Brazilian rainforest and breeding cattle.
Prince Philip
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.
Arthur Keith
The thing that has not had enough attention is really thinking about how to use modern breeding techniques to really look at the germplasm pools and find ways to actually improve yields and to improve the heat and drought tolerance of these crops.
Sandra E. Peterson
Even as the population doubled from three to six billion, we managed to race ahead with all kinds of technological and scientific events in agriculture – from using more fertilizers to mechanization to advanced plant breeding.
Nina Fedoroff
If proportion is the good breeding of architecture, symmetry, or the answering of one part to another, may be defined as the sanity of decoration.
Edith Wharton
Family was a fertile breeding ground for the kind of psychological bacteria that warped minds and devoured hope.
Tami Hoag
If the Ivy League was the breeding ground for the elites of the American Century, Stanford is the farm system for Silicon Valley.
Ken Auletta
England is the breeding ground of fundamentalist Muslims. Its social logic is to allow all religions to preach openly. But this is illogic, because none of the other religions preach apocalyptic violence. And yet England allows it.
Wole Soyinka
Gay sex is a veritable breeding ground for disease.
Rod Parsley
The surest route to breeding jealousy is to compare. Since jealousy comes from feeling less than another, comparisons only fan the fires.
Dorothy Corkille Briggs
I think video village is bullshit. It’s like it’s a breeding ground for people to nitpick and feel important. It’s just such a weird dynamic.
Drew Barrymore
Plato and Hitler were both the same kind of consistent socialists who planned also for the production of future socialists, the breeding and education of future members of society.
Ludwig von Mises
It only takes twenty generations of selective breeding to create large differences or appearance and behavior in other mammals.
Jonathan Haidt
The Fashionable World is grown free and easie; our Manners sit more loose upon us: Nothing is so modish as an agreeable Negligence. In a word, Good Breeding shows it self most, where to an ordinary Eye it appears the least.
Joseph Addison
While working in advertising, I channelled my creative energy into elaborate escape fantasies: cake making, dog breeding, the Peace Corps.
Meg Rosoff
He who reflects on another man’s want of breeding, shows he wants it as much himself
Favorite-son candidates almost always win their states decisively in presidential elections. But their status as national celebrities can end up breeding fatigue and resentment among home-state voters when the election is over.
Steve Kornacki
I have two children myself. I always laugh; they have you playing mothers pretty early, us women. You look at the television, the mothers get younger and younger, and the children get older and older, and you start to wonder when these people had these children. Were they breeding when they were 12?
Megan Follows
It may be too much to expect that nations should be governed in their relations towards each other by the precepts of Christian morality, but surely it is not too much to ask that they should conform to the code of courtesy and good breeding recognized among gentlemen in the intercourse of social life.
George Stillman Hillard
One out of 100 citizens of the U.S. is going to prison, and it’s not that the system is making criminals, it’s that it’s making criminals better criminals. We’re breeding them like rats and it has to change.
Val Kilmer
Taylor Swift is so flawless, and so unattainable, and I don’t think it’s breeding anything good in young girls.
Fashion exists for women with no taste, etiquette for people with no breeding.
Marie of Romania
The well-mannered man never puts out his hand in greeting until a lady extends hers. This is a test of good breeding that is constantly applied. … The first move in the direction of cordiality must come from the lady, the whole code of behaviour being based on the assumption that she is the social superior.
Humphry Davy
Happy he who far from business persuits
Tills and re-tills his ancestral lands
With oxen of his own breeding
Having no slavish yoke about his neck.
A Garden, an Elaboratory, a Work – house, Improvements and Breeding, are pleasant and Profitable Diversions to the Idle and Ingenious: For here they miss Ill Company, and converse with Nature and Art; whose Variety are equally grateful and instructing; and preserve a good Constitution of Body and Mind.
William Penn
The cow can be saved only if buffalo-breeding is given up.
Mahatma Gandhi
Needless to say, oftentimes a ‘religion’ is not needed to breed extremism. People breed it all by themselves, oftentimes with the subjective morality of modern secularism breeding the worst kind.
Steven Crowder
Good breeding in cattle depends on physical health, but in men on a well-formed character.
Though shyness per se was unacceptable, reserve was a mark of good breeding.
Susan Cain
The religion of England is part of good-breeding. When you see on the continent the well-dressed Englishman come into his ambassador’s chapel and put his face for silent prayer into his smooth-brushed hat, you cannot help feeling how much national pride prays with him, and the religion of a gentleman.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
As maize became important for human food worldwide, modern agricultural research on maize breeding continued the corn breeding begun thousands of years ago in the Central American highlands.
Elizabeth Blackburn
I’ve read about 80 books a year for the past 50 years. I come from cultural breeding. I don’t have a cellphone. When you spend all your time checking your cellphone messages, or updating your Facebook (of course I don’t have a Facebook page) then you don’t have any time for reading.
Vaclav Smil
This laudable quality is commonly known by the name of Manners and Good-breeding, and consists in a Fashionable Habit, acquir’d by Precept and Example, of flattering the Pride and Selfishness of others, and concealing our own with Judgment and Dexterity.
Bernard de Mandeville
To use words and phrases in an easygoing manner without scrutinizing them too curiously is not in general a mark of ill-breeding. On the contrary, there is something low-bred in being too precise. But sometimes there is no help for it
No one can avoid a challenge in life without breeding regret, and regret is the arsenic of life.
Esther Williams
American scientific companies are cross-breeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains.
Christine O’Donnell
A single profane expression betrays a man’s low breeding.
Joseph Cook
I would throw out the sense of nation, “good breeding,” certain forms and ceremonies that govern relationships – perhaps even jealousy. We’re not aware of all of them yet, though we suffer from them. And they mislead us not only about ethics but also about aesthetics.
Michelangelo Antonioni
An unattended mind is the breeding ground of self-defeat.
Guy Finley
Exchange of breeding individuals between two populations tends to homogenize their gene pools.
Peter R. Grant
Eugenics, which had started long before my time, had once been defined as including free love and prevention of conception… Recently it had cropped up again in the form of selective breeding.
Margaret Sanger
The kingdom of music is not the kingdom of this world; it will accept those whom breeding and intellect and culture have alike rejected.
E. M. Forster
The welfare system is the breeding ground of crime, addiction and radical politics.
James Cook
No rent-roll nor army-list can dignify skulking and dissimulation: and the first point of courtesy must always be truth, as really all the forms of good-breeding point that way.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Good-breeding shows itself most where to an ordinary eye it appears the least.
Joseph Addison
We were in opposition to the decision to go to war. But after the war happened, it was clear that you could not sit and look-there would be a breeding ground for terrorism or a new collapsed or failed state named Iraq!
Joschka Fischer
Impertinence will intermeddle in things in which it has no concern, showing a want of breeding, or, more commonly, a spirit of sheer impudence.
George Crabbe
I wish very much that the wrong people could be prevented entirely from breeding
Theodore Roosevelt
This is an age of science. … All important fields of activity from the breeding of bees to the administration of an empire, call for an understanding of the spirit and the technique of modern science. The nations that do not cultivate the sciences cannot hold their own.
Wickliffe Rose
The machine technology takes no cognizance of conventionally established rules of precedence; it knows neither manners nor breeding and can make no use of any of the attributes of worth.
Thorstein Veblen
Insofar as he’d formed any opinion of her, it was that she suffered from misplaced gentility and the mistaken belief that etiquette meant good breeding. She mistook mannerisms for manners.
Terry Pratchett
In the same way humans have domesticated sheep and other animals by murdering the strong ones and breeding the docile, obedient ones, the powers-that-be have done the same with the masses.
Gary Yourofsky
Paris is one of the fashion capitals of the world and such an incredible breeding ground for designers. You can’t help but find it an inspiring place.
Alice Temperley
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.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
Research shows that if people are talking and listening to like-minded others, they become more dogmatic, more unified, and more extreme. Personalized Facebook experiences are a breeding ground for misunderstanding and miscommunication across political lines and, ultimately, for extremism.
Cass Sunstein
The most striking features of the correctly bred German Shepherds are firmness of nerves, attentiveness, unshockability, tractability, watchfulness, reliability and incorruptibility together with courage, fighting tenacity and hardness.
Max von Stephanitz
I’m always very interested in breeding. Raising cacti is breeding. My lotus plant collection is breeding. The insects are breeding.
Takashi Murakami
The computers are not replacing mathematicians; they are breeding them.
Martin Gardner
Every farm with slaves was a slave-breeding farm. Raising slaves was mostly a cottage industry.
Ned Sublette
The intelligence of affection is carried on by the eye only; good-breeding has made the tongue falsify the heart, and act a part of continued restraint, while nature has preserved the eyes to herself, that she may not be disguised or misrepresented.
Joseph Addison
We are in a fool’s climate, accidentally kept cool by smoke, and before this century is over billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable.
James Lovelock
Yes, yes, children must early be made to practise piety, godliness, and propriety; a person of good breeding is one into whom ‘good maxims’ have been instilled and impressed, poured in through a funnel, thrashed in and preached in.
Max Stirner
The worth of a child born and bred in Nigeria cannot be compared to that in the United States.
Yakubu Gowon
It is when you adapt that you truly grow. When you grow, you don’t let your art become the breeding ground for inadequacies.
Shankar Mahadevan
I knew that alpaca wool, with its cashmere-soft weave, had been transformed into cuddly knick-knacks ranging from pillows to teddy bears. But through selective breeding over the past 6,000 years, alpacas have so diverged from their llama cousins as to become quite different animals.
David Roberts
The Thoroughbred exists because its selection has depended, not on experts, technicians, or zoologists, but on a piece of wood: the winning post of the Epsom Derby. If you base your criteria on anything else, you will get something else, not the Thoroughbred.
Federico Tesio
Let me tell you about those convents. All that crap about extending the pinkie finger while sipping tea is a myth. Convent schools are breeding grounds for great broads and occasionally one-of-the-boys. Convent schools teach you to play against everything, which is what I’m still doing.
Elaine Stritch
Perhaps the summary of good-breeding may be reduced to this rule. “Behave unto all men as you would they should behave unto you.” This will most certainly oblige us to treat all mankind with the utmost civility and respect, there being nothing that we desire more than to be treated so by them.
Henry Fielding
Organized charity itself is. . . the surest sign that our civilization has bred, is breeding and is perpetuating constantly increasing numbers of defectives, delinquents and dependents
Margaret Sanger
Solitude is a breeding ground for idiosyncrasy, and I relish that about it, the way it liberates whim.
Caroline Knapp
While the proximate ground of discrimination may be of another kind, still the pervading principle and abiding test of good breeding is the requirement of a substantial and patent waste of time.
Thorstein Veblen
First, they were bred when I was not capable to observe or before I was born; likewise the breeding of men is of a different manner from that of women.
Margaret Cavendish
Stillness of person and steadiness of features are signal marks of good breeding.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
If we could figure out ways for kids to exit college without having the burden of debt, what we have really figured out is how to create a more fertile breeding ground for people who can think innovatively and progress us as a species.
Killer Mike
When you have a couple hundred people in one huge space, that’s gonna lead to jokes and it’s a breeding ground for practical jokes and teasing.
Walt Whitman, a kosmos, of Manhattan the son, Turbulent, fleshy, sensual, eating, drinking and breeding, No sentimentalist, no stander above men and women or apart from them, No more modest than immodest.
Walt Whitman
There are more hackers breeding every day, and more brilliant minds are turning into hackers. Security has advanced, but so have hackers.
Michael Demon Calce
You must labour to acquire that great and uncommon talent of hating with good breeding, and loving with prudence; to make no quarrel irreconcilable by silly and unnecessary indications of anger; and no friendship dangerous, in care it breaks, by a wanton, indiscreet, and unreserved confidence.
Lord Chesterfield
Good breeding consists in having no particular mark of any profession, but a general elegance of manners.
Samuel Johnson
Over the years, our federal prisons have become a breeding ground for radicalization. By allowing volunteers to enter the system without first having to undergo a comprehensive background check, some of the most vulnerable members of society have become susceptible to radicalization.
Stephen Fincher
We have no ethical obligation to preserve the different breeds of livestock produced through selective breeding One generation and out. We have no problems with the extinction of domestic animals. They are creations of human selective breeding.
Wayne Pacelle
In the test tube, I can make any DNA I want, recombining it from monkeys, worms, anywhere. So I can explore new rules of breeding with molecules.
Frances Arnold
Loving someone condemns you to a lifetime of fear. You become painfully conscious of how fragile people are – bundles of brittle bones and vulnerable flesh, breeding grounds for billions of deadly germs and horrible diseases.
Barbara Mertz
The ear in man and beast is an evidence of blood and high breeding.
Nathaniel Parker Willis
Moreover, the concern of some that moving DNA among species would breach customary breeding barriers and have profound effects on natural evolutionary processes has substantially disappeared as the science revealed that such exchanges occur in nature.
Paul Berg
Easy writing’s curst hard reading.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
They’ve made it a felon to drive from Florida to Louisiana with any fighting birds, so I’ve had to get rid of most of my chickens. I only got about a hundred left now, which I just keep for colour and breeding. I love those birds as much as anything.
Roy Jones Jr.