The next good quality belonging to a gentleman, is good breeding [manners]. There are two sorts of ill-breeding : the one a sheepish bashfulness , and the other a mis-becoming negligence and disrespect in our carriage ; both of which are avoided by duly observing this one rule, not to think meanly of ourselves, and not to think meanly of others .
The word "agronomy" is the short way of indicating agriculture , horticulture, viticulture, arboriculture, dairying, breeding of live stock, beekeeping, &c.
I always take blushing either for a sign of guilt, or of ill breeding.william congreve
'Twonations; betweenwhomthere isnointercourseand no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other's habits, thoughts and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets; who are formed bya different breeding, are fed by a different 276 food, are ordered by different manners, and are not governed by the same laws.' 'You speak of'said Egremont, hesitatingly.'THE RICH ANDTHE POOR.'
April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain.T. S. Eliot
As with new wine intoxicated both They swim in mirth, and fancy that they feel Divinity within them breeding wings Wherewith to scorn the earth.john milton
It's a na|«ve domestic Burgundy without any breeding, but I think you'll be amused by its presumption.
Some people show evil as a great racehorse shows breeding. They have the dignity of a hard chancre.ernest hemingway
George Moore had a ceaseless preoccupation with painting and the theatre, within certain limits a technical understanding of both; whatever idea possessed him, courage and explosive power; but sacrificed all that seemed to other men good breeding, honour, friendship, in pursuit of what he called the root facts of life.George Moore
Every individual, from the common mechanic, that works in wood or clay, to the prime minister that regulates with the dash of his pen the agriculture, the breeding of cattle, the mining, or the commerce of a nation, will perform his business the better, the better he understands the nature of things,and the more his understanding is enlightened.jean-baptiste say
Formerly character proved a strong curb for passions; in the present there is not much strength in character, and it grows less and less because of the prevailing scepticism, which is a decomposing element. It is like a bacillus breeding in the human soul; it destroys the resistant power against the physiological craving of the nerves, of nerves diseased. The modern man is conscious of everything, and cannot find a remedy against anything.henryk sienkiewicz
It's a naïve domestic Burgundy without any breeding, but I think you'll be amused by its presumption.james thurber
Just as "pluck" comes of breeding, so is endurance especially an attribute of the artist. Because he can stand outside himself, and (if there be nothing ignoble in them) take pleasure in his own sufferings, the artist has a huge advantage over you and me.max beerbohm
Good breeding in cattle depends on physical health, but in men on a well-formed character.Democritus
The kingdom of music is not the kingdom of this world; it will accept those whom breeding and intellect and culture have alike rejected. The commonplace person begins to play, and shoots into the empyrean without effort, whilst we look up, marvelling how he has escaped us, and thinking how we could worship him and love him, would he but transalate his visions into human words, and his experiences into human actions.e. m. forster
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 test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.George Bernard Shaw
I am a gentleman, though spoiled i' the breeding. The Buzzards are all gentlemen. We came in with the Conqueror.
You write with ease, to show your breeding, But easy writing's curst hard reading.Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Money was intended to be used in exchange, but not to increase at interest. And this term interest, which means the birth of money from money, is applied to the breeding of money because the offspring resembles the parent. Wherefore of all modes of getting wealth this is the most unnatural.
Good breeding in cattle depends on physical health, but in men on a well-formed character.