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Well Bred Sayings By Lord Chesterfield: Women of fashion and characterI do not mean absolutely unblemishedare a necessary ingredient in the Women of fashion and character
I do not mean absolutely unblemished
are a necessary ingredient in the composition of good company; the attention which they require, and which is always paid them by well-bred men, keeps up politeness, and gives a habit of good-breeding; whereas men, when they live together without the lenitive of women in company, are apt to grow careless, negligent, and rough among one another. — Lord Chesterfield
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Well Bred Sayings By Saul David: My forebears were fantastically wealthy Armenians who came to England from India in the 19th My forebears were fantastically wealthy Armenians who came to England from India in the 19th century and did what foreign types do - they married into a penniless but well-bred local family. — Saul David
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Well Bred Sayings By Eugene O'Neill: No dog is as well bred or as well mannered or as distinguished and handsome. No dog is as well bred or as well mannered or as distinguished and handsome. — Eugene O'Neill
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Well Bred Sayings By Bill Bryson: Part of the reason people could eat so well was that many foods that we Part of the reason people could eat so well was that many foods that we now think of as delicacies were plenteous then. Lobsters bred in such abundance around Britain's coastline that they were fed to prisoners and orphans or ground up for fertilizer. — Bill Bryson
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Well Bred Sayings By Charles Dickens: He had a certain air of being a handsome manwhich he was not; and a He had a certain air of being a handsome man
which he was not; and a certain air of being a well-bred man
which he was not. It was mere swagger and challenge; but in this particular, as in many others, blustering assertion goes for proof, half over the world. — Charles Dickens
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Well Bred Sayings By Franco Santoro: Pain and grief have been kept buried for ages, bred in secrecy and shame, wrapped Pain and grief have been kept buried for ages, bred in secrecy and shame, wrapped by an ongoing conspiracy of smiles and well-being. Pain and grief are most healing and ecstatic emotions. Yes, sure, they can be hard, yet what makes them most devastating is the perverted idea that they are wrong, that they need to be hidden and fixed. The greatest perversion I can conceive is the idea that illness and pain are a sign that there is something wrong in our life, that we have unresolved issues, that we have made mistakes. In this world everyone is bound to get ill, experience pain and die. The greatest gift I can give to myself and the world is the joyful acceptance of this. Today I want to be real, I will not hide my pain as well as my happiness. I will not care if my gloomy face or desperate words cause concern or embarrassment in others. I do not need be fed with reassuring words about the beauty of life. The beauty of life resides in the full acceptance of All That Is. — Franco Santoro
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Well Bred Sayings By William Congreve: Let us be very strange and well-bred:Let us be as strange as if we had Let us be very strange and well-bred:Let us be as strange as if we had been married a great while;And as well-bred as if we were not married at all. — William Congreve
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Well Bred Sayings By William Congreve: 'Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education 'Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman. — William Congreve
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Well Bred Sayings By Sylvia Fraser: I was, in reality, bred by my parents as my father's concubine ... What we I was, in reality, bred by my parents as my father's concubine ... What we take for granted as the stability of family life may well depend on the sexual slavery of our children. What's more, this is a cynical arrangement our institutions have colluded to conceal. — Sylvia Fraser
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Well Bred Sayings By Michel De Montaigne: A well-bred man is always sociable and complaisant. A well-bred man is always sociable and complaisant. — Michel De Montaigne
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Well Bred Sayings By Dorothy L. Sayers: Well-bred English people never have imagination ... Well-bred English people never have imagination ... — Dorothy L. Sayers
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Well Bred Sayings By Patrick Rothfuss: Ambrose turned on his heel and stormed off, but before he made it through the Ambrose turned on his heel and stormed off, but before he made it through the door, Elodin burst out singing:

'He's a well-bred ass, you can see it in his stride!
And for a copper penny he will let you take a ride! — Patrick Rothfuss
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Well Bred Sayings By Elizabeth Gaskell: Indeed! I am truly glad to hear it. I always always fond of Osborne; and, Indeed! I am truly glad to hear it. I always always fond of Osborne; and, do you know, I never really took to Roger; I respected him and all that, of course. But to compare him with Mr. Henderson! Mr. Henderson is so handsome and well-bred, and gets all his gloves from Houbigant! — Elizabeth Gaskell
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Well Bred Sayings By Georgette Heyer: I shall be much obliged to you, cousin, if you will refrain from telling my I shall be much obliged to you, cousin, if you will refrain from telling my sisters that she has a face like a horse!'
'But, Charles, no blame attaches to Miss Wraxton! She cannot help it, and that, I assure you, I have always pointed out to your sisters!'
'I consider Miss Wraxton's countenance particularly well-bred!'
'Yes, indeed, but you have quite misunderstood the matter! I meant a particularly well-bred horse!'
'You mean, as I am perfectly aware, to belittle Miss Wraxton!'
'No, no! I am very fond of horses!' Sophy said earnestly.
Before he could stop himself he found that he was replying to this. 'Selina, who repeated the remark to me, is not fond of horses, however, and she-' He broke off, seeing how absurd it was to argue on such a head.
'I expect she will be, when she has lived in the same house with Miss Wraxton for a month or two,' said Sophy encouragingly. — Georgette Heyer
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Well Bred Sayings By Lord Chesterfield: The vulgar only laugh, but never smile; whereas well-bred people often smile, but seldom laugh. The vulgar only laugh, but never smile; whereas well-bred people often smile, but seldom laugh. — Lord Chesterfield
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Well Bred Sayings By Francois De La Rochefoucauld: Civility is a desire to receive civilities, and to be accounted well-bred. Civility is a desire to receive civilities, and to be accounted well-bred. — Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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Well Bred Sayings By J.R.R. Tolkien: We are being at once wisely aware of our own frivolity if we avoid hitting We are being at once wisely aware of our own frivolity if we avoid hitting and whacking and prefer 'striking' and 'smiting'; talk and chat and prefer 'speech' and 'discourse'; well-bred, brilliant, or polite noblemen (visions of snobbery columns in the Press, and fat men on the Riviera) and prefer the 'worthy, brave and courteous men' of long ago. — J.R.R. Tolkien
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Well Bred Sayings By Johann Georg Hamann: I look upon logical proofs the way a well-bred girl looks upon a love letter I look upon logical proofs the way a well-bred girl looks upon a love letter — Johann Georg Hamann
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Well Bred Sayings By Anthony Ashley Cooper: It is not wit merely, but temper, which must form the well-bred man. In the It is not wit merely, but temper, which must form the well-bred man. In the same manner it is not a head merely, but a heart and resolution, which must complete the real philosopher. — Anthony Ashley Cooper
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Well Bred Sayings By Richard Francis Burton: [Shahrazad] had perused the books, annals and legends of preceding Kings, and the stories, examples [Shahrazad] had perused the books, annals and legends of preceding Kings, and the stories, examples and instances of by gone men and things; indeed it was said that she had collected a thousand books of histories relating to antique races and departed rulers. She had perused the works of the poets and knew them by heart; she had studied philosophy and the sciences, arts and accomplishments; and she was pleasant and polite, wise and witty, well read and well bred. — Richard Francis Burton
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Well Bred Sayings By Charles Dance: I'm actually as common as mud. I'm not particularly well read, or bred. But the I'm actually as common as mud. I'm not particularly well read, or bred. But the way I look ... I seem to have this sort of 'aristocratic' demeanor. — Charles Dance
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Well Bred Sayings By Raymond Chandler: Being a copper I like to see the law win. I'd like to see the Being a copper I like to see the law win. I'd like to see the flashy well-dressed mugs like Eddie Mars spoiling their manicures in the rock quarry at Folsom, alongside of the poor little slum-bred guys that got knocked over on their first caper amd never had a break since. That's what I'd like. You and me both lived too long to think I'm likely to see it happen. Not in this town, not in any town half this size, in any part of this wide, green and beautiful U.S.A. We just don't run our country that way. — Raymond Chandler
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Well Bred Sayings By Ralph Waldo Emerson: There is one topic peremptorily forbidden to all well-bred, to all rational mortals, namely, their There is one topic peremptorily forbidden to all well-bred, to all rational mortals, namely, their distempers. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Well Bred Sayings By Yevgeny Zamyatin: It is common knowledge that a well-bred man should as far as possible have no It is common knowledge that a well-bred man should as far as possible have no face. That is to say, not so much be completely without one, but rather, should have a face and yet at the same time appear faceless. It should not stand out, just as a shirt made by a good tailor does not stand out. Needless to say, the face of a well-bred man should be exactly like that of other (well-bred) men and of course in no circumstances whatsoever should it alter. Naturally houses, trees, streets, sky and everything else in the world must satisfy the same conditions to have honor of being known as respectable and well-bred. — Yevgeny Zamyatin
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Well Bred Sayings By Gail Carriger: She felt compelled to conclude that he was mortified to have kissed her in the She felt compelled to conclude that he was mortified to have kissed her in the first place and was hoping she would forget it ever happened. While knowing any well-bred lady would do simply that, Alexia had enjoyed the experience and did not feel like behaving properly over it. Still, she must conclude that all agreeable sensations were entirely one-sided, and now Lord Maccon felt nothing more than a palpable wish never to see her again. He would treat her with painful correctness in the meantime. — Gail Carriger
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Well Bred Sayings By Alexandre Dumas: But he found him as he had seen him six weeks earlier, that is to But he found him as he had seen him six weeks earlier, that is to say calm, firm and full of the distant good manners that make up the most impenetrable of barriers separating a well-bred man from one of the people. — Alexandre Dumas
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Well Bred Sayings By P.G. Wodehouse: Aunt Agatha is like an elephant- not so much to look at, for in appearance Aunt Agatha is like an elephant- not so much to look at, for in appearance she resembles more a well-bred vulture, but because she never forgets. — P.G. Wodehouse
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Well Bred Sayings By P.G. Wodehouse: Mr Beach was too well bred to be inquisitive, but his eyebrows here not.'Ah!' he Mr Beach was too well bred to be inquisitive, but his eyebrows here not.
'Ah!' he said.
'?', cried the eyebrows. '? ? ?'
Ashe ignored the eyebrows.
...
Mr Beach's eyebrows were still mutely urging him to reveal all, but Ashe directed his gaze at that portion of the room which Mr Beach did not fill. He was hanged if he was going to let himself be hypnotized by a pair of eyebrows into incriminating himself. — P.G. Wodehouse
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Well Bred Sayings By John Ruskin: An artist should be well read in the best books, and thoroughly high bred, both An artist should be well read in the best books, and thoroughly high bred, both in heart and bearing. In a word, he should be fit for the best society, and should keef out of it. — John Ruskin
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Well Bred Sayings By Raymond Coppinger: Some of the service-dog organizations raising animals for the disabled, for example, will start five Some of the service-dog organizations raising animals for the disabled, for example, will start five hundred to a thousand well-bred puppies a year - only to have less than 50 percent achieve an appropriate level of working ability. — Raymond Coppinger
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Well Bred Sayings By Alexandra Fuller: Well-bred' ensured buckled noses, high-arched feet, a predisposition to madness, and ... an innate belief Well-bred' ensured buckled noses, high-arched feet, a predisposition to madness, and ... an innate belief in our own unquestioning superiority. — Alexandra Fuller
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Well Bred Sayings By John D. MacDonald: She was a tall and slender woman, possibly in her early thirties. Her skin had She was a tall and slender woman, possibly in her early thirties. Her skin had the extraordinary fineness of grain, and the translucence you see in small children and fashion models. In her fine long hands, delicacy of wrists, floating texture of dark hair, and in the mobility of the long narrow sensitive structuring of her face there was the look of something almost too well made, too highly bred, too finely drawn for all the natural crudities of human existence. Her eyes were large and very dark and tilted and set widely. She wore dark Bermuda shorts and sandals and a crisp blue and white blouse, no jewelry of any kind, a sparing touch of lipstick. — John D. MacDonald
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Well Bred Sayings By Steven Erikson: And it bred caution in the unveiling of its powers. The Crippled God bred caution And it bred caution in the unveiling of its powers. The Crippled God bred caution but not well enough, for the powers of the earth came to it in the end. Chained was the Crippled God, and so Chained was it destroyed. And upon this barren plain that imprisoned the Crippled God many gathered to the deed. Hood, gray wanderer of Death, was among the gathering, as was Dessembrae, then Hood's Warrior - though it was here and in this time that Dessembrae shattered the bonds Hood held upon him. Also among the gathering were — Steven Erikson
Well Bred Sayings By Daniel Defoe: A woman well bred and well taught, furnished with the additional accomplishments of knowledge and A woman well bred and well taught, furnished with the additional accomplishments of knowledge and behaviour, is a creature without comparison. Her society is the emblem of sublimer enjoyments, her person is angelic, and her conversation heavenly. She is all softness and sweetness, peace, love, wit, and delight. She is every way suitable to the sublimest wish, and the man that has such a one to his portion, has nothing to do but to rejoice in her, and be thankful. — Daniel Defoe
Well Bred Sayings By Doug Stanhope: The characteristic of a well-bred man is, to converse with his inferiors without insolence, and The characteristic of a well-bred man is, to converse with his inferiors without insolence, and with his superiors with respect and with ease. — Doug Stanhope
Well Bred Sayings By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: I had grown up among engineers, and I could remember the engineers of the twenties I had grown up among engineers, and I could remember the engineers of the twenties very well indeed: their open, shining intellects, their free and gentle humor, their agility and breadth of thought, the ease with which they shifted from one engineering field to another, and, for that matter, from technology to social concerns and art. Then, too, they personified good manners and delicacy of taste; well-bred speech that flowed evenly and was free of uncultured words; one of them might play a musical instrument, another dabble in painting; and their faces always bore a spiritual imprint. — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Well Bred Sayings By Mark Gatiss: Well, what was I to do? For the well-bred gentleman there was clearly only one Well, what was I to do? For the well-bred gentleman there was clearly only one recourse. I fucked him. — Mark Gatiss
Well Bred Sayings By Hans Christian Andersen: A well-bred duckling spreads his feet wide apart, just like his father and mother, in A well-bred duckling spreads his feet wide apart, just like his father and mother, in this way. Now bend your neck, and say 'quack.'" The — Hans Christian Andersen
Well Bred Sayings By Lord Chesterfield: Observe it, the vulgar often laugh, but never smile, whereas well-bred people often smile, and Observe it, the vulgar often laugh, but never smile, whereas well-bred people often smile, and seldom or never laugh. A witty thing never excited laughter, it pleases only the mind and never distorts the countenance. — Lord Chesterfield
Well Bred Sayings By Jettie Necole: The party was at its peak and everyone was taking full advantage of the moment. The party was at its peak and everyone was taking full advantage of the moment. Each lady had her eye on a certain marked beau. Elegant women conversed with eligible men, handsome and well bred. Ruby felt sorry for the under-endowed ladies and plain girls, who stood together in a small group with their mothers. Passing by the conniving little circle, she heard too clearly the strategies they had concocted. They were like vultures hunting for rotten meat. Mothers sent out their girls to meet the wealthiest and nearly deceased men of the ton. — Jettie Necole
Well Bred Sayings By Sabrina Jeffries: I don't want her to know the truth about us.""I'm merely going to explain to I don't want her to know the truth about us."
"I'm merely going to explain to explain that I'm not Nathaniel's mistress."
"You can't talk about mistresses to a well-bred Englishwoman. It violates every propriety."
"To speak in a forthright manner violates propriety?" She rose to stare at him with thinly veiled amusements. "No wonder you English lost the colonies. What with all the lying and the 'propriety' and the evasions, how do you ever get anything done?"
As she crossed the box to sit down beside Evelina, he stared after her in fascinated amazement. Americans were mad - that's all there was to it. — Sabrina Jeffries
Well Bred Sayings By Donald McCaig: Patriotic'? Dear, dear me!" Scarlett covered her mouth in mock astonishment. "I didn't know that Patriotic'? Dear, dear me!" Scarlett covered her mouth in mock astonishment. "I didn't know that was 'patriotism.' I believe what you intended has ruder names, though no well-bred Georgia lady would admit to knowing them. — Donald McCaig
Well Bred Sayings By Vladimir Nabokov: All things considered, it had been his home, and the set of kindly, well-meaning, gentle-mannered All things considered, it had been his home, and the set of kindly, well-meaning, gentle-mannered people driven to death or exile for the sole crime of their existing, was the set to which he too belonged. His dark youthful broodings, the romantic - and let me add, somewhat artificial - passion for his mother's land, could not, I am sure, exclude real affection for the country where he had been born and bred. — Vladimir Nabokov
Well Bred Sayings By Bea Arthur: In sitcoms, the women are so beautiful, understanding and well-bred. They have humor, but sort In sitcoms, the women are so beautiful, understanding and well-bred. They have humor, but sort of display it with a twinkle of the eye and not a guffaw. But there's no juice in that for me. — Bea Arthur
Well Bred Sayings By J. Sheridan Le Fanu: There was a coldness, it seemed to me, beyond her years, in her smiling melancholy There was a coldness, it seemed to me, beyond her years, in her smiling melancholy persistent refusal to afford me the least ray of light. I cannot say we quarreled upon this point, for she would not quarrel upon any. It was, of course, very unfair of me to press her, very ill-bred, but I really could not help it; and I might just as well have let it alone. What she did tell me amounted, in my unconscionable estimation
to nothing. — J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Well Bred Sayings By Tessa Dare: It's a fine, warm day," Henry replied. "I thought a spot of fishing?""Just the thing!" It's a fine, warm day," Henry replied. "I thought a spot of fishing?"
"Just the thing!" said Felix. "Will you join us, Lucy?" Lucy felt Kitty and Sophia staring at her. Well-bred ladies, evidently, did not fish.
"Oh, no! I assure you, Mr. Crowley-Cumberbatch, I have given up those hoyden pursuits of my youth." She turned to Toby. "I haven't been fishing in ages. I can't remember the last time."
"Really, Luce?" Toby sounded incredulous. "Henry - is it true?"
Henry sawed away at a slice of ham. "If you count six days as ages, then I suppose it's true. But if you can't remember six days back, Lucy, and you've forgotten Felix's Christian name, I'm concerned for you. Perhaps you've been spending too much time with Aunt Matilda. — Tessa Dare
Well Bred Sayings By Samuel Butler: Conscience is thoroughly well bred and soon leaves off talking to those who do not Conscience is thoroughly well bred and soon leaves off talking to those who do not wish to hear it. — Samuel Butler
Well Bred Sayings By Thomas Pynchon: The Santa Monica Freeway is traditionally the scene of every form of automotive folly known The Santa Monica Freeway is traditionally the scene of every form of automotive folly known to man. It is not white and well-bred like the San Diego, nor as treacherously engineered as the Pasadena, nor quite as ghetto-suicidal as the Harbor. No, one hesitates to say it, but the Santa Monica is a freeway for freaks. — Thomas Pynchon
Well Bred Sayings By W. Somerset Maugham: No man in his heart is quite so cynical as a well-bred woman. No man in his heart is quite so cynical as a well-bred woman. — W. Somerset Maugham
Well Bred Sayings By Thorstein Veblen: The superior excellence imputed to the book, which imitates the products of antique and obsolete The superior excellence imputed to the book, which imitates the products of antique and obsolete processes, is conceived to be chiefly a superior utility in the aesthetic respect; but it is not unusual to find a well-bred book-lover insisting that the clumsier product is also more serviceable as a vehicle of printed speech. — Thorstein Veblen
Well Bred Sayings By Georgette Heyer: Mrs Grayshott was no tattle-monger; and since she had a great deal of reserve Abby Mrs Grayshott was no tattle-monger; and since she had a great deal of reserve Abby knew that only a stringent sense of duty could have forced her to overcome her distaste of talebearing. What she knew, either from her own observation, or from the innocent disclosures of her daughter, she plainly thought to be too serious to be withheld from Fanny's aunt. At the same time, thought Abigail, dispassionately considering her, the well-bred calm of her manners concealed an over-anxious disposition, which led her to magnify possible dangers. — Georgette Heyer
Well Bred Sayings By Sylvia Day: And he'll indulge you, because he's making an investment in you. You're an asset to And he'll indulge you, because he's making an investment in you. You're an asset to him. You're beautiful, well bred and well connected, and independently wealthy. You're also in love with him and he can't take his eyes off you. I bet he can't keep his hands off you, either. — Sylvia Day
Well Bred Sayings By William Cowper: The things that mount the rostrum with a skip, And then skip down again, pronounce The things that mount the rostrum with a skip, And then skip down again, pronounce a text, Cry hem; and reading what they never wrote Just fifteen minutes, huddle up their work, And with a well-bred whisper close the scene! — William Cowper
Well Bred Sayings By George Herbert: A well-bred youth neither speakes of himselfe, nor being spoken to is silent. A well-bred youth neither speakes of himselfe, nor being spoken to is silent. — George Herbert
Well Bred Sayings By Henry Van Dyke: Count not the cost of honour to the dead!The tribute that a mighty nation paysTo Count not the cost of honour to the dead!The tribute that a mighty nation paysTo those who loved her well in former daysMeans more than gratitude for glories fled;For every noble man that she hath bred,Lives in the bronze and marble that we raise,Immortalised by art's immortal praise,To lead our sons as he our fathers led. — Henry Van Dyke
Well Bred Sayings By John Ruskin: No person who is well bred, kind and modest is ever offensively plain; all real No person who is well bred, kind and modest is ever offensively plain; all real deformity means want for manners or of heart. — John Ruskin
Well Bred Sayings By Charles Haddon Spurgeon: It is to be regretted that the niceties of modern singing frighten our congregations from It is to be regretted that the niceties of modern singing frighten our congregations from joining lustily in the hymns. For our part we delight in full bursts of praise, and had rather discover the ruggedness of a want of musical training than miss the heartiness of universal congregational song. The gentility which lisps the tune in well bred whispers, or leaves the singing altogether to the choir, is very like a mockery of worship. The gods of Greece and Rome may be worshipped well enough with classical music, but Jehovah can only be adored with the heart, and that music is the best for his service which gives the heart most play. — Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Well Bred Sayings By Bobby Gould: I was born and bred in Coventry. I played for the club as well, so I was born and bred in Coventry. I played for the club as well, so that's where my liaisons lie. — Bobby Gould
Well Bred Sayings By Julie James: With a chuckle, Jack mumbled under his breath to Nick. 'It's like watching the preppy, With a chuckle, Jack mumbled under his breath to Nick. 'It's like watching the preppy, well-bred versions of you and me trash-talking. — Julie James
Well Bred Sayings By Leo Tolstoy: In his Petersburg world people were divided into two quite opposite sorts. Onethe inferior sort: In his Petersburg world people were divided into two quite opposite sorts. One
the inferior sort: the paltry, stupid, and, above all, ridiculous people who believe that a husband should live with the one wife to whom he is married, that a girl should be pure, a woman modest, and a man, manly, self controlled and firm; that one should bring up one's children to earn their living, should pay one's debts, and other nonsense of the kind. These were the old-fashioned and ridiculous people. But there was another sort of people: the real people to which all his set belonged, who had above all to be well-bred, generous, bold, gay, and to abandon themselves unblushingly to all their passions and laugh at everything else. — Leo Tolstoy
Well Bred Sayings By Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra: A great man who is vicious will only be a great doer of evil, and A great man who is vicious will only be a great doer of evil, and a rich man who is not liberal will be only a miserly beggar; for the possessor of wealth is not made happy by possessing it, but by spending it - and not by spending as he please but by knowing how to spend it well. To the poor gentleman there is no other way of showing that he is a gentleman than by virtue, by being affable, well-bred, courteous, gentle-mannered and helpful; not haughty, arrogant or censorious, but above all by being charitable ... and no one who sees him adorned with the virtues I have mentioned, will fail to recognize and judge him, though he know him not, to be of good stock. — Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
Well Bred Sayings By Ayn Rand: He did not smile at his employees, he did not take them out for drinks, He did not smile at his employees, he did not take them out for drinks, he never inquired about their families, their love lives or their church attendance. He responded only to the essence of a man: to his creative capacity. In this office one had to be competent. There were no alternatives, no mitigating considerations. But if a man worked well, he needed nothing else to win his employer's benevolence: it was granted, not as a gift, but as a debt. It was granted, not as affection, but as recognition. It bred an immense feeling of self-respect within every man in that office. — Ayn Rand
Well Bred Sayings By Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra: The poor gentleman has no way of showing that he is a gentleman but by The poor gentleman has no way of showing that he is a gentleman but by virtue, by being affable, well-bred, courteous, gentle-mannered, and kindly, not haughty, arrogant, or censorious, but above all by being charitable; for by two maravedis given with a cheerful heart to the poor, he will show himself as generous as he who distributes alms with bell-ringing, and no one that perceives him to be endowed with the virtues I have named, even though he know him not, will fail to recognise and set him down as one of good blood; and it would be strange were it not so; praise has ever been the reward of virtue, and those who are virtuous cannot fail to receive commendation. — Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
Well Bred Sayings By Josephine Ross: Any references to pregnancy or childbirth are coarse, and should be carefully side-stepped by the Any references to pregnancy or childbirth are coarse, and should be carefully side-stepped by the truly well-bred, as should intrusive comments on love-affairs. — Josephine Ross
Well Bred Sayings By H.G.Wells: The art of ignoring is one of the accomplishments of every well-bred girl, so carefully The art of ignoring is one of the accomplishments of every well-bred girl, so carefully instilled that at last she can even ignore her own thoughts and her own knowledge. — H.G.Wells
Well Bred Sayings By Lisa Kleypas: Did you like my novel?" she couldn't resist asking."Yes, I did. At first I thought Did you like my novel?" she couldn't resist asking.
"Yes, I did. At first I thought it would be typical silver-fork fare. But I liked the way your well-bred characters began to unravel. I liked the portrayal of decent people moved to deception, violence, betrayal... you don't seem to shrink from anything in your writing."
"Critics say my work is lacking in decency."
"That's because your underlying theme- that ordinary people are capable of extraordinary things in their private lives- makes them uncomfortable. — Lisa Kleypas
Well Bred Sayings By Erasmus: For what is more foolish than for a man to study nothing else than how For what is more foolish than for a man to study nothing else than how to please himself? To make himself the object of his own admiration? And yet, what is there that is either delightful or taking, nay rather what not the contrary, that a man does against the hair? Take away this salt of life, and the orator may even sit still with his action, the musician with all his division will be able to please no man, the player be hissed off the stage, the poet and all his Muses ridiculous, the painter with his art contemptible, and the physician with all his slip-slops go a-begging. Lastly, you will be taken for an ugly fellow instead of youthful, and a beast instead of a wise man, a child instead of eloquent, and instead of a well-bred man, a clown. So necessary a thing it is that everyone flatter himself and commend himself to himself before he can be commended by others. — Erasmus
Well Bred Sayings By F Scott Fitzgerald: She was sorry, and rather revolted at his dirty hands, but she laughed in a She was sorry, and rather revolted at his dirty hands, but she laughed in a well-bred way, as though it were nothing unusual to her to watch a man walking in a slow dream. — F Scott Fitzgerald
Well Bred Sayings By George R R Martin: Chiggen grinned, showing yellow teeth, and swallowed the raw meat in two bites. "Tastes well Chiggen grinned, showing yellow teeth, and swallowed the raw meat in two bites. "Tastes well bred." "Better if you fry it up with onions," Bronn put in. — George R R Martin
Well Bred Sayings By J.R. Ward: As he lifted his head, he saw himself in the crude metal sheets that were As he lifted his head, he saw himself in the crude metal sheets that were supposed to be mirrors. Even though the reflection was dull, he noted his ugliness and thought of Throe just now. In spite of the fact that the soldier had been out fighting all night, his handsome visage had appeared fresh as a daisy, his well-bred looks overshadowing the reality that he had slayer blood on his clothes and had been scraped and bruised.
Xcor, however, could have taken rest for two weeks straight, eaten a large meal, and fed from a fucking Chosen, and he would still appear as repulsive. — J.R. Ward
Well Bred Sayings By Lucy Lethbridge: So much depends on the constant cooperation of well-trained servants. Without it, the best bred So much depends on the constant cooperation of well-trained servants. Without it, the best bred of hostesses is placed at a disadvantage. — Lucy Lethbridge
Well Bred Sayings By Lord Chesterfield: A certain degree of ceremony is a necessary outwork of manners, as well as of A certain degree of ceremony is a necessary outwork of manners, as well as of religion; it keeps the forward and petulant at a proper distance, and is a very small restraint to the sensible and to the well-bred part of the world. — Lord Chesterfield
Well Bred Sayings By George Herbert: A morning sunne, and a wine-bred child, and a latin-bred woman, seldome end well. A morning sunne, and a wine-bred child, and a latin-bred woman, seldome end well. — George Herbert
Well Bred Sayings By Randolph S. Churchill: A great, crude, strong, young people are the Americans - like a boisterous healthy boy A great, crude, strong, young people are the Americans - like a boisterous healthy boy among enervated but well bred ladies and gentlemen . . . Picture to yourself the American people as a great lusty youth - who treads on all your sensibilities, perpetrates every possible horror of ill manners - whom neither age nor just tradition inspire with reverence - but who moves about his affairs with a good hearted freshness which may well be the envy of older nations of the earth [Winston S. Churchill to his brother Jack] — Randolph S. Churchill
Well Bred Sayings By Francois Rabelais: Men that are free, well-born, well-bred, and conversant in honest companies, have naturally an instinct Men that are free, well-born, well-bred, and conversant in honest companies, have naturally an instinct and spur that prompteth them unto virtuous actions, and withdraws them from vice, which is called honour. Those same men, when by base subjection and constraint they are brought under and kept down, turn aside from that noble disposition, by which they formerly were inclined to virtue, to shake off and break that bond of servitude, wherein they are so tyrannously enslaved; for it is agreeable with the nature of man to long after things forbidden, and to desire what is denied us. — Francois Rabelais
Well Bred Sayings By William Cowper: A moral, sensible, and well-bred manWill not affront me, and no other can. A moral, sensible, and well-bred manWill not affront me, and no other can. — William Cowper
Well Bred Sayings By Norman Rockwell: If a picture wasn't going very well I'd put a puppy dog in it, always If a picture wasn't going very well I'd put a puppy dog in it, always a mongrel, you know, never one of the full bred puppies. And then I'd put a bandage on its foot ... I liked it when I did it, but now I'm sick of it. — Norman Rockwell
Well Bred Sayings By Virginia Woolf: This late age of the world's experience had bred in them all, all men and This late age of the world's experience had bred in them all, all men and women, a well of tears. — Virginia Woolf
Well Bred Sayings By Oscar Wilde: The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves. The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves. — Oscar Wilde
Well Bred Sayings By Marcus Tullius Cicero: For of all gainful professions, nothing is better, nothing more pleasing, nothing more delightful, nothing For of all gainful professions, nothing is better, nothing more pleasing, nothing more delightful, nothing better becomes a well-bred man than # agriculture — Marcus Tullius Cicero
Well Bred Sayings By Chandra Prasad: Sometimes girls, especially those whose tastes aren't routine, don't get a fair break. Too many Sometimes girls, especially those whose tastes aren't routine, don't get a fair break. Too many of us have been bred to timidity. That is why those who escape must run, not stroll, toward what they desire. They mustn't look back. They mustn't question their own instincts. And they mustn't listen to the naysayers. If they can only follow their own true course, well then, they will be as renowned for their bravery as the greatest men are. — Chandra Prasad
Well Bred Sayings By J.D. Vance: Not long after he moved, the mail carrier got embroiled in a battle with the Not long after he moved, the mail carrier got embroiled in a battle with the Middletown government over the flock of chickens that he kept in his yard. He treated them just as Mamaw had treated her chickens back in the holler: Every morning he collected all the eggs, and when his chicken population grew too large, he'd take a few of the old ones, wring their necks, and carve them up for meat right in his backyard. You can just imagine a well-bred housewife watching out the window in horror as her Kentucky-born neighbor slaughtered squawking chickens just a few feet away. My sister and I still call the old mail carrier "the chicken man," and years later even a mention of how the city government ganged up on the chicken man could inspire Mamaw's trademark vitriol: "Fucking zoning laws. They can kiss my ruby-red asshole." The — J.D. Vance
Well Bred Sayings By Charles Haddon Spurgeon: O be wise, be wise in time, and ere another year begins, believe in Jesus, O be wise, be wise in time, and ere another year begins, believe in Jesus, who is able to save to the uttermost. Consecrate these last hours to lonely thought, and if deep repentance be bred in you, it will be well; and if it lead to a humble faith in Jesus, it will be best of all. O see to it that this year pass not away, and you an unforgiven spirit. Let not the new year's midnight peals sound upon a joyless spirit! Now, now, NOW believe, and live. — Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Well Bred Sayings By Joseph Devlin: Consider the contrast between the well-bred, Consider the contrast between the well-bred, — Joseph Devlin
Well Bred Sayings By Aleatha Romig: I was once again, Miss Alexandria Charles Montague Collins, the flawless proper lady, pretentious to I was once again, Miss Alexandria Charles Montague Collins, the flawless proper lady, pretentious to the help, and people pleaser - the well-bred Southern belle who wore the mask of perfection because no one wanted to see the truth underneath. — Aleatha Romig
Well Bred Sayings By Orison Swett Marden: If you are ambitious to talk well, you must be as much as possible in If you are ambitious to talk well, you must be as much as possible in the society of well-bred, cultured people. If you seclude yourself, though you are a college graduate, you will be a poor converser. — Orison Swett Marden
Well Bred Sayings By Aristotle.: They are fond of fun and therefore witty, wit being well-bred insolence. They are fond of fun and therefore witty, wit being well-bred insolence. — Aristotle.
Well Bred Sayings By Edward Young: Give me, indulgent gods with mind serene, And guiltless heart, to range the sylvan scene, Give me, indulgent gods with mind serene, And guiltless heart, to range the sylvan scene, No splendid poverty, no smiling care, No well-bred hate, or servile grandeur, there. — Edward Young
Well Bred Sayings By Theophile Gautier: What well-bred woman would refuse her heart to a man who had just saved her What well-bred woman would refuse her heart to a man who had just saved her life? Not one; and gratitude is a short cut which speedily leads to love. — Theophile Gautier
Well Bred Sayings By Benjamin Franklin: None but the well-bred man knows how to confess a fault, or acknowledge himself in None but the well-bred man knows how to confess a fault, or acknowledge himself in an error. — Benjamin Franklin
Well Bred Sayings By Tessa Dare: When you kissed me that night, did it mean anything to you?How could he give When you kissed me that night, did it mean anything to you?
How could he give her an honest answer? When he'd kissed her that night, it had meant little. But there'd been moments in the years since - dark, harrowing, nightmarish moments - when that kiss had come to mean everything. Hope. Salvation. A reason to drag one mud-caked boot in front of the other and press on, while men around him fell. He had remembered Cecily, in times and places he hadn't expected to think of her at all. In places a delicate, well-bred lady had no business intruding.

-Luke's thoughts — Tessa Dare
Well Bred Sayings By John Wesley: Esau was an hunter - And a man that knew how to live by his Esau was an hunter - And a man that knew how to live by his wits, for he was a cunning hunter. A man of the field - All for the game, and never so well but as when he was in pursuit of it. And Jacob was a plain man - An honest man, that dealt fairly. And dwelt in tents - Either, As a shepherd, loving that safe and silent employment of keeping sheep, to which also he bred up his children, Gen 46:34. Or, As a student, he frequented the tents of Melchizedek or Heber, as some understand it, to be taught by them divine things. — John Wesley
Well Bred Sayings By Marcel Proust: -"But you are our equal, if not our superior," the Guermantes seemed, in all their -"But you are our equal, if not our superior," the Guermantes seemed, in all their actions, to be saying; and they said it in the nicest way imaginable, in order to be loved and admired, but not to be believed; that one should discern the fictitious character of this affability was what they called being well-bred; to suppose it to be genuine, a sign of ill-breeding. — Marcel Proust
Well Bred Sayings By David Hume: Among well bred people a mutual deference is affected, contempt for others is disguised; authority Among well bred people a mutual deference is affected, contempt for others is disguised; authority concealed; attention given to each in his turn; and an easy stream of conversation maintained without vehemence, without interruption, without eagerness for victory, and without any airs of superiority. — David Hume
Well Bred Sayings By Fyodor Dostoyevsky: To care only for well-being seems to me positively ill-bred. Whether it's good or bad, To care only for well-being seems to me positively ill-bred. Whether it's good or bad, it is sometimes very pleasant, too, to smash things. — Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Well Bred Sayings By Thomas Reid: [I]f a man bred to the seafaring life, and accustomed to think and talk only [I]f a man bred to the seafaring life, and accustomed to think and talk only of matters relating to navigation, enters into discourse upon any other subject; it is well known, that the language and the notions proper to his own profession are infused into every subject, and all things are measured by the rules of navigation: and if he should take it into his head to philosophize concerning the faculties of the mind, it cannot be doubted, but he would draw his notions from the fabric of the ship, and would find in the mind, sails, masts, rudder, and compass. — Thomas Reid
Well Bred Sayings By Ralph Waldo Emerson: The delicious faces of children, the beauty of school-girls, "the sweet seriousness of sixteen," the The delicious faces of children, the beauty of school-girls, "the sweet seriousness of sixteen," the lofty air of well-born, well-bred boys, the passionate histories in the looks and manners of youth and early manhood, and the varied power in all that well-known company that escort us through life,
we know how these forms thrill, paralyze, provoke, inspire, and enlarge us. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Well Bred Sayings By W. Somerset Maugham: It has been said that good prose should resemble the conversation of a well-bred man. It has been said that good prose should resemble the conversation of a well-bred man. — W. Somerset Maugham
Well Bred Sayings By S.T. Joshi: The social-political future of the United States is one of domination by vast economic interests The social-political future of the United States is one of domination by vast economic interests devoted to ideals of material gain, aimless activity, & physical comfort - interests controlled by shrewd, insensitive, & not often well-bred leaders recruited from the standardised herd through a competition of hard wit & practical craftiness - a struggle for place & power which will eliminate the true & the beautiful as goals, & substitute the strong, the huge, & the mechanically effective. — S.T. Joshi
Well Bred Sayings By George Eliot: But her feeling towards the vulgar rich was a sort of religious hatred: they had But her feeling towards the vulgar rich was a sort of religious hatred: they had probably made all their money out of high prices for everything that was not paid in kind at the Rectory: such people were no part of God's plan in making the world; and their accent was an affliction to the ears. A town where such monsters abounded was hardly more than a sort of low comedy, which could not be taken account of in a well-bred scheme of the universe. — George Eliot