Famous quotes containing the word specimens:

    If the individuals who compose the purest circles of aristocracy in Europe, the guarded blood of centuries, should pass in review, in such manner as that we could, at leisure, and critically inspect their behavior, we might find no gentleman, and no lady; for, although excellent specimens of courtesy and high-breeding would gratify us in the assemblage, in the particulars, we should detect offence. Because, elegance comes of no breeding, but of birth.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    In every age the vilest specimens of human nature are to be found among demagogues.
    Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800–1859)

    Just specimens is all New Hampshire has,
    One each of everything as in a show-case
    Which naturally she doesn’t care to sell.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)