Cultivate

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  • adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"
  • prepare for crops; "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land"
  • foster the growth of
  • train to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"

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* Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them. - Benjamin Disraeli

* However mean your life is, meet it and live it do not shun it and call it hard names. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts. - Henry David Thoreau

* Do continue to believe that with your feeling and your work you are taking part in the greatest the more strongly you cultivate this belief, the more will reality and the world go forth from it. - Rainer Maria Rilke


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  • Parents, teachers cultivate compassion in children
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  • Robinson urged Blair to ‘cultivate’ Paisley
    Tony Blair’s former chief of staff has revealed that a decade ago Peter Robinson urged Tony Blair to ‘cultivate’ Ian Paisley, prior to Dr Paisley’s many private meetings with the Prime Minister at which they often discussed faith. Read more on this news related to 'Cultivate'
  • Robinson urged Blair to ‘cultivate’ Paisley, says PM’s former chief of staff
    Tony Blair’s former chief of staff has revealed that a decade ago Peter Robinson urged Tony Blair to ‘cultivate’ Ian Paisley, prior to Dr Paisley’s many private meetings with the Prime Minister at which they often discussed faith. Read more on this news related to 'Cultivate'

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