He has always something to say to everybody. That is my idea of good breeding; and those persons who fancy themselves very important, and never open their mouths, quite mistake the matter.
– Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 9. Here Mrs. Bennet has a swipe at Darcy by admiring Sir William Lucas’s "good breeding," implying that Darcy is not well bred. Her jibe is prompted by Darcy saying that country villages have "a very confined and unvarying society," a comment that offends her.