a wild goose never laid a tame egg

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a wild goose never laid a tame egg

Something will not be spontaneously different from that which came before. The phrase is used to describe things that are determined by nature and the environment, or else inherited from the generation before. We must never presume that humanity will be without violence; after all, a wild goose never laid a tame egg.
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To be clear, Tame Impaia is not actually the last rock band in the world, but it sometimes feels that way.
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She had been charged jointly with Syms of murdering Mr Tame, but the charge against her was dropped the day before the trial began.
Prior to this new role, Tame served as the Finance Director of Babcock International.
Tame in person as well as in name, frontman Kevin Parker - the brainchild of the Tame Impala project - may appear awkwardly reticent when addressing the thronging faithful, but put a guitar over his shoulder and he'll blaze a soaring trail that will transcend the mere fretboard of his instrument to achieve something that's utterly stratospheric.
En este ano, la revista Tame obtuvo su registro ISSN, lo cual para nosotros en un paso mas rumbo a la consolidacion.
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The family group Fern lives in knows about horses: they are hunted and eaten; no one has thought to tame them.
TAME of Ecuador took delivery of a 104-seat Embraer 190.
Chris R Tame was not in the conventional sense left or right wing, disliking nationalised industries, but recognising the evils in the private conglomerates which replaced them.
Now In Spanish: Tame the Pool Monster, Dome el Monstruo de la Piscina.
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