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like breeds like

1. A person will usually adopt similar beliefs, characteristics, or behavior to those they spend the most time with, such as family, friends, colleagues, etc. Well, is it any surprise he's acts way, considering his father's behavior? Like breeds like, after all. Like breeds like, and if you're running a company with questionable ethics, don't be surprised if your employees aren't the most morally upright people in the world.
2. People tend to associate with those who share the same beliefs or behaviors, which in turn reinforces them. Like breeds like when it comes to mainstream political discourse, and this has become even more evident in the age of social media. People don't want to examine their own actions or beliefs with a critical eye, they just want to be surrounded by those who are the same or approve of it. Like breeds like, after all.
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Like breeds like.

Prov. People tend to raise children who are like them; something tends to give rise to things that resemble it. Jill: I think Fred's little boy is going to be just as disagreeable as Fred. Jane: That's no surprise. Like breeds like.
See also: breed, like