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" The first thing is good stock, and the second thing is good stock, and the third thing is good stock, and when you have paid attention to these three things, fit environment will keep your material in good condition. No environmental or educational grindstone... "
Nature - Page 51
edited by - 1909
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Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs

Eugenics - 1907
...upset your projects. Improve to the utmost your environment, and breeding will lay low your schemes. The first thing is good stock, and the second thing...genuine steel — of tough race and tempered stock. To bring home this fact in each department of human physique and mentality seems to be the urgent social...
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Social Evolution and Political Theory

Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse - Progress - 1911 - 218 pages
...affect your projects. Improve to the utmost your environment, breeding will lay low your schemes. " The first thing is good stock, and the second thing...genuine steel — of tough race and tempered stock. " To bring home this fact in each department of human physique and mentality seems to be the urgent...
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Transactions, Volume 3

American Association for the Study and Prevention of Infant Mortality - Children - 1913
...heredity comes first; environment, however necessary, can only follow. As Harrington and Pearson put it, ''The first thing is good stock, and the second thing...stock, and when you have paid attention to these three tilings, fit environment will keep your material in good condition. No environment or educational grindstone...
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Eugenics: Twelve University Lectures

Morton Arnold Aldrich - Eugenics - 1914 - 348 pages
...success. But surely heredity comes first; environment can only follow. As Barrington and Pearson put it, " The first thing is good stock, and the second thing...environment will keep your material in good condition. But no environment or educational grindstone is of service unless the tool to be ground is of genuine...
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The Popular Science Monthly, Volume 75

Science - 1909
...2.7 per cent, had a near-sighted father or mother. 1'rotVssor 1'carson may he correct in urging that "the first thing is good stock, and the second thing...is good stock, and the third thing is good stock." hut it does not appear that this conclusion can be deduced from what is known in regard to defect meyesight....
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Eugenics and Politics in Britain, 1900-1914

G.R Searle - History - 1976 - 147 pages
...money on Environment, when Heredity wins in a canter'.8 In an often cited passage, the moral was drawn: 'the first thing is good stock, and the second thing...things, fit environment will keep your material in good condition'.9 Environment only seemed to be so important because of the slipshod methods of most social...
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The Cleveland Medical Journal, Volume 11

Medicine - 1912
...heredity comes first ; environment, however necessary, can only follow. As Harrington and Pearson put it "The first thing is good stock, and the second thing...environment will keep your material in good condition. No environment or educational grindstone is of service unless the tool to be ground is of genuine steel...
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