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“Heredity: the thing a child gets from the other side of the family.”
“Heredity may be the Cellophane wrapper around a child which environment fails to penetrate.”
“... as we grow old we become more and more the stuff our forebears put into us. ... We think we are so individual and so misunderstood when we are young; but the nature our strain of blood carries is inside there, waiting, like our skeleton.”
“... all good qualities in a child are the result of environment, while all the bad ones are the result of poor heredity on the side of the other parent.”
“Whatever might be the truth about heredity, it was immensely disturbing to be pressed upon by two families, to discover, in their so different qualities, the explanation of oneself.”
“Family traits, like murder, will out. Nature has but so many molds ...”