The Criterion of Beauty – Strength Magazine – December, 1926

When we say a man or a woman we know is a thoroughbred, we pay to him or her the greatest compliment of which we are capable. There is not in the vocabulary of pleasant terms a stronger word. Visit a stock-farm, the home of high grade horses or cattle, and you will see that the physical signs of the thoroughbred are fine eyes and an erect bearing. The keeper of the stock-farm will tell you that a thorough-bread never whines. This was illustrated to me by swinging a dog around by the tail. The creature was in pain butt no sound escaped him.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas