"Psychology is the science of the intellects, characters and behavior of animals including man."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Edward Thorndike on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Edward Thorndike on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Edward Thorndike on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Edward Thorndike on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Edward Thorndike on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Just as the science and art of agriculture depend upon chemistry and botany, so the art of education depends upon physiology and psychology."
"Human education is concerned with certain changes in the intellects, characters and behavior of men, its problems being roughly included under these four topics: Aims, materials, means and methods."
"There is no reasoning, no process of inference or comparison there is no thinking about things, no putting two and two together there are no ideas - the animal does not think of the box or of the food or of the act he is to perform."
"Human folk are as a matter of fact eager to find intelligence in animals."
"From the lowest animals of which we can affirm intelligence up to man this type of intellect is found."
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