"The purpose of science is not to analyze or describe but to make useful models of the world. A model is useful if it allows us to get use out of it."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Edward de Bono on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Edward de Bono on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Edward de Bono on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Edward de Bono on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Edward de Bono on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Most executives, many scientists, and almost all business school graduates believe that if you analyze data, this will give you new ideas. Unfortunately, this belief is totally wrong. The mind can only see what it is prepared to see."
"Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven."
"Removing the faults in a stage-coach may produce a perfect stage-coach, but it is unlikely to produce the first motor car."
"If you never change your mind, why have one?"
"Studies have shown that 90% of error in thinking is due to error in perception. If you can change your perception, you can change your emotion and this can lead to new ideas."