"From the lowest animals of which we can affirm intelligence up to man this type of intellect is found."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Edward Thorndike on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Edward Thorndike on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Edward Thorndike on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Edward Thorndike on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Edward Thorndike on Albert Einstein
"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."
"The real difference between a man's scientific judgments about himself and the judgment of others about him is he has added sources of knowledge."