"Human beings are accustomed to think of intellect as the power of having and controlling ideas and of ability to learn as synonymous with ability to have ideas. But learning by having ideas is really one of the rare and isolated events in nature."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Edward Thorndike on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Edward Thorndike on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Edward Thorndike on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Edward Thorndike on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Edward Thorndike on Earl Nightingale
"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."