"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."
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."Edward Thorndike on Oscar Wilde
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."Edward Thorndike on Ronald Reagan
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available."Edward Thorndike on Ronald Reagan
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."Edward Thorndike on Yogi Berra
"Beware the hobby that eats."Edward Thorndike on Benjamin Franklin
"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."
"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."
"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."