More From Edward Thorndike
- "Just as the science and art of agriculture depend upon chemistry and botany, so the art of education depends upon physiology and psychology."
- "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."
- "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."
More In Intelligence
- "Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence."― Alistair Cooke
- "When a decision is made to go to war based on intelligence, it is a fateful decision. It has ramifications and impacts way beyond the current months and years."― Carl Levin
- "The great corporations of this country were not founded by ordinary people. They were founded by people with extraordinary intelligence, ambition, and aggressiveness."― Daniel Patrick Moynihan