More From Edward Thorndike
- "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 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."
- "Just as the science and art of agriculture depend upon chemistry and botany, so the art of education depends upon physiology and psychology."
More In Intelligence
- "Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart."― Alan Alda
- "Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders."― Sloan Wilson
- "I began even as a boy to realize how wide the world can be for a man of free intelligence."― George Woodcock