What are the TOP 10 quotes by B. F. Skinner?

  1. Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless.

  2. The consequences of an act affect the probability of its occurring again.

  3. Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.

  4. Give me a child and I'll shape him into anything.

  5. We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.

  6. A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.

  7. Physics does not change the nature of the world it studies, and no science of behavior can change the essential nature of man, even though both sciences yield technologies with a vast power to manipulate the subject matters.

  8. The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.

  9. I did not direct my life. I didn't design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That's what life is.

  10. The environment will continue to deteriorate until pollution practices are abandoned.

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