Gradualness, gradualness, and gradualness. From the very beginning of your work, school yourself to severe gradualness in the accumulation of knowledge.
Finally, as the digestive canal is a complex system, a series of separate chemical laboratories, I cut the connections between them in order to investigate the course of phenomena in each particular laboratory; thus I resolved the digestive canal into several separate parts.
I am convinced that an important stage of human thought will have been reached when the physiological and the psychological, the objective and the subjective, are actually united, when the tormenting conflicts or contradictions between my consciousness and my body will have been factually resolved or discarded.
School yourself to demureness and patience. Learn to inure yourself to drudgery in science. Learn, compare, collect the facts.
It is still open to question whether psychology is a natural science, or whether it can be regarded as a science at all.
Appetite, craving for food, is a constant and powerful stimulator of the gastric glands.
Mankind will possess incalculable advantages and extraordinary control over human behavior when the scientific investigator will be able to subject his fellow men to the same external analysis he would employ for any natural object, and when the human mind will contemplate itself not from within but from without.
Science demands from a man all his life. If you had two lives that would not be enough for you. Be passionate in your work and in your searching.
When the dog is repeatedly teased with the sight of objects inducing salivary secretion from a distance, the reaction of the salivary glands grows weaker and weaker and finally drops to zero.
Don't become a mere recorder of facts, but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin.
Last Update: 2 August 2021
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