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 B. F. Skinner Motivational Quotations:

  • “The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.”

  •  “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.”

  •  “The ideal of behaviorism is to eliminate coercion: to apply controls by changing the environment in such a way as to reinforce the kind of behavior that benefits everyone.”

  •  “The environment will continue to deteriorate until pollution practices are abandoned.”

  •  “When you run into something interesting, drop everything else and study it.”

  •  “The consequences of an act affect the probability of its occurring again.”

  •  “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.”

  •  “A person who has been punished is not less inclined to behave in a given way; at best, he learns how to avoid punishment.”

  •  “Must we wait for selection to solve the problems of overpopulation, exhaustion of resources, pollution of the environment and a nuclear holocaust, or can we take explicit steps to make our future more secure? In the latter case, must we not transcend selection?”

  •  “Behavior used to be reinforced by great deprivation; if people weren't hungry, they wouldn't work. Now we are committed to feeding people whether they work or not. Nor is money as great a reinforcer as it once was. People no longer work for punitive reasons, yet our culture offers no new satisfactions.”

  •  “The environment shapes people's actions.”

  •  “I have to tell people that they are not responsible for their behavior. They're not creating it; they're not initiating anything. It's all found somewhere else. That's an awful lot to relinquish.”

  •  “We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.”

  •  “Properly used, positive reinforcement is extremely powerful.”

  •  “I believe that I have been basically anarchistic, anti-religion and anti-industry and business. In other words, anti-bureaucracy. I would like to see people behave well without having to have priests stand by, politicians stand by, or people collecting bills.”

  •  “I don't deny the importance of genetics. However, the fact that I might be altruistic isn't because I have a gene for altruism; the fact that I do something for my children at some cost to myself comes from a history that has operated on me.”

  •  “The way positive reinforcement is carried out is more important than the amount.”

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  •  “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.”

  •  “If you're old, don't try to change yourself, change your environment.”

  •  “If you insist that individual rights are the summum bonum, then the whole structure of society falls down.”

  •  “The people who control the condition in which we live have no reason to think beyond more than the next five or 10 years.”

  •  “I won't say that I'm an agnostic, since agnosticism maintains that one cannot know... but I'm not averse to the idea of some intelligence or some organizing force that set up the initial conditions of the universe in such a way that ultimately generated stars, planets and life.”

  •  “I don't know whether I want to improve religion or not. I prefer to get rid of it.”

  •  “The feeling of being interested can act as a kind of neurological signal, directing us to fruitful areas of inquiry.”

  •  “Religions work for their own aggrandizement - strengthen the church and so on - and they use reinforcers of one kind or another to get obedience and so on from their communicants.”

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  • “Even the mundane task of washing dishes by hand is an example of the small tasks and personal activities that once filled people's daily lives with a sense of achievement.”

  •  “Great scientific contributions have been techniques.”

  •  “I never really expected to be controversial.”

  •   “You can get along very well in this world by simply coming up with a quantity of reasonably valid statements.”

  •  “I am opposed to the military use of animals. I am also opposed to the military use of men.”

  •  “I'm very pessimistic.”

  •  “Those few people who do respond to the dire conditions of the future - journalists, environmentalists, behavioral scientists - tend not to be powerful.”

  •  “I remember when I was a freshman in college, I was still somewhat bothered by... worried... about religion. I remember going to this professor of philosophy and telling him that I had lost my faith.”

  •  “What is sought can never produce the seeking.”

  •  “No theory changes what it is a theory about; man remains what he has always been.”

  •  “I think my novel, 'Walden Two,' has made people stop and look at the culture they have inherited and wonder if it is the last word or whether it can be changed.”

  • “I don't think my mother and father ever had any doubts about what I was to be punished for or not. My parents come from a very strictly defined culture.”

 

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