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B. F. Skinner
March 20, 1904 - August 18, 1990
Nationality: American
Category: Psychologist
Subcategory: American Psychologist

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


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 consequences of an act affect the probability of it's occurring again.


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.


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


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


Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless.


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


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


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


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