Posts Tagged ‘capacity’

“The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.” -Brian Herbert

“Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.” -Alfred North Whitehead

“The inferior man’s reasons for hating knowledge are not hard to discern.  He hates it because it is complex – because it puts an unbearable burden on his meager capacity for taking in ideas. Thus his search is always for short cuts. All superstitions are short cuts. Their aim is to make the unintelligible simple, and even obvious.” -H.L. Menkel

“Thought affords the sole method of escape from purely impulsive or purely routine action. A being without capacity for thought is moved only by instincts and appetites…. the ideas and images in men’s minds are the invisible powers that constantly govern them.” -John Dewey

“Thought affords the sole method of escape from purely impulsive or purely routine action.  A being without capacity for thought is moved only by instincts and appetites.” -John Dewey

“The inferior man’s reasons for hating knowledge are not hard to discern. He hates it because it is complex – because it puts an unbearable burden on his meager capacity for taking in ideas. Thus his search is always for short cuts. All superstitions are such short cuts. Their aim is to make the unintelligible simple, and even obvious.” -H.L. Mencken

“We are looking for a lot of people who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.” -Henry Ford