James Mark Baldwin Quotes to Inspire You

“It has been found that young animals, birds, etc., depend upon the example and instruction of adults for the first performance of many actions that seem to be instinctive. This dependence may exist even in cases in which there is yet a congenital tendency to perform the action. Many birds, for example, have a general instinct to build a nest; but in many cases, if put in artificial circumstances, they build imperfect nests. Birds also have an instinct to make vocal calls; but if kept from birth out of hearing of the peculiar notes of their species, they come to make cries of a different sort, or learn to make the notes of some other species with which they are thrown.” ~~~ James Mark Baldwin Quotes

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. ~~~ James Mark Baldwin Quotes


For nothing is fixed, forever and forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing, the sea does not cease to grind down rock. Generations do not cease to be born, and we are responsible to them because we are the only witnesses they have. The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out. ~~~ James Mark Baldwin Quotes

Like all science, psychology is knowledge; and like science again, it is knowledge of a definite thing, the mind. ~~~ James Mark Baldwin Quotes

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