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John Dewey

Best 40+ Quotes By John Dewey

Quotes By John Dewey

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself – John Dewey

Quotes By John Dewey
Quotes By John Dewey

The ultimate function of literature is to appreciate the world, sometimes indignantly, sometimes sorrowfully, but best of all to praise when it is luckily possible –

Most notable distinction between living and inanimate beings is that the former maintain themselves by renewal –

The two limits of every unit of thinking are a perplexed, troubled, or confused situation at the beginning, and a cleared up, unified, resolved situation at the close –

Like the soil, mind is fertilized while it lies fallow, until a new burst of bloom ensues –

The only way to abolish war is to make peace seem heroic –

The most important attitude that can be formed is that of desire to go on learning –

Scientific principles and laws do not lie on the surface of nature. They are hidden, and must be wrested from nature by an active and elaborate technique of inquiry –

Art is the most effective mode of communications that exists –

If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow –

Insecurity cuts deeper and extends more widely than bare unemployment. Fear of loss of work, dread of the oncoming of old age, create anxiety and eat into self-respect in a way that impairs personal dignity –

The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better –

A problem well put is half solved –

The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action –

Except in dealing with commonplaces and catch phrases one has to assimilate, imaginatively, something of another’s experience in order to tell him intelligently of one’s own experience –

Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results –

Hunger not to have, but to be –

We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience –

Forty years spent in wandering in a wilderness like that of the present is not a sad fate–unless one attempts to make himself believe that the wilderness is after all itself the promised land –

We only think when confronted with a problem –

Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes –

As long as politics is the shadow of big business, the attenuation of the shadow will not change the substance –

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination –

The educational process has no end beyond itself; it is its own end –

Were all instructors to realize that the quality of mental process, not the production of correct answers, is the measure of educative growth something hardly less than a revolution in teaching would be worked –

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another –

To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness –

To me faith means not worrying –

Education is a social process; education is growth; education is not preparation for life but is life itself –

The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alteration of old beliefs –

There’s all the difference in the world between having something to say, and having to say something –

Wonder is the mother of all science –

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living –

The deepest urge in human nature is the desire to be important –

We always live at the time we live and not at some other time, and only by extracting at each present time the full meaning of each present experience are we prepared for doing the same thing in the future –

The goal of education is to enable individuals to continue their education –

Anyone who has begun to think, places some portion of the world in jeopardy –

Collateral learning in the way of formation of enduring attitudes, of likes and dislikes, may be and often is much more important than the spelling lesson or lesson in geography or history that is learned –

Expertness of taste is at once the result and reward of constant exercise of thinking –

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