John Dewey Quotes

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Born: October 20, 1859,
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Died: , June 1, 1952
Occupation: Academic

Education is not preparation for life education is life itself.
- John Dewey

Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.
- John Dewey

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
- John Dewey

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

Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis.
- John Dewey

Nature is the mother and the habitat of man, even if sometimes a stepmother and an unfriendly home.
- John Dewey

No man's credit is as good as his money.
- John Dewey

Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning.
- John Dewey

The belief that all genuine education comes about through experience does not mean that all experiences are genuinely or equally educative.
- John Dewey

The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs.
- John Dewey

To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.
- John Dewey

To me faith means not worrying.
- John Dewey

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