John Dewey Quotes

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

1.
Education is not preparation for life education is life itself.
- John Dewey

2.
Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.
- John Dewey

3.
Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
- John Dewey

4.
Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.
- John Dewey

5.
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

6.
Nature is the mother and the habitat of man, even if sometimes a stepmother and an unfriendly home.
- John Dewey

7.
No man's credit is as good as his money.
- John Dewey

8.
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

9.
The belief that all genuine education comes about through experience does not mean that all experiences are genuinely or equally educative.
- John Dewey

10.
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

11.
To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.
- John Dewey

12.
To me faith means not worrying.
- John Dewey

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