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John Dewey

John Dewey (1859-10-20 - 1952-06-01) was an American philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer.
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There is more than a verbal tie between the words common, community, and communication. Try the experiment of communicating, with fullness and accuracy, some experience to another, especially if it be somewhat complicated, and you will find your own attitude toward your experience changing.

John Dewey

Intellectually, religious emotions are not creative but conservative. They attach themselves readily to the current view of the world and consecrate it.

John Dewey

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.

John Dewey

Social engaged intellectuals must accept reality as they found it and shape it toward positive social goals, not stand aside in self-righteous isolation.

John Dewey

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

John Dewey

Luck, bad if not good, will always be with us. But it has a way of favoring the intelligent and showing its back to the stupid.

John Dewey

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

John Dewey

Education is life itself.

John Dewey

We can have facts without thinking but we cannot have thinking without facts.

John Dewey

It is our American habit if we find the foundations of our educational structure unsatisfactory to add another story or wing. We find it easier to add a new study or course or kind of school than to recognize existing conditions so as to meet the need.

John Dewey

There is no discipline in the world so severe as the discipline of experience subjected to the tests of intelligent development and direction.

John Dewey

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

John Dewey

Every serious-minded person knows that a large part of the effort required in moral discipline consists in the courage needed to acknowledge the unpleasant consequences of one's past and present acts.

John Dewey

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

John Dewey

By reading the characteristic features of any man's castles in the air you can make a shrewd guess as to his underlying desires which are frustrated.

John Dewey

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.

John Dewey

To me faith means not worrying.

John Dewey

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.

John Dewey

Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart's desire.

John Dewey

Time and memory are true artists; they remold reality nearer to the heart's desire.

John Dewey

No man's credit is as good as his money.

John Dewey

By object is meant some element in the complex whole that is defined in abstraction from the whole of which it is a distinction.

John Dewey

We only think when we are confronted with problems.

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

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

John Dewey
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