67 Total Quotes

John Dewey Quotes

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
#American Philosopher #Luck

John Dewey
The deepest urge in human nature is "the desire to be important"
John Dewey
#Important

John Dewey
The reactionaries are in possession of force, in not only the army and police, but in the press and the schools
John Dewey
#Army

John Dewey
Conflict is the gadfly of thought. It stirs us to observation and memory. It instigates to invention. It shocks us out of sheeplike passivity, and sets us at noting and contriving.
John Dewey
#Conflict

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
#Happiness #American Philosopher

John Dewey
Genuine ignorance is... profitable because it is likely to be accompanied by humility, curiosity, and open mindedness; whereas ability to repeat catch-phrases, cant terms, familiar propositions, gives the conceit of learning and coats the mind with varnish waterproof to new ideas.
John Dewey
#Ability #Ignorance

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

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
#Trouble

John Dewey
Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.
John Dewey
#Control #Adaptability

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
#American Philosopher

John Dewey
The aim of education is to enable individuals to continue their education ... (and) the object and reward of learning is continued capacity for growth. Now this idea cannot be applied to all the members of a society except where intercourse of man with man is mutual, and except where there is adequate provision for the reconstruction of social habits and institutions by means of wide stimulation arising from equitably distributed interests. And this means a democratic society.
John Dewey
#Education

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

John Dewey
Time and memory are true artists; they remold reality nearer to the heart's desire.
John Dewey
#American Philosopher

John Dewey
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
John Dewey
#Communication

John Dewey
Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself.
John Dewey
#American Philosopher

John Dewey
One lives with so many bad deeds on one's conscience and some good intentions in one's heart.
John Dewey
#American Philosopher

John Dewey
As long as art is the beauty parlor of civilization, neither art nor civilization is secure
John Dewey
#Beauty

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The outstanding problem of the Public is discovery and identification of itself
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#Discovery

John Dewey
To find out what one is fitted to do and to secure and opportunity to do it is the key to happiness
John Dewey
#Opportunity

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

John Dewey
Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
John Dewey
#Goals #American Philosopher

John Dewey
The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.
John Dewey
#American Philosopher

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

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
#Opportunity

John Dewey
To me faith means not worrying.
John Dewey
#Faith