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.
We only think when we are confronted with problems.
Nature is the mother and the habitat of man, even if sometimes a stepmother and an unfriendly home.
Man lives in a world of surmise, of mystery, of uncertainties.
Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better.
Anyone who has begun to think, places some portion of the world in jeopardy.
No man's credit is as good as his money.
Just as a flower which seems beautiful and has color but no perfume, so are the fruitless words of the man who speaks them but does them not.
Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind.
John Dewey — quotes and aphorisms
To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.
Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart's desire.
The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.
Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.
Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.