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.

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We only think when we are confronted with problems.

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

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Man lives in a world of surmise, of mystery, of uncertainties.

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

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The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better.

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

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

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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.

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Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind.

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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.

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

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

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

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Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.

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

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