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John Dewey
October 20, 1859 - June 1, 1952
Nationality: American
Category: Philosopher
Subcategory: American Philosopher

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


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


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.


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


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


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


Without some goals and some efforts to reach it, no man can live.


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


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

    Topics: Education

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


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


One lives with so many bad deeds on one's conscience and some good intentions in one's heart.


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

    Topics: Education

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.


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


Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.


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


We only think when we are confronted with problems.


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


To me faith means not worrying.


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