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Best John Dewey Quotes

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A list of the best John Dewey quotes. This list is arranged by which famous John Dewey quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest John Dewey quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from John Dewey should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable John Dewey quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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

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

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    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.

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

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    The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think -- rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men.

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    We only think when we are confronted with problems.

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    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. Self-conceit often regards it as a sign of weakness to admit that a belief to which we have once committed ourselves is wrong. We get so identified with an idea that it is literally a pet notion and we rise to its defense and stop our eyes and ears to anything different.

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    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.

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

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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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    Modern life means democracy, democracy means freeing intelligence for independent effectivenessthe emancipation of mind as an individual organ to do its own work. We naturally associate democracy, to be sure, with freedom of action, but freedom of action without freed capacity of thought behind it is only chaos.

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

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

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    Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.

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