John Dewey

1859 - 1952

A Quote by John Dewey on happiness, opportunity, and security

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

John Dewey (1859 - 1952)

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A Quote by John Dewey on problems

We only think when we are confronted with a problem.

John Dewey (1859 - 1952)

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A Quote by John Dewey on action, health, justice, kindness, learning, and wealth

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

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A Quote by John Dewey on existence, habits, kindness, needs, schools, and study

It is our American habit if we find the foundations of our educational structure unsatisfactory to add another story or wing. We find it easier to add a new study or course or kind of school than to recognize existing conditions so as to meet the need.

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A Quote by John Dewey on education, growth, life, and preparation

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

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A Quote by John Dewey on consequences, courage, discipline, effort, past, seriousness, and present

Every serious-minded person knows that a large part of the effort required in moral discipline consists in the courage needed to acknowledge the unpleasant consequences of one's past and present acts.

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A Quote by John Dewey on desires

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The end justifies the means only when the means used are such as actually bring about the desired and desirable end.

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A Quote by John Dewey on learning

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

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A Quote by John Dewey on children, community, and parenthood

What the best and wisest parent wants for his own child, that must the community want for all its children.

John Dewey (1859 - 1952)

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