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John Dewey Quotes

Inspirational Quotes from John Dewey

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These quotes from John Dewey would be great additions to graduation or other classroom speeches. Use these in conjunction with themes and speech writing techniques.
  • Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.

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

  • Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results.

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

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

  • 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.

  • We can have facts without thinking but we cannot have thinking without facts.

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

  • 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.

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

  • By reading the characteristic features of any man's castles in the air you can make a shrewd guess as to his underlying desires which are frustrated.

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