John Dewey Quotes
Most popular John Dewey Quotes
We learn to do by doing.
To me faith means not worrying.
No man's credit is as good as his money.
Art is the most effective mode of communication that exists.
The deepest urge in human nature is the desire to be important.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow.
It is a familiar and significant saying that a problem well put is half-solved.
To be a recipient of a communication is to have an enlarged and changed experience.
As long as art is the beauty parlor of civilization, neither art nor civilization is secure.
The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.
The chief intellectual characteristic of the present age is its despair of any constructive philosophy.
Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.
The measure of civilization is the degree in which the method of cooperative intelligence replaces the method of brute conflict.
Every thinker puts some portion of an apparently stable world in peril and no one can wholly predict what will emerge in its place.
Failure is not mere failure. It is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.
Scientific principles and laws do not lie on the surface of nature. They are hidden, and must be wrested from nature by an active and elaborate technique of inquiry.
I believe that the school is primarily a social institution. Education being a social process, the school is simply that form of community life in which all those agencies are concentrated that will be most effective in bringing the child to share in the inherited resources of the race, and to use his own powers for social ends.