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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just as a flower which seems beautiful and has color but no perfume, so are the fruitless words of the man who speaks them but does them not. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. ---->>>

We only think when we are confronted with problems. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

To me faith means not worrying.

To me faith means not worrying.

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. ---->>>

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

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

No man's credit is as good as his money.

No man's credit is as good as his money.

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: October 20, 1859
Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont, United States
Die: 06-01, 1952
Occupation: Philosopher
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John Dewey (; October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform. Dewey is one of the primary figures associated with the philosophy of pragmatism and is considered one of the fathers of functional psychology (wikipedia)