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Education is a social process.
by John Dewey

Education is a social process.
Education is growth.
Education is, not a preparation for life;
education is life itself.
- John Dewey

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Education is not a preparation for life;
education is life itself.
- John Dewey

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

To me faith means not worrying.
- John Dewey

 

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

No man's credit is as good as his money.
- John Dewey

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

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

We only think when we are confronted with problems.
- John Dewey

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

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

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

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.
- John Dewey

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.
- John Dewey

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

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

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.
- John Dewey

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- John Dewey

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.
- John Dewey

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

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
- John Dewey

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

The most important outcome of education
is to help students become independent of formal education.
- Paul E. Gray

Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine,
a possession for all time.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge
and the dissemination of truth.
- John F. Kennedy

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

What usually happens in the educational process is
that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed
and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature
they have lost their innate capabilities.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Don't let schooling interfere with your education.
- Mark Twain

The philosophy of the school room in one generation
will be the philosophy of government in the next.
- Abraham Lincoln

Don't limit a child to your own learning,
for he was born in another time.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Education is what survives when
what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers,
but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.
The curriculum is so much necessary raw material,
but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant
and for the soul of the child.
- Carl Jung

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
- Sydney J. Harris

If I had learned education I would not have had time to learn anything else.
- Cornelius Vanderbilt

Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and
disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
- Ambrose Bierce

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

No man who worships education has got the best out of education...
Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
- Aristotle

In the world today, a young lady who does not have
a college education just is not educated.
- Walter Annenberg

The object of education is to prepare the young
to educate themselves throughout their lives.
- Robert M. Hutchins

Education...
has produced a vast population able to read but unable
to distinguish what is worth reading.
- G. M. Trevelyan

I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice.
That's what I call a liberal education.
- Tallulah Bankhead

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
- Albert Einstein

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing,
the rest is mere sheep-herding.
- Ezra Pound

Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

Sex education may be a good idea in the schools,
but I don't believe the kids should be given homework.
- Bill Cosby

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything
without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
- Robert Frost

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes
from one generation to another.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children,
and not for the education of all adults of every age?
- Erich Fromm

The highest result of education is tolerance.
- Helen Keller

To accuse others for one's own misfortunes
is a sign of want of education.
To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun.
To accuse neither oneself nor others
shows that one's education is complete.
- Epictetus

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory,
or even how much you know.
It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
- Anatole France

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
- Malcolm Forbes

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

It is a thousand times better to have common sense
without education than to have education without common sense.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society,
and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

The giving of love is an education in itself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
- Will Durant

Education is all a matter of building bridges.
- Ralph Ellison

Much education today is monumentally ineffective.
All too often we are giving young people cut flowers
when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
- John W. Gardner

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
- George Santayana

Education is not the answer to the question.
Education is the means to the answer to all questions.
- William Allin

To the extent that we are all educated and informed,
we will be more equipped to deal with the gut issues that tend to divide us.
- Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg


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