John Dewey Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old John Dewey quotes, John Dewey sayings, and John Dewey proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow. John Dewey
Art is not the possession of the few who are recognized writers, painters, musicians; it is the authentic expression of any and all individuality. John Dewey
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. John Dewey
The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action. John Dewey
Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another. John Dewey
Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination. John Dewey
The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action. 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
Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another. John Dewey
The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action. John Dewey
Conflict is the gadfly of thought. It stirs us to observation and memory. It instigates to invention. It shocks us out of sheeplike passivity, and sets us at noting and contriving. John Dewey
Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another. John Dewey
Without some goals and some efforts to reach it, no man can live. John Dewey
Things gain meaning by being used in a shared experience or joint action. John Dewey
Any genuine teaching will result, if successful, in someone's knowing how to bring about a better condition of things than existed earlier. John Dewey
Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another. John Dewey
Nature is the mother and the habitat of man, even if sometimes a stepmother and an unfriendly home. John Dewey
Intellectually religious emotions are not creative but conservative. They attach themselves readily to the current view of the world and consecrate it. John Dewey
The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action. John Dewey
Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes. John Dewey
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. 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
No man's credit is as good as his money. John Dewey
Cooperation called fraternity in the classic French formula is as much a part of the democratic ideal as is personal initiative. That cultural conditions were allowed to develop (markedly so in the economic phase) which subordinated cooperativeness to liberty and equality serves to explain the decline in the two latter. John Dewey
We can have facts without thinking but we cannot have thinking without facts. John Dewey
Nature is the mother and the habitat of man, even if sometimes a stepmother and an unfriendly home. John Dewey
Insight into soul-action, ability to discriminate the genuine from the sham and capacity to further one and discourage the other. 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