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JOHN DEWEY
American philosopher and educator
(1859 - 1952)
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A democracy is more than a form of government; it is primarily a mode of associated living, of conjoint communicated experience.
      - [Democracy]

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
      - [Goals]

As long as art is the beauty parlor of civilization, neither art nor civilization is secure.
      - [Art]

Every thinker puts some portion of an apparently stable world in peril.
      - [Thinking]

School is not preparation for life, but school is life.
      - [Schools]

Teaching may be compared to selling commodities. No one can sell unless somebody buys.
      - [Teaching]

The reactionaries are in possession of force, in not only the army and police, but in the press and the schools.
      - [Reactionaries]

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

We naturally associate democracy, to be sure, with freedom of action, but freedom of action without freed capacity of thought behind it is only chaos.
      - [Democracy]

We only think when we are confronted with a problem.
      - [Problems]

When men think and believe in one set of symbols and act in ways which are contrary to their professed and conscious ideas, confusion and insincerity are bound to result.
      - [Hypocrisy]

Only in education, never in the life of farmer, sailor, merchant, physician, or laboratory experimenter, does knowledge mean primarily a store of information aloof from doing.
      - Democracy in Education (ch. 14)
        [Knowledge]


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