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Education John Dewey Quotes


"I had a great education. From kindergarten to John Dewey High School in Coney Island, I am public-school educated." - Spike Lee

"Who was the founder of American education? John Dewey - you know that very well - card-carrying Communist. The American education system, in America - one of the so-called 'founders' was a Communist" - Rafael Cruz

"In roughly the last century, important experiments have been launched by such charismatic educators as Maria Montessori, Rudolf Steiner, Shinichi Suzuki, John Dewey, and A. S. Neil. These approaches have enjoyed considerable success[...] Yet they have had relatively little impact on the mainstream of education throughout the contemporary world." - Howard Gardner

"John Dewey reminded us that the value of what students do 'resides in its connection with a stimulation of greater thoughtfulness, not in the greater strain it imposes." - Alfie Kohn

"All education must be self-education." - Robert Henri

"I am also greatly indebted to Bergson, William James, and John Dewey. One of my preoccupations has been to rescue their type of thought from the charge of anti-intellectualism, which rightly or wrongly has been associated with it." - Alfred North Whitehead

"Nature is stronger than education." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Whatever I do today is the whole continuum of my experience. Like John Dewey said in his book 'Art as Experience,' you can't separate experience from the work of art. So, if I write for the symphony today, you're listening to everything that's happened to me since I was 18 years old." - Yusef Lateef

"Whatever I do today is the whole continuum of my experience. Like John Dewey said in his book "Art as Experience," you ca' separate experience from the work of art. So, if I write for the symphony today, you're listening to everything that's happened to me since I was 18 years old." - Yusef Lateef

"I was very happy being education minister and deputy to John Cain." - Joan Kirner

"Everyone in our culture wants to win a prize. Perhaps that is the grand lesson we have taken with us from kindergarten in the age of perversions of Dewey-style education: everyone gets a ribbon, and praise becomes a meaningless narcotic to soothe egoistic distemper." - Gerald Early

"Education is a vaccine for violence." - Edward James Olmos

"Education is the cornerstone of liberty." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"There are no immovable barriers to education." - Irina Bokova

"Education is the cheap defence of nations." - Edmund Burke

"Character development is the aim of education." - Anonymous

"Without Greek studies there is no education." - Leo Tolstoy

"Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him." - Thomas Fuller

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

"Few things are as essential as education." - Walter Annenberg

"Self-education only produces expressions of self." - Robert Henri

"[Thomas E. Dewey] threw his diaper in the ring." - Harold L. Ickes

"The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If temperance prevails, then education can prevail; if temperance fails, then education must fail." - Horace Mann

"John Edwards comes from working folk, just like me. John Edwards worked hard and excelled to get his education, just like me." - Harvey Gantt

"[Walt] Whitman and [humanist educator John] Dewey tried to substitute hope for knowledge. They wanted to put shared utopian dreams - dreams of an ideally decent and civilized society - in the place of knowledge of God's Will, Moral Law, the Laws of History, or the Facts of Science.... As long as we have a functioning political left, we still have a chance to achieve our country, to make it the country of Whitman's and Dewey's dreams." - Richard Rorty

"I could get a better education interviewing John Steinbeck than talking to an English professor about novels." - William Safire

"Education is education. We should learn everything and then choose which path to follow." Education is neither Eastern nor Western, it is human." - Malala Yousafzai

"Education is helping the child realise his potentialities." - Erich Fromm

"Education: free and compulsory - what a way to learn logic!" - Frank Van Dun

"Nature is more powerful than education; time will develop everything." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Education costs money. But then so does ignorance." - Claus Moser, Baron Moser

"Education is too important to be left solely to educators." - Francis Keppel

"The secret in education lies in respecting the student." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Education makes a straight ditch of a free meandering brook." - Henry David Thoreau

"Education helps one case cease being intimidated by strange situations." - Maya Angelou

"Native ability without education is like a tree without fruit." - Aristippus

"Character is a wish for a perfect education." - Novalis

"Education should bring to light the ideal of the individual." - Jean Paul

"The education of circumstances is superior to that of tuition." - William Wordsworth

"Education is dangerous - Every educated person is a future enemy." - Hermann Goring

"There is no liberal education for the under-languaged." - Agnes Repplier

"My education was interrupted only by my schooling." - Winston Churchill

"Civilization is a race between education and catastrophe." - H G Wells

"Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around." - Helen Peters

"No schooling was allowed to interfere with my education." - Olive Pratt Rayner

"Education, properly understood, is that which teaches discernment." - Joseph Roux

"Experience, travel - These are an education in themselves." - Euripides

"Nature has always had more power than education." - Voltaire

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

"Education is the best provision for old age." - Aristotle

"Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education." - Mark Twain

"I've never let my school interfere with my education." - Mark Twain

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain

"Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned." - Mark Twain

"Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them." - Henry Steele Commager

"Dewey in reacting against passive print culture was surf-boarding along on the new electronic wave." - Marshall Mcluhan

"You really have to get to know Dewey to dislike him." - Robert A. Taft

"You really have to get to know Dewey to dislike him." - Robert Taft

"Education, education, education" - Tony Blair

"Avoid compulsion and let early education be a matter of amusement. Young children learn by games; compulsory education cannot remain in the soul." - Plato

"I see that one part of the education of women is health education. We know that women who are educated have much healthier families...." - Laura Bush

"Education is great ... but it's really my creativity that's taught me that I can be much more than what my education told me I am." - K.K. Raghava

"A PHD is not the end of education. Education exists even among the bees who feed their queen only with the purest" - Sahndra Fon Dufe

"Intelligence appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without education. Education enables a man to get along without the use of his intelligence." - Albert Edward Wiggam

"The purpose of primary education is the development of your weak characteristics; the purpose of university education, the development of your strong." - Nevin Fenneman

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"John Ashcroft - John Ashcrack - ibid." - Jello Biafra

"The Dewey decimal system really works. So that's all I needed to know. Elementary school taught me that." - Michelle Rodriguez

"The first election I remember was Dewey Truman in '48. I was, I guess, seven years old." - George Will

"Marriage, the family unit, was the "original Department of Health, Education and Welfare."" - Michael Novak

"Education is the ability to perceive the hidden connections between phenomena." - Vaclav Havel

"It is not from nature, but from education and habits, that our wants are chiefly derived." - Henry Fielding

"The only time my education was interrupted was when I was in school." - George Bernard Shaw

"Mistakes and failures are precisely your means of education. They tell you about your own inadequacies." - Robert Greene

"The best hope for Australia is the ballot box and good education." - John Monash

"One of the goals of education should be to teach that life is precious." - Abraham Maslow

"There's a very close tie between good health and good education." - Laura Bush

"The only real education comes from what goes counter to you." - Andre Gide

"I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education." - Wilson Mizner

"The result of the educative process is capacity for further education." - John Dewey

"The one real goal of education is to leave a person asking questions." - Max Beerbohm

"Education is the instruction of the intellect in the laws of Nature." - Thomas Huxley

"The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create." - Barack Obama

"Education is extremely important, especially in my business, the music business." - Ludacris

"The best and most important part of every man's education is that which he gives himself." - Edward Gibbon

"Education is an imprecise process, a dance, and a collaborative experience." - Siva Vaidhyanathan

"The growth of affluence, the growth of education, has led to a shortage of morons." - Leonard Neal

"No one wants a good education. Everyone wants a good degree." - Lee Rudolph

"The true Church preaches REGENERATION; not reformation, not education, not legislation, but regeneration." - M. R. DeHaan

"The goal of female education must invariably be the future mother." - Adolf Hitler

"Education, as conceived today, is something separated both from biological and social life." - Maria Montessori

"The education of life perfects the thinking mind, but depraves the frivolous." - Madame De Stael

"Free education and health care are essential for the welfare of the population." - Jose Ramos-Horta

"Education is an act of love, and thus an act of courage" - Paulo Freire

"Life isn't a race to win, it's a school for our higher education." - Guy Finley

"I'll tell you what leadership is. It's persuasion and conciliation, and education, and patience." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"Perfection is a road, not a destination. Every time I live, I get an education." - Burk Hudson

"The difference between intelligence and education is this: intelligence will make you a good living." - Charles Kettering

"To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains." - Mary Pettibone Poole

"Your schooling may be over, but remember that your education still continues." - Anonymous

"By nature all men are alike, but by education widely different." - Proverbs

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." - Aristotle

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school." - Albert Einstein

"Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education." - Mahatma Gandhi

"No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable than the fighting of elections." - Winston Churchill

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

"Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity." - Aristotle

"Knowledge pursued for its own sake - that's the definition of education, as opposed to training." - Jane Haddam

"Together with worldly education, you have to cultivate the human values and undertake spiritual discipline." - Sathya Sai Baba

"Teachers are reservoirs from which, through the process of education, students draw the water of life." - Sathya Sai Baba

"In his 16 years in the Senate, John Kerry has fought against government waste and worked hard to bring some accountability to Washington. Early in his Senate career in 1986, John signed on to the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Deficit Reduction Bill, and he fought for balanced budgets before it was considered politically correct for Democrats to do so. John has worked to strengthen our military, reform public education, boost the economy and protect the environment." - Zell Miller

"John Keats / John Keats / John / Please put your scarf on." - J D Salinger

"Therefore, teaching, talk and tale, however lucid or fascinating, effect nothing until self-activity be set up; that is, self-education is the only possible education; the rest is mere veneer laid on the surface of a child's nature." - Charlotte Mason

"Schools have not necessarily much to do with education...they are mainly institutions of control where certain basic habits must be inculcated in the young. Education is quite different and has little place in school." - Winston Churchill

"Our leaders must remember that education doesn't begin with some isolated bureaucrat in Washington. It doesn't even begin with state or local officials. Education begins in the home, where it is a parental right and responsibility." - Ronald Reagan

"Formal education is but an incident in the lifetime of an individual. Most of us who have given the subject any study have come to realize that education is a continuous process ending only when ambition comes to a halt." - R. I. Rees

"A new education from birth onwards must be built up. Education must be reconstructed and based on the law of nature and not on the preconceived notions and prejudices of adult society." - Maria Montessori

"I say statecraft is soulcraft. Just as all education is moral education because learning conditions conduct, most legislation is moral legislations because it conditions the action and the thought of the nation in broad and important spheres in life." - George Will

"You parents can provide no better gift for your children than an education in the liberal arts. House and home burn down, but an education is easy to carry along." - Martin Luther

"The faculty of voluntarily bringing back a wandering attention, over and over again, is the very root of judgment, character, and will... An education which should improve this faculty would be the education par excellence." - William James

"I believe that any type of education can be great, but an education about ourselves can create something wonderful. I am a comedian, but people have called me a motivational speaker. I don't really consider myself that at all." - Andy Andrews

"Spiritual education is not a distinct and separate discipline; it is part and parcel of all types and levels of education, In fact, it is the very foundation on which a lasting edifice can be built." - Sathya Sai Baba

"Ben wished the world was organized by the Dewey decimal system. That way you'd be able to find whatever you were looking for." - Brian Selznick

"I first heard Personville called Poisonville by a red-haired mucker named Hickey Dewey in the Big Ship in Butte. He also called his shirt a shoit." - Dashiell Hammett

"Do you really think I should be out there with Officer Dewey? I mean, you saw Scream. The guy can't protect anybody. Everybody in that movie died!" - Alex Riley

"The green earth sends her incense up. From many a mountain shrine; From folded leaf and dewey cup She pours her sacred wine." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"The difference between intelligence and an education is this-that intelligence will make you a good living." - Charles Kettering

"My grandmother wanted me to get a good education, so she kept me as far away from schools as possible." - Margaret Mead

"If I didn't have some kind of education, then I wouldn't be able to count my money." - Missy Elliot

"Education is, quite simply, peace-building by another name. It is the most effective form of defense spending there is." - Kofi Annan

"My land, the power of training! Of influence! Of education! It can bring a body up to believe anything." - Mark Twain

"Success takes an investment in time, dedication, and sacrifice. This is true education. It is a process." - Robert Kiyosaki

"I have always believed and promoted the fact that education and access to the knowledge society involves lifelong learning." - Ken Wyatt

"It is impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind, as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning." - Agnes Repplier

"Education should turn out the pupil with something he knows well and something he can do well." - Alfred North Whitehead

"Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive easy to govern, but impossible to enslave." - Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

"The whole object of education develop the mind. The mind should be a thing that works." - Sherwood Anderson

"True education makes for inequality; the inequality of individuality, the inequality of success, the glorious inequality of talent, of genius." - Felix Schelling

"Right education should help the student, not only to develop his capacities, but to understand his own highest interest." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"The function of education is to help you from childhood not to imitate anybody, but be yourself all the time." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"The fruit of liberal education is not learning, but the capacity and desire to learn, not knowledge, but power." - Charles William Eliot

"The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursuing his education." - John W Gardner

"One might say that the American trend of education is to reduce the senses almost to nil." - Isadora Duncan

"Only the refined and delicate pleasures that spring from research and education can build up barriers between different ranks." - Madame De Stael

"There were not many people who could say that their education had been paid for with cigarettes." - Markus Zusak

"From the poorest of countries to the richest of nations, education is the key to moving forward in any society." - Nelson Mandela

"The purpose of education is to enable us to develop to the fullest that which is inside us" - Norman Cousins

"Education is like a double-edged sword. It may be turned to dangerous uses if it is not properly handled." - Wu Ting-Fang

"Strange as it seems, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and higher education positively fortifies it." - Stephen Vizinczey



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