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John Dewey



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

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

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

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    Education is a regulation of the process of coming to share in the social consciousness; and that the adjustment of individual activity on the basis of this social consciousness is the only sure method of social reconstruction.

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    I believe that the only true education comes through the stimulation of the child's powers by the demands of the social situations in which he finds himself.

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

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    The aim of education is to enable individuals to continue their education ... (and) the object and reward of learning is continued capacity for growth. Now this idea cannot be applied to all the members of a society except where intercourse of man with man is mutual, and except where there is adequate provision for the reconstruction of social habits and institutions by means of wide stimulation arising from equitably distributed interests. And this means a democratic society.

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    As long as art is the beauty parlor of civilization, neither art nor civilization is secure

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