Quote of the day

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.  – John Dewey who was born on this day in 1859.

He also said:

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.

And:

Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind.

And:

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.

And:

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

And:

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

And:

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

And:

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.

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