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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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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