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

John Dewey
In laying hands upon the sacred ark of absolute permanency, in treating the forms that had been regarded as types of fixity and perfection as originating and passing away, the 'Origin of Species' introduced a mode of thinking that in the end was bound to transform the logic of knowledge and hence the treatment of morals, politics and religion.

John Dewey
Scientific principles and laws do not lie on the surface of nature. They are hidden, and must be wrested from nature by an active and elaborate technique of inquiry.

John Dewey
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.

John Dewey
To me faith means not worrying.

John Dewey
The good society was, like the good self, a diverse yet harmonious, growing yet unified whole, a fully participatory democracy in which the powers and capacities of the individuals that comprised it were harmonized by their cooperative activities into a community that permitted the full and free expression of individuality.

John Dewey
Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life education is life itself.

John Dewey
For in spite of itself any movement that thinks and acts in terms of an

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