Quote This: John Dewey on the curious mind

NBTB-John Dewey Curious Mind

“The curious mind is constantly alert and exploring, seeking material for thought, as a vigorous and healthy body is on the qui vive for nutriment. Eagerness for experience, for new and varied contacts, is found where wonder is found. Such curiosity is the only sure guarantee of the acquisition of the primary facts upon which inference must base itself.”

– John Dewey, How We Think

Experience a full, wonderful review of How We Think on Brain Pickings: John Dewey on the True Purpose of Education and How to Harness the Power of Our Natural Curiosity. You can also download a free book of How We Think off both Amazon and Chapters-Indigo, as well off the Guttenberg Project.


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