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The principle goal of education in the schools should
by Jean Piaget

The principle goal of education in the schools should
be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things,
not simply repeating what other generations have done.
- Jean Piaget

In genetic epistemology, as in developmental psychology,
too, there is never an absolute beginning.
- Jean Piaget

Logical positivists have never taken psychology into
account in their epistemology,
but they affirm that logical beings and mathematical
beings are nothing but linguistic structures.
- Jean Piaget

This means that no single logic is strong enough to
support the total construction of human knowledge.
- Jean Piaget

 

To express the same idea in still another way,
I think that human knowledge is essentially active.
- Jean Piaget

The first type of abstraction from objects I shall
refer to as simple abstraction,
but the second type I shall call reflective abstraction,
using this term in a double sense.
- Jean Piaget

Every acquisition of accommodation becomes material for assimilation,
but assimilation always resists new accommodations.
- Jean Piaget

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The current state of knowledge is a moment in history,
changing just as rapidly as the state of knowledge
in the past has ever changed and,
in many instances, more rapidly.
- Jean Piaget

In other words, knowledge of the external world begins
with an immediate utilisation of things,
whereas knowledge of self is stopped by this purely
practical and utilitarian contact.
- Jean Piaget

It is with children that we have the best chance of
studying the development of logical knowledge,
mathematical knowledge, physical knowledge,
and so forth.
- Jean Piaget

Reflective abstraction, however, is based not on individual
actions but on coordinated actions.
- Jean Piaget

Logic and mathematics are nothing but specialised linguistic structures.
- Jean Piaget

The self thus becomes aware of itself,
at least in its practical action, and discovers itself
as a cause among other causes and as an object subject
to the same laws as other objects.
- Jean Piaget

Scientific knowledge is in perpetual evolution;
it finds itself changed from one day to the next.
- Jean Piaget

Knowing reality means constructing systems of transformations that correspond,
more or less adequately, to reality.
- Jean Piaget

Scientific thought, then, is not momentary;
it is not a static instance; it is a process.
- Jean Piaget

I have always detested any departure from reality,
an attitude which I relate to my mother's poor mental health.
- Jean Piaget

On the one hand, there are individual actions such as throwing,
pushing, touching, rubbing.
It is these individual actions that give rise most
of the time to abstraction from objects.
- Jean Piaget

During the earliest stages the child perceives things
like a solipsist who is unaware of himself as subject
and is familiar only with his own actions.
- Jean Piaget

The more the schemata are differentiated,
the smaller the gap between the new and the familiar becomes,
so that novelty, instead of constituting an annoyance avoided by the subject,
becomes a problem and invites searching.
- Jean Piaget

Our problem, from the point of view of psychology and
from the point of view of genetic epistemology,
is to explain how the transition is made from a lower
level of knowledge to a level that is judged to be higher.
- Jean Piaget

From this time on, the universe is built up into an
aggregate of permanent objects connected by causal
relations that are independent of the subject and are
placed in objective space and time.
- Jean Piaget

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Never put passion before principle.
Even if win, you lose.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.
- Albert Schweitzer

Mind exists as a Principle in the universe,
just as electricity exists as a principle.
- Ernest Holmes

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is necessary for us to understand that
the only Active Principle is Spirit.
- Ernest Holmes

The Science of Mind is intensely practical
because it teaches us how to use
the Mind Principle for definite purposes,
such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy.
- Ernest Holmes

I have called this principle,
by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved,
by the term of Natural Selection.
- Charles Darwin

There is no principle worth the name
if it is not wholly good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man's country is not a certain area of land,
of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle
and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
- George William Curtis

Our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments
derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
- Adrian Cronauer

The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
- Charles Fourier

I begin with the principle that all men are bores.
Surely no one will prove himself
so great a bore as to contradict me in this.
- Soren Kierkegaard

In principle, the great religions of the world
do not differ as much as they appear to.
- Ernest Holmes

Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does
any harm to ask for what you want.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

There are many men of principle in both parties in America,
but there is no party of principle.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Health is the vital principle of bliss,
and exercise, of health.
- James Thomson

The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone,
and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
- John Quincy Adams

A war for a great principle ennobles a nation.
- Albert Pike

Anger is something that each one of us has experienced -
some of us only occasionally, some almost daily.
Can we eliminate all anger? Probably not.
We will always have expectations,
and those expectations will often be unmet.
Disappointment is the principle cause of anger.
When we are disappointed, we look for someone to blame.
Declaring someone to be at fault is the nature of anger.
Anger is always directed at someone -
possibly toward God or the non-specific "they,"
but at some animate entity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times.
- Richard Rogers

Here is my first principle of foreign policy:
good government at home.
- William E. Gladstone

We are all born for love.
It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.
- Jerzy Kosinski

The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled
flow of words in an open forum.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

All human actions are equivalent...
and all are on principle doomed to failure.
- Carl Sandburg

Nobody ever did anything very foolish except from some strong principle.
- Lord Melbourne

I have been a selfish being all my life,
in practice, though not in principle.
- Jane Austen

My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted.
- Franz Kafka

Quantum mechanics brought an unexpected fuzziness into
physics because of quantum uncertainty,
the Heisenberg uncertainty principle.
- Edward Witten

The most useful thing about a principle is that it
can always be sacrificed to expediency.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed
in institutions and manners,
of the principle that an equal degree of attention
is due to the needs of all human beings.
- Simone Weil

I think you need people of principle,
of character, that are leaders, that take stands on
important tough issues that will affect the future of this country.
- Sean Hannity

I think a man ought to get drunk at least twice a year just on principle,
so he won't let himself get snotty about it.
- Raymond Chandler

The principle of Sturgeon's Razor states that the simplest
answer to any problem is 90% crap.
- Aaron Allston

The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups.
A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.
- The Buddha

That the state of knowledge in any country will exert
a directive influence on the general system of instruction adopted in it,
is a principle too obvious to require investigation.
- Charles Babbage

There is more selfishness and less principle among
members of Congress than I had any conception of,
before I became President of the U.S.
- James K. Polk

The principle of responsibility and collective sanctions
is incompatible with the Western concept of justice.
- Omar Bongo

The Church as a divine society possess an internal
principle of life which is capable of assimilating
the most diverse materials and imprinting her own image upon them.
- Christopher Dawson

Everybody's for democracy in principle.
It's only in practice that the thing gives rise to stiff objections.
- Meg Greenfield

Adversity is the trial of principle.
Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.
- Henry Fielding

Moderation in temper is always a virtue;
but moderation in principle is always a vice.
- Thomas Paine

When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing,"
it's the money.
- Kin Hubbard

Cheerfulness, sir, is the principle ingredient in the composition of health.
- Arthur Murphy


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