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Jean Piaget Quotes and Sayings

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm doing things that are more artistic again,
more close to the material that I love.
I don't disparage those things that I did.
They're just not as much reflective of who I am.
- Mira Sorvino

But I know that the vote of 9 out of 10 black Americans
for the Democratic Party or for leftist kinds of policies
just is not reflective of their opinions.
- Clarence Thomas

A verbal art like poetry is reflective;
it stops to think.
Music is immediate, it goes on to become.
- W. H. Auden

Sometimes you stumble across a few chords that put
you in a reflective place.
- David Bowie

I had deeper, more reflective songs on the first album.
- Bubba Sparxxx

The heart is the best reflective thinker.
- Wendell Phillips

I think ethics is always there; it's not always a very
thoughtful or reflective ethics.
- Peter Singer

My father described me as the oldest baby he'd ever seen.
I apparently was very serious and reflective.
- Tim Robbins

Most architects say: I want to use this type of glass,
even if it's too reflective or doesn't let enough light in.
However, the use of a certain type of glass might change the comfort level.
- Helmut Jahn

Both Brutus and Hamlet are highly intellectual by nature and reflective by habit.
Both may even be called, in a popular sense,
philosophic; Brutus may be called so in a stricter sense.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley

My parents had this relationship that was really terrifying.
I mean, the level of hatred that they had,
and the level of physical abuse - my mother would beat up my father,
basically - and I think I was drawn to images on television
that were bright and reflective.
- Augusten Burroughs

It's also reflective of a young person's religion or
faith in that it's highly charged with sacramental
imagery and with country imagery,
because I was in the seminary for so many years in the country.
- Daniel Berrigan

When you come in to court as a plaintiff or as a defendant,
it is terribly important that you look up at the bench
and feel that that person represents you and will understand you,
that that person is reflective of our community and of our society.
- Michael Bloomberg

A strangely reflective, even melancholy day.
Is that because, unlike our cousins in the northern hemisphere,
Easter is not associated with the energy and vitality
of spring but with the more subdued spirit of autumn?
- Hugh Mackay

If a person studies too much and exhausts his reflective powers,
he will be confused, and will not be able to apprehend
even that which had been within the power of his apprehension.
For the powers of the body are all alike in this respect.
- Maimonides

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do.
There can be no courage unless you're scared.
- Eddie Rickenbacker

A warrior acts as if he knows what he is doing,
when in effect he knows nothing.
- Carlos Castaneda

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The difference between what we do
and what we are capable of doing
would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you're doing your best,
you won't have any time to worry about failure.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Life's most urgent question is:
what are you doing for others?
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

All wrong-doing arises because of mind.
If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
- The Buddha

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Courage is not always about action,
and it doesn't always involve danger,
but courage is always doing what is right.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not look for approval
except for the consciousness of doing your best.
- Andrew Carnegie

We keep moving forward, opening new doors,
and doing new things, because we're curious
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- Walt Disney

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

You either do it completely and utterly,
or you should stop doing it.
- Bono (paraphrase)

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

Management is doing things right;
leadership is doing the right things.
- Peter F. Drucker

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

If we all did the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves.
- Thomas Edison

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I will meet you there.
- Rumi

If thy brother wrongs thee,
remember not so much his wrong-doing,
but more than ever that he is thy brother.
- Epictetus

Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
- Albert Schweitzer

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Your life is the fruit of your own doing.
You have no one to blame but yourself.
- Joseph Campbell

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda


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