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Maria Montessori Quote: “Only when the child is able to identify its own center with the center of the universe does education really begin.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “The secret of good teaching is to regard the child’s intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “It is true that we cannot make a genius. We can only give to teach child the chance to fulfil his potential possibilities.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “The adult works to improve his environment while the child works to improve himself.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “The greatness of the human personality begins at the hour of birth.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “The child’s parents are not his makers but his guardians.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “Preventing war is the work of politicians, establishing peace is the work of educationists.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “Two things are necessary, the development of individuality and the participation of the individual in a truly social life.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “There is in every child a painstaking teacher so skillful that he obtains identical results in all children in all parts of the world. The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one teaches them anything.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “Independence is not a static condition; it is a continuous conquest, and in order to reach not only freedom, but also strength, and the perfecting on one’s powers, it is necessary to follow this path of unremitting toil.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “The whole of mankind is one and only one, one race, one class and one society.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “Beauty lies in harmony, not in contrast; and harmony is refinement; therefore, there must be a fineness of the senses if we are to appreciate harmony.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “Free choice is one of the highest of all the mental processes.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “The real preparation for education is the study of one’s self.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “It is the child who makes the man, and no man exists who was not made by the child he once was.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “The development of the child during the first three years after birth is unequaled in intensity and importance by any period that precedes or follows in the whole life of the child.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “The first duty of the educator, whether he is involved with the newborn infant or the older child, is to recognize the human personality of the young being and respect it.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “The ancient saying, “There is nothing in the intellect which was not first in some way in the senses,” and senses being explorers of the world, opens the way to knowledge.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “Knowing what we must do is neither fundamental nor difficult, but to comprehend which presumptions and vain prejudices we must rid ourselves of in order to be able to educate our children is most difficult.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “The child is endowed with unknown powers, which can guide us to a radiant future. If what we really want is a new world, then education must take as its aim the development of these hidden possibilities.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “To consider the school as a place where instruction is given is one point of view. But, to consider the school as a preparation for life is another. In the latter case, the school must satisfy all the needs of life.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “We must therefore turn to the child as to the key to the fate of our future life.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “Work is necessary; it can be nothing less than a passion; a person is happy in accomplishment.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “Respect all the reasonable forms of activity in which the child engages and try to understand them.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “To have a vision of the cosmic plan, in which every form of life depends on directed movements which have effects beyond their conscious aim, is to understand the child’s work and be able to guide it better.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “A child is a discoverer. He is an amorphous, splendid being in search of his own proper form.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “But an adult if he is to provide proper guidance, must always be calm and act slowly so that the child who is watching him can clearly see his actions in all their particulars.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “We must, therefore, quit our roles as jailers and instead take care to prepare an environment in which we do as little as possible to exhaust the child with our surveillance and instruction.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “At a given moment a child becomes interested in a piece of work, showing it by the expression of his face, by his intense attention, by his perseverance in the same exercise. That child has set foot upon the road leading to discipline.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “The child, in fact, once he feels sure of himself, will no longer seek the approval of authority after every step.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “It is necessary, then, to give the child the possibility of developing according to the laws of his nature, so that he can become strong, and, having become strong, can do even more than we dared hope for him.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “No one can be free unless he is independent.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “Plainly, the environment must be a living one, directed by a higher intelligence, arranged by an adult who is prepared for his mission.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “An interesting piece of work, freely chosen, which has the virtue of inducing concentration rather than fatigue, adds to the child’s energies and mental capacities, and leads him to self-mastery.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “Love and the hope of it are not things one can learn; they are a part of life’s heritage.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “All our handling of the child will bear fruit, not only at the moment, but in the adult they are destined to become.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “To give a child liberty is not to abandon him to himself.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “The instructions of the teacher consist then merely in a hint, a touch-enough to give a start to the child. The rest develops of itself.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “The hand is the prehensile organ of the mind.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “Rewards and punishments, to speak frankly, are the desk of the soul, that is, a means of enslaving a child’s spirit, and better suited to provoke than to prevent deformities.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “The word education must not be understood in the sense of teaching but of assisting the psychological development of the child.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “The child who concentrates is immensely happy.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “In the psychological realm of relationship between teacher and child, the teacher’s part and its techniques are analogous to those of the valet; they are to serve, and to serve well: to serve the spirit.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “A vital force is active in every individual and leads it towards its own evolution.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “The principal agent is the object itself and not the instruction given by the teacher. It is the child who uses the objects; it is the child who is active, and not the teacher.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “The best instruction is that which uses the least words sufficient for the task.”
Maria Montessori Quote: “I have studied the child. I have taken what the child has given me and expressed it and that is what is called the Montessori method.”
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