Maria Montessori Quotes

Most popular Maria Montessori Quotes

The more perfect the approximation to truth, the more perfect is art.

art

We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master.

teaching

The development of the individual can be described as a succession of new births at consecutively higher levels.

growth self-improvement

To ensure moral salvation, it is primarily necessary to depend on oneself, because in the moment of peril we are alone.

self-reliance

The greatest sign of a success for a teacher...is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
— Maria Montessori

for teachers

The world of education is like an island where people, cut off from the world, are prepared for life by exclusion from it.

education

Deceit is a kind of garment that conceals the soul.  It might even be compared to a whole wardrobe, so many are its guises.

deceit

We do not consider an individual disciplined only when he has been rendered as artificially silent as a mute and as immovable as a paralytic.  He is an individual annihilated, not disciplined.

discipline