"The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!"
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Maria Montessori on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Maria Montessori on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Maria Montessori on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Maria Montessori on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Maria Montessori on Mahatma Gandhi
"We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry."
"Establishing lasting peace is the work of education all politics can do is keep us out of war."
"If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual's total development lags behind?"
"We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being."
"We cannot create observers by saying 'observe,' but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses."
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