"One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Maria Montessori on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Maria Montessori on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Maria Montessori on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Maria Montessori on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."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."