"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.'"
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Maria Montessori on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."Maria Montessori on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."Maria Montessori on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Maria Montessori on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Maria Montessori on Winston Churchill
"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."