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Maria Montessori was an educator and a physician of Italian origin.

She founded the Montessori philosophy of education. Maria Montessori is the torchbearer for explaining the science behind the education process.

These quotes are on independence, math, language, teaching and education for kids. If you like these Maria Montessori quotes check out quotes on lifelong learning and special education.

Best Maria Montessori Quotes

Maria Montessori's quotes let us know about education and development.

1. "If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men."

- Maria Montessori.

2. “The satisfaction which they find in their work has given them a grace and ease like that which comes from music.”

- Maria Montessori.

3. "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."

- Maria Montessori.

4. "We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity."

- Maria Montessori.

5. "The things he sees are not just remembered; they form a part of his soul."

- Maria Montessori.

6. "Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create."

- Maria Montessori.

7. "The environment acts more strongly upon the individual life the less fixed and strong this individual life may be."

- Maria Montessori.

8. "The first essential for the child's development is concentration."

- Maria Montessori.

Montessori Quotes On Peace

Montessori education teaches peace.

9. “If we are among the men of good will who yearn for peace, we must lay the foundation for peace ourselves, by working for the social world of the child.”

- Maria Montessori.

10. "This is education, understood as a help to life; an education from birth, which feeds a peaceful revolution and unites all in a common aim, attracting them as to a single centre."

- Maria Montessori.

11. “Preventing conflicts is the work of politics; establishing peace is the work of education.”

- Maria Montessori.

12. "The essence of independence is to be able to do something for oneself self."

- Maria Montessori.

13. “The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.”

- Maria Montessori.

14. "No social issue is as universal as the oppression of the kid."

- Maria Montessori.

15. "Establishing enduring peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of the war."

- Maria Montessori.

Montessori Quotes For Parents

Maria Montessori quotes for new parents.

If you are a parent, dive into these quotes.

16. “To assist a child, we must provide him with an environment which will enable him to develop freely.”

- Maria Montessori.

17. “The fundamental help in development, especially with little children of three years of age, is not to interfere. Interference stops activity and stops concentration.”

- Maria Montessori.

18. “He does it with his hands, by experience, first in play and then through work. The hands are the instruments of man’s intelligence.”

- Maria Montessori.

19. “Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.”

- Maria Montessori.

20. “To give a child liberty is not to abandon him to himself.”

- Maria Montessori.

21. “All that we ourselves are has been made by the child, by the child we were in the first two years of our lives.”

- Maria Montessori.

22. “Children must grow not only in the body but in the spirit, and the mother longs to follow the mysterious spiritual journey of the beloved one who to-morrow will be the intelligent, divine creation, man.”

- Maria Montessori.

Maria Montessori Quotes About Nature

Nature becomes more relatable with these quotes.

23. "There must be provision for the child to have contact with nature, to understand and appreciate the order, the harmony and the beauty in nature… so that the child may better understand and participate in the marvellous things which civilisation creates."

- Maria Montessori.

24. "When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength."

- Maria Montessori.

25. "Modern observations and child-study have led us to realise that as soon as the child can go out of doors, we must take him with us."

- Maria Montessori.

26. "The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.”

- Maria Montessori.

27. "It is also necessary for his psychical life to place the soul of the child in contact with creation, in order that he may lay up for himself treasure from the directly educating forces of living nature."

- Maria Montessori.

28. "The selfsame procedure which zoology, a branch of the natural sciences, applies to the study of animals, anthropology must apply to the study of man; and by doing so, it enrolls itself as a science in the field of nature."

- Maria Montessori.

29. "Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water."

- Maria Montessori.

Maria Montessori Quotes On Education

There will always be abundant scope to learn with these quotes.

30. “One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.”

- Maria Montessori.

31. “Education must begin at birth.”

- Maria Montessori.

32. “Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”

- Maria Montessori.

33. “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?”

- Maria Montessori.

34. “The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the Earth.”

- Maria Montessori.

35. “It is not true that I invented what is called the Montessori Method. 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.”

- Maria Montessori.

36. “The child, making use of all that he finds around him, shapes himself for the future.”

- Maria Montessori.

Montessori Teacher Quotes

Maria Montessori quotes talk about your child's development.

All teachers can help their students learn with this list of sayings.

37. “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.

38. “Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.”

- Maria Montessori.

39. “The task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity.”

- Maria Montessori.

40. "The teacher, when she begins to work in our schools, must have a kind of faith that the child will reveal himself through work. She must free herself from all preconceived ideas concerning the levels at which the children may be."

- Maria Montessori.

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

- Maria Montessori.

42. “It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.”

- Maria Montessori.

43. "We must clearly understand that when we give the child freedom and independence, we are giving freedom to a worker already braced for action, who cannot live without working and being active."

- Maria Montessori.

Maria Montessori Quotes On Practical Life

It is easy to learn about life with the following quotes.

44. "In order to keep up with evolving humanity, education should continue throughout life."

- Maria Montessori.

45. "There would be all kinds of artistic occupations open to free choice both as to the time and the nature of the work. Some must be for the individual and some would require the cooperation of a group. They would involve artistic and linguistic ability and imagination."

- Maria Montessori.

46. "Each plane must be lived through fully in order to pass with mastery to the next."

- Maria Montessori.

47. “The exercises of Practical Life are formative activities, a work of adaptation to the environment. Such adaptation to the environment and efficient functioning therein is the very essence of a useful education.”

- Maria Montessori.

48. "Every human being has developed from a child: the energies that move humanity come from the expansion of the energies latent in children."

- Maria Montessori.

49. “Any child who is self-sufficient, who can tie his shoes, dress or undress himself, reflects in his joy and sense of achievement the image of human dignity, which is derived from a sense of independence.”

- Maria Montessori.

50. "Like a sponge these children absorb. It is marvellous, this mental power of the child. Only we cannot teach directly. It is necessary that the child teach himself, and then the success is great."

- Maria Montessori.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Montessori quotes then why not take a look at [funny teacher quotes], or homeschool quotes.

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