45+Maria Montessori Best Quotes



Maria Montessori was an educator, scientist and doctor who believed strongly in the physical and psychic potential of the child. She considered the child a miracle in front of adults and affirmed the enormous responsibility of parents and educators to educate children.

According to Montessori, the education of children should be based on love and respect. She gave a great importance to the relationship of the child with his environment without forgetting that the child of today is the man who will become tomorrow.

Do not miss Maria Montesori best quotes to help children be happy.

45 Maria Montessori Best Quotes.

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

Let us leave the life free to develop within the limits of the good, and let us observe this inner life developing. This is the whole of our mission. – Maria Montesori

Children become like the things they love. – Maria Montessori

Within the child lies the fate of the future. – Maria Montessori

When dealing with children there is greater need for observing than of probing. – Maria Montessori

One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child. – Maria Montessori

Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life. – Maria Montessori

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

We must learn how to call upon the man which lies dormant in the soul of a child. – Maria Montessori

Respect all the reasonable forms of activity in which the child engages and try to understand them. – Maria Montessori

To let the child do as he likes when he has not yet developed any powers of control is to betray the idea of freedom. – Maria Montessori

A child who has become master of his acts through long and repeated exercises, and who has been encouraged by the pleasant and interesting activities in which he has been engaged, is a child filled with health and joy and remarkable for his calmness and discipline. – Maria Montessori

Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed. – Maria Montessori

Any child who is self-sufficient , who can ties 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 Montesori

The things he sees are not just remembered, they form a part of his soul. – Maria Montessori

But an adult if he is to provide proper guidance, must always be calm and act slowly so that the child who is watching him, can clearly see his actions in all their particulars. – Maria Montessori

The teacher must have a kind of faith that the child will reveal himself through work. – Maria Montessori

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. – Maria Montessori

The child is truly a miraculous being, and this should be felt deeply by the educator. – Maria Montessori

Our aim is not merely to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core. – Maria Montessori

The essence of independence is to be able to do something for one’s self. – Maria Montessori

Wait while observing. That is the motto of the educator. – Maria Montessori

The task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity. – Maria Montessori

To assist a child we must provide him with an environment which will enable him to develop freely . – Maria Montessori

We must help the child to act for himself, will for himself, think for himself; this is the art of those who aspire to serve the spirit. – Maria Montesori

Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world. – Maria Montessori

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 tomorrow will be the intelligent, divine creation: man. – Maria Montessori

These words reveal the child’s inner needs: “Help me to do it alone”. – Maria Montessori

As soon as children find something that interests them, they lose their instability and learn to concentrate. – Maria Montessori

There is no description, no image in any book that is capable of replacing the sight of real trees, and all of the life to be found around them in a real forest. – Maria Montessori

Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create. – Maria Montessori

The best instruction is that which uses the least words sufficient for the task. – Maria Montessori

He who is served is limited in his independence. – Maria Montessori

Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence. – Maria Montessori

Education cannot be effective unless it helps a child to open up himself to life. – Maria Montessori

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. – Maria Montessori

The greatness of the human personality begins at the hour of birth. – Maria Montessori

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education. All politics can do is keep us out of war. – Maria Montessori

If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men. – Maria Montessori

The prize and punishments are incentives toward unnatural or forced effort, and, therefore we certainly cannot speak of the natural development of the child in connection with them. – Maria Montessori

The child has a mind able to absorb knowledge. He has the power to teach himself. – Maria Montessori

An interesting piece of work, freely chosen, which has the virtue of inducing concentration rather than fatigue, adds to the child’s energies and mental capacities, and leads him to self-mastery. – Maria Montessori

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

The first aim of the prepared environment is, as far as it is possible, to render the growing child independent of the adult. – Maria Montessori

As soon as concentration has begun, act as if the child does not exist. – Maria Montessori

Play is the work of the child. – Maria Montessori