Maria Montessori was an Italian physician and educator. She is famous for being the founder of the ‘Montessori Education System’. She was very studious since her childhood and become a physician later. She went on to practice privately but her interest in education made her observe the educational system for children. She observed a few drawbacks in the educational system for the children with disabilities and focused on reforming them. She further wrote articles and gave lectures on some special methods of education for retarded children. She opened the first school to follow her educational system which turned out to be a great success and was soon followed in various countries including America, China and India. Her educational system became popular because it gave the children the liberty to learn at their own pace and acknowledged them as an individual rather than a class. Due to her invaluable contribution to education she was honored with the ‘French Legion of Honor’ and was also nominated thrice for the ‘Noble Peace Prize’. The below collection of Maria Montessori’s most famous quotes have been excerpted from her writings, papers and thoughts. We bring to you a collection of sayings and quotations by Maria Montessori.
The task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity.
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.