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Maria Montessori Quotes

"Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed."

"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.""

"The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil."

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

"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?"

"To aid life, leaving it free, however, that is the basic task of the educator."

"Never help a child with attack at which he feels he can succeed."

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