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Montessori Quotes That Will Inspire & Help Raise Thinking Humans

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These quotes from Maria Montessori will inspire you as a parent and help cut through the noise of daily life giving you simple but powerful guiding points when it comes to early child education.

Maria Montessori is an Italian physician and early childhood educator, the creator of the educational system and pedagogy called Montessori Method.

Maria Montessori wrote fifteen books and many lectures and articles about child’s development that have become guidance and inspiration for teacher and parents all over the world.

Here’s what she said about her work:

“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

Montessori approach is not just an educational method it’s a mindset, a philosohy, a lifestyle that you can embrace fully or adopt it in accordance with your own believes, values and vision when it comes to raising your littles.

Whether you have just discovred the Montessori Method or have been living by it from the very start, I want to share with you this list of The Most Inspiration Maria Montessori Quotes that will help raise thinking, independent, wholesome humans.

Of course, one of the most famous quotes by Maria Montessori is about child’s play.

“Play is the work of the child”

Maria Montessori

The most important, the most rapid and the most natural development of child’s potentials happens at play.

Here’s more wisdom from Maria Montessori that we all should listen to.

My Favorite Montessori Quotes For Parents

  •  “One becomes a well-balanced adult only if one has fully been a child.” 
  • “Let’s not raise our children for today’s world. This world will not exist when they grow up; and nothing allows us to know which world will be theirs: so let them learn to adapt.”
  • “The child’s is a type of life in which work, the fulfilment of one’s task, brings joy and happiness, whereas in the field of adult, work is something which is usually a rather painful process.
  • “The child should live in an environment of beauty.”
  • “… in every child is the seed that will mature into an adult.
  • “As a rule, however, we do not respect our children. We try to force them to follow us without regard to their special needs. We are overbearing with them, and above all, rude; and then we expect them to be submissive and well-behaved, knowing all the time how strong is their instinct of imitation and how touching their faith in and admiration of us.”
  • “What is generally known as discipline in traditional schools is not activity, but immobility and silence. It is not discipline, but something that festers inside a child, arousing his rebellious feelings.”
  • “The task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity.”
  • “Great tact and delicacy is necessary for the care of the mind of a child from three to six years, and an adult can have very little of it.”
  • “The secret of good teaching is to regard the child’s intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination. Our aim therefore is not merely to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorise, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his inmost core. ”

Montessori Quotes On Education

  • The education of even a very small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life.
  • The education of even a very small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life.
  • The education of even a very small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life.

Montessori Quotes On Independence

  • “Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.”
  • “The essence of independence is to be able to do something for one’s self.”
  • “Only through freedom and environmental experience is it practically possible for human development to occur.”

Montessori Quotes On Concentration

  • “The first essential for the child’s development is concentration. It lays the whole basis for his character and social behavior. He must find out how to concentrate, and for this he needs things to concentrate upon.
  • The child who concentrates is immensely happy.
  • Repetition is the secret of perfection.

Montessori Quotes On Practical life

  • “What the hand does, the mind remembers.”
  • “The hand is the instrument of intelligence. The child needs to manipulate objects and to gain experience by touching and handling. ” 

Montessori Quotes On Nature

  • “There is no description, no image in any book that is capable of replacing the sight of real trees, and all the life to be found around them, in a real forest. Something emanates from those trees which speaks to the soul, something no book, no museum is capable of giving.”
  • 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.
  • When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength.
  • 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; and, when the grass of the meadows is damp with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath it’s shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning as it wakes every living creature that divides its day between waking and sleeping.

Montessori Quotes On peace

“Of all things love is the most potent”

Maria Montessori

What are you most favorite Montessori quotes? Please share in the comments below. I’d love to hear them!

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