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Maria Montessori Quotes and Sayings

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Establishing lasting peace is the work of education;
all politics can do is keep us out of war.
- 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

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

 

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

We especially need imagination in science.
It is not all mathematics, nor all logic,
but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.
- 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

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

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

We teachers can only help the work going on,
as servants wait upon a master.
- Maria Montessori

The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood,
when no one can teach them anything!
- Maria Montessori

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

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

Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
- 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.
For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the
individual's total development lags behind?
- Maria Montessori

The teacher must derive not only the capacity,
but the desire, to observe natural phenomena.
The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer:
the activity must lie in the phenomenon.
- Maria Montessori

If an educational act is to be efficacious,
it will be only that one which tends to help toward
the complete unfolding of life.
To be thus helpful it is necessary rigorously to avoid
the arrest of spontaneous movements and the imposition of arbitrary tasks.
- Maria Montessori

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Establishing an equilibrium between the Islam of truth
and Islam as an identity is one of the most difficult
tasks of religious intellectuals.
- Abdolkarim Soroush

The Iraqis need help establishing a government.
We have to provide them with security.
- Brent Scowcroft

Music is given to us with the sole purpose of establishing an order in things,
including, and particularly, the coordination between man and time.
- Igor Stravinsky

Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
- Octavio Paz

History creates comprehensibility primarily by arranging
facts meaningfully and only in a very limited sense
by establishing strict causal connections.
- Johan Huizinga

We've given more resources.
On housing, we are now establishing a regional housing pot.
- John Prescott

The more important the subject and the closer it cuts
to the bone of our hopes and needs,
the more we are likely to err in establishing a framework for analysis.
- Stephen Jay Gould

There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down
errors instead of establishing the truth.
- Marie Curie

For most women, the language of conversation is primarily a language of rapport:
a way of establishing connections and negotiating relationships.
- Deborah Tannen

Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes
God made in establishing tonal relationships.
- Ansel Adams

I get bored with establishing shots of people getting
out of cars and walking into buildings,
getting into elevators and then 45 seconds later they have a line.
- Dick Wolf

Like the philosopher, the author views his task as
one of establishing a clear connection between life and history,
and of making the past bear fruit for the present and future.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

We do not mind establishing a long-term truce between us and you.
- Osama bin Laden

Of course the playing is important but writing and
the establishing of what you are going for is prime too.
- Andy Summers

You're telling the story, creating the sets,
doing the lighting, the designing, and establishing the pace.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

America owes most of its social prejudices to the exaggerated
religious opinions of the different sects which were
so instrumental in establishing the colonies.
- James F. Cooper

Establishing goals is all right if you don't let them
deprive you of interesting detours.
- Doug Larson

Instead of establishing facts, we have to overthrow errors;
instead of ascertaining what is,
we have to chase from our imaginations what is not.
- Francis Wright

My visit to the United States has also given me the
opportunity to emphasize the objective of establishing
close and intensive links between the Turkish and American peoples,
scholars and businessmen.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The purpose cannot be creating self-styled democracies,
but rather encouraging steps that are conducive to
establishing democratic rule at universal standards.
Obviously, this would be a formidable journey.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice
and when they fail in this purpose
they become the dangerously structured dams
that block the flow of social progress.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Similarly, establishing a firm timeline for bringing
our troops home could accelerate the development of
Iraqi security forces and deepen their commitment to
defending their own country and their own government.
- Peter DeFazio

Proceeding further, to inquire whether the facts related
by the Four Evangelists are proved by competent and satisfactory evidence,
we are led, first, to consider on which side lies the
burden of establishing the credibility of the witnesses.
- Simon Greenleaf

The methods of peace propaganda which aim at establishing
peace doctrine by argument and by creating a feeling
favorable to peace in general seem to fall short of
reaching the springs of human action and of dealing
with the causes of the conduct which they seek to modify.
- Elihu Root

It has no enforceable standards to stop a union from
conspiring with employers to keep another stronger
union out or from negotiating contracts with lower
pay and standards that members of another union have
spent a lifetime establishing.
- Andy Stern

If the United Nations once admits that international disputes
can be settled by using force,
then we will have destroyed the foundation of the organization
and our best hope of establishing a world order.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

There are two way of establishing a reputation,
one to be praised by honest people and the other to be accused by rogues.
It is best, however, to secure the first one,
because it will always be accompanied by the latter.
- Charles Caleb Colton

I confess that for fifteen years my efforts in education,
and my hopes of success in establishing a system of national education,
have always been associated with the idea of coupling
the education of this country with the religious communities which exist.
- Richard Cobden

Islam, the third in historical sequence of the ethical
monotheistic religions of the Near East,
was very successful in establishing its monotheism,
but had only very moderate success in spreading its
version of Jewish and Christian ethics to the Arabs.
- Carroll Quigley

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

I am prepared to die, but there is no cause
for which I am prepared to kill.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

The squirrel that you kill in jest, dies in earnest.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you're going to tell people the truth,
be funny or they'll kill you.
- Billy Wilder

Because we believe that our ethnic group,
our society, our political party, our God,
is better than your God, we kill each other.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Remain in wonder if you want the mysteries to open up for you.
Mysteries never open up for those who go on questioning.
Questioners sooner or later end up in a library.
Questioners sooner or later end up with scriptures,
because scriptures are full of answers.
And answers are dangerous, they kill your wonder.
- Osho

Each of us holds a different image of God.
There are as many perspectives on
the nature of God as there are people.
However much any of us may choose to argue,
or to fight and kill, for our point of view,
the nature of God is an unanswerable question.
Perhaps there is a specific answer,
that we will never learn - in this lifetime.
Perhaps the nature of God is so complex and multifaceted
that each view of God describes an aspect of the complex whole.
Or perhaps the nature of God is actually defined by our beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you have to kill a man,
it costs nothing to be polite.
- Winston Churchill

Man has no right to kill his brother.
It is no excuse that he does so in uniform:
he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill.
It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying,
and the consequences are serious.
- Oliver Stone

If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?
- Joan Baez

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
- Bertrand Russell

Join the army. Visit strange and exotic places.
Meet fascinating people. And kill them.
- Anonymous

Doctors are just the same as lawyers;
the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you,
whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
- Anton Chekhov

Why does man kill? He kills for food.
And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.
- Woody Allen

You don't suffer, kill yourself and take the risks I take just for money.
I love bike racing.
- Greg LeMond

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.
- Henry David Thoreau

The ugliest word in the world is revenge.
It spells hate; it spells fear; it spells greed.
For my loss, I must kill; I must steal - must avenge.
It's your fault; you must pay; you must bleed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings
his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance.
- Peter De Vries

You can't say civilization don't advance...
in every war they kill you in a new way.
- Will Rogers

I would never kill a living thing, although I probably
have inadvertently while driving automobiles.
- Don Van Vliet

I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis.
I want to kill people.
I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children.
- Mike Tyson

There's only one thing that can kill the movies,
and that's education.
- Will Rogers


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