Wise Words

“A child’s work is

to create the man he will become.

An adult works to perfect the environment

but the child works to perfect himself.”

– Maria Montessori




“The most important period of life

is not the age of university studies,

but the first one, the period from birth to six.

For that is the time when man’s intelligence itself,

his greatest implement, is being formed.

… At no other age

has the child greater need of an intelligent help,

and any obstacle that impedes his creative work

will lessen the chance he has

of achieving perfection.”

– Maria Montessori


“… 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

I never teach my pupils;

I only attempt to provide the conditions

in which they can learn.”

– Albert Einstein




“What we want is

to see the child in pursuit of knowledge,

and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.”

– George Bernard Shaw