Maria Montessori Quotes to Inspire You (Downloadable!)

Maria Montessori Quotes to Inspire You (Downloadable!)
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Dr. Maria Montessori, born on this day (August 31, 1870), was an Italian innovator, educator, and physician who created the Montessori Method and has inspired educators and families for over a century.

In honor of her birthday, our faculty and staff shared some of their favorite Montessori quotes, and we hope they inspire you, too! Click on the desktop or phone links below to save them as your new wallpapers!

Maura Joyce, Head of School: 

"The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the earth."
—Dr. Maria Montessori

Montessori Quote, Land

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Mirna Andrade-Salgado, Technology Director:

"The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence." 
—Dr. Maria Montessori

Montessori Quote, Independence

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Saida Fagala, Art Specialist:

"Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and strength, use it to create."
Dr. Maria Montessori

Montessori Quote, Imagination

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Mirani Smith, Executive Director of the Houston Montessori Institute:

"The normal children are those that are seen moving calmly, spending much time in standing still and then fixing upon one thing as though in reflection. Hence calm, restrained, and measured movement and a thoughtful disposition are the attributes of normality."
Dr. Maria Montessori

Montessori Quote, Normality

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Cynthia Blessman, Primary Lead Teacher:

"Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire ‘to make him learn things’, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence."
Dr. Maria Montessori

Montessori Quote, Light

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Casey McClellan, alumna:

"...that humanity which is revealed in all its intellectual splendor during the sweet and tender age of childhood should be respected with a kind of religious veneration. It is like the sun which appears at dawn or a flower just beginning to bloom. Education cannot be effective unless it helps a child to open himself up to life."
—Dr. Maria Montessori

Montessori Quote, Education

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