These quotes emphasise the vision and integrity of the Montessori approach to education. Taken widely from lectures and readings on society, education, and the development of the child, these quotes represent the guiding principles of Montessori and the ways it works in every setting for the success of each child.

“This is education, understood as a help to life; an education from birth, which feeds a peaceful revolution and unites...
"Psychologists who have studied children's growth from birth to University age maintain that this can be divided into...
"Among the revelations the child has brought us, there is one of fundamental importance, the phenomenon of...
"She must acquire a moral alertness which has not hitherto been demanded by any other system, and this is revealed in...
"The studies which have been made of early infancy leave no room for doubt: the first two years are important for ever...
"A three-year-old educated according to Montessori pedagogy, becomes a master of his hand and undertakes with a joy a...
"Education between the ages of six to twelve is not a direct continuation of that which has gone before, though it is...
"Psychologists interested in adolescent education think of it as a period of so much psychic transformation that it...