“In our system we obviously have a different concept of discipline. The discipline that we are looking for is active. We do not believe that one is disciplined only when he is artificially made as silent as a mute and as motionless as a paralytic. Such a one is not disciplined but annihilated.” Maria Montessori
"Let the teacher not lose sight of the fact that the goal sought is not an immediate one - not the hike - but rather to make the spiritual being which she is educating capable of finding his way by himself.” Maria Montessori
This is Maria Montessori's grave, located in the small seaside village of Noordwijk, Netherlands, where she passed away. Her tombstone reads ~"I beg the dear, all-powerful children to join me in creating peace in man and in the world."