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.’
We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!
The task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.
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.
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