Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
The senses, being the explorers of the world, open the way to knowledge.
Lord, help me to live this day, quietly, easily.
To lean upon Thy great strength, trustfully, restfully. To wait for the unfolding of Thy will, patiently, serenely. To meet others, peacefully, joyously. To face tomorrow, confidently, courageously.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
Our labor here is brief, but the reward is eternal.
Do not be disturbed by the clamor of the world, which passes like a shadow. Do not let false delights of a deceptive world deceive you.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
The laws of nature are written by the hand of God in the language of mathematics.
The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
Knowing thyself, that is the greatest wisdom.
All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.
All things of creation are children of the Father and thus brothers of man.
... God wants us to help animals, if they need help. Every creature in distress has the same right to be protected.
What do you have to fear? Nothing. Whom do you have to fear? No one. Why? Because whoever has joined forces with God obtains three great privileges: omnipotence without power, intoxication without wine, and life without death.
To assist a child we must provide him with an environment which will enable him to develop freely.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist
The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six.
Go forth in peace, for you have followed the good road.
Go forth without fear, for he who created you has made you holy, has always protected you, and loves you as a mother. Blessed be you, my God, for having created me.
I've loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
Any child who is self-sufficient, who can tie his shoes, dress or undress himself, reflects in his joy and sense of achievement the image of human dignity which is derived from a sense of independence.
Love that does not know of suffering is not worthy of the name.
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
To be humane, we must ever be ready to pronounce that wise, ingenious and modest statement 'I do not know'.
The child who has felt a strong love for his surroundings and for all living creatures, who has discovered joy and enthusiasm in work, gives us reason to hope that humanity can develop in a new direction.
We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Peace is what every human being is craving for, and it can be brought about by humanity through the child.
If I advance; follow me. If I retreat; kill me. If I die; avenge me! It is better to live one day as a lion than one-hundred years as a sheep!
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received - only what you have given: a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage.
Race? It is a feeling, not a reality.
Ninety-five per cent, at least. Nothing will ever make me believe that biologically pure races can be shown to exist today.... National pride has no need of the delirium of race.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born; now is the time of monsters
Mistakes are part of the dues that one pays for a full life.
Our aim is not merely to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core.
Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission - to be of service to them whenever they require it.
The things that we love tell us what we are.
The lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves.
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.
I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.
Love God, serve God; everything is in that.
Play is the work of the child.
Do few things but do them well, simple joys are holy.
I desire to go to Hell and not to Heaven.
In the former I shall enjoy the company of popes, kings and princes, while in the latter are only beggars, monks and apostles
The first essential for the child’s development is concentration.
The child who concentrates is immensely happy.
We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.
It's a dream come true, and with this music, with this Rossini, it's unbelievable how to express the joy and express the joy of the situation and the joy to play this music, to sing this music, it's really fantastic.
God requires that we assist the animals, when they need our help.
Each being (human or creature) has the same right of protection.
The child is truly a miraculous being, and this should be felt deeply by the educator.
Remember tonight... for it is the beginning of always.
He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral.
Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust.
You know better than I that in a Republic talent is always suspect.
A man attains an elevated position only when his mediocrity prevents him from being a threat to others. And for this reason a democracy is never governed by the most competent, but rather by those whose insignificance will not jeopardize anyone else's self-esteem.
Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.
Power is the pivot on which everything hinges.
He who has the power is always right; the weaker is always wrong.
Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.