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Montessori Quote of the Day

Montessori Quote

The child that has to adapt himself to the environment can only adapt to it by copying others. If children did not copy, each man would start a new civilisation and there would be no continuity. Human evolution is continuous because small children copy the older ones. The continuity of man is not a result of heredity but of imitation.

Maria Montessori, The 1946 London Lectures, p. 147