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Montessori Quote of the Day

Quote for 22 December 2021

To be able to construct a language in oneself requires more than the power of mimicry. Every man has a mother tongue. Of all languages he can only learn his mother tongue well and without mental fatigue, because he acquires this language before he has intelligence. He acquires it in early infancy by mimicry. It is a gift of nature.

Maria Montessori, The 1946 London Lectures, p. 79