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Montessori Quote of the Day

Quote for 25 December 2021

The beautiful butterfly will not emerge if the caterpillar has not lived his life, hidden himself, eaten, and done all this work, unconscious of what was to be. The butterfly does all this by heredity; it does nothing itself. This is analogous to the child’s hidden life, unconscious of the man that is to be, only the child must construct himself in every detail.

Maria Montessori, The 1946 London Lectures, p. 78