Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.
God has given a great deal to man, but man would like something from man.
Who naught suspects is easily deceived.
Infancy is what is eternal, and the rest, all the rest, is brevity, extreme brevity.
With luck on your side, you can do without brains.
One does not kill oneself for love of a woman, but because love – any love – reveals us in our nakedness, our misery, our vulnerability, our nothingness.
The task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity.
What name to call thee by, O virgin fair, I know not, for thy looks are not of earth And more than mortal seems thy countenances.
When the child begins to think and to make use of the written language to express his rudimentary thinking, he is ready for elementary work; and this fitness is a question not of age or other incidental circumstance but of mental maturity.
He who does not fill his world with phantoms remains alone.