The social relations which are the basis of the reproduction of the species are founded upon the continuous union of parents in marriage.
We await the successsive births in the soul of the child. We give all possible material, that nothing may lack to the groping soul, and then we watch for the perfect faculty to come, safeguarding the child from interruption so that it may carry its efforts through.
We recommend for the training of teachers not only a considerable artistic education in general but special attention to the art of reading.
To confer the gift of drawing, we must create an eye that sees, a hand that obeys, a soul that feels; and in this task, the whole life must cooperate. In this sense, life itself is the only preparation for drawing. Once we have lived, the inner spark of vision does the rest.
If education is protection to life, you will realize that it is necessary that education accompany life during its whole course.
The consciousness of knowing how to make oneself useful, how to help mankind in many ways, fills the soul with noble confidence, almost religious dignity.
We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.
Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.
If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man’s future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual’s total development lags behind?
Dependence is not patriotism. A man does not love his mother if he hangs about her to the point of burdening her with a weak, feckless son.