Eager children

We do not want complacent pupils, but eager ones; we seek to sow life in the child rather than theories, to help him in his growth, mental and emotional as well as physical, and for that we must offer grand and lofty ideas to the human mind, which we find ever ready to receive them, demanding more and more.“

Dr. Maria Montessori (1989): To Educate the Human Potential. Oxford: Clio. Page 11.