Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Maria Montessori (18701952)
What is a scientist? We give the name scientist to the type of man who has felt experiment to be a means guiding him to search out the deep truth of life, to lift a veil from its fascinating secrets, and who, in this pursuit, has felt arising within him a love for the mysteries of nature, so passionate as to annihilate the thought of himself.
MARIA MONTESSORI, The Montessori Method, trans. Anne E. George, p. 8 (1964).