book The Absorbent Mind

Supposing I said there was a planet without schools or teachers, where study was unknown, and yet the inhabitants — doing nothing but live and walk about — came to know all things, to carry in their minds the whole of learning; would you not think I was romancing? Well, just this, which seems so fanciful as to be nothing but the invention of a fertile imagination, is a reality. It is the child’s way of learning.