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Anne Sullivan

American,  Educator
Total Quotes : 31
World Renaissance Spirit

Every renaissance comes to the world with a cry, the cry of the human spirit to be free.

- Anne Sullivan

History Observation Clear

Certain periods in history suddenly lift humanity to an observation point where a clear light falls upon a world previously dark.

- Anne Sullivan

Think Independent Charge

A strenuous effort must be made to train young people to think for themselves and take independent charge of their lives.

- Anne Sullivan

Explain Arise Perplexed

I cannot explain it; but when difficulties arise, I am not perplexed or doubtful. I know how to meet them.

- Anne Sullivan

Children Guidance Far

Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.

- Anne Sullivan

Imagination Chains Imagine

We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence, but we cling desperately to our chains.

- Anne Sullivan

Break Rather Handkerchief

I'd rather break stones on the king's highway than hem a handkerchief.

- Anne Sullivan

Parenting Mistake Think

It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things.

- Anne Sullivan

Education Need Some

Education in the light of present-day knowledge and need calls for some spirited and creative innovations both in the substance and the purpose of current pedagogy.

- Anne Sullivan

Teacher Mind Singing

My heart is singing for joy this morning! A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil's mind, and behold, all things are changed!

- Anne Sullivan

Teaching Processes Apt

The processes of teaching the child that everything cannot be as he wills it are apt to be painful both to him and to his teacher.

- Anne Sullivan

Mind Living Mine

It is a rare privilege to watch the birth, growth, and first feeble struggles of a living mind; this privilege is mine.

- Anne Sullivan

Advice Queer Almighty

It's queer how ready people always are with advice in any real or imaginary emergency, and no matter how many times experience has shown them to be wrong, they continue to set forth their opinions, as if they had received them from the Almighty!

- Anne Sullivan

Education Think Elaborate

I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.

- Anne Sullivan

Truth Truth Is Ridiculous

The truth is not wonderful enough to suit the newspapers; so they enlarge upon it, and invent ridiculous embellishments.

- Anne Sullivan

Education My Life Need

I need a teacher quite as much as Helen. I know the education of this child will be the distinguishing event of my life, if I have the brains and perseverance to accomplish it.

- Anne Sullivan

Beginning Grow Over

Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose - not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember.

- Anne Sullivan

Lift Difficulties Firm

We have no firm hold on any knowledge or philosophy that can lift us out of our difficulties.

- Anne Sullivan

Student Stressed Schools

The wrong things are predominantly stressed in the schools - things remote from the student's experience and need.

- Anne Sullivan

Country Making Educational

The immediate future is going to be tragic for all of us unless we find a way of making the vast educational resources of this country serve the true purpose of education, truth and justice.

- Anne Sullivan