Quotations From ANNE SULLIVAN
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Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.Anne Sullivan, U.S. educator of the deaf and blind. The Last Word, ed. Carolyn Warner, ch. 16 (1992).
People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.Anne Sullivan (1866-1936), U.S. educator of the deaf and blind. letter, Oct. 30, 1887. Quoted in Helen Keller, The Story of My Life (1903). Of teaching Helen Keller.
I have thought about it a great deal, and the more I think, the more certain I am that obedience is the gateway through which knowledge, yes, and love, too, enter the mind of the child.Anne Sullivan (1866-1936), U.S. educator of deaf and blind. Letter, March 11, 1887. published in Helen Keller, The Story of My Life, pt. 3, ch. 3 (1903). Her student Helen Keller, Sullivan wrote, had "tyrannized over everybody ... like all tyrants she holds tenaciously to her divine right to do as she pleases."
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 (1866-1936), U.S. educator of the deaf and blind. Letter, May 8, 1887. published in Helen Keller, The Story of My Life, pt. 3, ch. 3 (1903). Sullivan was Helen Keller's tutor 1887-1894.
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