Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Anne Sullivan
(1866-1936) born on
Apr 14
US educator. "She was widely recognized for educating to a high level a person without sight, hearing or normal speech, Helen Keller."

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

"Obedience is the gateway through which knowledge, yes, and love, too, enter the mind of the child."
"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!"
"Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over gain, and you will grow stronger until have accomplished a purpose - not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember."
People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "In "The Story of My Life," by Helen Keller, 8 May 1887."
R: "Letter, 11 Mar 1887, in: "Helen Keller, The Story of My Life," pt. 3, ch. 3, 1903."
A: "In "The Story of My Life," by Helen Keller, 20 Mar 1887."
N: From an Internet collection of quotations.
K: "On teaching Helen Keller, Letter, 30 Oct 1887; in "Helen Keller, The Story of My Life," 1903."

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