Quotes by Anne Sullivan Macy

Anne Sullivan Macy

American teacher

Alive from: 1866-1936

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    A strenuous effort must be made to train young people to think for themselves and take independent charge of their lives.
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    Certain periods in history suddenly lift humanity to an observation point where a clear light falls upon a world previously dark.
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    Children need guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.
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    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.
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    Every renaissance comes to the world with a cry, the cry of the human spirit to be free.
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    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.
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    I cannot explain it; but when difficulties arise, I am not perplexed or doubtful. I know how to meet them.
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    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.
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    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.
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    I'd rather break stones on the king's highway than hem a handkerchief.
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    If the child is left to himself, he will think more and better, if less showily. Let him go and come freely, let him touch real things and combine his impressions for himself.
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    It is a rare privilege to watch the birth, growth, and first feeble struggles of a living mind; this privilege is mine.
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    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.
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    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!
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    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.
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