Thursday, April 14, 2005

Annie Sullivan on Newspapers

Today is the birthday of Annie Sullivan, the American educator (1866-1936) of Helen Keller, among others:
The truth is not wonderful enough to suit the newspapers; so they enlarge upon it, and invent ridiculous embellishments.

Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.

People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.

We all like stories that make us cry. It's so nice to feel sad when you've nothing in particular to feel sad about.

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!
If you want to see an outstanding film, I strongly recommend The Miracle Worker.

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