Anne Sullivan — American Educator born on April 14, 1866, died on October 20, 1936

Johanna "Anne" Mansfield Sullivan Macy , better known as Anne Sullivan, was an American teacher, best known for being the instructor and lifelong companion of Helen Keller. She contracted trachoma, a highly infectious eye infection, when she was eight to ten years old which left her blind and without reading or writing skills. She received her education as a student of the Perkins School for the Blind where upon graduation she became a teacher to Keller when she was 20... (wikipedia)

People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
I cannot explain it; but when difficulties arise, I am not perplexed or doubtful. I know how to meet them.
Every renaissance comes to the world with a cry, the cry of the human spirit to be free.
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.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.