"I count myself well educated, for the admirable woman at the head of the school which I attended from the age of four and a half till I was thirteen and a half, was a born teacher in advance of her own times."
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."Catherine Helen Spence on Khalil Gibran
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."Catherine Helen Spence on Albert Einstein
"If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself."Catherine Helen Spence on Confucius
"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul."Catherine Helen Spence on Swami Vivekananda
"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."Catherine Helen Spence on John Steinbeck
"After the break up of the municipality and the loss of his income my father lost health and spirits."
"I had only two offers of marriage in my life, and I refused both."
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