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The Lessons of Grace in Teaching


  • “Francie came away from her first chemistry lecture in a glow.  In one hour she had found out that everything was made up of atoms which were in continual motion.  She grasped the idea that nothing was ever lost or destroyed.  Even if something was burned up or left to rot away, it did not disappear from the face of the earth; it was changed into something else-gases, liquids, and powders.  Everything, decided Francie after that first lecture, was vibrant with life and there was no death in chemistry.  She was puzzled as to why learned people didn’t adopt chemistry as a religion.” – from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • “Chemistry: that most excellent child of intellect and art.” – in From Chemical Philosophy to Theoretical Chemistry