Selected Prose and Prose-Poems by Gabriela Mistral
Edited and translated by Stephen Tapscott
University of Texas Press, 2002
6. Make yourself necessary; become indispensable. This is how you get stability in a job.
8. If we don't achieve equality and culture in the school, where else can such things be required?
9. A teacher who does not read has to be a bad teacher. She's reduced her job to a mechanical function, but not renewing herself spiritually.
10. Each time your principal repeats a job assignment, however kindly it's done, is a warning and a sign of a shortcoming.