Helen Keller

Helen Adams Keller was an American writer and social activist; an illness at the age of 19 months left her deaf and blind
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Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge -- broad, deep knowledge -- is to know true ends from false, and lofty things from low.

Helen Keller

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.

Helen Keller

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

Helen Keller

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.

Helen Keller

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.

Helen Keller

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

Helen Keller

It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.

Helen Keller

It is better to be happy for a moment and be burned up with beauty than to live a long time and be bored all the while.

Helen Keller

The highest result of education is tolerance.

Helen Keller

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.

Helen Keller

The welfare of each is bound up in the welfare of all.

Helen Keller

Doubts and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination, which the steadfast heart will conquer, and the large mind transcend.

Helen Keller

The only real blind person at Christmas-time is he who has not Christmas in his heart.

Helen Keller

To keep our faces toward chance and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.

Helen Keller

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller

Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.

Helen Keller

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

Helen Keller

When one door of happiness closes, another opens.

Helen Keller

The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.

Helen Keller

Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.

Helen Keller

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

Once I knew only darkness and stillness...my life was without past or future...but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.

Helen Keller

There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.

Helen Keller

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

Helen Keller

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Helen Keller
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