Helen Keller Quotes

Helen Adams Keller, an American author, political activist, disability rights advocate, and lecturer, hailed from West Tuscumbia, Alabama. Her journey began with a formidable challenge as she lost her sight and hearing due to an illness at the tender age of 19 months. Wikipedia

“Oh, you think the darkness is your ally, but you merely adopted the dark. I was born in it. Molded by it.” ~ Helen Keller

“There is plenty of courage among us for the abstract, but not for the concrete.” ~ Helen Keller

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” ~ Helen Keller

“The inferiority of women is man-made.” ~ Helen Keller

“We can do anything we want as long as we stick to it long enough.” ~ Helen Keller

“Even more amazing than the wonders of Nature are the powers of the spirit.” ~ Helen Keller

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

“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.” ~ Helen Keller

“It was my teacher’s genius, her quick sympathy, her loving tact which made the first years of my education so beautiful. It was because she seized the right moment to impart knowledge that made it so pleasant and acceptable to me.” ~ Helen Keller

“There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.” ~ Helen Keller

“The greatest tragedy to befall a person is to have sight but lack vision.” ~ Helen Keller

“The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place.” ~ Helen Keller

“Life is short and unpredictable. Eat the dessert first!”

“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” ~ Helen Keller

“Words are the mind’s wings, are they not?” ~ Helen Keller

“The test of all beliefs is their practical effect in life. If it be true that optimism compels the world forward, and pessimism retards it, then it is dangerous to propagate a pessimistic philosophy.” ~ Helen Keller

“You will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles.” ~ Helen Keller

“There’s only one story, the story of your life.” ~ Helen Keller

“I never fight, except against difficulties.” ~ Helen Keller

“Speech is the birthright of every child. It is the deaf child’s one fair chance to keep in touch with his fellows.” ~ Helen Keller

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” ~ Helen Keller

“I take happiness very seriously. It is a creed, a philosophy and an objective.” ~ 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

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” ~ Helen Keller

“A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.” ~ Helen Keller

“The living word awakened my soul, gave it light, hope, joy, set it free!” ~ Helen Keller

“All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.” ~ Helen Keller

“Education should train the child to use his brains, to make for himself a place in the world and maintain his rights even when it seems that society would shove him into the scrap-heap.” ~ Helen Keller

“If I could have only one of my senses then I would choose hearing, Then I wouldn’t feel so all alone.” ~ Helen Keller

“Ideas without action are useless.” ~ Helen Keller

“The most beautiful world is always entered through imagination.” ~ Helen Keller

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” ~ Helen Keller

“To be blind is bad, but worse is to have eyes and not see.” ~ Helen Keller

“Ignorance, poverty, and greed must disappear so that light can prevail in all places.” ~ Helen Keller

“Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful.” ~ Helen Keller

“The million little things that drop into your hands, The small opportunities each day brings, He leaves us free to use or abuse, And goes unchanging along His silent way.” ~ Helen Keller

“Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.” ~ Helen Keller

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” ~ Helen Keller

“The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” ~ Helen Keller

“We should respect all people.” ~ Helen Keller

“It is hard to interest those who have everything in those who have nothing.” ~ Helen Keller

“Defeat is simply a signal to press onward.” ~ Helen Keller

“My friends have made the story of my life.” ~ Helen Keller

“I wonder what becomes of lost opportunities? Perhaps our guardian angel gathers them up as we drop them, and will give them back to us in the beautiful sometime when we have grown wiser, and learned how to use them rightly.” ~ Helen Keller

“Burn brightly without burning out. Throw your heart over the fense and the rest will follow. Keep your face to the sunshine and you wont see the shadows.” ~ Helen Keller

“Better to be blind and see with your heart, than to have two good eyes and see nothing.” ~ Helen Keller

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.” ~ Helen Keller

“Blindness separates us from things but deafness separates us from people.” ~ Helen Keller

“THE most important day I remember in all my life is the one on which my teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan, came to me.” ~ Helen Keller

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” ~ Helen Keller

“We cannot freely and wisely choose the right way for ourselves unless we know both good and evil.” ~ Helen Keller

“The best things in life are unseen, thats why we close our eyes when we kiss, cry, and dream.” ~ Helen Keller

“Some people are foolish enough to imagine that wealth and power and fame satisfy our hearts: but they never do, unless they are used to create and distribute happiness in the world.” ~ Helen Keller

“When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.” ~ Helen Keller

“Life is a succesion of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” ~ Helen Keller

“Not the senses I have but what I do with them is my kingdom.” ~ Helen Keller

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” ~ Helen Keller

“We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.” ~ Helen Keller

“World peace will never come until the passion of supremacy is combated.” ~ Helen Keller

“When it seems that our sorrow is too great to be borne, let us think of the great family of the heavy-hearted into which our grief has given us entrance. And inevitably, we will feel about us their arms, their sympathy and their understanding.” ~ Helen Keller

“So long as you can sweeten another’s pain, life is not in vain.” ~ Helen Keller

“I believe there are angels among us, sent down to us from somewhere up above. They come to you and me in our darkest hours, to show us how to live, to teach us how to give, to guide us with a light of love.” ~ Helen Keller

“No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.” ~ Helen Keller

“Making a mistake is falling down; failure is not getting up again.” ~ Helen Keller

“I feel the flame of eternity in my soul.” ~ Helen Keller

“I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do.” ~ Helen Keller

“Happiness does not come from without, it comes from within.” ~ Helen Keller

“Happiness is a state of mind, and depends very little on outward circumstances.” ~ Helen Keller

“What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.” ~ Helen Keller

“I have often thought it would be a blessing if each human being were stricken blind and deaf for a few days during their early adult life. Darkness would make them more appreciative of sight; silence would teach them the joys of sound.” ~ Helen Keller

“Blindness is an unfortunate handicap but true vision does not require the eyes.” ~ Helen Keller

“A good education is a stepping-stone to wealth.” ~ Helen Keller

“Everybody talks, nobody listens. Good listeners are as rare as white crows.” ~ Helen Keller

“If I, deaf, blind, find life rich and interesting, how much more can you gain by the use of your five senses!” ~ Helen Keller

“History is a record of the incessant struggle of humanity against ignorance and oppression.” ~ Helen Keller

“Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.” ~ Helen Keller

“Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.” ~ Helen Keller

“Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.” ~ Helen Keller

“I will not just live my life. I will not just spend my life. I will invest my life.” ~ Helen Keller

“No loss by flood and lightning, no destruction of cities and temples by the hostile forces of nature, has deprived man of so many noble lives and impulses as those which his intolerance has destroyed.” ~ Helen Keller

“What induces a child to learn but his delight in knowing?” ~ Helen Keller

“Do not think of todays failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow.” ~ Helen Keller

“The highest result of education is tolerance.” ~ Helen Keller

“Be not dismayed; in the future lies the Promised Land.” ~ Helen Keller

“Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” ~ Helen Keller

“Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.” ~ Helen Keller

“A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.” ~ Helen Keller

“I, who have never heard a sound, tell you there is no silence, and I, who have never seen a ray of light, tell you there is no darkness.” ~ Helen Keller

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” ~ Helen Keller

“I believe in the immortality of the soul because I have within me immortal longings.” ~ Helen Keller

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” ~ Helen Keller

“True friends never apart maybe in distance but never in heart.” ~ Helen Keller

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” ~ 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

“Your success and happiness lie in you.” ~ Helen Keller

“It is with a kind of fear that I begin to write the history of my life.” ~ Helen Keller

“I could never stay long enough on the shore; the tang of the untainted, fresh, and free sea air was like a cool, quieting thought.” ~ Helen Keller

“Our beloved ones have not ‘gone to a far country.’ It is only the veil of sense that separates them from us, and even that veil grows thin when our thoughts reach out to them.” ~ 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

“Use your eyes as if tomorrow you would become blind.” ~ Helen Keller

“Each day comes to me with both hands full of possibilities.” ~ Helen Keller

“It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length.” ~ Helen Keller

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” ~ Helen Keller

“The test of a democracy is not the magnificence of buildings or the speed of automobiles or the efficiency of air transportation, but rather the care given to the welfare of all the people.” ~ Helen Keller

“How spiritually blind are men that they fail to see that we are bound together. We rise or fall together; we are dwarfed or godlike, free or chained, together.” ~ Helen Keller

“There is beauty in everything, even in silence and darkness.” ~ Helen Keller

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