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Quotes By Helen Keller

Date of Birth: June 27, 1880     Date of Death: June 1, 1968

Although she was not born deaf and blind, the sudden onset of an illness at nineteen months of age left her with this permanent disability. Her parents hired a young woman named Anne Sullivan, who was also visually impaired, to be her instructor. Anne taught Helen how to communicate and eventually Helen graduated from college with a Bachelors of Art Degree. Through the years Helen became an advocate for the disabled. As an author, she wrote twelve books. Helen and Anne remained friends throughout their lives.


I believe that God is in me as the sun is in the colour and fragrance of a flower - the Light in my darkness, the Voice in my silence.  ~ Helen Keller


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


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


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


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


Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything good in the world.  ~ Helen Keller


The most pathetic person in the world is some one who has sight but no vision.  ~ 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


Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.  ~ Helen Keller


One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.  ~ Helen Keller


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


We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.  ~ Helen Keller


I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.  ~ Helen Keller


Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.  ~ Helen Keller


For three things I thank God every day of my life: thanks that he has vouchsafed me knowledge of his works; deep thanks that he has set in my darkness the lamp of faith; deep, deepest thanks that I have another life to look forward to--a life joyous with light and flowers and heavenly song.  ~ 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 a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.  ~ 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


Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each others welfare, social justice can never be attained.  ~ Helen Keller


Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.  ~ Helen Keller


I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everthing, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do something I can do.  ~ 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


As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.  ~ Helen Keller


I thank God for my handicaps. For through them, I have found myself, my work and my God.  ~ Helen Keller


People don’t like to think, if one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.  ~ 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


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


So much has been given to me I have not time to ponder over that which has been denied.  ~ Helen Keller


Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.  ~ 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


College isn't the place to go for ideas.  ~ Helen Keller


The highest result of education is tolerance.  ~ Helen Keller


I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.  ~ 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


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


The highest result of education is tolerance.  ~ Helen Keller


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

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