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278 Inspiring Quotes by Helen Keller

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Wikipedia Summary for Helen Keller

Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, disability rights advocate, political activist and lecturer. Born in West Tuscumbia, Alabama, she lost her sight and hearing after a bout of illness at the age of nineteen months. She then communicated primarily using home signs until the age of seven when she met her first teacher and life-long companion Anne Sullivan, who taught her language, including reading and writing; Sullivan's first lessons involved spelling words on Keller's hand to show her the names of objects around her. She also learned how to speak and to understand other people's speech using the Tadoma method. After an education at both specialist and mainstream schools, she attended Radcliffe College of Harvard University and became the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. She worked for the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) from 1924 until 1968, during which time she toured the United States and traveled to 35 countries around the globe advocating for those with vision loss.

Keller was a prolific author, writing 14 books and hundreds of speeches and essays on topics ranging from animals to Mahatma Gandhi. Keller campaigned for those with disabilities, for women’s suffrage, labor rights, and world peace. She joined the Socialist Party of America in 1909. She was a supporter of the NAACP and an original member of the American Civil Liberties Union. In 1933, when her book How I Became a Socialist was burned by Nazi youth, she wrote an open letter to the Student Body of Germany condemning censorship and prejudice.

The story of Keller and Sullivan was made famous by Keller's 1903 autobiography, The Story of My Life, and its adaptations for film and stage, The Miracle Worker. Her birthplace is now a museum and sponsors an annual "Helen Keller Day". Her June 27 birthday is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in Pennsylvania and, in the centenary year of her birth, was recognized by a presidential proclamation from U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

She was inducted into the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame in 1971 and was one of twelve inaugural inductees to the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame on June 8, 2015.

close-up photograph of black dreadnought acoustic guitar

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.

--Helen Keller

brown wooden hanging bridge surrounded by green trees during daytime

People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.

--Helen Keller

white sand

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security 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 exposure.

--Helen Keller

person in black hoodie using laptop computer

I cannot but say a word and look my disapproval when I hear that my country is spending millions for war and war engines-more, I have heard, than twice as much as the entire public school system costs the nation.

--Helen Keller

yellow green leaf

Once I knew the depth where no hope was and darkness lay on the face of all things. Then love came and set my soul free.

--Helen Keller

close-up photograph of black dreadnought acoustic guitar

A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.

--Helen Keller


black mountain under blue sky during night time

Gullibility is the key to all adventures. The greenhorn is the ultimate victor in everything; it is he who gets the most out of life.

--Helen Keller

silhouette of man looking towards left

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.

--Helen Keller

Longer Version:

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.





stars across the sky view at the desert

The country is governed for the richest, for the corporations, the bankers, the land speculators, and for the exploiters of labor.

--Helen Keller


four coffee cups on floor

Christmas Day is the festival of optimism.

--Helen Keller

tan wallpaper

The things you do today that you don't have to do will determine who, what, and where you will be when it is too late to do anything about the things you should have done.

--Helen Keller


silhouette of kneeling man

We betray ourselves into smallness when we think the little choices of each day are trivial.

--Helen Keller

white brick wall planning

There are moments when I feel that the Shylocks, the Judases, and even the Devil are broken spokes in the great wheel of good which shall in due time be mad whole.

--Helen Keller

man in white and black button up shirt holding lighted candle

Happiness does not come from without, it comes from within.

--Helen Keller

black bird flying on white background

The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.

--Helen Keller

silhouette of woman during sunset

In the country one sees only nature's fair works, and one's soul is not saddened by the cruel struggle for mere existence that goes on in the crowded city.

--Helen Keller

empty gray floor beside pool

It is always painful to set one's self against tradition, especially against the conventions and prejudices that hedge about womanhood.

--Helen Keller

yellow flower field during sunset

Through my handicaps, I have found my self, my work, my God.

--Helen Keller


blue flowers in tilt shift lens

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.

--Helen Keller

crescent moon above mountain

I learned that it is possible for us to create light, sound and order within us no matter what calamity befall us in the outer world.

--Helen Keller

photography of lake near tree

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.

--Helen Keller

Longer Version:

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.


shade under a green-leafed tree

I don't give a damn about semi-radicals!

--Helen Keller


grayscale photography of man riding bicycle

Reality even when it is sad is better than illusions. Illusions are at the mercy of any winds that blow. Real happiness must come from within, from a fixed purpose and faith in one's fellow men.

--Helen Keller

purple and blue light illustration

On Power:
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

black fishes

The richness of the human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome.

--Helen Keller

red white and blue flag

Joy is a spiritual element that gives vicissitudes unity and significance.

--Helen Keller

full-bloomed red and white tulip flowers

College isn't the place to go for ideas.

--Helen Keller

rainbow

I will eat grandfather for dinner.

--Helen Keller




yellow and red tulip in bloom close up photo

We the living, should not think of the dead as lonely because if they could speak to us, they would say: "Do not weep for me, earth was not my true country, I was an alien there: I am at Home where everyone comes.

--Helen Keller


purple petaled flower

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

--Helen Keller

white cow eating green grass

The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.

--Helen Keller

concert photos

The tragic side of many architectural enterprises is that they destroy natural beauties which are a priceless possession and cannot be replaced.

--Helen Keller


black and white bird on seashore

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

photo of white and brown bricked wall during daytime

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

trees under blue sky and stars during nighttime photo

In times of danger large groups rise to the highest pitch of enthusiasm, courage and sacrifice ... Mankind will be refashioned and history rewritten when this law is understood and obeyed.

--Helen Keller

green trees on brown dried leaves during daytime

Better to be blind and see with your heart, than to have two good eyes and see nothing.

--Helen Keller

rainbow

A good education is a stepping-stone to wealth.

--Helen Keller

selective-focus photograph of gray bird on tree branch

The bulk of the world's knowledge is an imaginary construction.

--Helen Keller

galaxy wallpaper

I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was.

--Helen Keller

pink and white abstract painting

Four things to learn in life: To think clearly without hurry or confusion; To love everybody sincerely; To act in everything with the highest motives; To trust God unhesitatingly.

--Helen Keller

black wooden louver door window

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.

--Helen Keller

white and blue ice in water

We should not think of conversion as the acceptance of a particular creed, but as a change of heart.

--Helen Keller


silhouette of mountain

If I write what my soul thinks it will be visible, and the words will be its body.

--Helen Keller

white cow eating green grass

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

two persons holding each other hands

Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful.

--Helen Keller

person holding sunflower

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

yellow flowers

You will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles.

--Helen Keller

worm's eye view photography of pink cheery blossom tree

It is better to have no sight than it is to have no vision.

--Helen Keller

worm's eye view photography of pink cheery blossom tree

What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.

--Helen Keller

selective focus photography of grey coin operated telescope

The simplest way to be happy is to do good.

--Helen Keller

silhouette photo of trees during night time

Life is short and unpredictable. Eat the dessert first!

--Helen Keller

macro photography water drops

Commercial concerns have expanded from family business to corporate wealth which is self-perpetuating and which enlightened statesmen and economists now dread as the most potent oligarchy yet produced.

--Helen Keller

None

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

person walking holding brown leather bag

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.

--Helen Keller


woman standing on sunflower field

Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.

--Helen Keller

Longer Version:

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do.


green trees under white sky during daytime

I thank God for my handicaps for, through them, I have found myself, my work, and my God.

--Helen Keller

purple flower in macro lens

The worst thing in the world is not to be born blind, but to be born with sight, and yet have no vision.

--Helen Keller

blue

Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.

--Helen Keller

solid background

There is joy in self-forgetfulness. So I try to make the light in others' eyes my sun, the music in others' ears my symphony, the smile on others' lips my happiness.

--Helen Keller

sunset

In a word, literature is my utopia.

--Helen Keller

Longer Version:

In a word, literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book-friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness. The things I have learned and the things I have been taught seem of ridiculously little importance compared with their "large loves and heavenly charities.


silhouette photography of trees and sky

Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction. Be heroes in an army of construction.

--Helen Keller

white textile in close up photography

This great republic is a mockery of freedom as long as you are doomed to dig and sweat to earn a miserable living while the masters enjoy the fruit of your toil.

--Helen Keller

lighted candles on man's hand lying on the floor

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


pink tulips in close up photography

The only moral virtue of war is that it compels the capitalist system to look itself in the face and admit it is a fraud. It compels the present society to admit that it has no morals it will not sacrifice for gain.

--Helen Keller

lightning strike at night

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

--Helen Keller

purple moth orchids in bloom close up photo

It is not possible for civilization to flow backward while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance its allotted length.

--Helen Keller



yellow green leaf

If the blind put their hands in God's, they find their way more surely than those who see but have not faith or purpose.

--Helen Keller

white and blue building under clear sky

Thus it is that my friends have made the story of my life. In a thousand ways they have turned my limitations to beautiful privileges, and enabled me to walk serene and happy in the shadow cast by my deprivation.

--Helen Keller

gray concrete surface

If I could have only one of my senses then I would choose hearing, Then I wouldn't feel so all alone.

--Helen Keller

brown wallpaper

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

grayscale photography of mountain surrounded by trees

Instead of being satisfied to alleviate suffering, we shall labor hard and continually to prevent it.

--Helen Keller

woman standing on beachfront

The idea of brotherhood re-dawns upon the world with a broader significance than the narrow association of members in a sect or creed.

--Helen Keller


silhouette of mountain during sunset

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

--Helen Keller

grayscale photography of mountain surrounded by trees

A simple, childlike faith in a Divine Friend solves all the problems that come to us by land or sea.

--Helen Keller

aerial photo of foggy mountains

We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.

--Helen Keller

man riding on boat on body of water

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

--Helen Keller



black mountain under blue sky during night time

We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world -- the company of those who have known suffering.

--Helen Keller

blue wooden door opened

Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.

--Helen Keller

mountains under starry sky during nighttime

Even more amazing than the wonders of Nature are the powers of the spirit.

--Helen Keller


blue and white abstract painting

One should never count the years -- one should instead count one's interests. I have kept young trying never to lose my childhood sense of wonderment. I'm glad I still have a vivid curiosity about the world I live in.

--Helen Keller

Dark purple to red to orange gradient

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

person in black hoodie using laptop computer

The mystery of language was revealed to me. I knew then that 'W-A-T-E-R' meant the wonderful cool something that was flowing over my hand. That living word awakened my soul, gave it light, joy, set it free.

--Helen Keller

photo of brown wood slab

How easy it is to fly on paper wings!

--Helen Keller


orange and white stone fragment

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

blue wooden door opened

Do not think of todays failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow.

--Helen Keller

yellow and purple flower with white background

For one wild, glad moment we snapped the chain that binds us to earth, and joining hands with the winds we felt ourselves divine.

--Helen Keller

forest trees photograph

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

--Helen Keller


white stars cutout on black surface with red string

Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought.

--Helen Keller

red metal bridge over river

When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.

--Helen Keller

white and blue ice in water

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.

--Helen Keller

silhouette of off-road car

Only by contact with evil could I have learned to feel by contrast the beauty of truth and love and goodness.

--Helen Keller

three person looking stars and milky way

Resolve to keep happy and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.

--Helen Keller

panoramic photography of mountains

I can see, and that is why I can be happy, in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world.

--Helen Keller

brown mountain at nighttime

Be happy with what you have while working for what you want.

--Helen Keller


silhouette of woman during sunset

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

white flowers in brown stem

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

silhouette of mountains during starry night

It is with a kind of fear that I begin to write the history of my life.

--Helen Keller

multicolored abstract painting

Our worst foes are not belligerent circumstances, but wavering spirits.

--Helen Keller

leafless tree on snow covered ground

History is a record of the incessant struggle of humanity against ignorance and oppression.

--Helen Keller

selective focus photography of Russian Blue cat

The worst calamity: 'To have eyes and fail to see.'

--Helen Keller


brown sand beach during daytime

My friends have made the story of my life.

--Helen Keller

Longer Version:

My friends have made the story of my life. In a thousand ways they have turned my limitations into beautiful privileges.


sunset forest

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.

--Helen Keller

person holding white book

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

--Helen Keller

person walking on street while holding black umbrella near cars on road at nighttime

Literature is my Utopia.

--Helen Keller

Longer Version:

Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.


pair of white lace-up shoes

What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.

--Helen Keller

person walking on snowfield

It is hard to interest those who have everything in those who have nothing.

--Helen Keller

photo of gray elephant on grass

We are never really happy until we try to brighten the lives of others.

--Helen Keller

library shelf near black wooden ladder

Great poetry needs no interpreter other than a responsive heart.

--Helen Keller

blue and black abstract painting

Making a mistake is falling down; failure is not getting up again.

--Helen Keller

wide lake over sunset view

It is not possible to refer a complex difficulty to a single cause.

--Helen Keller

silhouette photography of trees and sky

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

--Helen Keller

brown sand beach during daytime

Smells are the fallen angels of the senses.

--Helen Keller

solid background

It is so pleasant to learn about new things. Every day I find how little I know, but I do not feel discouraged since God has given me an eternity in which to learn more.

--Helen Keller

woman standing on forest

Blindness separates us from things but deafness separates us from people.

--Helen Keller

yellow flowers

A bend in the road is not the end of the road… Unless you fail to make the turn.

--Helen Keller

woman standing on cliff

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.

--Helen Keller

Hey! I miss you

Things must be felt with the heart.

--Helen Keller

yellow sunflower in close up photography

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

--Helen Keller

blue wall bricks

Let pessimism once take hold of the mind, and life is all topsy-turvy, all vanity and vexation of spirit. There is no cure for individual or social disorder, except in forgetfulness and annihilation.

--Helen Keller

bonfire in forest

So much has been given me I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied.

--Helen Keller

yellow sunflower in close up photography

True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

--Helen Keller

clear wine glass with red wine

Be happy, talk happiness. Happiness calls out responsive gladness in others. There is enough sadness in the world without yours.

--Helen Keller

man on running field

I look upon the whole world as my fatherland, and every war has to me the horror of a family feud.

--Helen Keller

green leaf tree on shore

While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.

--Helen Keller

sunset forest

Death is no more than passing from one room into another.

--Helen Keller

landscape photography of mountain

One painful duty fulfilled makes the next plainer and easier.

--Helen Keller

fine trees waving

The heart of a friend gives out sufficient light for us in the dark to rise by.

--Helen Keller

flat lay photography of several hanging ornaments

The most beautiful world is always entered through imagination.

--Helen Keller

photo of brown parquet

Only in quietness do we possess our own minds and discover the resources of the Inner Life.

--Helen Keller

man riding on white horse on the hill

It is a mistake always to contemplate the good and ignore the evil, because by making people neglectful it lets in disaster. There is a dangerous optimism of ignorance and indifference.

--Helen Keller

worm's eye view photography of pink cheery blossom tree

I have made my limitations tools of learning and true joy.

--Helen Keller

purple flowers under sunny sky

I hung about the dangerous frontier of "guess," avoiding with infinite trouble to myself and others the broad valley of reason.

--Helen Keller



white shore under sunny sky

I also dislike people who try to talk down to my understanding. they are like people who when walking with you try to shorten their steps to suit yours, hypocrisy in both cases is equally exasperating.

--Helen Keller

elephant on green grass field during daytime

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

orange lily in bloom close up photo

I have found out that though the ways in which I can make myself useful are few, yet the work open to me is endless.

--Helen Keller

panoramic photography of mountains

Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.

--Helen Keller

pet dog sitting down on snow

The mind is as big as the universe.

--Helen Keller


red strawberry fruit on red surface

What really counts in life is the quiet meeting of every difficulty with the determination to get out of it all the good there is.

--Helen Keller



solid background

Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.

--Helen Keller





silhouette photography of wavy ocean

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


galaxy

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

brown and white bird on tree branch

One cannot consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

--Helen Keller

sunflower field during daytime

He who is content with what has been done is an obstacle in the path of progress.

--Helen Keller

plain background

Serious harm, I am afraid, has been wrought to our generation by fostering the idea that they would live secure in a permanent order of things.

--Helen Keller


blue wallpaper

Blindness separates people from things;
deafness separates people from people.

--Helen Keller

body of water during daytime

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

--Helen Keller

five woman standing on seashore

When you lose your vision, you lose contact with things. When you lose your hearing, you lose contact with people.

--Helen Keller

white pampas grasses near body of water at daytime

I rejoice to live in such a splendidly disturbing time!

--Helen Keller



brown textile in close up image

A child must feel the flush of victory and the heart-sinking of disappointment before he takes with a will to the tasks distasteful to him and resolves to dance his way through a dull routine of textbooks.

--Helen Keller

silhouette photography of mountains

The fearful are caught as often as the bold.

--Helen Keller

long exposure photography of lights

Truly I have looked in the very heart of darkness and refused to yield to its paralyzing influence, but in spirit I am one of those who walk the morning.

--Helen Keller

blue wallpaper

What is worse than having no sight is being able to see but having no vision.

--Helen Keller

red tulips

If it is true that the violin is the most perfect of musical instruments, then Greek is the violin of human thought.

--Helen Keller

blue and white abstract painting

The best Christmas gift of all is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up with one another.

--Helen Keller

Longer Version:

The best Christmas gift of all is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up with one another.

Jesus is the reason for the season!

From a little spark may burst a mighty flame.

The only blind person at Christmastime is he who has not Christmas in his heart.



grassland landscape

Defeat is simply a signal to press onward.

--Helen Keller

sunset

Worse than being blind would be to be able to see but not have any vision.

--Helen Keller


A white stripe pattern made up of concrete facade ribs

Friends create the world anew each day.Without their loving care, courage would not suffice to keep hearts strong for life.

--Helen Keller



silhouette of person standing beside bare tree under stary sky

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

--Helen Keller

red and yellow abstract painting

Happiness is a state of mind, and depends very little on outward circumstances.

--Helen Keller


black and white abstract illustration

The power of effecting changes for the better is within ourselves, not in the favorableness of circumstances.

--Helen Keller


shallow focus photo of green leaves

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

--Helen Keller

man standing on cliff under white sky

I fall, I stand still... I trudge on. I gain a little... I get more eager and climb higher and begin to see the widening horizon. Every struggle is a victory.

--Helen Keller

pink flowers in vase

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



landscape photography of waves and clouds

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

--Helen Keller

A white stripe pattern made up of concrete facade ribs

No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.

--Helen Keller

yellow sunflower in glass vase

So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.

--Helen Keller

dome tent with galaxy with stars

What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.

--Helen Keller

selective focus photography of Russian Blue cat

Even if you have a problem, you don't need to be one.

--Helen Keller

pink concrete wall during daytime

True friends never apart maybe in distance but never in heart.

--Helen Keller


clear drinking glass with beer

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

sunset

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

--Helen Keller

pair of white lace-up shoes

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

--Helen Keller

pink tulip in bloom close up photo

There will never be another now --
I'll make the most of today.
There will never be another me --
I'll make the most of myself.

--Helen Keller


white and yellow lily in bloom

The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.

--Helen Keller

purple textile in close up photography

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next. Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood between sincere men of all denominations.

--Helen Keller

rock formation above water

There is beauty in everything, even in silence and darkness.

--Helen Keller

white analog wall clock at 11 00

I will not just live my life. I will not just spend my life. I will invest my life.

--Helen Keller


man in gray sweater carrying woman in black jacket

The way forward is simple -- just follow Christ!

--Helen Keller

black, purple, and orange basketball court beside concrete buildings at daytime

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than walk alone in the light.

--Helen Keller

pink flowers in vase

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

--Helen Keller

gray building

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





brown mountains under blue sky

Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.

--Helen Keller



couple kissing under gray clouds

Life is a daring adventure or nothing.

--Helen Keller

orange abstract painting

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

--Helen Keller

sunset

Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind.

--Helen Keller

pink flowers with white background

Knowledge is love and light and vision.

--Helen Keller

pink tulips in clear glass vase

Health in all lands is among the indispensable guarantees of human progress.

--Helen Keller


woman standing on beachfront

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

red strawberry fruit on red surface

If we believe that the sun and moon hang in the sky for our delight, there will be joy upon the hills and gladness in the fields.

--Helen Keller


woman singing on stage

The living word awakened my soul, gave it light, hope, joy, set it free!

--Helen Keller

pink rose in close up photography

The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched. but are felt in the heart.

--Helen Keller


pink rose

We 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

Longer Version:

The hands of those I meet are dumbly eloquent to me. The touch of some hands is an impertinence. I have met people so empty of joy, that when I clasped their frosty finger-tips, it seemed as if I were shaking hands with a northeast storm. Others there are whose hands have sunbeams in them, so that their grasp warms my heart. It may be only the clinging touch of a child's hand; but there is as much potential sunshine in it for me as there is in a loving glance for others. A hearty handshake or a friendly letter gives me genuine pleasure.


sunset

Once it was necessary that the people should multiply and be fruitful if the race was to survive. But now to preserve the race it is necessary that people hold back the power of propagation.

--Helen Keller


purple and white clouds during night time

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

--Helen Keller




panoramic photography of mountains

Believe. No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted island, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.

--Helen Keller

red flowers with water droplets

The bible gives me a deep comforting sense that (things seen are temporal,and things unseen are eternal.

--Helen Keller

pot on window with flowers

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

--Helen Keller


blue painted wall with white paint

Rebuffed, but always persevering; self-reproached, but ever regaining faith; undaunted, tenacious, the heart of man labors toward immeasurably distant goals.

--Helen Keller

plain

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

--Helen Keller

Longer Version:

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


pink and yellow flower painting

My life has been happy because I have had wonderful friends and plenty of interesting work to do.

--Helen Keller

Russian Blue cat sleeping on whit textile

Look the world straight in the eye.

--Helen Keller


fine trees waving

There is plenty of courage among us for the abstract, but not for the concrete.

--Helen Keller

shallow focus photography of hummingbird sucking nectar in flower

Smell is a fallen angel.

--Helen Keller

woman leaning against a wall in dim hallway

When all you can feel are the shadows, turn your face towards the sun. There is always a bright side -- even if only that it is not worse...and it can always be worse.

--Helen Keller

withered tree surrounded with snow during daytime

I can see in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden.

--Helen Keller

clear hour glass beside pink flowers

The highest thinkers of the ages, the seers of the tribes and the nations, have been optimists.

--Helen Keller

mountains under white mist at daytime

All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.

--Helen Keller

person wearing orange and gray Nike shoes walking on gray concrete stairs

As selfishness and complaint pervert and cloud the mind, so sex with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.

--Helen Keller

top view photography of heart latte coffee

To be blind is bad, but worse is to have eyes and not see.

--Helen Keller



brown rocky mountain under blue sky during daytime

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

--Helen Keller

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