Helen Keller Quotes

- Notable Helen Keller Quotes Index -

Born: June 27, 1880, Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Easton, Connecticut, USA, June 1, 1968
Occupation: Author

1.
Alone we can do so little together we can do so much.
- Helen Keller

2.
As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.
- Helen Keller

3.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

4.
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

5.
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
- Helen Keller

6.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
- Helen Keller

7.
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
- Helen Keller

8.
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

9.
I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.
- Helen Keller

10.
Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

11.
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

12.
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
- Helen Keller

13.
It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.
- Helen Keller

14.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
- Helen Keller

15.
Knowledge is love and light and vision.
- Helen Keller

16.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

17.
Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.
- Helen Keller

18.
Life is either a great adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

19.
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

20.
Many people know so little about what is beyond their short range of experience. They look within themselves - and find nothing! Therefore they conclude that there is nothing outside themselves either.
- Helen Keller

21.
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

22.
My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.
- Helen Keller

23.
No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

24.
No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
- Helen Keller

25.
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

26.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

27.
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

28.
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

29.
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
- Helen Keller

30.
Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought!
- Helen Keller

31.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

32.
The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
- Helen Keller

33.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
- Helen Keller

34.
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

35.
To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
- Helen Keller

36.
True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

37.
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

38.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
- Helen Keller

39.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

40.
What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.
- Helen Keller

41.
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
- Helen Keller

42.
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

43.
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

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