Helen Keller Quotes
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.
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.
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.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
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We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
College isn’t the place to go for ideas.
Life is either a great adventure or nothing.
Relationships are like Rome – difficult to start out, incredible during the prosperity of the ‘golden age’, and unbearable during the fall. Then, a new kingdom will come along and the whole process will repeat itself until you come across a kingdom like Egypt – that thrives, and continues to flourish. This kingdom will become your best friend, your soul mate, and your love.
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The highest result of education is tolerance.
It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.
Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful.
The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.
We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.
Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought!
No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.
It is hard to interest those who have everything in those who have nothing.
Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
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Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
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.
True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.
No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
It’s wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.
There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.
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Knowledge is love and light and vision.
Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
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.
We may have found a cure for most evils; but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all, the apathy of human beings.
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.
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.
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
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.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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