Helen Keller

Helen Keller

Knowledge is love and light and vision.

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

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

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

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

Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

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

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

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

There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.

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

No pessimest ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.

The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or even heard, they must be felt with the heart.

When all you can feel are the shadows, turn your face towards the sun.

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

I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty and joy to accomplish humble tasks as though 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.

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.

Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

Not the senses I have but what I do with them is my kingdom.

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

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.

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

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

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