Helen Keller

105Helen Keller Quotes

American Author born on June 27, 1880, died on June 01, 1968

Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker. Her birthplace in West Tuscumbia, Alabama is now a museum and sponsors an annual "Helen Keller Day". Her birthday on June 27 is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and was authorized at the federal level by presidential proclamation by President Jimmy Carter in 1980, the 100th anniversary of her birth... (source)

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

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. view quote

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. view quote

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

Life is either a great adventure or nothing. view quote

The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart. view quote

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. view quote

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same. view quote

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. view quote

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. view quote

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. view quote

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

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. view quote

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