Helen Keller Quotes

Helen Keller

US blind & deaf educator (1880 - 1968)

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.

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

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

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Keep your eyes to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.

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Is there anything worse than being blind? Yes, a man with sight and no vision.

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

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Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.

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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.

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I am only one; but still I am one. I may not be able to do everything, but still I can do something.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.

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

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We would never learn to be patient if there were only joy in the world.

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

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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.

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The world is full of suffering but it is also full of people overcoming it.

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Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.

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The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen not touched... but felt in the heart.

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Knowledge is love and light and vision.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.

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

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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.

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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.

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Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.

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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.

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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.

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

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