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

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched - but are felt in
the heart.
Helen Keller

People don't like to think, if one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not
always pleasant.
Helen Keller

College isn't the place to go for ideas.
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We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joys in the world.
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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.
Helen Keller

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

Toleration is the greatest gift of mind, it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to
balance oneself on a bicycle.
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It gives me a deep comforting sense that "things seen are temporal and things unseen are
eternal."
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Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and
suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success
achieved.
Helen Keller

People don't like to think, if one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not 
always pleasant.
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You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because
they sing a song only you can hear.
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The best way out is always through.
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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

Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
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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.
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Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.
Helen Keller

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

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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Literature is my Utopia.
Helen Keller

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.
Helen Keller

If the blind put their hands in God's, they find their way more surely than those who see but
have not faith or purpose.
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The best-educated human being is the one who understands most about the life in which he
is placed.
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Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world.
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If we spend the time we waste in sighing for the perfect golden fruit in fulfilling the conditions
of its growth, happiness will come, must come. It is guaranteed in the very laws of the
universe. If it involves some chastening and renunciation, well, the fruit will be all the
sweeter for this touch of holiness.
Helen Keller

When one reads hurriedly and nervously, having in mind written tests and examinations, one's
brain becomes encumbered with a lot of bric-a-brac for which there seems to be little use.
Helen Keller

As selfishness and complaint pervert and cloud the mind, so sex with its joy clears and
sharpens the vision.
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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.
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A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.
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Blindness separates people from things; deafness separates people from people.
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There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone
in the dark.
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Our democracy is but a name. We vote. What does that mean? It means that we choose
between two bodies of real - though not avowed - autocrats. We choose between
"Tweedledum" and "Tweedledee."
Helen Keller

Tolerance is the first principle of community; it is the spirit which conserves the best that all
men think.
Helen Keller

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