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1880 - 1968, American author, lecturer

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
Helen Keller

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.
Helen Keller

What we have enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
Helen Keller

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

The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
Helen Keller

We can do anything we want as long as we stick to it long enough.
Helen Keller

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Helen Keller

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.
Helen Keller

So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
Helen Keller

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.
Helen Keller

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

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

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be
in, therein to be content.
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The highest result of education is tolerance.
Helen Keller

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

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.
Helen Keller

The only blind person at Christmas-time is he who has not Christmas in his heart.
Helen Keller

I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will
not refuse to do something I can do.
Helen Keller

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.
Helen Keller

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

Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.
Helen Keller

So much has been given to me I have not time to ponder over that which has been denied.
Helen Keller

Four things to learn in life: To think clearly without hurry or confusion; to love everybody
sincerely; to act in everything with the highest motives; to trust God unhesitatingly.
Helen Keller

I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which
bringeth peace.
Helen Keller

I believe that God is in me as the sun is in the colour and fragrance of a flower - the Light in
my darkness, the Voice in my silence.
Helen Keller

I believe in the immortality of the soul because I have within me immortal longings.
Helen Keller

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

It all comes to this: the simplest way to be happy is to do good.
Helen Keller

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.
Helen Keller

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

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
Helen Keller

We differ, blind and seeing, one from another, not in our senses, but in the use we make of
them, in the imagination and courage with which we seek wisdom beyond the senses.
Helen Keller

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

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.
Helen Keller

There is beauty in everything, even in silence and darkness.
Helen Keller

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

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