Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. A prolific author, Keller was well-traveled and outspoken in her convictions. A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World, she campaigned for women’s suffrage, labor rights, socialism, antimilitarism, and other similar causes. Helen proved to the world that deaf people could all learn to communicate and that they could survive in the hearing world. She also taught that deaf people are capable of doing things that hearing people can do. She is one of the most famous deaf people in history and she is an idol to many deaf people in the world.
The Best And Most Beautiful Things In The World Cannot Be Seen Or Even Touched - They Must Be Felt With The Heart.
Never Bend Your Head. Always Hold It High. Look The World Straight In The Eye.
The Only Thing Worse Than Being Blind Is Having Sight But No Vision.
Everything Has Its Wonders, Even Darkness And Silence, And I Learn, Whatever State I May Be In, Therein To Be Content.
Love Is Like A Beautiful Flower Which I May Not Touch, But Whose Fragrance Makes The Garden A Place Of Delight Just The Same.
All The World Is Full Of Suffering. It Is Also Full Of Overcoming.
Your Success And Happiness Lies In You. Resolve To Keep Happy, And Your Joy And You Shall Form An Invincible Host Against Difficulties.
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.
The Highest Result Of Education Is Tolerance.
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.
Walking With A Friend In The Dark Is Better Than Walking Alone In The Light.
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.
To Me A Lush Carpet Of Pine Needles Or Spongy Grass Is More Welcome Than The Most Luxurious Persian Rug.
We Could Never Learn To Be Brave And Patient, If There Were Only Joy In The World.
The Most Beautiful Things In The World Cannot Be Seen Or Even Touched, They Must Be Felt With The Heart.
Life Is An Exciting Business, And Most Exciting When It Is Lived For Others.
Once I Knew Only Darkness And Stillness... My Life Was Without Past Or Future... But A Little Word From The Fingers Of Another Fell Into My Hand That Clutched At Emptiness, And My Heart Leaped To The Rapture Of Living.
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.
The Most Pathetic Person In The World Is Someone Who Has Sight, But Has No Vision.
One Can Never Consent To Creep When One Feels An Impulse To Soar.
Knowledge Is Love And Light And Vision.
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.
Keep Your Face To The Sunshine And You Cannot See A Shadow.
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.
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.
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.
I Seldom Think About My Limitations, And They Never Make Me Sad. Perhaps There Is Just A Touch Of Yearning At Times; But It Is Vague, Like A Breeze Among Flowers.
Avoiding Danger Is No Safer In The Long Run Than Outright Exposure. The Fearful Are Caught As Often As The Bold.
Smell Is A Potent Wizard That Transports You Across Thousands Of Miles And All The Years You Have Lived.
What We Have Once Enjoyed We Can Never Lose. All That We Love Deeply Becomes A Part Of Us.
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.
Many People Know So Little About What Is Beyond Their Short Range Of Experience. They Look Within Themselves - And Find Nothing! Therefore They Conclude That There Is Nothing Outside Themselves Either.
Optimism Is The Faith That Leads To Achievement. Nothing Can Be Done Without Hope And Confidence.
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.
No Pessimist Ever Discovered The Secret Of The Stars, Or Sailed To An Uncharted Land, Or Opened A New Doorway For The Human Spirit.
What I Am Looking For Is Not Out There, It Is In Me.
True Happiness... Is Not Attained Through Self-gratification, But Through Fidelity To A Worthy Purpose.
People Do Not Like To Think. If One Thinks, One Must Reach Conclusions. Conclusions Are Not Always Pleasant.
It Is Hard To Interest Those Who Have Everything In Those Who Have Nothing.
It's Wonderful To Climb The Liquid Mountains Of The Sky. Behind Me And Before Me Is God And I Have No Fears.
I Can See, And That Is Why I Can Be Happy, In What You Call The Dark, But Which To Me Is Golden. I Can See A God-made World, Not A Manmade World.
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.
When We Do The Best That We Can, We Never Know What Miracle Is Wrought In Our Life, Or In The Life Of Another.
Faith Is The Strength By Which A Shattered World Shall Emerge Into The Light.
The Heresy Of One Age Becomes The Orthodoxy Of The Next.
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.
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.
Instead Of Comparing Our Lot With That Of Those Who Are More Fortunate Than We Are, We Should Compare It With The Lot Of The Great Majority Of Our Fellow Men. It Then Appears That We Are Among The Privileged.
Self-pity Is Our Worst Enemy And If We Yield To It, We Can Never Do Anything Wise In This World.
Of All The Senses, Sight Must Be The Most Delightful.