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  • For one wild, glad moment we snapped the chain that bind us to earth, and joining hands with the winds we felt ourselves divine.
    (Helen Keller, "The Story of My Life")

  • Great poetry needs no interpreter other than a responsive heart.
    (Helen Keller, "The Story of My Life")

  • I am conscious of a soul-sense that lifts me above the narrow, cramping circumstances of my life. My physical limitations are forgotten- my world lies upward, the length and the breadth and the sweep of the heavens are mine!
    (Helen Keller, "The Story of My Life")

  • I wonder what becomes of lost opportunities? Perhaps our guardian angel gathers them up as we drop them, and will give them back to us in the beautiful sometime when we have grown wiser, and learned how to use them rightly.
    (Helen Keller, "The Story of My Life")

  • It is so pleasant to learn about new things. Every day I find how little I know, but I do not feel discouraged since God has given me an eternity in which to learn more.
    (Helen Keller, "The Story of My Life")


  • One painful duty fulfilled makes the next plainer and easier.
    (Helen Keller, "The Story of My Life")

  • There are moments when I feel that the Shylocks, the Judases, and even the Devil are broken spokes in the great wheel of good which shall in due time be mad whole.
    (Helen Keller, "The Story of My Life")

  • Trying to write is very much like trying to put a Chinese puzzle together. We have a pattern in mind which we wish to work out in words; but the words will not fit the spaces, or, if they do, they will not match the design.
    (Helen Keller, "The Story of My Life")

  • 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.
    (Helen Keller, "The Story of My Life")

  • It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length.
    (Helen Keller)

  • When one door of happiness closes, another opens.
    (Helen Keller)

  • Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.
    (Helen Keller)

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

  • It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
    (Helen Keller)

  • The hands of those I meet are dumbly eloquent to me. The touch of some hands is an impertinence. I have met people so empty of joy, that when I clasped their frosty finger-tips, it seemed as if I were shaking hands with a northeast storm.
    (Helen Keller)


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