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!
("The Story of My Life")
More Quotes from Helen Keller:One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
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.
No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadow.
Every modern war has had its root in exploitation ... The Civil War was fought to decide whether the slaveholders of the South or the capitalists of the North should exploit the West. The Spanish-American War decided that the United States should exploit Cuba and the Philippines. The South African War decided that the British should exploit the diamond mines. The Russo-Japanese War decided that Japan should exploit Korea. The present war is to decide who shall exploit the Balkans, Turkey, Persia, Egypt, India, China, Africa. And we are whetting our sword to scare the victors into sharing the spoils with us. Now, the workers are not interested in the spoils they will not get any of them anyway.
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