Helen Keller Quotes (124 Quotes)

    As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.

    Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.

    The country is governed for the richest, for the corporations, the bankers, the land speculators, and for the exploiters of labor

    Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.

    A child . . . must feel the flush of victory and the heart-sinking of disappointment before he takes with a will to the tasks distasteful to him and resolves to dance his way through a dull routine of textbooks.

    We cannot freely and wisely choose the right way for ourselves unless we know both good and evil.

    I am just as deaf as I am blind. The problems of deafness are deeper and more complex, if not more important than those of blindness. Deafness is a much worse misfortune. For it means the loss of the most vital stimulus -- the sound of the voice that brings language, sets thoughts astir, and keeps us in the intellectual company of man.

    Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.

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

    What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.

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

    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.

    We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.

    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.

    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.

    Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves.

    Resolve to keep happy, and your joy shall form an invincible host against difficulty.

    Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

    I have always thought it would be a blessing if each person could be blind and deaf for a few days during his early adult life. Darkness would make him appreciate sight silence would teach him the joys of sound.

    Life is either a great adventure or nothing.

    Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

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

    There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.

    To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.

    The welfare of each is bound up in the welfare of all.

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

    Doubt and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination, which the steadfast heart will conquer, and the large mind will transcend.

    Museums and art stores are also sources of pleasure and inspiration. Doubtless it will seem strange to many that the hand unaided by sight can feel action, sentiment, beauty in the cold marble and yet it is true that I derive genuine pleasure from touch.

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