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Helen Keller

Helen Adams Keller was an American writer and social activist; an illness at the age of 19 months left her deaf and blind
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A man can't make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree.

Helen Keller

College isn't the place to go for ideas.

Helen Keller

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.

Helen Keller

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.

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

Knowledge is love and light and vision.

Helen Keller

When one door of happiness closes another opens; but we often look so long at the closed one that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

Helen Keller

Keep your eyes to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.

Helen Keller

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.

Helen Keller

Not the senses I have but what I do with them is my kingdom.

Helen Keller

No pessimest ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

Helen Keller

Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.

Helen Keller

When all you can feel are the shadows, turn your face towards the sun.

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

When one door of happiness closes, another one opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened to us.

Helen Keller

When one door of happiness closes, another one opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

Helen Keller

Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadow.

Helen Keller

When one door of happiness closes, another opens.

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

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

Helen Keller

Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.

Helen Keller
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