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Small wisdom with Helen Adams Keller,

“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.”

~Helen Keller 


Helen Adams Keller was an American author, disability rights advocate, political activist and lecturer. Born in West Tuscumbia, Alabama, she lost her sight and hearing after a bout of illness at the age of nineteen months. 

Helen Keller - HISTORYAs an adult, Helen Keller was well-travelled, a prolific author, and politically outspoken. She lent her voice to the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World, as well as campaigning for women’s suffrage and civil rights.

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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”


~Helen Keller

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

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.”

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

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

“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.”Helen Keller (U.S. National Park Service)

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”

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

“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.”

“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.”

“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.”

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

“We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.”

“The highest result of education is tolerance.”

“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.”

“True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”

“Life is either a great adventure or nothing.”

“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.”

“So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.”This contains an image of: {{ pinTitle }}

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.”

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”

“When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”

“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.”

“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.”

“The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.”

Helen Keller: On the Subject of Love“Only Knowledge is love and light and vision.”

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

“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.”

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

“While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.”

“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.”

“The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were noHelen Keller | Helen keller facts, Helen keller, Pictures of helen keller limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.”

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

“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.”

“It is hard to interest those who have everything in those who have nothing.”

“It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.”

“Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful.”

“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.”

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

” All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.”

“I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.”

HELEN KELLER'S MOMENT“It’s wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.”

“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.”

“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.”

“People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.”

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

“Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.”

“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.”

“The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.”

“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.”

“What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.”

“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.”

“There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.”

“College isn’t the place to go for ideas.”

“It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, The Day Helen Keller Met Charlie Chaplin | Top Texas TEDx Motivational  Keynote Speaker based in SAN ANTONIObut it will advance its allotted length.

“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.”

“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.”

“No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.”

“Without My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

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“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.”

Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. These Helen Keller quotes reveal a life shaped by determination, optimism, and wisdom.

An unknown illness left her without sight and hearing when she was just 19 months old, but Keller went on to became the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

The story of Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan became widely known as a result of her autobiography The Story of My Life, and The Miracle Workerits adaptation for stage and screen.

Keller’s story of triumph over adversity, self-belief, and hope still inspires people today. So here are over 100 hopeful and inspiring Helen Keller quotes to get you inspired too.



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