Helen Keller quotes

“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.”

— Helen Keller

“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.”

— Helen Keller

“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.”

— 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

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

— Helen Keller

“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.”

— Helen Keller

“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.”

— Helen Keller

“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.”

— Helen Keller

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

— Helen Keller

“Life is either a great adventure or nothing.”

— Helen Keller

“The highest result of education is tolerance.”

— Helen Keller

“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.”

— Helen Keller

“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.”

— Helen Keller

“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.”

— Helen Keller

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

— Helen Keller

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

— Helen Keller

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

— Helen Keller

“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

“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.”

— Helen Keller

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

— Helen Keller

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

— Helen Keller

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

— Helen Keller

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

— Helen Keller

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

— Helen Keller

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

— 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

“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

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

— Helen Keller

“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 Keller

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

— Helen Keller
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