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Helen Keller Quotes

About Helen Keller

Helen Keller

Life: 1880 - 1968

Country: us flag America

Profession: Activist; Writer;

Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 - June 1, 1968) was an American author, activist and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to graduate from college. The story of how a remarkable teacher broke through the isolation the lack of language had imposed on the child, who blossomed as she learned to communicate, are staples of American folklore.

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Quotations

I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace.

~ Helen Keller

I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.

~ Helen Keller

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.

~ Helen Keller

It is not possible for civilization to flow backward while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance its allotted length.

~ Helen Keller

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

~ 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

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched ... but are felt in the heart.

~ Helen Keller

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

~ Helen Keller

I thank God for my handicaps, for through them, I have found myself, my work and my God.

~ Helen Keller

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

~ Helen Keller

My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence, and behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness.

~ Helen Keller

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

~ Helen Keller

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

~ Helen Keller

I believe in the immortality of the soul because I have within me immortal longings.

~ Helen Keller
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