Top 50 Helen Keller Quotes

Helen Keller was an American author and political activist in the early 20th century.  Helen was deaf-blind but that did not stop her from motivating and inspiring others as she campaigned for women’s suffrage, socialism and labor rights.  Below are 50 of Helen Keller’s best inspirational and motivational Quotes.

“Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought!”

“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.”

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

“The highest result of education is tolerance.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

“Life is either a great adventure or nothing.”

“So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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.”

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

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

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

“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.”

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

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

“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.”

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

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

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

“Knowledge is love and light and vision.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

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

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

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

“My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.”

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

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