Best quotes by the American Author Helen Keller

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.
  • motivational

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
  • carpe

We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.
  • motivational

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.
  • friend



The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart
  • anne

Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.
  • positive

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

The best way out is always through.
  • Problems

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.
  • strength

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 opened for us.
  • Happiness

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

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

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.
  • Things

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
  • Actions

We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.
  • Persistence

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

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.
  • inspirational

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

The highest result of education is tolerance.
  • Tolerance

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
  • Beauty

Smell is a potent wizard that transports us across thousands of miles and all the years we have lived.
  • Senses

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

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
  • Desires

I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
  • Peace

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

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

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

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

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
  • Prophecy

As selfishness and complaint pervert and cloud the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.
  • Selfishness


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Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
  • carpe

Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others
  • Life

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.
  • adventure

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

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.
  • adventure

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

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.
  • inspirational

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much
  • collaboration

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content
  • life

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Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.
  • motivational

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

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

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.
  • happy

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

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.
  • aggregate

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.
  • arrow

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.
  • advance

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

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

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Helen Keller happiness quotes

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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 opened for us.
  • Happiness

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

Many people have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
  • Happiness

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

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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.
  • strength

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

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

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

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Knowledge is love and light and vision.
  • knowledge

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

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

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

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The welfare of each is bound up in the welfare of all.
  • Teamwork

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

The most pathetic person in the world is some one who has sight but no vision.
  • dreams

Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.
  • sunshine



Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others
  • Life

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

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
  • refuse

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

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

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.
  • adventure

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.
  • happy

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.
  • sad

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

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
  • age

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.
  • between

What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, For all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
  • lily

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
  • character

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.
  • Difficulty

Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful.
  • Eyes

Many people have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
  • Happiness

Museums and art stores are also sources of pleasure and inspiration. Doubtless it will seem strange to many that the hand unaided by sight can feel action, sentiment, beauty in the cold marble; and yet it is true that I derive genuine pleasure from touching great works of art. As my finger tips trace line and curve, they discover the thought and emotion which the artist has portrayed.
  • Museums

When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
  • Opportunity

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

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

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

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

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

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.
  • apathy

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, 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.

We 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.
  • Apathy

I sometimes wonder if the hand is not more sensitive to the beauties of sculpture than the eye. I should think the wonderful rhythmical flow of lines and curves could be more subtly felt than seen. Be this as it may, I know that I can feel the heart-throbs of the ancient Greeks in their marble gods and goddesses.
  • Art

Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book-friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.
  • Books

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.
  • Character

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 not safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
  • Danger

I have often been asked, Do not people bore you? I do not understand quite what that means. I suppose the calls of the stupid and curious, especially of newspaper reporters, are always inopportune. I also dislike people who try to talk down to my understanding. They are like people who when walking with you try to shorten their steps to suit yours; the hypocrisy in both cases is equally exasperating.
  • Disability

College isn't the place to go for ideas.
  • Education

A child must feel the flush of victory and the heart-sinking of disappointment before he takes with a will to the tasks distasteful to him and resolves to dance his way through a dull routine of textbooks.
  • Education

I know that faith made my life possible and that of many others like me... Reason hardly warranted Anne Sullivan's attempt to transform a little half-human, half-animal, deaf-blind child into a complete human being. Neither science nor philosophy had set such a goal, but faith, the eye of love did. I did not know I had a soul. Then the God in a wise heart drew me out of nothingness with cords of human love and the life belt of language, and lo, I found myself. In my doubly shadowed world faith gives me a reason for trying to draw harmony out of a marred instrument. Faith is not a cushion for me to fall back upon; it is my working energy.
  • Faith

Knowledge is power. Rather, knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge -- broad, deep knowledge -- is to know true ends from false, and lofty things from low. To know the thoughts and deeds that have marked man's progress is to feel the great heartthrobs of humanity through the centuries; and if one does not feel in these pulsations a heavenward striving, one must indeed be deaf to the harmonies of life.
  • Knowledge

Now I feel as if I should succeed in doing something in mathematics, although I cannot see why it is so very important... The knowledge doesn't make life any sweeter or happier, does it?
  • Mathematics

God himself is not secure, having given man dominion over his work.
  • Security

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.
  • Tolerance

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.
  • Work

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.
  • Youth

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

Knowledge is love and light and vision.
  • knowledge

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.
  • aggregate

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.
  • death

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

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.
  • beating

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.
  • adventure

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

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.
  • apathy

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

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

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.
  • attained

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.
  • inspirational

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

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.
  • awkwardness

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.
  • arrow

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.
  • beyond

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

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

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

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.
  • advance

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.
  • religion

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

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.
  • among

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

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much
  • collaboration

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content
  • life

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.
  • indifference

As selfishness and complaint pervert and cloud the mind, so sex with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.
  • sex

Cut off as I am, it is inevitable that I should sometimes feel like a shadow walking in a shadowy world. When this happens I ask to be taken to New York City. Always I return home weary but I have the comforting certainty that mankind is real flesh and I myself am not a dream.
  • york

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

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


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