Helen Keller

Author, Political Activist, Lecturer

June 27, 1880 - June 1, 1968

June 27, 1880 - June 1, 1968

Author, Political Activist, Lecturer


66 Greatest Quotes By Helen Keller

A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships. Helen Keller
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light. Helen Keller
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature. Helen Keller
Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. Helen Keller
Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow. Helen Keller
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. Helen Keller
Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. Helen Keller
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. Helen Keller
We betray ourselves into smallness when we think the little choices of each day are trivial. 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
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller
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. Helen Keller
Making a mistake is falling down; failure is not getting up again. Helen Keller
The true test of a character is to face hard conditions with the determination to make them better. Helen Keller
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace. . Helen Keller
To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. Helen Keller
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good. Helen Keller
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. Helen Keller
Better to be blind and see with your heart, than to have two good eyes and see nothing. Helen Keller
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. Helen Keller
We are never really happy until we try to brighten the lives of others. Helen Keller
People don’t like to think, if one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant. Helen Keller
The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place. Helen Keller
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world. Helen Keller
The power of effecting changes for the better is within ourselves, not in the favorableness of circumstances. Helen Keller
The highest result of education is tolerance. Helen Keller
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. Helen Keller
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. Helen Keller
The best things in life are unseen, thats why we close our eyes when we kiss, cry, and dream. Helen Keller
Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same. Helen Keller
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. Helen Keller
It is by fighting the limitations, temptations, and failures of the world that we reach our highest possibilities. Helen Keller
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content. Helen Keller
The living word awakened my soul, gave it light, hope, joy, set it free! Helen Keller
I believe that God is in me as the sun is in the colour and fragrance of a flower - the Light in my darkness, the Voice in my silence. Helen Keller
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
Happiness is like the mountain summit. It is sometimes hidden by clouds, but we know it is there. Helen Keller
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. Helen Keller
A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn. Helen Keller
One painful duty fulfilled makes the next plainer and easier. Helen Keller
You will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles. Helen Keller
For one wild, glad moment we snapped the chain that binds us to earth, and joining hands with the winds we felt ourselves divine. 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
Life is a succesion of lessons which must be lived to be understood. 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
Even if you have a problem, you don't need to be one. Helen Keller
Defeat is simply a signal to press onward. Helen Keller
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. Helen Keller
The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision. Helen Keller
We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world--the company of those who have known suffering. Helen Keller