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Quotes By Helen Keller

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DOB
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27-06-1880
DOD
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1-06-1968

Prolific writer Helen Keller's inspiring story continues impress many. With the help of her teacher and friend Anne Sullivan she learnt to communicate through finger-spelling, lip-reading, reading Braille and even using a typewriter. Not only that she became one of the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. She was friends with many eminent people of the time including author Mark Twain and inventor Alexander Graham Bell. Here is a story where Mark Twain recounts the first time he met Helen.

A group of 12-15 people had gathered at Mark's friend's place and it so happened that fourteen-year-old Helen was also invited. The hosts introduced her to the guests one by one. Mark noted that after shaking each of their hands, Helen would lay her fingers slightly against the lips of Anne, who in turn would speak the name of the guest. When she found a name difficult, Miss Sullivan would use her fingers to spell it on Helen's hand.

After the pleasantries were exchanged and everyone settled, someone asked if Helen would be able to discriminate among them just by feeling their hands and how would she remember the feel of everyone's palm. To this Miss Sullivan replied, "Oh she will have no difficulty about that." Curious to see how such a thing was possible they decided to test Helen's ability and everyone approached her one by one and shook her hands. The deaf and blind teenager girl surprised all as she spoke the name of each individual correctly without any hesitation.

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

- 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

People don′t like to think, if one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.

- Helen Keller

Literature is my Utopia

- 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

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

- Helen Keller

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

- Helen Keller

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

- Helen Keller

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

- The Open Door , Helen Keller

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.

- Helen Keller

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

- 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

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

- The Story of My Life , Helen Keller

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

- 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

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.

- Helen Keller

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

- Helen Keller

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

- Helen Keller

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.

- Helen Keller

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.

- The Story of My Life , 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

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

- Helen Keller

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

- Helen Keller

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

- Helen Keller

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

- 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

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

- Helen Keller

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

- Helen Keller

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

- 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

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

Knowledge is love and light and vision.

- The Story of My Life , Helen Keller

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

- Helen Keller

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.

- Helen Keller

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

- Helen Keller

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

- Helen Keller

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