Quotes by Helen Keller

Quotes by Helen Keller (US blind & deaf educator (1880 – 1968))

  • “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.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “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.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “Life is either a great adventure or nothing.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “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.”
    by 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.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”
    by 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.”
    by 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.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “The highest result of education is tolerance.”
    by 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.”
    by 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.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.”
    by 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.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “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.”
    by 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.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “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.”
    by Helen Keller

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