Quotes by Helen Keller

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

  • “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “The highest result of education is tolerance.”
    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
  • “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
  • “No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.”
    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
  • “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.”
    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
  • “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
  • “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “Knowledge is love and light and vision.”
    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
  • “The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “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.”
    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
  • “So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.”
    by Helen Keller

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