Quotes by Helen Keller

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

  • “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
    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 an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.”
    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
  • “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.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
    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
  • “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”
    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
  • “Knowledge is love and light and vision.”
    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
  • “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
  • “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”
    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
  • “True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”
    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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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.”
    by Helen Keller

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