Quotes by Helen Keller

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

  • “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
  • “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”
    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
  • “The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.”
    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
  • “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
  • “No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.”
    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
  • “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
  • “As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.”
    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
  • “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.”
    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

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