Quotes by Helen Keller

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

  • “Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.”
    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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.”
    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
  • “As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”
    by Helen Keller
  • “Life is either a great adventure or nothing.”
    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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “The highest result of education is tolerance.”
    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
  • “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
  • “So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.”
    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 heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.”
    by Helen Keller

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