50 Brilliant Helen Keller Quotes on Vision And Success

50 Brilliant Helen Keller Quotes on Vision And Success

Helen Keller in India“, by U.S. Embassy New Delhi, licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She was an American author, educator, disability rights advocate, and political activist. Helen lost her sight and hearing after a bout of illness at the age of nineteen months. At the age of seven, Helen met her first teacher Anne Sullivan who taught her reading and writing that made tremendous progress with her ability to communicate. She went to college and became the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. In her lifetime, she received many recognition of her accomplishments.

Helen Keller Quotes

“I trust, and nothing that happens disturbs my trust.”

HELEN KELLER, Optimism (1903)

“I have made my limitations tools of learning and true joy.”

HELEN KELLER, This Week Magazine (1960)

“One painful duty fulfilled makes the next plainer and easier.”

HELEN KELLER, The Story of My Life (ed. Bantam Classics, 2005) – ISBN: 9780553902051

“No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.”

HELEN KELLER, The Open Door (1957)
“It all comes to this: the simplest way to be happy is to do good.”

“I believe war is the inevitable fruit of our economic system.”

HELEN KELLER, The Open Door (1957)

“The bulk of the world’s knowledge is an imaginary construction.”

HELEN KELLER, The Five-sensed World (1910)

“So long as you can sweeten another’s pain, life is not in vain.”

HELEN KELLER, To Live, to Think, to Hope: Inspirational Quotes by Helen Keller (ed. Matthew Gordon, 2011) – ISBN: 9781466398085

“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.”

HELEN KELLER, Address to the American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf at Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8 July 1896), quoted in supplement to The Story of My Life
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.”

“It is not possible to refer to a complex difficulty to a single cause.”

HELEN KELLER, Out of the Dark (1914)

“It is with a kind of fear that I begin to write the history of my life.”

HELEN KELLER, Helen Keller: Selected Writings (ed. NYU Press, 2005) – ISBN: 9780814758298

“God himself is not secure, having given man dominion over his work.”

HELEN KELLER, The Open Door (ed. 1957)

“World peace will never come until the passion of supremacy is combated.”

HELEN KELLER, Helen Keller’s Journal (1938)
“The most beautiful world is always entered through imagination.”

“Joy is a spiritual element that gives vicissitudes unity and significance.”

HELEN KELLER, Helen Keller’s Journal (1938)

“Happiness is the final and perfect fruit of obedience to the laws of life.”

HELEN KELLER, Three Days to See (1933)

“Even more amazing than the wonders of Nature are the powers of the spirit.”

HELEN KELLER, To Live, to Think, to Hope: Inspirational Quotes by Helen Keller (ed. Matthew Gordon, 2011) – ISBN: 9781466398085

“It is hard to interest those who have everything in those who have nothing.”

HELEN KELLER, Helen Keller’s Journal (1938)
“Our worst foes are not belligerent circumstances, but wavering spirits.”

“The attempt to suppress an idea has always and everywhere proved a failure.”

HELEN KELLER, To Love This Life (2000)

“Everybody talks, nobody listens. Good listeners are as rare as white crows.”

HELEN KELLER, The Home Magazine (1935)

“There is no blindness more insidious, more fatal that this race for profit.”

HELEN KELLER, To Love This Life: Quotations by Helen Keller (2000)

“Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.”

HELEN KELLER, Out of the Dark (1914)
“Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.”

“Health in all lands is among the indispensable guarantees of human progress.”

HELEN KELLER, Helen Keller’s Journal (1938)

“Happiness is a state of mind, and depends very little on outward circumstances.”

HELEN KELLER, To Love This Life: Quotations by Helen Keller (2000)

“Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.”

HELEN KELLER, To Live, to Think, to Hope: Inspirational Quotes by Helen Keller (ed. Matthew Gordon, 2011) – ISBN: 9781466398085

“He who is content with what has been done is an obstacle in the path of progress.”

HELEN KELLER, Out of the Dark: Essays, Lectures, and Addresses (1907)
“A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.”

“Ignorance gives her confidence, and she is fearless from want of understanding.”

HELEN KELLER, Out of the Dark (1914)

“I believe in the immortality of the soul because I have within me immortal longings.”

HELEN KELLER, Midstream (1930)

“There is plenty of courage among us for the abstract but not enough for the concrete.”

HELEN KELLER, Let Us Have Faith (1940)

“I am thankful that in a troubled world no calamity can prevent the return of spring.”

HELEN KELLER, To Love This Life: Quotations by Helen Keller (2000)
“We could never learn to be brave and patient, of there were only joy in the world.”

“It is not possible for civilization to flow backward while there is youth in the world.”

HELEN KELLER, Midstream (1930)

“Surely there is no road of effort so steep but a loving deed may soften its harshness.”

HELEN KELLER, Helen Keller’s Journal (1938)

“We can decide to let our trials crush us, or we can convert them to new forces of good.”

HELEN KELLER, Light in My Darkness (ed. 1994)

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”

HELEN KELLER, We Bereaved (1929)
“We cannot freely and wisely choose the right way for ourselves unless we know both good and evil.”

“I find that fact and fancy look alike across the years that link the past with the present.”

HELEN KELLER, The Story of My Life: Top Biography (ed. 2015)

“I believe humility is a virtue, but I prefer not to use it unless it is absolutely necessary.”

HELEN KELLER, To Love This Life: Quotations by Helen Keller (2000)

“I regard philanthropy as a tragic apology for wrong conditions under which human beings live.”

HELEN KELLER, To Love This Life: Quotations by Helen Keller

“Poverty is the fundamental cause of most of the physical, moral and economic ills of humanity.”

HELEN KELLER, To Love this Life: Quotations (2000 edition), American Foundation for the Blind – ISBN: 9780891283478
“The best educated human being is the one who understands most about the life in which he is placed.”

“Happiness is like the mountain summit. It is sometimes hidden by clouds, but we know it is there.”

Helen Keller (1956)

“Faith is a mockery if it does not teach us that we can build a more complete and beautiful world.”

HELEN KELLER, To Love This Life: Quotations by Helen Keller (2000)

“No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.”

HELEN KELLER, Optimism (1903)

“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.”

HELEN KELLER, The Story of My Life (1902) ch. 22
“The best and most beautiful things in life cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.”

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