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Born: 1880-06-27
Died: 1968-06-01

Helen Keller Biography

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
- Helen Keller
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Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
- Helen Keller
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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.
- Helen Keller
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College isn't the place to go for ideas.
- Helen Keller
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Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I am in, therein to be content.
- Helen Keller
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Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.
- Helen Keller
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Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
- Helen Keller
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Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.
- Helen Keller
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I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Helen Keller
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I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
- Helen Keller
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I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty and joy to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble.
- Helen Keller
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I look upon the whole world as my fatherland, and every war has to me the horror of a family fued.
- Helen Keller
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Is there anything worse than being blind? Yes, a man with sight and no vision.
- Helen Keller
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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.
- Helen Keller
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It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.
- Helen Keller
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Keep your eyes to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.
- Helen Keller
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Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.
- Helen Keller
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Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
- Helen Keller
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Knowledge is love and light and vision.
- Helen Keller
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Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security 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 exposure.
- Helen Keller
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Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.
- Helen Keller
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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.
- Helen Keller
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No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller
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Not the senses I have but what I do with them is my kingdom.
- Helen Keller
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One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller
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Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller
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People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
- Helen Keller
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Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller
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Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller
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Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything good in the world.
- Helen Keller
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Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousand of miles and all the years you have lived.
- Helen Keller
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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart.
- Helen Keller
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The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
- Helen Keller
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The highest result of education is tolerance.
- Helen Keller
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The world is full of suffering but it is also full of people overcoming it.
- Helen Keller
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The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
- Helen Keller
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There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.
- Helen Keller
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To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
- Helen Keller
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Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.
- Helen Keller
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We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
- Helen Keller
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When all you can feel are the shadows, turn your face towards the sun.
- Helen Keller
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When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
- Helen Keller
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When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller
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