Best Quotes by American Author Helen Keller

Collection of famous quotes by American author Helen Keller.

Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

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Best Quotes by Helen Keller

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.

— Helen Keller

Alone we can do so little together we can do so much.

— Helen Keller

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.

— Helen Keller

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

— 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.

— Helen Keller

Life is an exciting business and most exciting when it is lived for others.

— 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.

— Helen Keller

The highest result of education is tolerance.

— 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.

— 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.

— 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.

— 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.

— Helen Keller

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

— Helen Keller

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

— Helen Keller

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.

— Helen Keller

So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart I shall say that life is good.

— 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.

— Helen Keller

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

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

So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart I shall say that life is good.

— 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.

— 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.

— 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.

— Helen Keller

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.

— 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.

— Helen Keller

True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

— 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.

— 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.

— Helen Keller

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

— Helen Keller

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

— Helen Keller

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

— Helen Keller

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

— 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.

— Helen Keller

Knowledge is love and light and vision.

— Helen Keller

Knowledge is love and light and vision.

— Helen Keller

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

— 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.

— Helen Keller

So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart I shall say that life is good.

— 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.

— Helen Keller

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.

— 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.

— Helen Keller

Life is an exciting business and most exciting when it is lived for others.

— Helen Keller

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

— 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.

— Helen Keller

As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.

— Helen Keller

Knowledge is love and light and vision.

— 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.

— 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.

— 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.

— Helen Keller

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

— Helen Keller

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.

— Helen Keller

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.

— 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.

— Helen Keller

We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.

— Helen Keller

I do not want the peace which passeth understanding I want the understanding which bringeth peace.

— 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.

— Helen Keller

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

I seldom think about my limitations and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times but it is vague like a breeze among flowers.

— Helen Keller

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

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

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

— 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.

— 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.

— Helen Keller

What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.

— 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.

— 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.

— Helen Keller

Strike against war for without you no battles can be fought!

— Helen Keller

My share of the work may be limited but the fact that it is work makes it precious.

— 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.

— Helen Keller

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