Lady without eyes but with vision: Helen Keller

Lady without eyes but with vision: 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 with the heart.

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.

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

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

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

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

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

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.

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.

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.

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.

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.

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

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.

The highest result of education is tolerance.

When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.

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

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

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

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.

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

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.

We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.

Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything good in the world.

The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.

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.

The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.

What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.

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

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.

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

Knowledge is love and light and vision.

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

Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.

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.

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

It’s wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.

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

People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.


thank God for my handicaps, for through them, I have found myself, my work and my God.

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.

There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.

College isn’t the place to go for ideas.

Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.

While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.

Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.

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

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

Use her quotes liberally in GS ethics paper :blush:
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