Helen Keller

Helen Keller

Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. A prolific author, Keller was well-traveled and outspoken in her convictions. A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World, she campaigned for women's suffrage, labor rights, socialism, antimilitarism, and other similar causes.

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

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.

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.

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.

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

Knowledge is love and light and vision.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something, and because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do something that I can do.

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

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

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

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

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.

Never give up, before giving your best in all what you face.

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.

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