87+ Best Helen Keller Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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. Profoundly inspirational Helen Keller quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Famous Helen Keller Quotes

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

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

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Helen Keller

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

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

Life is short and unpredictable. Eat the dessert first. Helen Keller

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Helen Keller

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

A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships. Helen Keller

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

We are never really happy until we try to brighten the lives of others. Helen Keller

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

Knowledge is love and light and vision. Helen Keller

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Helen Keller

Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful. Helen Keller

Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows. 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

Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost. Helen Keller

People don’t like to think, if one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant. Helen Keller

The most pathetic person in the world is some one who has sight but no vision. 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

What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, For all that we love deeply becomes a part of us. Helen Keller

You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear. Helen Keller

The highest result of education is tolerance. 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

Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. Helen Keller

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. 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

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

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

I take happiness very seriously. It is a creed, a philosophy and an objective. Helen Keller

What I’m looking for is not out there, it is in me. Hellen Keller

It all comes to this the simplest way to be happy is to do good. Helen Keller

People don’t like to think, if one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant. 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

A bend in the road is not the end of the road Unless you fail to make the turn. Helen Keller

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

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

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

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

When you lose your vision, you lose contact with things. When you lose your hearing, you lose contact with people. Helen Keller

Happiness does not come from without, it comes from within. Helen Keller

The highest result of education is tolerance. 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

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

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

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

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

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Helen Keller

Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. 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

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

For three things I thank God every day of my life: thanks that he has vouchsafed me knowledge of his works; deep thanks that he has set in my darkness the lamp of faith; deep, deepest thanks that I have another life to look forward to a life joyous with light and flowers and heavenly song. 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

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

I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do. Helen Keller

I believe that God is in me as the sun is in the colour and fragrance of a flower the Light in my darkness, the Voice in my silence. Helen Keller

The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place. Helen Keller

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

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what the sunflowers do. Helen Keller

The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. Helen Keller

Four things to learn in life To think clearly without hurry or confusion; To love everybody sincerely; To act in everything with the highest motives; To trust God unhesitatingly. Helen Keller

Self pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world. Helen Keller

Knowledge is love and light and vision. Helen Keller

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. Helen Keller

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. Hellen Keller

We are never really happy until we try to brighten the lives of others. Helen Keller

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

You will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles. Helen Keller

We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world the company of those who have known suffering. Helen Keller

A bend in the road is not the end of the road Unless you fail to make the turn. Helen Keller

We can do anything we want as long as we stick to it long enough. Hellen Keller

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

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

Better to be blind and see with your heart, than to have two good eyes and see nothing. Helen Keller

There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark. Helen Keller

A well educated mind will always have more questions than answers. Helen Keller

One painful duty fulfilled makes the next plainer and easier. 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

I wonder what becomes of lost opportunities? Perhaps our guardian angel gathers them up as we drop them, and will give them back to us in the beautiful sometime when we have grown wiser, and learned how to use them rightly. Helen Keller

Certainly I believe that God gave us life for happiness, not misery. Humanity, I am sure, will never be made lazy or indifferent by an excess of happiness. 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. Happiness should be a means of accomplishment, like health, not an end in itself. Helen Keller

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