Helen Keller

1880 - 1968

A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on luxury

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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 (1880 - 1968)

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A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on business and life

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

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

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A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on country, death, earth, home, life, and loneliness

We the living, should not think of the dead as lonely because if they could speak to us, they would say: "Do not weep for me, earth was not my true country, I was an alien there: I am at Home where everyone comes."

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

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A Quote by Helen Adams Keller

I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do.

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

Source: see Edward Everett Hale

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A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on blindness, church, deed, doubt, emptiness, faith, god, good, life, love, purpose, resignation, and sacrifice

Sick or well, blind or seeing, bond or free, we are here for a purpose and however we are situated, we please God better with useful deeds than with many prayers or pious resignation. The temple or church is empty unless the good of life fills it . . . holy if only . . . we offer the only sacrifices ever commanded-the love that is stronger than hate and the faith that overcometh doubt.

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

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A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on deed, happiness, heart, humanity, knowledge, life, and progress

Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge - broad deep knowledge - is to know true ends from false, and lofty things from low. To know the thoughts and deeds that have marked man's progress is to feel the great heart-throbs of humanity through the centuries; and if one does not feel in these pulsations a heavenward striving, one must indeed be deaf to the harmonies of life.

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

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A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on adventure, children, danger, experience, life, men, nature, security, and superstition

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 (1880 - 1968)

Source: The Open Door (1957)

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A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on apathy, evil, remedies, and science

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 (1880 - 1968)

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A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on certainty, cities, dreams, home, mankind, and world

Cut off as I am, it is inevitable that I should sometimes feel like a shadow walking in a shadowy world. When this happens I ask to be taken to New York City. Always I return home weary but I have the comforting certainty that mankind is real and I myself am not a dream.

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

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A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on justice and limitations

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 (1880 - 1968)

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