Helen Keller

1880 - 1968

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 darkness, experience, joy, limitations, and richness

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 (1880 - 1968)

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A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on knowledge, life, mathematics, and success

Now I feel as if I should succeed in doing something in mathematics, although I cannot see why it is so very important. . . . The knowledge doesn't make life any sweeter or happier, does it?

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

Source: The Story of My Life. 1903.

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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 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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A Quote by Helen Adams Keller

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

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