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SummaryHelen Keller was a famous Author from USA, who lived between June 27, 1880 and June 1, 1968. She became 87 years old.
BiographyHelen Adams Keller was a deafblind American author.
Keller is best known for his work for the blind and deaf-blind in both the U.S. and the rest of the world. And she is also known to have "broken out of the darkness" with the help of her teacher Anne Sullivan. She has also written many books about his thoughts and ideas. Helen Keller became quite quickly a symbol of blind and deafblind struggle for equal life with others - struggle to break out of loneliness. She stood as a role model for deaf-blind in the world. Her name is now associated with a variety of schools and centers for deaf-blind around the world. Deafblind world conference has also been named after her - "Helen Keller World Conference for the Deaf-Blind." The road leading to Eikholt center for deaf-blind in Konnerud in Drammen, also named after her: Helen Keller's way.
Zodiac etc.She is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 64 quotes who is written / told by Helen, under the main topics: Happiness, Death, Religion.
Related authors: Anne Sullivan
Source / external links:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Keller
Famous quotes by Helen Keller (64)
"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 that has been opened for us"
"It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears"
"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"
"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"
"To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug"
"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"
"True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose"
"No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right"
"My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious"
"There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his"
"Once I knew only darkness and stillness... my life was without past or future... but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living"
"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"
"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit"
"Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye"
"While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done"
"It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length"
"It is hard to interest those who have everything in those who have nothing"
"It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal"
"Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged"
"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"
"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"
"I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace"
"I can see, and that is why I can be happy, in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world"
"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"
"Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light"
"Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content"
"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"
"Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold"
"As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill"
"As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision"
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it"
"When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another"
"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us"
"We may have found a cure for most evils; but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all, the apathy of human beings"
"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"
"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"
"Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness"
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart"
"So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good"
"Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived"
"Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world"
"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"
"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"
"People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant"
"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence"
"Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same"
"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"
"Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others"
"Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood"