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Helen Keller Quotes

(1880-1968), American Blind/Deaf Author, Lecturer, Amorist

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 the something that I can do.

Category: Action

We 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.

Category: Apathy

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

Category: Attitude

There is much in the Bible against which every instinct of my being rebels, so much that I regret the necessity which has compelled me to read it through from beginning to end. I do not think that the knowledge which I have gained of its history and sources compensates me for the unpleasant details it has forced upon my attention.

Category: Bible

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.

Category: Bible

What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.

Category: Blindness

My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence, and behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness.

Category: Blindness

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

Category: Character

College isn't the place to go for ideas.

Category: Colleges And Universities

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.

Category: Danger

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

Category: Desire

I have often been asked, ''Do not people bore you?'' I do not understand quite what that means. I suppose the calls of the stupid and curious, especially of newspaper reporters, are always inopportune. I also dislike people who try to talk down to my understanding. They are like people who when walking with you try to shorten their steps to suit yours; the hypocrisy in both cases is equally exasperating.

Category: Disability

When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.

Category: Effort

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

Category: Eyes

Many people have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

Category: Happiness