Helen Keller Quotations

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

-Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security 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 exposure.

-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.

-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.

-We would never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.

-People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.

-No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars or sailed to an uncharted land or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.

-The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

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

-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…. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shove of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of the honest worker.

-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.

-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.

-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 man made world.

-Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn whatever state I am in, therin to be content.

-I thank God for my handicaps, for through them I have found myself, my work, and my God.

-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.

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

-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.
Helen Keller