Helen Keller Top 10 Quotes


The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.

Helen Keller


So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.

Helen Keller (Midstream: My Later Life, 1937)


A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.

Helen Keller (The Simplest Way to be Happy, 1933)


What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. A sunset, a mountain bathed in moonlight, the ocean in calm and in storm - we see these, love their beauty, hold the vision to our hearts. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

Helen Keller (The Open Door, 1957)


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

Helen Keller (The Story of My Life, 1903)


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

Helen Keller


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

Helen Keller (The Story of My Life, 1903)


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.

Helen Keller (The Open Door, 1957)


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 which has been opened for us.

Helen Keller (We Bereaved, 1929)


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

Helen Keller (The Story of My Life, 1903)

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Helen Keller Biography

Born: June 27, 1880
Died: June 1, 1968

Helen Keller was an American author, activist and educator. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Notable Works

The Story of My Life (1903)
My Religion
The Open Door (1957)

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