American activist and author
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About Helen Keller
Helen Keller was an American author who is well-known, especially in her home state of Alabama, as the first person ever to earn a degree in Arts (Radcliffe College) while having next to nothing in the ability to hear or see, thanks to the incredible guidance of her equally visually-impaired teacher, Anne Sullivan. She was one of the first members in the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame. Some of her writings include The Story of My life (1903), The World I Live In (1908), and My Religion (1927).
Keller was also a known political activist who frequently campaigned for people with disabilities, labor rights, birth control, women’s right to vote, and she was also a pacifist. She was a member of the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World.
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Famous quotes by Helen Keller
Alone we can do so little together we can do so much.Helen Keller
As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.Helen Keller
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.Helen Keller
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.Helen Keller
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.Helen Keller
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.Helen Keller
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.Helen Keller
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.Helen Keller
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
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.Helen Keller
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
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.Helen Keller
It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.Helen Keller
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.Helen Keller
Knowledge is love and light and vision.Helen Keller
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.Helen Keller
Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.Helen Keller
Life is either a great adventure or nothing.Helen Keller
Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.Helen Keller
Many people know so little about what is beyond their short range of experience. They look within themselves - and find nothing! Therefore they conclude that there is nothing outside themselves either.Helen Keller
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.Helen Keller
My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.Helen Keller
No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.Helen Keller
No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.Helen Keller
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.Helen Keller
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.Helen Keller
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.Helen Keller
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
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.Helen Keller
Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought!Helen Keller
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.Helen Keller
The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.Helen Keller
The highest result of education is tolerance.Helen Keller
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
To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.Helen Keller
True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.Helen Keller
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.Helen Keller
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.Helen Keller
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.Helen Keller
What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.Helen Keller
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.Helen Keller
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.Helen Keller
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.Helen Keller
Helen Keller's Popularity
Helen Keller was a famous American activist and author, who was born on June 27, 1880. As a person born on this date, Helen Keller is listed in our database as the 1st most popular celebrity for the day (June 27) and the 1st most popular for the year (1880).
People born on June 27 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. Helen Keller is the 54th most popular Cancer.
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