Helen Keller Quotes
Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.
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 believe in immortality of the soul because I have within me immortal longings.
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 opened for us.
College isn't the place to go for ideas.
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.
The world is full of suffering, but it is also full of the overcoming of it.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Sure, the world is full of trouble. But, as long as we have people undoing trouble, we have a pretty good 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. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
We can do anything we want if we stick to it long enough.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
Many people have the wrong idea about what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
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.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
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.
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