Helen Keller. aka Helen Adams Keller

Helen
Keller. aka Helen Adams Keller
1880
1968

American Author, Political Activist, Social Reformer, Lecturer and Writer, first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Author Quotes

True happiness is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

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

With every friend I love who has been taken into the brown bosom of the earth a part of me has been buried there; but their contribution to my being of happiness, strength and understanding remains to sustain me in an altered world.

Truly I have looked into the very heart of darkness, and refused to yield to its paralyzing influence, but in spirit I am one of those who walk the morning. What if all dark, discouraging moods of the human mind come across my way as thick as the dry leaves of autumn? Other feet have traveled that road before me, and I know the desert leads to god as surely as the green, refreshing fields, and orchards.

What does this beauty or than music mean to you? you cannot see the waves rolling up the beach or hear their roar. What do they mean to you?' In the most evident sense they mean everything. I cannot fathom or define their meaning any more than I can fathom or define love or religion or goodness.

You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.

Trying to write is very much like trying to put a Chinese puzzle together. We have a pattern in mind which we wish to work out in words; but the words will not fit the spaces, or, if they do, they will not match the design.

What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.

You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere.

Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.

What is so sweet as to awake from a troubled dream and behold a beloved face smiling upon you? I love to believe that such shall be our awakening from earth to heaven. My faith never wavers that each dear friend I have lost is a new link between this world and the happier land beyond the morn. My soul is for the moment bowed down with grief when I cease to feel the touch of their hands or hear a tender word from them; but the light of faith never fades from the sky, and I take heart again, glad they are free. I cannot understand why anyone should fear death?Suppose there are a million chances against that one that my loved ones who have gone on are alive. What of it? I will take that one chance and risk mistake, rather than let any doubts sadden their souls, and find out afterward. Since there is that one chance of immortality, I will endeavor not to cast a shadow on the joy of the departed?Certainly it is one of our sweetest experiences that when we are touched by some noble affection or pure joy, we remember the dead most tenderly, and feel more powerfully drawn to them.

You will find a joy in overcoming obstacles.

Under softest touch hides treacherous claws.

What is true happiness? It's not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

Your success and happiness lie in you? Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.

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.

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

Your success and happiness lie within you. External conditions are the accidents of life, its outer trappings.

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.

When all you can feel are the shadows, turn your face towards the sun.

We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world--the company of those who have known suffering.

When I try to classify my earliest When I try to classify my earliest impressions, I find that fact and fancy look alike across the years that link the past with the present. The woman paints the child's experience in her own fantasy.

We can decide to let our trials crush us, or we can convert them to new forces of good

When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.

We can do anything we want as long as we stick to it long enough.

Author Picture
First Name
Helen
Last Name
Keller. aka Helen Adams Keller
Birth Date
1880
Death Date
1968
Bio

American Author, Political Activist, Social Reformer, Lecturer and Writer, first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom