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40 Famous Helen Keller Quotes to Live Your Life On Own

American author and educator Helen Keller was deaf and blind. Her training and education are remarkable achievements in the education of people with severe limitations.

President Johnson honored Keller for her contributions to the women’s suffrage movement, and she became a global symbol of individual strength for both men and women.

40 Quotes by Helen Keller

Her autobiography The Story of My Life and its stage and film adaptation, The Miracle Worker, made Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan’s story well known. Check out our most popular Helen Keller Quotes below. She is an inspiration to not only the people with disability but to many other people.

15 Inspirational Quotes by Helen Keller

1. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.” ― Helen Keller

Inspirational Quotes by Helen Keller

2. “Happiness is the final and perfect fruit of obedience to the laws of life.” ― Helen Keller

3. “Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful.” ― Helen Keller

4. “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

5. “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

6. “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, For all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” — Helen Keller

7. “People don’t like to think, if one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.” ― Helen Keller

8. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world Straight in the eye.”  —Hellen Keller

Inspirational Quotes by Helen Keller

9. “The highest result of education is tolerance.” ― Helen Keller

10. “No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.” — Helen Keller

11. “It all comes to this: the simplest way to be happy is to do good.” ― Helen Keller

12. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope.” ― Helen Keller

13. “Life is short and unpredictable. Eat the dessert first.” ― Helen Keller

14. “Everything has its wonders, even darkness, and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.” — Helen Keller

15. “A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.” ― Helen Keller

Quotes by Helen Keller

10 Quotes by Helen Keller on Life and Happiness

16. “Your success and happiness lie in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” ― Helen Keller

17. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” ― Helen Keller

18. “We are never really happy until we try to brighten the lives of others.” ― Helen Keller

19. “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller

20. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.” ― Helen Keller

21. “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

22. “Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow.” — Helen Keller

Quotes by Helen Keller on Life and Happiness

23. “We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.”— Helen Keller

24. “The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but no vision.” ― Helen Keller

25. “I take happiness very seriously. It is a creed, a philosophy and an objective.” ― Helen Keller

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26. “What I’m looking for is not out there, it is in me.” ― Helen Keller

27. “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” – Helen Keller

28. “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still, I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” — Helen Keller

29. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” ― Helen Keller

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30. “Knowledge is love and light and vision.” ― Helen Keller

31. “As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.” ― Helen Keller

32. “You cannot touch love…but you can feel the sweetness it pours into everything.”— Helen Keller

33. “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” ― Helen Keller

34. “A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.” — Helen Keller

35. “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.” ― Helen Keller

36. “Be happy with what you have while working towards what you want” — Helen Keller

37. “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” ― Helen Keller


38. “The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.” — Helen Keller

39. “Be happy with what you have while working for what you want.” ― Helen Keller

40. “When you lose your vision, you lose contact with things. When you lose your hearing, you lose contact with people.” ― Helen Keller

To Sum Up

She is a great force in our history because of her capacity to overcome every challenge in her way. She tried to figure out how she could communicate, first through touch and later through voice. She not only stands for hope but also for strength.

We hope these wise and lovely Helen Keller quotes have motivated you.

Gauri Singh Thakur
Gauri Singh Thakur

Hello Readers, I'm Gauri, graduated from Delhi University and have 3 years of experience as proficient content writer. I appreciate writing articles that help readers become better individuals.

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