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Helen Keller quotes

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.

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

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.

Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.

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

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.

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.

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