Inspiring Quotes by Helen Keller

Inspiring Quotes by Helen Keller 


Helen Keller
American Author, Political Activist and Educator

Name: Helen Adams Keller (best known for accomplishing much despite being both deaf and blind)

Born: June 27, 1880, Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States

Died: June 1, 1968, Easton, Connecticut

Books: The Story of My Life, The World I Live In, Light in My Darkness, The song of the stone wall, etc.

Reading Books - The Story Of My Life 

Helen Keller Quotes

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


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


"The highest result of education is tolerance."

"Knowledge is love and light and vision."

"What I'm looking for is not out there, it is in me"

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

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

"Once I knew only darkness and 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."

"I believe that God is in me as the sun is in the colour and fragrance of a flower - the Light in my darkness, the Voice in my silence."


"The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision."

"Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness."

"Four things to learn in life: To think clearly without hurry or confusion; To love everybody sincerely; To act in everything with the highest motives; To trust God unhesitatingly."

"College isn't the place to go for ideas."

"Blindness separates people from things; deafness separates people from people."

"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there is a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."

"Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle."

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