Helen Keller

Helen Keller

Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. A prolific author, Keller was well-traveled and outspoken in her convictions. A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World, she campaigned for women's suffrage, labor rights, socialism, antimilitarism, and other similar causes.

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To me, a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.

Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.

Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged.

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.

As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.

The highest result of education is tolerance.

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

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.

While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.

I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times, but it is vague like a breeze among flowers.

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

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.

All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.

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

Science may have found a cure for most evils, but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.

Life is an exciting business and most exciting when it is lived for others.

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

No matter how dull or how mean or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.

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