Helen Keller Quotes

78 Helen Keller Quotes to inspire you to never give up

Helen Keller Quotes are more than just inspiring quotations. Her words of wisdom are carved in the every corner of my heart. I read them again and again to remind myself that anything is possible if you have faith and work hard enough. Helen’s life is synonym to perseverance.  Not only Helen Keller quotes, even her biography will make you energized when you feel to give up or quit while facing problems in life.

Helen Keller was a prominent personality of the 20th century. She was an American author, lecturer, political activist, humanitarian figure, advocate for the blind & deaf and co-founder of the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union). She earned a long list of honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964, election to the Women’s Hall of Fame in 1965, and numerous honorary degrees from universities around the world.

About Helen Keller

Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama in 1880; she was a confident and happy baby, precociously starting to talk at 6 months. Then, in February 1882, she lost her sight and hearing due to an unknown illness. As Keller wrote in her autobiography, The Story of My Life, “came the illness which closed my eyes and ears and plunged me into the unconsciousness of a new born.” She was only 19 months old at that time. Her family doctor called it “brain fever”.

Then, at the age to seven years, Keller met her miracle teacher Anne Mansfield Sullivan. Keller would later mark the day they met as her “Soul’s Birthday,” and the most significant moment in her life. Anne Sullivan helped her make tremendous progress with her ability to communicate. She learned to use her hands to interpret and connect with the world. Keller graduated from Radcliffe College in 1904 as the first blind/deaf person to obtain a Bachelors Degree.

Helen Adams Keller became one of America’s most inspirational figures of 20th Century. She lived her life with a fierce determination to not let her disabilities hold her back. She demonstrated perseverance through her lifelong struggle to perfect her oral and non-verbal communications skills, to her array of literary and academic achievements. Here are the top Helen Keller Quotes to inspire you to never give up

Helen Keller Quotes

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

Quotation Helen Keller

  1. “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

Helen Keller Inspiring Quotes

  1. “I wonder what becomes of lost opportunities? Perhaps our guardian angel gathers them up as we drop them, and will give them back to us in the beautiful sometime when we have grown wiser, and learned how to use them rightly.” ~ Helen Keller

Helen Keller quote

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

Helen Keller Quote

  1. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” ~ Helen Keller
  2. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~ Helen Keller
  3. “We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.” ~ Helen Keller
  4. “What I’m looking for is not out there, it is in me.” ~ Helen Keller
  5. “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” ~ Helen Keller
  6. “The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.” ~ Helen Keller

Inspiring Helen Keller Quotes

  1. “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” ~ Helen Keller
  2. “A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.” ~ Helen Keller
  3. “The best way out is always through.” ~ Helen Keller
  4. “Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” ~ Helen Keller
  5. “Believe. No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.” ~ Helen Keller
  6. “Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” ~ Helen Keller
  7. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” ~ Helen Keller
  8. “You cannot touch love but you can feel the sweetness it pours into everything.” ~ Helen Keller
  9. “When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.” ~ Helen Keller
  10. “While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.” ~ Helen Keller

Quote from Helen Keller

  1. “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” ~ Helen Keller
  2. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” ~ Helen Keller
  3. “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” ~ Helen Keller
  4. “Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.” ~ Helen Keller
  5. “The true test of a character is to face hard conditions with the determination to make them better.” ~ Helen Keller
  6. “The bulk of the world’s knowledge is an imaginary construction.” ~ Helen Keller
  7. “Faith is a mockery if it does not teach us that we can build a more complete and beautiful world.” ~ Helen Keller
  8. “One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.” ~ Helen Keller
  9. “We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world” ~ Helen Keller
  10. “The highest result of education is tolerance” ~ Helen Keller

Famous Helen Keller Quotes

  1. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.” ~ Helen Keller
  2. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”  ~ Helen Keller
  3. “I think the degree of a nation’s civilization may be measured by the degree of enlightenment of its women.” ~ Helen Keller
  4. “More than at any other time, when I hold a beloved book in my hand my limitations fall from me, my spirit is free.” ~ Helen Keller
  5. “People don’t like to think, if one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.” ~ Helen Keller
  6. “A bend in the road is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn.” ~ Helen Keller
  7. “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.” ~ Helen Keller
  8. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going” ~ Helen Keller
  9. “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.” ~ Helen Keller
  10. Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” ~ Helen Keller

Helen Keller Quotes

  1. “We are never really happy until we try to brighten the lives of others.” ~ Helen Keller
  2. “I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace.” ~ Helen Keller
  3. “The world is not moved only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.” ~ Helen Keller
  4. “While they were saying it couldn’t be done, it was done.” ~ Helen Keller
  5. “The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but no vision.” ~ Helen Keller
  6. “To keep on trying in spite of disappointment and failure is the only way to keep young and brave. Failures become victories if they make us wise-hearted.” ~ Helen Keller
  7. “What do I consider a teacher should be? One who breathes life into knowledge so that it takes new form in progress and civilization.” ~ Helen Keller
  8. “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.” ~ Helen Keller
  9. “Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world.” ~ Helen Keller
  10. “The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” ~ Helen Keller

Inspirational Helen Keller Quotes

  1. “The human being is born with an incurable capacity for making the best of things.” ~ Helen Keller
  2. “Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each others welfare, social justice can never be attained.” ~ Helen Keller
  3. “I rejoice to live in such a splendidly disturbing time!” ~ Helen Keller
  4. Great poetry needs no interpreter other than a responsive heart.” ~ Helen Keller
  5. “There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.” ~ Helen Keller
  6. “The most beautiful world is always entered through imagination.” ~ Helen Keller
  7. “If we do not like our work, and do not try to get happiness out of it, we are a menace to our profession as well as to ourselves.” ~ Helen Keller
  8. “True teaching cannot be learned from text-books any more than a surgeon can acquire his skill by reading about surgery.” ~ Helen Keller
  9. “I believe humility is a virtue, but I prefer not to use it unless it is absolutely necessary.” ~ Helen Keller
  10. “What a strange life I lead— a kind of Cinderella-life—half glitter in crystal shoes, half mice and cinders! But it is a wonderful life all the same.” ~ Helen Keller

Helen Keller Quotes

  1. “There is joy in self-forgetfulness. So I try to make the light in others’ eyes my sun, the music in others’ ears my symphony, the smile on others’ lips my happiness.” ~ Helen Keller
  2. “I believe that God is in me as the sun is in the color and fragrance of a flower – the Light in my darkness, the Voice in my silence.” ~ Helen Keller
  3. I am thankful that in a troubled world no calamity can prevent the return of spring.” ~ Helen Keller
  4. “Every child has a right to be well-born, well-nurtured and well-taught, and only the freedom of woman can guarantee him this right.” ~ Helen Keller
  5. Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.” ~ Helen Keller
  6. “I believe in the immortality of the soul because I have within me immortal longings.” ~ Helen Keller
  7. “So much has been given to me I have not time to ponder over that which has been denied.” ~ Helen Keller
  8. “We can do anything we want as long as we stick to it long enough.” ~ Helen Keller
  9. “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
  10. “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

Helen Keller Quotes

  1. “It all comes to this: the simplest way to be happy is to do good.” ~ Helen Keller
  2. “A person who is severely impaired never knows his hidden sources of strength until he is treated like a normal human being and encouraged to shape his own life.” ~ Helen Keller
  3. “Life is short and unpredictable. Eat the dessert first.” ~ Helen Keller
  4. “Happiness is the final and perfect fruit of obedience to the laws of life.” ~ Helen Keller
  5. “I take happiness very seriously. It is a creed, a philosophy and an objective.” ~ Helen Keller
  6. “Knowledge is love and light and vision.” ~ Helen Keller
  7. “Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful.” ~ Helen Keller
  8. “As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.” ~ Helen Keller

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  1. I read a quote from Hellen Keller when I was in elementary school. I reads ” education is to develop talents and personalities and stimulate us to use our faculties effectively’…Is this correct?

  2. Great share with amazing quotes of Helen Keller.
    Thanks for sharing her story too.
    Indeed she proved through here life the famous saying: “Disability is not a liability”
    Of course the history is filled with many such daring personalities, but I feel she occupies the first among them.
    Keep sharing
    Best Regards
    ~ Philip

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