Who Are You? Quotes from Helen Keller

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Helen Keller was a remarkable person. As a result of a severe childhood illness, Helen Keller lost her hearing and sight. Through the dedication and unshakable belief of Ann Sullivan, Helen’s teacher and companion, Helen learned to read Braille, became highly educated, and went on to live an inspiring life.

I have gathered a few quotes of Helen’s. Her common-sense observations are filled with simple, yet profound, wisdom. I think her words will stir you as they have stirred me.

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. Helen Keller

 

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. Helen Keller

 

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

 

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

 

What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me. Helen Keller

 

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

 

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

 

The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker. Helen Keller

 

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

 

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

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