Helen Adams Keller (1880 – 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.
2110. I take happiness very seriously. It is a creed, a philosophy and an objective.
2111. Wherever a courageous soul rises, man is invincible.
2112. I try to increase the powers God has given me to see the best in everything and everyone, and make that best a part of my life.
2113. I rejoice in the consciousness that I can think, act and attain heaven.
2114. Long ago men fought and died for their faith; but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage - the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren and their rights of conscience.
2115. In literature, philosophy, religion and history I find the might witnesses to my faith.
2116. The Hindus believe in endurance, but not in resistance; therefore they have been subdued by strangers.
738. No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
739. True education combines intellect, beauty, goodness, and the greatest of these is goodness.
740. It is said that success is happiness. I think goodwill and service to all men are the true kind of happiness.
741. Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
742. 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.
743. Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another’s pain, life is not in vain.
560. There will never be another now - I'll make the most of today.
There will never be another me - I'll make the most of myself.
561. ”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.
563. 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.
564. The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
565. 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.
566. Even if you have a problem, you don't need to be one.
477. True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
478. I can see, and that is why I can be happy, in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world.
479. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
480. Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
481. Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
482. 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.
483. Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful.
92. The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
93. Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
94. Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
95. The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
96. The highest result of education is tolerance.
97. Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
98. What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
99. Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.