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Helen Keller
June 27, 1880 - June 1, 1968
Nationality: American
Category: Author
Subcategory: American Author

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


Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.


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.


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


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.


No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.


One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.


I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.


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.


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.


We may have found a cure for most evils; but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all, the apathy of human beings.


Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful.


There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.


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


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.


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.


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


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


We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.


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


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