Quotes by Helen Keller


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

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
– Helen Keller
A child must feel the flush of victory and the heart-sinking of disappointment before he takes with a will to the tasks distasteful to him and resolves to dance his way through a dull routine of textbooks.
– Helen Keller
As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.
– Helen Keller
As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.
– Helen Keller
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
– Helen Keller
Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction! Be heroes in an army of construction!
– Helen Keller
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
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
– Helen Keller
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
– Helen Keller
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.
– Helen Keller
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
– Helen Keller
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
– Helen Keller
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
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.
– Helen Keller
It gives me a deep comforting sense that things seen are temporal and things unseen are eternal.
– Helen Keller
It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
– Helen Keller
It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.
– Helen Keller
It is hard to interest those who have everything in those who have nothing.
– Helen Keller
It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length.
– Helen Keller