Helen Keller

Birth: June 27, 1880 - Death June 01, 1968
Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. The story of Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, was made famous by Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, and its adaptations for film and stage, The Miracle Worker. Her birthplace in West Tuscumbia, Alabama, is now a museum and sponsors an annual "Helen Keller Day". Her June 27 birthday is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in Pennsylvania and, in the centenary year of her birth, was recognized by a presidential proclamation from Jimmy Carter.

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.

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

Relationships are like Rome — difficult to start out, incredible during the prosperity of the ‘golden age’, and unbearable during the fall. Then, a new kingdom will come along and the whole process will repeat itself until you come across a kingdom like Egypt… that thrives, and continues to flourish. This kingdom will become your best friend, your soul mate, and your love.

- Helen Keller

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

- Helen Keller

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much

- Helen Keller

A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.

- 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

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.

People don’t like to think, if one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.

- Helen Keller

Life is a succesion of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

- Helen Keller

Happiness does not come from without, it comes from within

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.

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.

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.

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

Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.

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