Quotes on world & life:
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but no vision.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
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.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
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.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
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.
People don’t like to think, if one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.
“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.”
Quotes on love and happiness:
Happiness is the final and perfect fruit of obedience to the laws of life.
A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.
We are never really happy until we try to brighten the lives of others.
I take happiness very seriously. It is a creed, a philosophy and an objective.
It all comes to this: the simplest way to be happy is to do good.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful.
As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Hellen Keller, an American author and political activist, was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Keller was 19 months old when she contracted an unknown illness that left her both deaf and blind. Later, Anne Sullivan, herself visually impaired, became an instructor of a six-year-old Keller. It changed Keller’s life, and she went on to earn her graduate degree from Harvard University.
Keller was a world-famous speaker and author. She advocated for people with disabilities and numerous other causes. Keller travelled to twenty-five different countries to give motivational speeches about Deaf people’s conditions. In 1915, together with George A. Kessler, she founded the Helen Keller International organization that is devoted to research in vision, nutrition, and health.
Keller published 12 books and several articles. In 1903, at the age of 22, she published her autobiography, The Story of My Life. The book recounts the story of her life up to age 21.
In 1999, Keller was mentioned in Gallup’s list of Most Widely Admired People of the 20th century. In 1980, a stamp was issued by the United States Postal Service depicting Keller and Sullivan, to mark the centennial of Keller’s birth.