Helen Keller Quotes

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

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

Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.

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.

I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do.

Each day comes to me with both hands full of possibilities.

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.

The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place.

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.

We are never really happy until we try to brighten the lives of others.

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

You will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles.

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.

Hold out your hands to feel the luxury of the sunbeams.

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.

The most beautiful world is always entered through imagination.

We, the people, are not free. Our democracy is but a name. We vote? What does that mean? It means we choose between Tweedledee and Tweedledum. We elect expensive masters to do our work for us, and then blame them because they work for themselves and for their class.

There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.

The living word awakened my soul, gave it light, hope, joy, set it free!

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.

Better to be blind and see with your heart, than to have two good eyes and see nothing.

No smile is as beautiful as the one that struggles through tears.

The danger of having the Constitution twisted and misconstrued to support vested interests and prejudices must be guarded against if American democracy is to maintain a progressive character.