20 best Helen Keller quotes

quote about people and conclusions
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Helen was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Sadly, she lost her vision and the ability to hear. That happened due to, what people believe was, a scarlet fever. In spite the fact she couldn’t hear or see, she learned to write and communicate with people around her. Later on Helen become a major influence on the dealing and treatment of the deaf and blind people.
A highly inspirative person in my personal opinion. Just think about it, this lady couldn’t see or speak and yet she managed to get a proper education for herself and became very influential in the medicine field of treating blind and deaf people. Pretty big deal, if you ask me. There is a lot to be learned about life from her. Luckily we have a collection of her wise words.

After this short Helen Keller bio we’ll skip right to the point of this article, Helen Keller quotes! πŸ™‚

I give you a nice collection of quotes and sayings from Helen Keller. The list is not really sorted in any matter, in other words: it’s completely random. πŸ™‚ If you are a fan of Helen Keller, I’m sure you will enjoy these quotes. Just to break everything down, here is what I did: First I browsed the web to find some Helen Keller quotes I find interesting, than I compiled a list from what I found, and lastly I made picture quotes for you guys to enjoy. So, read through, enjoy, and share!


don't back down keep your head high

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

the world and all the suffering

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


about pesimists and discovery

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

helen on having no fears

It’s wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.

you can't see the shadow when looking at skies

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

Keller on knowledge being love and vision

Knowledge is love and light and vision.

What life is

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

on life and business

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

life could be an awesome adventure or nothing at all

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.

about love being a beautiful flower

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.

about true and real happiness

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.

on share of precious work

My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.

another quote on never bending your head

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

happiness is an indisputable right

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.

produce happiness before consuming it

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.

Helen Keller quote on senses and sight

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

quotation about self pitty

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

saying on impulse to soar

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

optimism hope and confidence

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

quote about people and conclusions

People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.