Helen Keller Quotes

I thank God for my handicaps, for through them, I have found myself, my work, and my God.

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.

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.

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.

To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.

Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.

What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.

My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence, and behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness.

There is much in the Bible against which every instinct of my being rebels, so much that I regret the necessity which has compelled me to read it through from beginning to end. I do not think that the knowledge which I have gained of its history and sources compensates me for the unpleasant details […]

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