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#1. I hung about the dangerous frontier of "guess," avoiding with infinite trouble to myself and others the broad valley of reason. - Author: Helen Keller
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#2. Making a mistake is falling down; failure is not getting up again. - Author: Helen Keller
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#3. Happiness is a state of mind, and depends very little on outward circumstances. - Author: Helen Keller
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#4. We should not think of conversion as the acceptance of a particular creed, but as a change of heart. - Author: Helen Keller
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#5. Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows. - Author: Helen Keller
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#6. When all you can feel are the shadows, turn your face towards the sun. - Author: Helen Keller
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#7. What I'm looking for is not out there, it is in me. - Author: Helen Keller
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#8. The continued lynchings and other crimes against negroes, whether in New England or the South, and unspeakable political exponents of white supremacy, according to all recorded history, augur ill for America's future. - Author: Helen Keller
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#9. I rejoice to live in such a splendidly disturbing time! - Author: Helen Keller
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#10. While the right friends are near us, we feel that all is well. Our everyday life blossoms suddenly into bright possibilities. - Author: Helen Keller
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#11. That the sky is brighter than the earth means little unless the earth itself is appreciated and enjoyed. Its beauty loved gives the right to aspire to the radiance of the sunrise and sunset. - Author: Helen Keller
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#12. I feel the delightful, velvety texture of a flower, and discover its remarkable convolutions; and something of the miracle of Nature is revealed to me. - Author: Helen Keller
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#13. The world is sown with good; but unless I turn my glad thoughts into practical living and till my own field. I cannot reap a kernel of the good. - Author: Helen Keller
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#14. No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right. - Author: Helen Keller
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#15. Optimism, then, is a fact within my own heart. But as I look out upon life, my heart meets no contradiction. The outward world justifies my inward universe of good. - Author: Helen Keller
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#16. To keep on trying in spite of disappointment and failure is the only way to keep young and brave. Failures become victories if they make us wise-hearted. - Author: Helen Keller
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#17. My optimism is grounded in two worlds, myself and what is about me. I demand that the world be good, and lo, it obeys. I proclaim the world good, and facts range themselves to prove my proclamation overwhelmingly true. - Author: Helen Keller
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#18. Some of the most significant discoveries in modern science owe their origin to the imagination of men who had neither accurate knowledge nor exact instruments to demonstrate their beliefs. - Author: Helen Keller
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#19. One must envision the higher life and behave as if it were a fact before it can unfold. - Author: Helen Keller
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#20. The infinite wonders of the universe are revealed to us in exact measure as we are capable of receiving them. The keenness of our vision depends not on how much we can see, but on how much we feel. - Author: Helen Keller
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#21. I have heard of the stars, of the play of light on the waves
these i would like to see
but far more than sight
i wish for my ears to be opened
the voice of a friend
the imaginations of mozart
life without these is darker by far
than blindness - Author: Helen Keller
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#22. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. - Author: Helen Keller
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#23. What a joy it is to feel the soft, springy earth under my feet once more, to follow grassy roads that lead to ferny brooks where I can bathe my fingers in a cataract of rippling notes, or to clamber over a stone wall into green fields that tumble and roll and climb in riotous gladness! - Author: Helen Keller
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#24. I found that of the senses, the eye is the most superficial, the ear the most arrogant, smell the most voluptuous, taste the most superstitious and fickle, touch the most profound and the most philosophical. - Author: Helen Keller
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#25. One's life story cannot be told with complete veracity. A true autobiography would have to be written in states of mind, emotions, heartbeats, smiles and tears; not in months and years, or physical events. Life is marked off on the soul by feelings, not by dates ... - Author: Helen Keller
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#26. It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui. - Author: Helen Keller
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#27. The bible gives me a deep comforting sense that (things seen are temporal,and things unseen are eternal. - Author: Helen Keller
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#28. I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace. - Author: Helen Keller
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#29. The test of a democracy is not the magnificence of buildings or the speed of automobiles or the efficiency of air transportation, but rather the care given to the welfare of all the people. - Author: Helen Keller
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#30. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. - Author: Helen Keller
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#31. He makes you feel that if you only had a little more time, you, too, might be an inventor. - Author: Helen Keller
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#32. If we believe that the sun and moon hang in the sky for our delight, there will be joy upon the hills and gladness in the fields. - Author: Helen Keller
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#33. The greatest tragedy in life is people who have sight but no vision. - Author: Helen Keller
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#34. We can decide to let our trials crush us, or we can convert them to new forces of good. - Author: Helen Keller
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#35. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. - Author: Helen Keller
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#36. We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world - Author: Helen Keller
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#37. In college there is no time to commune with one's thoughts. One goes to college to learn, it seems, not to think. When one enters the portals of learning, one leaves the dearest pleasures - solitude, books and imagination - outside with the whispering pines. I - Author: Helen Keller
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#38. No nation is wise enough to rule another. - Author: Helen Keller
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#39. A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships. - Author: Helen Keller
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#40. Anything I have ever done that was ultimately worthwhile, initially scare me to death! - Author: Helen Keller
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#41. So imagination crowns the experience of my hands. And they learned their cunning from the wise hand of another, which, itself guided by imagination, led me safely in paths that I knew not, made darkness light before me, and made crooked ways straight. - Author: Helen Keller
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#42. Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction! Be heroes in an army of construction! - Author: Helen Keller
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#43. When one reads hurriedly and nervously, having in mind written tests and examinations, one's brain becomes encumbered with a lot of bric-a-brac for which there seems to be little use. - Author: Helen Keller
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#44. Under softest touch hides treacherous claws. - Author: Helen Keller
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#45. I regard philanthropy as a tragic apology for wrong conditions under which human beings live ... - Author: Helen Keller
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#46. Silence sits immense upon my soul. Then comes hope with a smile and whispers, "There is joy in self-forgetfulness. - Author: Helen Keller
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#47. Our worst foes are not belligerent circumstances, but wavering spirits ... - Author: Helen Keller
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#48. No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit. - Author: Helen Keller
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#49. Literature is my Utopia - Author: Helen Keller
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#50. What does this beauty or than music mean to you? You cannot see the waves rolling up the beach or hear their roar. What do they mean to you?' In the most evident sense they mean everything. I cannot fathom or define their meaning any more than I can fathom or define love or religion or goodness. - Author: Helen Keller
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#51. What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, For all that we love deeply becomes a part of us. - Author: Helen Keller
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#52. I have never believed that my limitations were in any sense punishments or accidents. If I had held such a view, I could never have expected the strength to overcome them. - Author: Helen Keller
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#53. The true test of a character is to face hard conditions with the determination to make them better. - Author: Helen Keller
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#54. Friends create the world anew each day.
Without their loving care, courage would not
suffice to keep heartsstrong for life. - Author: Helen Keller
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#55. We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough. - Author: Helen Keller
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#56. Smell is a fallen angel. - Author: Helen Keller
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#57. No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it. - Author: Helen Keller
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#58. No loss by flood and lightning, no destruction of cities and temples by the hostile forces of nature, has deprived man of so many noble lives and impulses as those which his intolerance has destroyed. - Author: Helen Keller
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#59. The human being is born with an incurable capacity for making the best of things. - Author: Helen Keller
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#60. The only real blind person at Christmas time is he who has not Christmas in his heart. - Author: Helen Keller
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#61. All truth goes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Then it is violently opposed. Finally, it is accepted as self-evident. Facts are stubborn, and refusal to accept them does not avoid their inexorable effects-the tragic consequences are now upon us - Author: Helen Keller
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#62. The worst thing in the world is not to be born blind, but to be born with sight, and yet have no vision. - Author: Helen Keller
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#63. Virgil is serene and lovely like a marble Apollo in the moonlight; Homer is a beautiful, animated youth in the full sunlight with the wind in his hair. - Author: Helen Keller
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#64. I do not remember a time since I have been capable of loving books that I have not loved Shakespeare. - Author: Helen Keller
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#65. It is not possible to refer a complex difficulty to a single cause. - Author: Helen Keller
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#66. I do not like the world as it is; so I am trying to make it a little more as I want it. - Author: Helen Keller
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#67. It is better to have no sight than it is to have no vision. - Author: Helen Keller
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#68. When you lose your vision, you lose contact with things. When you lose your hearing, you lose contact with people. - Author: Helen Keller
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#69. My friends have made the story of my life. - Author: Helen Keller
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#70. People with disabilities not only need to be given lives, they need to be given lives worth living. (paraphrased, not a direct quote)) - Author: Helen Keller
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#71. Ignorance, poverty, and greed must disappear so that light can prevail in all places. - Author: Helen Keller
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#72. To be blind is bad, but worse is to have eyes and not see. - Author: Helen Keller
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#73. The highest thinkers of the ages, the seers of the tribes and the nations, have been optimists. - Author: Helen Keller
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#74. The best educated human being is the one who understands most about the life in which he is placed. - Author: Helen Keller
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#75. To get Congress to do anything. - Author: Helen Keller
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#76. We cannot freely and wisely choose the right way for ourselves unless we know both good and evil. - Author: Helen Keller
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#77. The woman who works for a dollar a day has as much right as any other human being to say what the conditions of her work should be. - Author: Helen Keller
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#78. The saddest thing in life is people with sight, but without vision. - Author: Helen Keller
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#79. What is worse than having no sight is being able to see but having no vision. - Author: Helen Keller
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#80. Life is an adventure or nothing - Author: Helen Keller
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#81. 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. - Author: Helen Keller
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#82. Good friends walk in when the old ones walk out. - Author: Helen Keller
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#83. Oh, you think the darkness is your ally, but you merely adopted the dark. I was born in it. Molded by it. - Author: Helen Keller
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#84. The chief handicap of the blind is not blindness, but the attitude of seeing people towards them. - Author: Helen Keller
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#85. Great poetry needs no interpreter other than a responsive heart. - Author: Helen Keller
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#86. The tragic side of many architectural enterprises is that they destroy natural beauties which are a priceless possession and cannot be replaced. - Author: Helen Keller
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#87. What do I consider a teacher should be? One who breathes life into knowledge so that it takes new form in progress and civilization. - Author: Helen Keller
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#88. To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. - Author: Helen Keller
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#89. It is certain that I cannot always distinguish my own thoughts from those I read, because what I read becomes the very substance and text of my mind. - Author: Helen Keller
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#90. Worse than being blind would be to be able to see but not have any vision. - Author: Helen Keller
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#91. Joy is a spiritual element that gives vicissitudes unity and significance. - Author: Helen Keller
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#92. The attempt to suppress an idea has always and everywhere proved a failure. - Author: Helen Keller
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#93. I wonder what becomes of lost opportunities? Perhaps our guardian angel gathers them up as we drop them, and will give them back to us in the beautiful sometime when we have grown wiser, and learned how to use them rightly. - Author: Helen Keller
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#94. One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. - Author: Helen Keller
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#95. A bend in the road is not the end of the road ... Unless you fail to make the turn. - Author: Helen Keller
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#96. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. - Author: Helen Keller
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#97. I learned that it is possible for us to create light, sound and order within us no matter what calamity befall us in the outer world. - Author: Helen Keller
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#98. Silver is purified in fire and so are we. It is in the most trying times that our real character is shaped and revealed. - Author: Helen Keller
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#99. Trying to write is very much like trying to put a Chinese puzzle together. We have a pattern in mind which we wish to work out in words; but the words will not fit the spaces, or, if they do, they will not match the design. - Author: Helen Keller
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#100. When I try to classify my earliest impressions, I find that fact and fancy look alike across the years that link the past with the present. The woman paints the child's experience in her own fantasy. - Author: Helen Keller
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