45 Inspirational Helen Keller Quotes On Love and Success


Helen Keller was an American author, lecturer, political activist, and the first deaf-blind person who earned a degree in art. Helen was not born a deaf-blind person but at the age of 19 months due to an unknown illness, she became deaf-blind person. Her mother, at every step, tried to find different solutions to better her daughter’s condition. She never uses her condition as an excuse in achieving different goals. Her life is itself a motivation that inspires her to work hard or even harder to leave a great impression on the world.

She attended Harvard University and after that, she joined American Foundation for the Blind where she became an advocate of vision loss. Under her name, she wrote 14 books and a number of speeches and essays on different subjects. Her autobiography, “The Story of My Life” was adapted as a play by William Gibson and later adapted as a film under the name, “The Miracle Worker”.

So, without wasting time let’s get deep dive into Helen Keller quotes.

Helen Keller Powerful Quotes which might Inspire you to live life with a purpose.

#1.“We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.” – Helen Keller

#2.“I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do.” – Helen Keller

#3.“Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.” – Helen Keller

#4.“Great poetry needs no interpreter other than a responsive heart.” – Helen Keller

#5.“The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but no vision.” – Helen Keller

#6.“I believe humility is a virtue, but I prefer not to use it unless it is absolutely necessary.” Helen Keller

#7.“Education should train the child to use his brains, to make for himself a place in the world and maintain his rights even when it seems that society would shove him into the scrap-heap.” – Helen Keller

#8.“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.” – Helen Keller

#9.“Every child has a right to be well-born, well-nurtured and well-taught, and only the freedom of woman can guarantee him this right.” – Helen Keller

#10.“I am thankful that in a troubled world no calamity can prevent the return of spring.” – Helen Keller

#11.“People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.” – Helen Keller

#12.“Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.” – Helen Keller

#13.“Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of human beings.” – Helen Keller

#14.“The highest result of education is tolerance.” – Helen Keller

#15.“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

#16.“I think the degree of a nation’s civilisation may be measured by the degree of enlightenment of its women.” – Helen Keller

#17.“As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.” – Helen Keller

#18.“A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.” – Helen Keller

#19.“Four things to learn in life: To think clearly without hurry or confusion; To love everybody sincerely; To act in everything with the highest motives; To trust God unhesitatingly.” – Helen Keller

#20.“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” – Helen Keller

#21.“Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.” – Helen Keller

#22.“One painful duty fulfilled makes the next plainer and easier.” – Helen Keller

#23.“The chief handicap of the blind is not blindness, but the attitude of seeing people towards them.” – Helen Keller

#24.“I believe that God is in me as the sun is in the color and fragrance of a flower – the Light in my darkness, the Voice in my silence.” – Helen Keller

#25.“If we do not like our work, and do not try to get happiness out of it, we are a menace to our profession as well as to ourselves.” – Helen Keller

#26.“The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.” – Helen Keller

#27.“We are never really happy until we try to brighten the lives of others.” – Helen Keller

#28.“We may have found a cure for most evils; but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all, the apathy of human beings.” – Helen Keller

#29.“No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.” – Helen Keller

#30.“Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.” – Helen Keller

#31.“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.” – Helen Keller

#32.“I can see, and that is why I can be happy, in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world.” – Helen Keller

#33.“There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.” – Helen Keller

#34.“Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained.” – Helen Keller

#35.“All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.” – Helen Keller

#36.“Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.” – Helen Keller

#37.“I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.” Helen Keller

#38.“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.” – Helen Keller

#39.“We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.” – Helen Keller

#40.“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” – Helen Keller

#41.“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” – Helen Keller

#42.“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller

#43.“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller

#44.“My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.” – Helen Keller

#45.“What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.” – Helen Keller

Final Words

Helen Keller was an advocate of self-belief, disabled people, life’s purpose, and woman’s empowerment. She never allowed her disability as an excuse. This lady has inspired millions during her lifetime and she is still doing it through her books and words.