Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. In 1882, she fell ill and was struck blind, deaf and mute. Beginning in 1887, Keller’s teacher, Anne Sullivan, helped her make tremendous progress with her ability to communicate, and Keller went on to college, graduating in 1904. During her lifetime, she received many honors in recognition of her accomplishments.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight and no vision.
I’m not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.
Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.
I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
People don’t like to think, if one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.
Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.