Helen Keller’s original name Helen Adams Keller is one of the top-listed American authors. Apart from being a famous author, she was a great political activist and lecturer. She was the first physically-challenged deaf-blind person to get a graduate in Bachelors of Arts.
Helen Keller Birthday: The author was born on 27th June, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama, U.S.
Helen Keller Family: Helen was born to Arthur Henley Keller, editor of the Tuscumbia North Alabamian and had served as a captain in the Confederate Army. And mother Catherine Everett (Adams) Keller. She had four siblings; two full siblings, Mildred Campbell (Keller) Tyson and Phillip Brooks Keller, and two older half-brothers from her father’s prior marriage, James McDonald Keller and William Simpson Keller.
Helen Adams Keller was a prolific author. She was very much outspoken and well-traveled in her conviction. She is a renowned world-famous speaker and author. People remember her as an “Advocate for People with Disabilities” and for many other causes. Those who were deaf were highly influenced and attracted by her. During her life course, she had traveled to more than 25 different countries giving motivational speeches about deaf people’s conditions. She was deeply connected with people and society. From 1909 to 1921, Keller was an active member of the Socialist Party and actively campaigned & supported the working class. Most of her speech and write-ups were based on women’s right to vote and the impacts of war.
Helen Keller Quotes
“Keep Your Face To The Sunshine And You Can Never See The Shadow.” — Helen Keller
“Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.” — Helen Keller
“We are never really happy until we try to brighten the lives of others.” — Helen Keller
“I am thankful that in a troubled world no calamity can prevent the return of spring.” — Helen Keller
“The highest result of education is tolerance.” — Helen Keller
“I believe humility is a virtue, but I prefer not to use it unless it is absolutely necessary.” — Helen Keller
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope.”— Helen Keller
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller
“True education combines intellect, beauty, goodness, and the greatest of these is goodness.” — Helen Keller
“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.” — Helen Keller
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” — Helen Keller
“Every one of us is blind and deaf until our eyes are opened to our fellowmen until our ears hear the voices of humanity.” — Helen Keller
“Words are never warm and tender enough to express one’s appreciation of a great kindness.” — Helen Keller
“Many people 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
“A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.” — Helen Keller
“Discouraged not by difficulties without, or the anguish of ages within, the heart listens to a secret voice that whispers: “Be not dismayed; in the future lies the promised land.” — Helen Keller
“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” — Helen Keller
“Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another’s pain, life is not in vain.” — Helen Keller
“Your success and happiness lie in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” — Helen Keller
“Just as all things upon earth represent and image forth all the realities of another world, so the Bible is one mighty representative of the whole spiritual life of humanity.” — Helen Keller
“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
“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” — Helen Keller
“As my knowledge of things grew I felt more and more the delight of the world I was in.” — Helen Keller
“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.” — Helen Keller
“The best & most beautiful things in life cannot be seen, not touched, but are felt in the heart.” — Helen Keller
“Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” — Helen Keller
“Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.” — Helen Keller
“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” — Helen Keller
“We would never learn to be patient if there were only joy in the world.” — Helen Keller
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller
Helen Keller was one of the most popular & exclusive American authors and a great political activist. She was blind and deaf but still learned how to read and speak. Her strong determination and will-power to live a great life made her strong enough to stand up against all the adversities in life. She was a dedicated Christian, an avid writer, and a great speaker. Apart from this, she was a radical social activist.