40 Moments of Pure Inspiration from Helen Keller

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

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.

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.

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.

40 Moments of Pure Inspiration from Helen Keller

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.

We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

Knowledge is love and light and vision.

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

True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

It’s wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.

So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.

40 Moments of Pure Inspiration from Helen Keller

Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.

Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.

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.

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.

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.

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.

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.

What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.

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.

40 Moments of Pure Inspiration from Helen Keller

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.

Once I knew only darkness and stillness… my life was without past or future… but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.

All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.

People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.

The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.

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.

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.

As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.

While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.

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