Photo of Helen Keller, author, political activist, and lecturer

Helen Keller Quotes

I was first inspired by the story of Helen Keller from the 1962 movie “The Miracle Worker” starring a young Patti Duke as Helen and Anne Bancroft as Helen’s teacher, Annie Sullivan. This quote by Keller reminds us that our hardships are more than misfortunes to be lamented, and instead provide the raw material needed sculpt a strong and beautiful life, where our more noble aspirations are made real through our day-to-day actions.

Image: Photo of Helen Keller, author, political activist, and lecturer

“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.”

“Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”

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

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

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

– Helen Keller (1980-1968)

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