100 Helen Keller Inspirational Quotes About Love, Life, Vision

These Helen Keller inspirational quotes about love, life, vision, and optimism will inspire you to focus on your goals, not on your failures.

Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27, 1880, was an American author, disability rights advocate, political activist, and lecturer. Born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, Helen was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.

Born as a healthy child but diagnosed with an unknown illness maybe meningitis or scarlet fever at the age of 19 months that made her deaf and blind. Till the age of 7, Keller communicated with her family using home signs but became an uncontrollable child and her family thought she should be institutionalized.

Helen Keller Quotes On Optimism

Helen’s life took a turn when she met her teacher and lifelong companion Anne Sullivan who taught her deafblind language included reading and writing. Sullivan started by spelling words on Keller’s hand to teach her about the names of objects around her.

Later Helen also used the Tadoma method to learn how to speak and understand people’s speech. After passing out from both specialist and mainstream schools, she attended Radcliffe College of Harvard University and became the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

After completing her graduation, Helen became a lecturer, shared her experiences with her audience, and worked for the American Foundation for the Blind, becoming a powerful example of how one’s determination and hard work never go in vain.

Things to learn from Helen Keller

Follow your dreams

Despite being a disabled person, she never believed in living her life timidly. She believed if you want to live a happy and fulfilled life, you have to follow your dreams and dreams are unrealistic. If they are not, that would not be dreams. She also believed that whatever great has ever done in history, it has to be different and that’s is what makes it unrealistic. She saw being realistic as a society’s way to tell you what they want you to be.

Have a vision for yourself

Kellen once quoted “It’s a terrible thing to see, and have no vision!” She believed that in everyone’s life, one has to have vision and direction for what they want to do and become in their life. If we cant imagine ourselves there, we can’t ever achieve it.

Everything is possible

Keller believed that everything is possible in this world and she is a perfect example of it. She encouraged people to keep working hard for their dreams until they achieve them and even though they fail, they would have gained so much knowledge and experience through the process, they can achieve anything now.

Focus on the positive

Keller knew that everyone has the battle to fight. Even though they can be different from one another, but it does not make it easy to fight. She believed that no matter what the situation is if one focuses on the positive, they will be motivated to keep fighting. We all know the world is full of negative people but it is also full of those people who are fighting against negativity.

Only you can create your destiny

One of Helen Keller’s famous quotes is “What I am looking for is not “out there,” it is in me.” You have everything you ever needed to achieve anything in this world, only you need to learn to use it to your benefit. We all have the same things as the legends have in history, now it’s your duty to utilize your power at your best. There is an abundance of everything that yours for the taking.

Here we are sharing a collection of Helen Keller quotes on love, life, vision, and optimism to empower to achieve anything in life.

Helen Keller Quotes

“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

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”
― Helen Keller

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement ”
― Helen Keller

“True friends never apart maybe in distance but never in heart”
― 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

“I believe in the immortality of the soul because I have within me immortal longings.”
― Helen Keller, To Love This Life

“A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.”
― 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

“There is beauty in everything, even in silence and darkness.”
― Helen Keller

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”
― Helen Keller

Helen Keller Famous Quotes And Sayings

“The most beautiful world is always entered through imagination.”
― Helen Keller

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”
― Helen Keller

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope.”
― Helen Keller

“So long as you can sweeten another’s pain, life is not in vain.”
― Helen Keller

“Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.”
― Helen Keller

“Good friends walk in when the old ones walk out.”
― Helen Keller

“There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.”
― Helen Keller, Light in my Darkness

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what the sunflowers do.”
― Helen Keller

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still, I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.”
― Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller Inspirational Quotes

“There is joy in self-forgetfulness. So I try to make the light in others’ eyes my sun, the music in others’ ears my symphony, the smile on others’ lips my happiness.”
― Helen Keller

“Great poetry needs no interpreter other than a responsive heart.”
― Helen Keller

“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

“I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.”
― Helen Keller

“Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything good in the world.”
― Helen Keller

“Many people know so little about what is beyond their short range of experience. They look within themselves – and find nothing! Therefore they conclude that there is nothing outside themselves either.”
― Helen Keller

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

“Great poetry, whether written in Greek or in English, needs no other interpreter than a responsive heart.”
― Helen Keller, The Story of My Life

“Knowledge is love and light and vision.”
― Helen Keller, The Story of My Life

“Blindness separates people from things;
deafness separates people from people.”
― Helen Keller

Helen Keller Quotes About Love

“It is so pleasant to learn about new things. Every day I find how little I know, but I do not feel discouraged since God has given me an eternity in which to learn more.”
― Helen Keller, The Story of My Life

“I rejoice to live in such a splendidly disturbing time!”
― Helen Keller

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil, but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good, that it may prevail.”
― Helen Keller

“To keep our faces toward change, and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate, is strength undefeatable.”
― Helen Keller

“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

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
― Helen Keller, The Open Door

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.”
― Helen Keller

“Your success and happiness lie in you.”
― Helen Keller

“My friends have made the story of my life.”
― Helen Keller

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going”
― Helen Keller

Helen Keller Quotes About Life

“Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.”
― Hellen Keller

“College isn’t the place to go for ideas.”
― Helen Keller

“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

“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.”
― Helen Keller, The Story of My Life

“I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet”
― 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

“One painful duty fulfilled makes the next plainer and easier.”
― Helen Keller, The Story of My Life

“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.”
― Hellen Keller

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

“If the blind put their hands in God’s, they find their way more surely than those who see but have not faith or purpose. ”
― Helen Keller

Helen Keller Funny Quotes

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

“Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.”
― Helen Keller

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

“Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.”
― Helen Keller

“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.”
― Helen Keller, The Story of My Life

“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, For all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”
― Helen Keller

“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.”
― Helen Keller

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

“We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world”
― Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller Motivational Quotes

“We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world–the company of those who have known suffering.”
― Helen Keller, We Bereaved

“We can do anything we want as long as we stick to it long enough.”
― Hellen Keller

“So much has been given to me I have not time to ponder over that which has been denied.”
― Helen Keller

“It has been said that life has treated me harshly; and sometimes I have complained in my heart because many pleasures of human experience have been withheld from me…if much has been denied me, much, very much, has been given me…”
― Helen Keller, The Open Door

“When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”
― Helen Keller

“The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”
― Helen Keller

“Everything has its wonders, even darkness, and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content”
― Helen Keller

“The highest result of education is tolerance”
― Helen Keller

“Happiness does not come from without, it comes from within”
― Helen Keller

“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

Helen Keller Quotes About Death

“Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.”
― Helen Keller

“You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere, and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost. What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.”
― 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, The Open Door

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.”
― Helen Keller

“The infinite wonders of the universe are revealed to us in exact measure as we are capable of receiving them. The keenness of our vision depends not on how much we can see, but on how much we feel.”
― Helen Keller, The World I Live In

“As selfishness and complaint pervert and cloud the mind, so sex with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.”
― Helen Keller, My Religion

“For three things I thank God every day of my life: thanks that he has vouchsafed my knowledge of his works; deep thanks that he has set in my darkness the lamp of faith; deep, deepest thanks that I have another life to look forward to–a life joyous with light and flowers and heavenly song.”
― Helen Keller

“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

“What I’m looking for is not out there, it is in me.”
― Hellen Keller

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.”
― Helen Keller

Helen Keller Quotes On Optimism, Vision

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”
― Helen Keller

“Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them, but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.”
― Helen Keller

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”
― Helen Keller

“People don’t like to think, if one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.”
― Helen Keller

“Relationships are like Rome — difficult to start out, incredible during the prosperity of the ‘golden age’, and unbearable during the fall. Then, a new kingdom will come along and the whole process will repeat itself until you come across a kingdom like Egypt… that thrives and continues to flourish. This kingdom will become your best friend, your soul mate, and your love.”
― Helen Keller

“Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each others welfare, social justice can never be attained.”
― Helen Keller

“I thank God for my handicaps. For through them, I have found myself, my work, and my God.”
― Helen Keller

“While they were saying it couldn’t be done, it was done.”
― Helen Keller

“Trying to write is very much like trying to put a Chinese puzzle together. We have a pattern in mind which we wish to work out in words; but the words will not fit the spaces, or, if they do, they will not match the design. ”
― Helen Keller, The Story of My Life

“Knowledge is power.” Rather, knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge – broad, deep knowledge – is to know true ends from false, and lofty things from low. To know the thoughts and deeds that have marked man’s progress is to feel the great heart-throbs of humanity through the centuries; and if one does not feel in these pulsations a heavenward striving, one must indeed be deaf to the harmonies of life.”
― Helen Keller, The Story of My Life

Quotes On Disability By 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.”
― Helen Keller

“For, after all, everyone who wishes to gain true knowledge must climb the Hill Difficulty alone, and since there is no royal road to the summit, I must zigzag it in my own way. I slip back many times, I fall, I stand still, I run against the edge of hidden obstacles, I lose my temper and find it again and keep it better, I trudge on, I gain a little, I feel encouraged, I get more eager and climb higher and begin to see the widening horizon. Every struggle is a victory. One more effort and I reach the luminous cloud, the blue depths of the sky, the uplands of my desire.”
― Helen Keller, The Story of My Life

“I read from Mark Twain’s lips one or two of his good stories. He has his own way of thinking, saying, and doing everything. I feel the twinkle of his eye in his handshake. Even while he utters his cynical wisdom in an indescribably droll voice, he makes you feel that his heart is a tender Iliad of human sympathy.”
― Helen Keller, The Story of My Life

“Sometimes, it is true, a sense of isolation enfolds me like a cold mist as I sit alone and wait at life’s shut gate. Beyond there is light, and music, and sweet companionship; but I may not enter. Fate, silent, pitiless, bars the way…Silence sits immense upon my soul. Then comes hope with a smile and whispers, ‘there is joy is self-forgetfulness.’ So I try to make the light in others’ eyes my sun, the music in others; ears my symphony, the smile on others’ lips my happiness.”
― Helen Keller, The Open Door

“To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.”
― Helen Keller

“Believe. No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted island, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.”
― Helen Keller

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes but also the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.”
― Helen Keller

“True happiness is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose”
― 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

“What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”
― Helen Keller

Did you get inspired with these Helen Keller quotes?

Even though Helen Keller was deafblind, she never let her disabilities come in the way of her dreams. She created the best life for herself and helped many others to do so and became one of the most famous inspirational figures.

She is not only the symbol of power but also represents hope. She makes us believe that we can achieve anything if we set our mind on it. We hope these inspirational Helen Keller quotes on love, life and disability will motivate you to keep working hard for your dreams.

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