Helen Keller Quotes


People often ... have no idea how fair the flower is to the touch nor do they appreciate its fragrance which is the soul of the flower.

That the sky is brighter than the earth means little unless the earth itself is appreciated and enjoyed. Its beauty loved gives the right to aspire to the radiance of the sunrise and sunset.

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.

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.

True friends never apart maybe in distance but never in heart

Be heroes in an army of construction.

Be not dumb obedient slaves in an army of destruction! Be heroes in an army of construction!

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.

The tragic side of many architectural enterprises is that they destroy natural beauties which are a priceless possession and cannot be replaced.

Let pessimism once take hold of the mind and life is all topsy-turvy all vanity and vexation of spirit. There is no cure for individual or social disorder except in forgetfulness and annihilation.

Smells are the fallen angels of the senses.

Friends create the world anew each day. Without their loving care courage would not suffice to keep heartsstrong for life.

Smell is a fallen angel.

I believe humility is a virtue but I prefer not to use it unless it is absolutely necessary.

Every child has a right to be well-born well-nurtured and well-taught and only the freedom of woman can guarantee him this right.

My life has been happy because I have had wonderful friends and plenty of interesting work to do

If I deaf blind find life rich and interesting how much more can you gain by the use of your five senses!

There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors and no slave who has not had a king among his.

To get Congress to do anything.

When we do the best that we can we never know what miracle is wrought in our life or in the life of another.

So long as you can sweeten another's pain life is not in vain.

When one doors closes another door opens.

No nation is wise enough to rule another.

A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.

There is plenty of courage among us for the abstract but not for the concrete.

The wise fools who sit in the high places of justice fail to see that in revolutionary times vital issues are settled not by statutes decrees and authorities but in spite if them.

Now however I see the folly of attempting to hitch one's wagon to a star with a harness that does not belong to it.

The attempt to suppress an idea has always and everywhere proved a failure.

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

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.

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.

Happiness is attained through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

Remember no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.

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.

I have never believed that my limitations were in any sense punishments or accidents. If I had held such a view I could never have expected the strength to overcome them.

The joy of surmounting obstacles that once seemed unremovable and pushing the frontier of accomplishment further-what other joy is there like it?

Our democracy is but a name. We vote? What does that mean? It means that we choose between two bodies of real though not avowed autocrats. We choose between Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

When we do the best we can we never know what miracles await.

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.

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

I hung about the dangerous frontier of "guess " avoiding with infinite trouble to myself and others the broad valley of reason.

The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but has no vision.

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

The living word awakened my soul gave it light hope joy set it free!

Your success and happiness lie within you. External conditions are the accidents of life its outer trappings.

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 idea of brotherhood re-dawns upon the world with a broader significance than the narrow association of members in a sect or creed.

Faith reinvigorates the will enriches the affections and awakens a sense of creativeness. Active faith knows no fear and it is a safeguard to me against cynicism and despair.

Gullibility is the key to all adventures. The greenhorn is the ultimate victor in everything; it is he who gets the most out of life.

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.

Life is an adventure or nothing

Life is a daring adventure or nothing.

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

Life is to be lived as a magnificent adventure or not at all.

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.

The highest thinkers of the ages the seers of the tribes and the nations have been optimists.

Strike against war for without you no battles can be fought!

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

I never fight except against difficulties.

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.

I find that fact and fancy look alike across the years that link the past with the present.

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

Ideas without action are useless.

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

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.

Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience sweetness insight.

Hope sees the invisible feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.

Oh you think the darkness is your ally but you merely adopted the dark. I was born in it. Molded by it.

People are too prone to think that the actual is the limit of possibility. They believe that all that has been done is all that can be done.

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.

Even more amazing than the wonders of Nature are the powers of the spirit.

A happy life consists not in the absence but in the mastery of hardships.

Although the world is full of suffering it is also full of the overcoming of it.

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

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than alone in the light.

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

We must not creep along when our souls cry out for us to soar!

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

THE most important day I remember in all my life is the one on which my teacher Anne Mansfield Sullivan came to me

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.

health in all lands is among the indispensable guarantees of human progress.

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

Look the world straight in the eye.

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

I regard philanthropy as a tragic apology for wrong conditions under which human beings live ...

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.

The danger of having the Constitution twisted and misconstrued to support vested interests and prejudices must be guarded against if American democracy is to maintain a progressive character.

If I could have only one of my senses then I would choose hearing Then I wouldn't feel so all alone.

We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world--the company of those who have known suffering.

True teaching cannot be learned from text-books any more than a surgeon can acquire his skill by reading about surgery.

The test of a democracy is not the magnificence of buildings or the speed of automobiles or the efficiency of air transportation but rather the care given to the welfare of all the people.

Instead of being satisfied to alleviate suffering we shall labor hard and continually to prevent it.

Blindness separates people from things; deafness separates people from people.

Blindness separates us from things but deafness separates us from people.

Blindness is an unfortunate handicap but true vision does not require the eyes.

There is no blindness more insidious more fatal that this race for profit ...

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.

The chief handicap of the blind is not blindness but the attitude of seeing people towards them.

The only real blind person at Christmas time is he who has not Christmas in his heart.

Use your eyes as if tomorrow you would become blind.

Every one of us is blind and deaf until our eyes are opened to our fellowmen until our ears hear the voice of humanity.

What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.

Speech is the birthright of every child. It is the deaf child's one fair chance to keep in touch with his fellows.

If I write what my soul thinks it will be visible and the words will be its body.

The fearful are caught as often as the bold.

While the right friends are near us we feel that all is well. Our everyday life blossoms suddenly into bright possibilities.

There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.

We betray ourselves into smallness when we think the little choices of each day are trivial.

Better to be blind and see with your heart than to have two good eyes and see nothing.

The best things in life are not seen or heard ... but felt with the heart.

The best things in life are unseen thats why we close our eyes when we kiss cry and dream

The best preparedness is the one that disarms the hostility of other nations and makes friends of them.

For one wild glad moment we snapped the chain that binds us to earth and joining hands with the winds we felt ourselves divine.

I prefer to stroll which has a buddy at nighttime than by itself inside the light.

Militarism. . . is the chief bulwark of capitalism. When it is that militarism is undermined capitalism will fail.

The bulk of the world's knowledge is an imaginary construction.

The country is governed for the richest for the corporations the bankers the land speculators and for the exploiters of labor

Knowledge is happiness because to have knowledge - broad deep knowledge - is to know true ends from false and lofty things from low.

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next. Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood between sincere men of all denominations.

The welfare of each is bound up in the welfare of all.

Each day comes to me with both hands full of possibilities.

When one reads hurriedly and nervously having in mind written tests and examinations one's brain becomes encumbered with a lot of bric-a-brac for which there seems to be little use.

What do I consider a teacher should be? One who breathes life into knowledge so that it takes new form in progress and civilization.

Burn brightly without burning out. Throw your heart over the fense and the rest will follow. Keep your face to the sunshine and you wont see the shadows

When all you can feel are the shadows turn your face towards the sun. There is always a bright side - even if only that it is not worse...and it can always be worse

We are never really happy until we try to brighten the lives of others.

It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong but it will advance it allotted length.

What I'm looking for is not out there it is in me.

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

Fear: the best way out is through.

I am thankful that in a troubled world no calamity can prevent the return of spring.

The world is sown with good; but unless I turn my glad thoughts into practical living and till my own field. I cannot reap a kernel of the good.

I for one love strength daring fortitude. I do not want people to kill the fight in them; I want them to fight for right things.

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable

A person who is severely impaired never knows his hidden sources of strength until he is treated like a normal human being and encouraged to shape his own life.

Be happy. Talk happiness.

I have found life so beautiful.

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

The human being is born with an incurable capacity for making the best of things.

The best educated human being is the one who understands most about the life in which he is placed.

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.

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

More than at any other time when I hold a beloved book in my hand my limitations fall from me my spirit is free.

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

Our worst foes are not belligerent circumstances but wavering spirits ...

A bend in the road is not the end of the road"¦Unless you fail to make the turn.

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

The beginning of my life was simple and much like every other little life. I came I saw I conquered as the first baby in the family always does.

I believe in the immortality of the soul because I have within me immortal longings.

Always make the most of every sense; glory in all the pleasure and beauty which the world reveals to you.

He who marries the spirit of the age soon becomes a widower.

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.

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

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

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

The most beautiful world is always entered through imagination.

Faith is a mockery if it does not teach us that we can build a more complete and beautiful world.

No smile is as beautiful as the one that struggles through tears.

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

My friends have made the story of my life. In a thousand ways they have turned my limitations into beautiful privileges.

What is worse than having no sight is being able to see but having no vision.

Worse than being blind would be to be able to see but not have any vision.

My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence and behold the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness.

One must envision the higher life and behave as if it were a fact before it can unfold.

To keep our faces toward chance and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.

The woman who works for a dollar a day has as much right as any other human being to say what the conditions of her work should be.

The greatest tragedy to befall a person is to have sight but lack vision.

I learned that it is possible for us to create light sound and order within us no matter what calamity befall us in the outer world.

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.

To be blind is bad but worse is to have eyes and not see.

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

I can see in what you call the dark but which to me is golden.

It is not possible to refer a complex difficulty to a single cause.

How spiritually blind are men that they fail to see that we are bound together. We rise or fall together; we are dwarfed or godlike free or chained together.

The power of effecting changes for the better is within ourselves not in the favorableness of circumstances.

We should not think of conversion as the acceptance of a particular creed but as a change of heart.

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.

A simple childlike faith in a Divine Friend solves all the problems that come to us by land or sea

We cannot freely and wisely choose the right way for ourselves unless we know both good and evil.

The way forward is simple - just follow Christ!

Christmas Day is the festival of optimism.

What a strange life I lead- a kind of Cinderella-life-half glitter in crystal shoes half mice and cinders! But it is a wonderful life all the same.

Happiness is a state of mind and depends very little on outward circumstances.

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

I think the degree of a nation's civilisation may be measured by the degree of enlightenment of its women.

I can not do everything but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do.

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

I fall I stand still... I trudge on. I gain a little... I get more eager and climb higher and begin to see the widening horizon. Every struggle is a victory.

What is the use of such terrible diligence as many tire themselves out with if they always postpone their exchange of smiles with Beauty and Joy to cling to irksome duties and relations?

Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.

When one door closes another one opens but sometimes we wait too long looking at the closed door and never realize that another door has been opened.

When one door of hapiness closes another opens.

Happiness is like the mountain summit. It is sometimes hidden by clouds but we know it is there.

College isn't the place to go for ideas.

I believe that God is in me as the sun is in the colour and fragrance of a flower - the Light in my darkness the Voice in my silence.

The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place.

It gives me a deep comforting sense that Things seen are temporal and things unseen are eternal.

Tolerance is the first principle of community; it is the spirit which conserves the best that all men think.

Happiness rarely keeps company with an empty stomach

The test of all beliefs is their practical effect in life. If it be true that optimism compels the world forward and pessimism retards it then it is dangerous to propagate a pessimistic philosophy.

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

Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.

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

The true test of a character is to face hard conditions with the determination to make them better.

Doubts and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination which the steadfast heart will conquer and the large mind transcend.

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

Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.

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

When you lose your vision you lose contact with things. When you lose your hearing you lose contact with people.

It is a mistake always to contemplate the good and ignore the evil because by making people neglectful it lets in disaster. There is a dangerous optimism of ignorance and indifference.

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

He who is content with what has been done is an obstacle in the path of progress.

Optimism then is a fact within my own heart. But as I look out upon life my heart meets no contradiction. The outward world justifies my inward universe of good.

The few who profit from the labor of the masses want to organize the workers into an army which will protect the interests of the capitalists.

It is always painful to set one's self against tradition especially against the conventions & prejudices that hedge about womanhood.

We can decide to let our trials crush us or we can convert them to new forces of good.

What really counts in life is the quiet meeting of every difficulty with the determination to get out of it all the good there is.

The worst calamity: 'To have eyes and fail to see.'

I take happiness very seriously. It is a creed a philosophy and an objective.

Everybody talks nobody listens. Good listeners are as rare as white crows.

This world is so full of care and sorrow that it is a gracious debt we owe to one another to discover the bright crystals of delight hidden in somber circumstances and irksome tasks.

The simplest way to be happy is to do good.

If we do not like our work and do not try to get happiness out of it we are a menace to our profession as well as to ourselves.

God himself is not secure having given man dominion over his work.

I don't want to live in a hand -me -down world of others' experiences. I want to write about me my discoveries my fears my feelings about me.

Only in quietness do we possess our own minds and discover the resources of the Inner Life.

No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars.

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.

To keep on trying in spite of disappointment and failure is the only way to keep young and brave. Failures become victories if they make us wise-hearted.

Ignorance poverty and greed must disappear so that light can prevail in all places.

It is certain that I cannot always distinguish my own thoughts from those I read because what I read becomes the very substance and text of my mind.

Some people are foolish enough to imagine that wealth and power and fame satisfy our hearts: but they never do unless they are used to create and distribute happiness in the world.

The highest result of education is tolerance.

I rejoice to live in such a splendidly disturbing time!

Be not dismayed; in the future lies the Promised Land.

Rebuffed but always persevering; self-reproached but ever regaining faith; undaunted tenacious the heart of man labors toward immeasurably distant goals.

No matter how dull or how mean or how wise a man is he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.

One painful duty fulfilled makes the next plainer and easier.

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

Even if you have a problem you don't need to be one.

If we believe that the sun and moon hang in the sky for our delight there will be joy upon the hills and gladness in the fields.

Of all the senses sight must be the most delightful.

I feel the delightful velvety texture of a flower and discover its remarkable convolutions; and something of the miracle of Nature is revealed to me.

What induces a child to learn but his delight in knowing?

...our enjoyment of the great works of literature depends more upon the depth of our sympathy than upon our understanding.

Once I knew the depth where no hope was and darkness lay on the face of all things. Then love came and set my soul free.

So much has been given to me I have not time to ponder over that which has been denied.

I have depended on books not only for pleasure and for the wisdom they bring to all who read but also for that knowledge which comes to others through their eyes and their ears.

Defeat is simply a signal to press onward.

Surely there is no road of effort so steep but a loving deed may soften its hardshness.

I can see and that is why I can be happy in what you call the dark but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world not a manmade world.

We differ blind and seeing one from another not in our senses but in the use we make of them in the imagination and courage with which we seek wisdom beyond all senses.

I will eat grandfather for dinner.

I thank God for my handicaps. For through them I have found myself my work and my God.

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

This great republic is a mockery of freedom as long as you are doomed to dig and sweat to earn a miserable living while the masters enjoy the fruit of your toil.

Life is short and unpredictable. Eat the dessert first!

There is a dangerous optimism of ignorance and indifference.

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.

Love? Why ... it is what everybody feels for everybody else.

I feel the flame of eternity in my soul.

I believe war is the inevitable fruit of our economic system ...

Poverty is the fundamental cause of most of the physical moral and economic ills of humanity.

A good education is a stepping-stone to wealth.

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.

Every modern war has had its roots in exploitation.

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

Poetry is the gate through which I enter the land of enchantment. Once inside the flaming wall my limitations fall from me and my spirit is free.

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

Joy is a spiritual element that gives vicissitudes unity and significance.

How futile are words in the ears of those who mourn.

Obedience is the gateway through which knowledge enters the mind.

Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it we can never do anything wise in this world.

I have found out that though the ways in which I can make myself useful are few yet the work open to me is endless.

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.

Through my handicaps I have found my self my work my God.

Serious harm I am afraid has been wrought to our generation by fostering the idea that they would live secure in a permanent order of things.

Is love the sweetness of flowers?

A man can't make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree.

I look upon the whole world as my fatherland and every war has to me the horror of a family feud.

Making a mistake is falling down; failure is not getting up again.

I could never stay long enough on the shore; the tang of the untainted fresh and free sea air was like a cool quieting thought.

Once it was necessary that the people should multiply and be fruitful if the race was to survive. But now to preserve the race it is necessary that people hold back the power of propagation.

My friends have made the story of my life.

Good friends walk in when the old ones walk out.

It is with a kind of fear that I begin to write the history of my life.

Things must be felt with the heart.

El optimismo es la fe que conduce al éxito. Nada puede hacerse sin esperanza y confianza.

A smile goes a long way but you must first start it on its journey.

Do not think of todays failures but of the success that may come tomorrow.

Happiness is the final and perfect fruit of obedience to the laws of life.

If it is true that the violin is the most perfect of musical instruments then Greek is the violin of human thought.

The greatest tragedy in life is people who have sight but no vision.

Great poetry needs no interpreter other than a responsive heart.

Be happy talk happiness. Happiness calls out responsive gladness in others. There is enough sadness in the world without yours.

Don't give me the peace that passeth understanding give me understanding.

I don't give a damn about semi-radicals!

Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind.

Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.

Hold out your hands to feel the luxury of the sunbeams.

Your success and happiness lie in you.

Happiness does not come from without it comes from within

Your success & happiness lies in you.

It is hard to interest those who have everything in those who have nothing.

The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.

Truly I have looked in the very heart of darkness and refused to yield to its paralyzing influence but in spirit I am one of those who walk the morning.

Education should train the child to use his brains to make for himself a place in the world and maintain his rights even when it seems that society would shove him into the scrap-heap.

The inferiority of women is man-made.

I will not just live my life. I will not just spend my life. I will invest my life.

Reality even when it is sad is better than illusions. Illusions are at the mercy of any winds that blow. Real happiness must come from within from a fixed purpose and faith in one's fellow men.

When one comes to think of it there are no such things as divine immutable or inalienable rights. Rights are things we get when we are strong enough to make good our claim on them.

When all you can feel are the shadows turn your face towards the sun.

History is a record of the incessant struggle of humanity against ignorance and oppression.

Death is no more than passing from one room into another.

I have made my limitations tools of learning and true joy.

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.

Not the senses I have but what I do with them is my kingdom.

Knowledge is love and light and vision.

Literature is my Utopia

In times of danger large groups rise to the highest pitch of enthusiasm courage and sacrifice . . . Mankind will be refashioned and history rewritten when this law is understood and obeyed.

Our beloved ones have not 'gone to a far country.' It is only the veil of sense that separates them from us and even that veil grows thin when our thoughts reach out to them.

Life is a succesion of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

The worst thing is to be born sighted but to lack vision.

The heart of a friend gives out sufficient light for us in the dark to rise by.

My share of the work may be limited but the fact that it is work makes it precious.

There's only one story the story of your life.

When indeed shall we learn that we are all related one to the other that we are all members of one body?

The civilization of a state should be measured by the amount of suffering it prevents and the degree of happiness it makes possible for its citizens.

I do not want the peace which passeth understanding I want the understanding which bringeth peace.

Touch each object as if tomorrow you would never be able to feel anything again.

It is better to have no sight than it is to have no vision.

What could be worse than being born without sight? Being born with sight and no vision.

The worst thing in the world is not to be born blind but to be born with sight and yet have no vision.

You will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles.

The true task is to unite and organize all workers...and it is the workers themselves who must secure freedom for themselves....

There is in the blind as in the seeing an Absolute which gives truth to what we know to be true order to what is orderly beauty to the beautiful touchableness to what is tangible.

I am only one but still i am one

I grow more and more suspicious of the political powers that take men away from their work and set them shooting one another.

Silver is purified in fire and so are we. It is in the most trying times that our real character is shaped and revealed.

Certainly it is one of our sweetest experiences that when we are touched by some noble affection or pure joy we remember the dead most tenderly and feel more powerfully drawn to them.

We should respect all people.

World peace will never come until the passion of supremacy is combated.

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.

Few pleasures there are indeed without an aftertouch of pain but that is the preservation which keeps them sweet.

I who have never heard a sound tell you there is no silence and I who have never seen a ray of light tell you there is no darkness.

Now I feel as if I should succeed in doing something in mathematics although I cannot see why it is so very important. . . The knowledge doesn't make life any sweeter or happier does it?

The saddest thing in life is people with sight but without vision.

If you look toward the sunshine you will never see the shadows.

I do not remember a time since I have been capable of loving books that I have not loved Shakespeare.

The million little things that drop into your hands The small opportunities each day brings He leaves us free to use or abuse And goes unchanging along His silent way

I cannot remember how I felt when the light went out of my eyes. I suppose I felt it was always night and perhaps I wondered why the day did not come.

Words are the mind's wings are they not?