20 Inspirational Helen Keller Quotes on Life and Success

Helen Keller was a deaf-blind lecturer, author, and political activist. She was born in Alabama, USA. She was most well-known for her autobiography “Story of my Life”, which recounts her memories of sights and sounds she experienced after her loss of sight and hearing. Here are some of her most inspirational quotes:

Helen Keller Quotes:

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

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

3. “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

4. “We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.” Helen Keller

5. “Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged.” Helen Keller

6. “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” Helen Keller

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

8. “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

9. “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

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

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

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

13. “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.” Helen Keller

14. “The marvellous 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.” Helen Keller

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

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

17. “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 the something that I can do.” Helen Keller

18. “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

19.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

20. “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