Helen Keller Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old helen keller quotes, helen keller sayings, and helen keller proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

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

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

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

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.     

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

Knowledge is love and light and vision.     

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

You will find a joy in overcoming obstacles.     

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

The highest result of education is tolerance.     

Helen Keller

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

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

Doing your best means never stop trying.     

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

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

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

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

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

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

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.     

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

We 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