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.


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

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

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

No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.     

Helen Keller

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.     

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

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

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

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

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 that has been opened for us.     

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

Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.     

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

The world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.     

Helen Keller

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.     

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

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

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

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

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

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.     

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller