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.


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

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

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

Helen Keller

Smells are the fallen angels of the senses.     

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

Look the world straight in the eye.     

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

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

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

The few own the many because they possess the means of livelihood of all ... The country is governed for the richest, for the corporations, the bankers, the land speculators, and for the exploiters of labor. The majority of mankind are working people. So long as their fair demands - the ownership and control of their livelihoods - are set at naught, we can have neither men's rights nor women's rights. The majority of mankind is ground down by industrial oppression in order that the small remnant may live in ease.     

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

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

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

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

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The best Christmas gift of all is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up with one another.     

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

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

Helen Keller

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

Helen Keller