Helen Keller’s Strength of Character is an Inspiration to us all

Helen Keller (In a Nutshell)

  • Born June 27, 1880, died on June 1st, 1968
  • She lost her sight and hearing due to an illness suffered in her childhood.
  • Despite everything she went through, she became an author.
  • “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”- Helen Keller
  • “We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.”- Helen Keller

Helen Keller (Nitty Gritty)

  • “The highest result of education is tolerance.”- Helen Keller
  • “True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”- 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
  • “Although, the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”- Helen Keller

Helen Keller (How she overcame her lack of sight and hearing)

  • “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.”- Helen Keller
  • “Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it. We can never do anything wise in the world.”- Helen Keller
  • “All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.”- Helen Keller
  • “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”- Helen Keller

Helen Keller (Final Thoughts)

  • “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
  • “It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel.”- Helen Keller

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