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Published Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 5:32 AM EDT
Jun 27 2012

Quotes of the day- Helen Keller:
Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker. (Click here for the full Wikipedia article.)

A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.

As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.

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

College isn't the place to go for ideas.

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.

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

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.

I look upon the whole world as my fatherland, and every war has to me the horror of a family feud.

I rejoice to live in such a splendidly disturbing time!

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

It all comes to this: the simplest way to be happy is to do good.

It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks.

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.

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.

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.

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

People don’t like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.

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.

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.

Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything good in the world.

So much has been given to me I have not time to ponder over that which has been denied.

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

The highest result of education is tolerance.

The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but has no vision.

The only lightless dark is the night of ingnorance and insensibility.

The world is not moved only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

There is beauty in everything, even in silence and darkness.

There is joy in self-forgetfulness. So I try to make the light in others' eyes my sun, the music in others' ears my symphony, the smile on others' lips my happiness.

Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each others' welfare, social justice can never be attained.

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

What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, For all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

While they were saying it couldn't be done, it was done.

You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.

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