“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.
“Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
“It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.
“When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
“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.
“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
“The highest result of education is tolerance.
United States lecturer and writer who was blind and deaf from the age of 19 months; Anne Sullivan taught her to read and write and speak; Helen Keller graduated from college and went on to champion the cause of blind and deaf people (1880-1968)
“You talkin' to me? Well, I'm the only one here.
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