“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.
“I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
“Security is mostly superstition. It does not exist in nature Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
“Not the senses I have but what I do with them is my kingdom.
“When one door of happiness closes, another one opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
“Knowledge is love and light and vision.
“The highest result of education is tolerance.
“One's life story cannot be told with complete veracity. A true autobiography would have to be written in states of mind, emotions, heartbeats, smiles and tears not in months and years, or physical events. Life is marked off on the soul by feelings, not by dates.
“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.
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
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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