“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
“I look upon the whole world as my fatherland, and every war has to me the horror of a family fued.
“Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.
“We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.
“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 that has been opened to us.
“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.
“No pessimest ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
“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.
“We would never learn to be patient if there were only joy in the world.
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)
“I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
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