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Helen Keller [1880-1968]

       Author & social activist Helen Adams Keller was born deaf and blind in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. Her liberation to language is famously told in her 1903 autobiography and the 1957 TV broadcast "The Miracle Worker" and subsequent hit Broadway stageplay and 1962 feature film. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 and was elected to the National Women's Hall of Fame at the New York World's Fair in 1965.

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Helen Keller entry at Wikipedia
Helen Keller International [est. 1915]
Helen Keller Kids Museum Online
browse books at Helen Keller Store at Amazon

Helen Keller Collection in Kindle format from Karpathos Collections  
"The Helen Keller Collection" for Kindle [2016]
Kindle Edition from Karpathos Collections [5/2016] for 99¢ {sic}
includes: autobiography "The Story of My Life" [1903], "Optimism"
[essay 1903], "The World I Live In" [1908], and "The Song of The
Stone Wall" [poem 1910]

“True happiness is not attained through self-gratification,
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”  {Issue #34}
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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched –
they must be felt with the heart.”  {Issue #70}
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“Long ago I became convinced that the seeing see little.”  {blog 12/2007}
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“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.”  {blog 12/2007}
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“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”  {blog 8/2008}
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“More than any other time, when I hold a beloved book in my hand, my limitations fall
from me, my spirit is free.”  {blog 2/2010}
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“College isn't the place to go for ideas.”  {blog 5/2010}
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“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed to an uncharted land or
opened a new heaven to the human spirit.”  {blog 11/2010}
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“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we loved deeply
becomes part of us.”  {blog 1/2012}
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“Self-pity is our worst enemy, and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.”  {blog 7/2012}
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“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”  {blog 11/2013}
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“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door
that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”  {blog 4/2015}
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“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”  {blog 6/2015}
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“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.”  {blog 11/2015}

Helen Keller Quotations Not Yet Used on Blog

"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."

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