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Helen Keller

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Helen Keller

Helen Adams Keller (Tuscumbia, AL, June 27, 1880 - Westport, CT, June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. At the age of 19 months, she suffered a serious illness that caused the total loss of vision and hearing.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. Her birthday on June 27 is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and was authorized at the federal level by presidential proclamation by President Jimmy Carter in 1980, the 100th anniversary of her birth. A prolific author, Keller was well-travelled and outspoken in her convictions. A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World, she campaigned for women's suffrage, labor rights, socialism, and other radical left causes. She was inducted into the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame in 1971

Wednesday Dec 5, 2018

Helen Keller: A happy life

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

Thursday Jul 12, 2018

Helen Keller: Optimism

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Tuesday Feb 6, 2018

Helen Keller: Fighting the devil

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.

Monday Jan 1, 2018

Helen Keller: Your success and happiness

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.

Monday Sep 4, 2017

Helen Keller: Never bend your head

Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.

Thursday Dec 15, 2016

Helen Keller: Be happy with what you have

Be happy with what you have while working for what you want.

Thursday Jul 14, 2016

Helen Keller: Development of character

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

Wednesday Jan 20, 2016

Helen Keller: Education and tolerance

The highest result of education is tolerance.

Wednesday Jan 13, 2016

Helen Keller: What is life?

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

Wednesday Nov 25, 2015

Helen Keller: Dark and light

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

Wednesday Aug 19, 2015

Helen Keller: Look at the open door

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 which has been opened for us.

Friday Dec 5, 2014

Helen Keller: The most beautiful things

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

Friday Nov 28, 2014

Helen Keller: Education

The highest result of education is tolerance.

Friday Nov 7, 2014

Helen Keller: The bend

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

Tuesday Nov 4, 2014

Helen Keller: Suffering and overcoming

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.

Wednesday May 21, 2014

Helen Keller: The lessons of life

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.