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Helen Keller - My inspiration.

Updated on August 7, 2011

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

Helen Keller, my greatest inspiration. Being deaf and blind from her birth, she showed the world how a person can be a winner in spite of great obstacles. I wish i can write about her, but since am not such good author to catch up her "legendary life" in a single page, i have given it as a short video of her life. I have also given some of her inspirational quotes which reflects the thinking of the great mind.

Quotes of Helen Keller:

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

  • 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.

  • I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.

  • Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

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

  • People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.**

  • Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything good in the world.

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

  • 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.**

  • Is there anything worse than being blind? Yes, a man with sight and no vision.

  • I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.

  • I am only one, still I am one. I can not do everything, still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do.

** You might have heard these quotes often even without knowing its author.

Helen Keller photo gallery

Helen and Anne Sullivan, her teacher.
Helen and Anne Sullivan, her teacher.
Helen on her graduation from Radcliffe.
Helen on her graduation from Radcliffe.
Helen and Anne Sullivan, her teacher.
Helen and Anne Sullivan, her teacher.
Helen Keller with John F. Kennedy
Helen Keller with John F. Kennedy
Helen Keller reads the lips of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Helen Keller reads the lips of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Helen Keller stamp.
Helen Keller stamp.
Helen Keller coin.
Helen Keller coin.
Helen Keller still the inspiration of great minds.
Helen Keller still the inspiration of great minds.


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      4 years ago

      I m Inspired a lot by her story

      I think that if u truly want success u will never give up no matters how bad the situation may get.

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      4 years ago

      It gave me the courage to face the problems in dark and light. thanks to this wonderful lady who is enlighting lives of many who are living in the darkness though they can see light .

      thanks helen for being my support and inspiration.

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      6 years ago

      Yes helen keller is a good inspiration

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      9 years ago from Upstate NY

      Hey martinrocks!

       Yes Helen Keller is a great inspiration to us all. With her tenacious spirit she is a great reminder to us all that it's not our circumstances where dealt in life that determines our outcome but how we rise up to the challenge!

      To Your Success,


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      \Brenda Scully 

      9 years ago

      Helen Keller was a wonderful lady........ Stevie Wonder is amazing too being blind and such a wonderful singer song writer and muscisian


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