Helen Keller

American Author, Social Activist
National Women's Hall of Fame
1964 Presidential Medal of Freedom
Points of Light Foundation Extra Mile Honoree

birthdate: June 27
Tuscumbia, Alabama


"The best preparedness is the one that disarms the hostility of other nations and makes friends of them."

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

"I fall, I stand still… I trudge on. I gain a little… I get more eager and climb higher and begin to see the widening horizon. Every struggle is a victory."

"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."

" Art is neither a profession nor a hobby. Art is a way of being."


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