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Helen Keller – Her Amazing Story – documentary

The World I Live In (Classic Reprint)        Helen Keller: The Story of My Life (Dover Thrift Editions)       Who Was Helen Keller?       The Story Of My Life: With Her Letters (1887--1901) And A Supplementary Account Of Her Education, Including Passages From The Reports And Letters Of Her Teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan

Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama. At nineteen months, she suffered from a mysterious illness, perhaps scarlet fever, that left her deaf and blind. She lived in a world of silence and darkness and she spent the rest of her life struggling to break through it. But with the help of teacher Annie Sullivan, Helen learned to read, write, and do many amazing things. When Helen was five,  Anne Sullivan was engaged as her teacher. Their relationship and the legendary strides made as a result of it, particularly Helen’s acquisition of language, are the subject of The Story of My Life. A devoted member of the Socialist Party and a tireless advocate for the blind, Helen spent her adult life fundraising and lecturing all over the world. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

— Helen Keller

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

— Helen Keller

I am only one; but still I am one. I may not be able to do everything, but still I can do something.

— Helen Keller

I cannot do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do.

— Helen Keller

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

— Helen Keller

Life is a daring adventure or nothing.

— Helen Keller

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

— Helen Keller

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Security is mostly a superstition.

— Helen Keller

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

— Helen Keller

One cannot consent to creep when one has an impulse to soar.

— Helen Keller

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature…. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

— Helen Keller

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

— Helen Keller

The highest result of education is tolerance.

— Helen Keller

The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.

— Helen Keller

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.

— Helen Keller

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.

— Helen Keller