Inspiring Women... 10 Quotes from Helen

Helen Keller was a most remarkable woman.  She began life as a healthy child, but became deaf and blind due to an unknown illness as a toddler.  Growing up, she was a wild and unruly child.  

Her life changed at age 7, upon meeting another extraordinary woman - her teacher, Anne Sullivan.  Anne taught Helen discipline while not crushing her spirit, and also taught her sign language.

Helen quickly learned to write, both manually and in raised print - and also learned to speak.  She continued to be very remarkable and was even noticed by Alexander Graham Bell and Mark Twain!  (Twain was even quoted as saying that the two most interesting characters of the 19th century were Napoleon and Helen Keller!)

She continued to college and became a writer, and political and social activist.  Helen was a worldwide celebrity and continued to spread encouragement, even into her late years.  

We can gain much from her tenacity, humanitarian activities and positive outlook on life, some of each are seen in the 10 quotes below!

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn whatever state I am in, therin to be content.

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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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.

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

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.

Take whatever life has given you and create the best life you possibly can - you have no excuses, nothing can hold you back...  but you.  Discover how amazing you are... and settle for nothing less than giving it your all!