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|Quotations by Helen Keller|
|When one door of happiness closes - 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 that has been opened for us.|
Science has found no remedy for apathy - 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.
The mystery of language - The mystery of language was revealed to me. I knew then that 'w-a-t-e-r' meant the wonderful cool something that was flowing over my hand. That living word awakened my soul, gave it light, joy, set it free!
The fallen angel of the senses - For some inexplicable reason the sense of smell does not hold the high position it deserves among its sisters. There is something of the fallen angel about it.
Face to the sunshine - Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Trial and suffering and character - Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
Felt with the heart - The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart.
Gracious discourse of book-friends - Literature is my utopia. Here I am not disfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book-friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.
Security does not exist in nature - Security is mostly superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoidance of danger is not safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
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