Disability and impairment can be hard to live with but cannot be a reason to be unsuccessful and laid back. There is a Sufi saying, “Strong will-power can defeat the destiny, instead of getting handicapped to it.”
Helen Keller is one name associated with strong will-power and determination which can be a source of inspiration for handicapped and disable persons. Despite being deprived of 2 primary senses out of 5, she carved her way to success in a society where even the most abled persons cannot even dream to reach the achievement heights, she manifested. Despite being deaf, dumb and blind,
she became a successful author, social activist and a mesmerizing speaker, all at the same time.
Helen Keller is the name of hope and light in the lives of disabled and handicapped people all around the world.
Here are 20 inspirational Helen Keller quotes on happiness, vision, and purpose:
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
I am only one, but still, I am one. I cannot do everything, but still, I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
No one has the right to consume happiness without producing it.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.
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.
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don’t see the one that has opened for us.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged.
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.
Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.
There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.