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Friday, October 28, 2011

quotes by Helen Keller #1

All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of
overcoming.
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Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
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Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the
overcoming of it.
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As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its
joy clears and sharpens the vision.
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As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather,
so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.
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Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright
exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
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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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College isn't the place to go for ideas.
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Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But
there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room
I shall be able to see.
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Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I
learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
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Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge
into the light.
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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 something that I can do.
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I can see, and that is why I can be happy, in what you call the
dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world, not
a manmade world.
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I do not want the peace which passes understanding, I want the
understanding which bringeth peace.
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I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief
duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
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I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad.
Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is
vague, like a breeze among flowers.
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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.
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It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
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It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for
powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire
forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our
distant goal.
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It is hard to interest those who have everything in those who
have nothing.
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