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Helen Keller


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Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the ... more »

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  • ''... my soul stood erect, exultant, envisioning a new world where the light of justice for every individual will be unclouded.''
    Helen Keller (1880-1968), U.S. author. As quoted in Eleanor: The Years Alone, ch. 3, by Joseph P. Lash (1972). Keller, who was deaf and blind but ...
  • ''We 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.''
    Helen Keller (1880-1968), U.S. author, lecturer. My Religion, pt. 1, ch. 6 (1927).
  • ''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.''
    Helen Keller (1880-1968), U.S. blind and deaf author, lecturer. My Religion, pt. 1, ch. 6 (1927).
  • ''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.''
    Helen Keller (1880-1968), U.S. author, lecturer. "Personality," pt. 3, The Story of My Life (1903).
  • Many scholars forget ... that our enjoyment of the great works of literature depends more upon the depth of our sympathy than upon our understanding. ... very few of their laborious explanations stick...
    Helen Keller (1880-1968), U.S. author. The Story of My Life, ch. 20 (1905). Keller was rendered deaf and blind at the age of nineteen months. But ...
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  • Rookie Caroline Kloster (6/20/2013 4:12:00 PM)

    Helen, i know you are not alive anymore but i love your sayings

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