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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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  • Museums and art stores are also sources of pleasure and inspiration. Doubtless it will seem strange to many that the hand unaided by sight can feel action, sentiment, beauty in the cold marble; and ye...
    Helen Keller (1880-1968), U.S. blind/deaf author, lecturer. The Story of My Life, pt. 1, ch. 22 (1903).
  • Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge—broad, deep knowledge—is to know true ends from false, and lofty things from low. To know the thoughts and deeds that have marked man's prog...
    Helen Keller (1880-1968), U.S. blind/deaf author, lecturer. The Story of My Life, pt. 1, ch. 20 (1903).
  • ''... 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).
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  • 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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