Helen Keller (1880 – 1968) was an American author and lecturer. At 19 months old she contracted an unknown illness which left her both deaf and blind. From the age of 7 she was instructed by Anne Sullivan, who became her governess and later her companion. Sullivan taught Helen to communicate by spelling words into her hand. Later Helen was able to “hear” people’s speech by reading their lips with her hands. Keller became proficient at using braille, and in 1904 at the age of 24, she graduated from Radcliffe, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree. A prolific author, Keller was well-traveled and outspoken in her convictions.
Quotes by Helen Keller…
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
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.
There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.