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       Helen Keller
       1880-1968
      
       Helen Adams Keller 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, Annie 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 known worldwide through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker.
      
       A prolific author, Keller was well traveled and was outspoken in her opposition to war. She campaigned for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and socialism, as well as many other progressive causes.
      
       Keller devoted much of her later life to raising funds for the American Foundation for the Blind. On September 14, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson awarded Helen Keller the Presidential Medal of Freedom, one of the United States' highest two civilian honors.


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Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

    Topics: Achievement, Friendship

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.

    Topics: Achievement

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

    Topics: Achievement

We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.

    Topics: Achievement

While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.

    Topics: Achievement

The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.

    Topics: Adversity, Overcoming

I never fight, except against difficulties.

    Topics: Adversity

It is hard to interest those who have everything in those who have nothing.

    Topics: Apathy

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.

    Topics: Apathy

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.

    Topics: Apathy

Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful.

    Topics: Blessings

Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.

    Topics: Books

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