Zitat des Tages von Helen Keller:
The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
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.
Many people know so little about what is beyond their short range of experience. They look within themselves - and find nothing! Therefore they conclude that there is nothing outside themselves either.
There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.
We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.
Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
Knowledge is love and light and vision.
The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
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.
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.
To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
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.
College isn't the place to go for ideas.
Once I knew only darkness and stillness... my life was without past or future... but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
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.
The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.
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.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.
All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
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.
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
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.
As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.