Friday December 9th 2011

Thought for the Day

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

~ Helen Keller
(1880-1968)




*Helen Adams Keller

Helen KellerBorn June 27, 1880 Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA
Died June 1, 1968 (aged 87) Arcan Ridge, Easton, Connecticut, USA

An American author, political activist and lecturer. A prolific author, Keller was well traveled, and was outspoken in her opposition to war. A member of the Socialist Party USA and the Wobblies, she campaigned for women’s suffrage, workers’ rights and socialism, as well as many other leftist causes.

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Comments

Friday December 9th 2011 — 3 Comments

  1. I think you forgot to say that she was born deaf, blind and dumb and had to be taught all these skills before she achieved her fame for
    all the right reasons, there was a film about her with Ann Bancroft playing her tutor/mentor, I think it was called the Helen Keller Story.

    Thank you for all these fine quotations.
    Stephanie

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