Helen Keller with her arms around a big dog, circa 1925

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us."
We Bereaved, 1929

"We are never really happy until we try to brighten the lives of others."
—"My New Speech," undated

"I take happiness very seriously. It is a creed, a philosophy and an objective."
—"Happiness," School Bank News [published by the East New York Savings Bank, Brooklyn, NY], May 1935

"If we do not like our work, and do not try to get happiness out of it, we are a menace to our profession as well as to ourselves."
—"Know Thyself," The Home Magazine, September 1930

"To each one of us is given in some degree the power to create and distribute happiness, and that is about the best thing any one of us can do. There is no surer way to keep the fire of happiness burning in our own hearts than by sharing its brightness with others."
- Speech by Helen Keller, 1924