"We live by each other and for each other. Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
-Script for Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan's vaudeville appearances
“He who is content with what has been done is an obstacle in the path of progress.”
-Helen Keller's speech to Massachusetts Association, 1927
"I do not like the world as it is; so I am trying to make it a little more as I want it."
-Speech written by Helen Keller about the blindness of society to its problems, 1912
"I tell you, the chief handicap of the blind is not blindness, but the attitude of seeing people towards them."
-Helen Keller's speech in Washington D.C. advocating for the American Foundation for the Blind, 1925
"To understand is essential to progress."
-Draft speech by Helen Keller on the occasion of Harvard conferring an honorary degree on her, 1955
"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