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  • ... my soul stood erect, exultant, envisioning a new world where the light of justice for every individual will be unclouded.
    Helen Keller (1880-1968), U.S. author. As quoted in Eleanor: The Years Alone, ch. 3, by Joseph P. Lash (1972). Keller, who was deaf and blind but intellectually accomplished, wrote this in a 1948 letter to former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, after reading the Declaration of Human Rights drafted by the Commission on Human Rights of the new United Nations. Roosevelt had represented the United States and had chaired the Commission.

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  • We 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.
    Helen Keller (1880-1968), U.S. author, lecturer. My Religion, pt. 1, ch. 6 (1927).
  • 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.
    Helen Keller (1880-1968), U.S. blind and deaf author, lecturer. My Religion, pt. 1, ch. 6 (1927).
  • There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.
    Helen Keller (1880-1968), U.S. blind and deaf author, lecturer. The Story of My Life, pt. 1, ch. 1 (1903).
  • The hands of those I meet are dumbly eloquent to me. The touch of some hands is an impertinence. I have met people so empty of joy, that when I clasped their frosty finger-tips, it seemed as if I were shaking hands with a northeast storm. Others there are whose hands have sunbeams in them, so that their grasp warms my heart.
    Helen Keller (1880-1968), U.S. blind/deaf author, lecturer. The Story of My Life, pt. 1, ch. 23 (1903).

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  • Many scholars forget ... that our enjoyment of the great works of literature depends more upon the depth of our sympathy than upon our understanding. ... very few of their laborious explanations stick in the memory. The mind drops them as a branch drops its overripe fruit.
    Helen Keller (1880-1968), U.S. author. The Story of My Life, ch. 20 (1905). Keller was rendered deaf and blind at the age of nineteen months. But in 1904, she had graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College.

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  • Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book-friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.
    Helen Keller (1880-1968), U.S. author, lecturer. The Story of My Life, pt. 1, ch. 21 (1903).
  • 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.
    Helen Keller (1880-1968), U.S. author, lecturer. "Personality," pt. 3, The Story of My Life (1903).
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