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Helen Keller Famous Quotes

‘Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.’

‘We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.’

‘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.’

helen keller famous quotes‘Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn whatever state I am in, therin to be content.’

‘Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.’

Quotes of the Day

Language is one of the fundamental principles of human understanding. It is the way we interact with each other and how we grasp the world we live in. – Unknown

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. – Benjamin Disraeli

People are very open-minded about new things — as long as they’re exactly like the old ones. – Charles Kettering

The 2 timeless drivers that underpin the behavior of every generation: the need to belong and the need to be significant. – Unknown

The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries; the man of courage is never afraid. – Confucius

When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. – Billy Graham

Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done. – Linus Torvalds

Top 20 Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

Top 20 Mahatma Gandhi QuotesWhen it comes to quotes, Mahatma Gandhi is one of my favorites. Let me share with you Top 20 Mahatma Gandhi Quotes.

1. “Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong” – Mahatma Gandhi

2. “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi

3. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi

4. “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed” – Mahatma Gandhi

5. “The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles” – Mahatma Gandhi

6. “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi

7. “Almost everything you do will seem insignificant, but it is important that you do it” – Mahatma Gandhi

8. “You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result” –Mahatma Gandhi

9. “The law of love could be best understood and learned through little children” – Mahatma Gandhi

10. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi

11. “Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.” – Mahatma Gandhi

12. “An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.” – Mahatma Gandhi

13. “As a rule, the mind, residing in a body that has become weakened by pampering, is also weak, and where there is no strength of mind there can be no strength of soul.” –Mahatma Gandhi

14. “Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.” – Mahatma Gandhi

15. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

16. “Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.” – Mahatma Gandhi

17. “A ‘NO’ uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a ‘YES’ merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.” – Mahatma Gandhi

18. “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” – Mahatma Gandhi

19. “Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.” – Mahatma Gandhi

20. “Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Realities of Life

Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak. – Sun Tzu
By always taking out and never putting in, the bottom is soon reached. – Spanish proverb
Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire. – Confucius
He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much. – Lao Tzu
He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good. – Confucius
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. – Chinese proverb
If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear? – Confucius
If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it’s OK. But you’ve got to shoot for something. A lot of people don’t even shoot. – Confucius
If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want ten years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want one hundred years of prosperity, grow people. – Chinese Proverb
Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. – Lao Tzu
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. – Bruce Lee
The cautious seldom err. – Confucius
The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them. – Confucius
The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue. – Confucius
The man of wisdom is never in two minds about right and wrong; the man of benevolence never worries about the future; the man of courage is never afraid. – Confucius
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. – Confucius
The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour. – Japanese proverb
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action. – Confucius
The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has. – Confucius
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. – Confucius
The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later. – Confucius
The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort. – Confucius
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. – Confucius
To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short. – Confucius
When anger rises, think of the consequences. – Confucius
When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. – Confucius
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. – Confucius
Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts? – Confucius

Character Quotes

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. – Unknown

People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out. – Thomas B Macaulay

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.  – James D. Miles

Everyone tries to define this thing called Character.  It’s not hard.  Character is doing what’s right when nobody’s looking.  – Unknown

Most people say that it’s the intellect which makes a great scientist.  They are wrong: it is character. – Albert Einstein.

Character is the result of two things: Mental attitude and the way we spend our time.  – Elbert Hubbard

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character – Albert Einstein

Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have – Unknown

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power – Abraham Lincoln

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character. – Stephen Covey

Character isn’t something you were born with and can’t change, like your fingerprints. It’s something you weren’t born with and must take responsibility for forming. – Jim Rohn

I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character! – Theodore Roosevelt

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.  – John Wooden

How true Daddy’s words were when he said: all children must look after their own upbringing. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. – Anne Frank

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. – Bruce Lee

Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.  – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.  – Kurt Vonnegut Jr

The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity. – Roy L Smith