Helen Keller gained fame by learning how to communicate and even speak despite being struck by a fever that left her blind and deaf before she was 2. She was an inspiration to a great many people throughout her long, famous life.
Here is a selection of the famous things that Helen said:
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything good in the world.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart.