27 June 1880- 1 June 1968
Place of birth: Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA
Best thing about her: She was the first both deaf and blind person to get a bachelor’s degree in art.
Most important book: The Story Of My Life
Interesting fact: She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, one of the United States’ two highest civilian honors.
Her 11 most inspirational quotes:
1.”The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”
2.”When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don’t see the one that has opened for us.”
3.”It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.”
4.”No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.”
5.”Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
6.”Many people know so little about what is beyond their short range of experience. They look within themselves – and find nothing! Therefore they conclude that there is nothing outside themselves either.”
7.”One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.”
8.”As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.”
9.”The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.”
10.”No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”
11.”We differ, blind and seeing, one from another, not in our senses, but in the use we make of them, in the imagination and courage with which we seek wisdom beyond the senses.”