Born: June 27, 1880
Birthplace: Tuscumbia, Alabama, U.S.A.
Died: June 1, 1968
Occupation: Author, Lecturer, and Political Activist
Profile: First deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Profiled in The Miracle Worker.
Number of Quotes: 6
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil, but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good, that it may prevail.
It is not possible for civilization to flow backward while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance its allotted length.
No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
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.