Friday, 1 August 2014

Helen Keller

Helen Adams Keller (1880 – 1968) was an American author, political activist. Keller spent her adult years as a freedom fighting activist.
A prolific author, Keller was well-travelled and outspoken in her convictions. A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World, she campaigned for women's suffrage, labor rights, socialism, and other radical left causes. Keller went on to become a world-famous speaker and author. She is remembered as an advocate for people with disabilities,  She was a suffragist, a pacifist, an opponent of Woodrow Wilson, a radical socialist,  In 1920 she helped to found the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Her spiritual autobiography, 'My Religion' was published in 1927 and then in 1994 extensively revised and re-issued under the title 'Light in My Darkness'.

* Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.
*What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
*We may have found a cure for most evils; but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all, the apathy of human beings.
*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.
* The highest result of education is tolerance.
Helen Keller

P. s  She was born deaf - blind person but in very rich family. which family saved, cultured and educated her..
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