When you lose your vision, you lose contact with things. When you lose your hearing, you lose contact with people.
I believe that God is in me as the sun is in the colour and fragrance of a flower -- the Light in my darkness, the Voice in my silence.
There will never be another now --
I'll make the most of today.
There will never be another me --
I'll make the most of myself.
We are never really happy until we try to brighten the lives of others.
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.
What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.
Better to be blind and see with your heart, than to have two good eyes and see nothing.
Making a mistake is falling down; failure is not getting up again.
A good education is a stepping-stone to wealth.
You will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles.
Blindness separates us from things but deafness separates us from people.
My friends have made the story of my life.
My friends have made the story of my life. In a thousand ways they have turned my limitations into beautiful privileges.
I believe there are angels among us, sent down to us from somewhere up above. They come to you and me in our darkest hours, to show us how to live, to teach us how to give, to guide us with a light of love.
Happiness is a state of mind, and depends very little on outward circumstances.
There is beauty in everything, even in silence and darkness.
Life is a succesion of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.
The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
Happiness does not come from without, it comes from within.
Life is short and unpredictable. Eat the dessert first!
True friends never apart maybe in distance but never in heart.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
Security is mostly a superstition. It 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 outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Life is a daring adventure or nothing.
What really counts in life is the quiet meeting of every difficulty with the determination to get out of it all the good there is.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart..
When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do.
I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than walk alone in the light.
What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.
We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road… Unless you fail to make the turn.
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn whatever state I am in, therein to be content.
The simplest way to be happy is to do good.
People don't like to think, if one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
Things must be felt with the heart.
I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was.
Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
It is hard to interest those who have everything in those who have nothing.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
College isn't the place to go for ideas.
The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.
While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.
Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful.
The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
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.
Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.
To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
I can see, and that is why I can be happy, in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world.
We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Once I knew only darkness and stillness... my life was without past or future... but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.
Knowledge is love and light and vision.
All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
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