et Quote: Helen Keller

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Thu, 23 Nov 2017 - 09:00 GMT

Helen Keller in a profile picture, 1904 - Wikimedia commons

Helen Keller in a profile picture, 1904 - Wikimedia commons

CAIRO – 23 November 2017: “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” ― Helen Keller

When she was around a year and a half, Hellen Keller suffered from scarlet fever which took away her sight and hearing yet that did not stop her from learning reading and writing, not only that, she graduated with honors from Radcliffe College in 1904 and went on to write 13 books and many articles, most prominent of her books is her autobiography The Story of My Life 1902. Keller was also an ambassador and advocate lecturer for the blind and the deaf worldwide and helped establish many foundations to support them.

In this quote, Keller is trying to tell us that grieving over loss or failure might actually stand in the way of new opportunities and success, that is why one must learn to cope faster and always look for the bright side of situations.


Facts
● Keller's life story and biography was turned into a theatre production and later on a motion picture titled the Miracle Worker in 1962, directed by Arthur Penn and starring Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke.

● Anne Sullivan, Hellen Keller's teacher and lifelong companion was also blind since the age of five, but she helped Keller in so many ways that Keller showed deep appreciation to through her writings.


Another quote for the road:
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

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