"One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar." ~ Helen Keller~
"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."– Helen Keller
About Helen Keller
American author and activist Helen Keller was born in Alabama in 1880; she became blind and deaf after a childhood fever. When she was 7, Ann Sullivan famously coaxed her out of her sullen, angry shell and taught her to communicate. From then on, Keller took on the world. She graduated from Radcliffe, traveled the world visiting sweatshops and speaking out for the powerless, helped found the ACLU, and wrote eleven books. She died in 1968.