Friday, June 27, 2008

Helen Keller on happiness and security

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.

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.

A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.

~ Helen Keller (27 June 1880 – 1 June 1968)

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