Quotation by Mark Twain

As a final instance of the force of limitations in the development of concentration, I must mention that beautiful creature, Helen Keller, whom I have known for these many years. I am filled with wonder of her knowledge, acquired because shut out from all distraction. If I could have been deaf, dumb, and blind I also might have arrived at something.
Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910), U.S. author. "Woman's Press Club," p. 100, Mark Twain's Speeches, Harper and Brothers (1910).
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