Inspirational Quotes For People With Disabilities
"Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings."
– Helen Keller
We know that equality of individual ability has never existed and never will, but we do insist that equality of opportunity still must be sought."
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Being disabled should not mean being disqualified from having access to every aspect of life."
-- Emma Thompson
"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."
-- Mark Twain
"With disabilities, but only if such technologies are designed from the beginning so that everyone can use them. Given the explosive growth in the use of the World Wide Web for publishing, electronic commerce, lifelong learning and the delivery of government services, it is vital that the Web be accessible to everyone.”
~ Bill Clinton
"The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life . . . the children; those who are in the twilight of life . . . the elderly; and those who are in the shadow of life . . . the sick . . . the needy . . . and the disabled."
-- Hubert Humphrey
“The white, the Hispanic, the black, the Arab, the Jew, the woman, the Native American, the small farmer, the businessperson, the environmentalist, the peace activist, the young, the old, the lesbian, the gay and the disabled make up the American quilt.”
-- Jesse Jackson
"The message I'll share...is that inclusion is extremely important for kids with and without disabilities."
-- Clay Aiken
“There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music.”
-- Jim Davis quotes (American Actor. 1915-1981)
"It is unacceptable that disabled veterans in Illinois rank at the bottom of the list when it comes to disability pay. We owe our disabled veterans more than speeches, parades and monuments."
-- Dick Durbin
"If you're an underdog, mentally disabled, physically disabled, if you don't fit in, if you're not as pretty as the others, you can still be a hero."
-- Steve Guttenberg
"The only disability in life is a bad attitude.”
-- Scott Hamilton
"It is a lonely existence to be a child with a disability which no-one can see or understand, you exasperate your teachers, you disappoint your parents, and worst of all you know that you are not just stupid."
-- Susan Hampshire
"We, the one's who are challenged, need to be heard. To be seen not as a disability, but as a person who has, and will continue to bloom. To be seen not only as a handicap, but as a well intact human being."
-- Robert M. Hensel
"Limitations only go so far."
-- Robert M.
Placing one foot in front of the other, I've climbed to higher lengths. Reaching beyond my own limitations, to show my inner strength. No obstacle too hard, for this warrior to overcome. I'm just a man on a mission, to prove my disability hasn't won."
-- Robert M. Hensel
"And for a very special group of people, we've provided their only job. I'm speaking of course of the disabled. They have stated they don't want a hand out just a hand. We are happy to give them one."
-- Carl Karcher
"You can take them in a wheelchair and put them in a pool, so they can move their arms and legs. In a pool disabled people can do things that they can't normally do otherwise."
-- Jack LaLanne
"Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone."
-- Martina Navratilova
"The greatest feeling of accomplishment for me is the fact that I was an athlete who was somewhat disabled."
-- Bill Toomey
"I discovered early that the hardest thing to overcome is not a physical disability but the mental condition, which it induces. The world, I found, has a way of taking a man pretty much at his own rating. If he permits his loss to make him embarrassed and apologetic, he will draw embarrassment from others. But if he gains his own respect, the respect of those around him comes easily."
-- Alexander de Seversky (1894 - 1974)
"If I regarded my life from the point of view of the pessimist, I should be undone. I should seek in vain for the light that does not visit my eyes and the music that does not ring in my ears. I should beg night and day and never be satisfied. I should sit apart in awful solitude, a prey to fear and despair. But since I consider it a duty to myself and to others to be happy, I escape a misery worse than any physical deprivation."
- Helen Keller
"I was slightly brain damaged at birth, and I want people like me to see that they shouldn't let a disability get in the way. I want to raise awareness - I want to turn my disability into ability."
- Susan Boyle
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