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Disability Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes about Disability.

For me, disability is a way of getting some extremity,
some kind of very difficult situation,
that throws an interesting light on people.
- Mark Haddon

The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent,
detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability,
from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold.
- Ike Skelton

I take advantage of every thing I can -
age,
hair, disability - because my cause is just.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas

It was ability that mattered, not disability,
which is a word I'm not crazy about using.
- Marlee Matlin

 

For me, the wheelchair symbolizes disability in a way a cane does not.
- Annette Funicello

It's hard enough to work and raise a family when your
kids are all healthy and relatively normal,
but when you add on some kind of disability or disease,
it can just be such a burden.
- Patricia Heaton

Disability is a matter of perception.
If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone.
- Martina Navratilova

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I have terrible handwriting.
I now say it's a learning disability...
but a nun who was a very troubled woman hit me over
the fingers with a ruler because my writing was so bad.
- Andrew Greeley

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
- Scott Hamilton

Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in our nation.
- Mary Bono

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

It will kill four times as many Americans as AIDS will over the next decade.
I feel that what ever kind of disability God has given me,
as an entertainer and as a public figure,
it is so I can be a representative for others.
- Naomi Judd

Congress acknowledged that society's accumulated myths
and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping
as are the physical limitations that flow from actual impairment.
- William J. Brennan, Jr.

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

I put up a huge wall of denial.
It was years before I was able to break through it...
accepting that your child has a disability,
especially one like LD that cannot be seen or easily diagnosed,
is one of the hardest things to come to terms with.
- Anne Ford

People didn't always see a person with a disability
who had to use a ramp or elevator as people who have
been given unnecessary privileges.
But I run into that often now.
People are saying, 'Why do we have to go to great expense for these people?'
- Major Owens

Americans believe that people should work hard and get ahead on their own,
but when disaster strikes and they need help with retirement or disability,
Americans as a whole should come to their aid.
- Jacob Hacker

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

Often as a child you see someone with a learning disability
or Down's Syndrome and my mum and dad were always very
quick to explain exactly what was going on and to be
in their own way inclusive and welcoming.
- Christopher Eccleston

Women would be disproportionately affected by the privatization of social security.
It is one of the most important safety nets for American women in old age,
or in times of disability, to insure financial income for their families.
- Barbara Mikulski

I seem to be thinking rationally again in the style
that is characteristic of scientists.
However, this is not entirely a matter of joy as if
someone returned from physical disability to good physical health.
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.

So, for example, if a child is labeled as having a learning disability,
it has very concrete consequences for the kinds of
services and potentially accommodations that child will get.
- Robert Sternberg

Not disabilities at all - more Abilities.
- Patrick Henry Hughes

Entrepreneurs with disabilities are overwhelmingly successful.
- David Brenner

I went to school for special education.
I always assumed when I had the opportunity I would
love to try and help kids with disabilities.
- Clay Aiken

I want to do theater and I am looking forward to doing
more Television and Movies.
I also want to direct some plays in theater workshops
for people with disabilities.
- Chris Burke

A large part of the present anxiety to improve the
education of girls and women is also due to the conviction
that the political disabilities of women will not be maintained.
- Millicent Fawcett

We're building on an international network with many
others for the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
There are so many things we can do to carry forward policies.
- Janet Reno

Currently, more than 4.7 million African Americans
receive Social Security benefits,
and nearly 8 million people with disabilities depend
on Social Security for their daily sustenance.
- Chaka Fattah

Let me be clear - I want all Louisiana citizens to have choice -
including the elderly and persons with disabilities -
and their families -
who rely on the state for their care.
- Kathleen Blanco

Learning disabilities cannot be cured,
but they can be treated successfully and children with
LD can go on to live happy,
successful lives.
- Anne Ford

Also note that invariably when we design something
that can be used by those with disabilities,
we often make it better for everyone.
- Donald Norman

You can be sure that I will always consider how changes
to Social Security will impact people with disabilities
when considering the various proposals offered for reform.
- Steve Israel

People with disabilities have abilities too and that
is what this course is all about -
making sure those abilities blossom and shine so that
all the dreams you have can come true.
- Mary McAleese

We find that other employees are very enthusiastic
about their fellow crew members who have disabilities-or
what they previously thought of as disabilities.
- Carl Karcher

The only way to ensure that our promise to provide
every opportunity for students with disabilities,
and help them achieve their full potential,
is to give our schools the dollars they need.
- Gordon Smith

There's a kind of sick security some people get out
of keeping away from people with disabilities.
They are running away from any situation that's not
totally pure and all-American and that requires them to do any thinking.
- Major Owens

Traditionally, Medicare's assurance has been that for
the elderly and persons with disabilities that they
will not be alone when confronted with the full burden
of their health care costs.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

For example, the first time McDonald's put a deaf person
in a commercial they saw a jump in sales.
I think that happens with other kinds of disabilities
and products and that is something that is being realized more and more.
- Richard Masur

The whole community of people with disabilities was alive,
politically alive.
I give Justin Dart credit for that.
He traveled to every state in the country.
He really made people with disabilities understand
that they had some political power.
- Major Owens

The President's proposed privatization plan would jeopardize
that security by cutting guaranteed benefits for future
retirees and endangering the benefits of current retirees,
people with disabilities, and children who have lost a parent.
- Chaka Fattah

You have to give access to people with disabilities
but there is no requirement to hire them.
What I mean by affirmative obligation is that producers
must take the necessary steps to include opportunities
for people with disabilities and a vast majority of them do.
- Richard Masur

I wanted to translate from one flat surface to another.
In fact, my learning disabilities controlled a lot of things.
I don't recognize faces, so I'm sure it's what drove
me to portraits in the first place.
- Chuck Close

It was the best route to get folks to understand segregation fast.
Civil rights and women's rights had a clear history.
Making the transition to rights for people with disabilities
became easier because we had the history of the other two.
- Major Owens

The purpose of the ADA was to provide clear and comprehensive
national standards to eliminate discrimination against
individuals with disabilities.
As a result, individuals with disabilities are now
able to live in their homes and have access to new careers.
- Jim Ramstad

We have a responsibility as a state to protect our
most vulnerable citizens:
our children,
seniors, people with disabilities.
That is our moral obligation.
But there is an economic justification too -
we all pay when the basic needs of our citizens are unmet.
- John Lynch

I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the
aisle to preserve the Social Security promise that
provides secure retirement benefits for all,
especially those who are most at risk such as widows,
orphans, and people with disabilities when the need arises.
- Chaka Fattah

They told me that the hotels had maybe two rooms set
up for people with disabilities,
but if they got there too late, and didn't get one of these rooms,
they couldn't take a shower.
The room wasn't hooked up for them, or maybe the sink was too high.
- Gregory Hines

Remove advertising, disable a person or firm from proclaiming
its wares and their merits,
and the whole of society and of the economy is transformed.
The enemies of advertising are the enemies of freedom.
- David Ogilvy

I do get angry some time, but if I let that feeling
take over it would only cloud my thinking and disable
me from making the right decision when it counts the most.
I just try to think about my mother,
children,
God, and of course my freedom.
- Lonnie Earl Johnson

You create stress in your life by getting angry,
and you can instantly remove
that stress by granting forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

With a penetrating vision
you can dissipate the obstruction,
remove the obstacle,
dissolve the wrong condition.
- Ernest Holmes

The hunger for love is
much more difficult to remove
than the hunger for bread.
- Mother Teresa

Do not use a hatchet to remove
a fly from your friend's forehead.
- Chinese Proverb

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Truth is by nature self-evident.
As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance
that surround it, it shines clear.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Fools ignore complexity.
Pragmatists suffer it.
Some can avoid it.
Geniuses remove it.
- Alan Perlis

And one of our points of continuing conversation with
our trading partners is the urgency of their taking
steps to remove barriers to their improved growth performance.
- John W. Snow

Nobody motivates today's workers.
If it doesn't come from within, it doesn't come.
Fun helps remove the barriers that allow people to motivate themselves.
- Herman Cain

On December 17, 1984, I had surgery to remove two inches
of my left lung due to pneumonia.
After two hours of surgery the doctors told my mother I had AIDS.
- Ryan White

It should be done with the same degree of alacrity
and nonchalance that you would display in authorizing
a highly intelligent trained bear to remove your appendix.
- Daniel S. Greenberg

If the Europeans want to intervene, that's their business.
But if I were president, I would remove every United
States soldier from the Balkan peninsula.
- Pat Buchanan

Waste no time with revolutions that do not remove the
causes of your complaints but simply change the faces of those in charge.
- Francesco Guicciardini

Christianity does not remove you from the world and its problems;
it makes you fit to live in it,
triumphantly and usefully.
- Charles Templeton

Whether one eats a cat or not is a personal choice,
and I don't want to sway anyone one way or another.
But if you do, there is one obvious cooking tip:
Always remember to remove the bell from the cat's collar before cooking.
- Mike Royko

If we remove ourselves from the world,
we are pretending that we can follow our own individual
enlightenment and let the rest of the world go to hell,
so to speak.
- Satish Kumar

It was Jacques Chirac and Schroeder both,
who pushed us into a conflict to remove Milosevic.
- Curt Weldon

Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye,
while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?
- Horace

When you remove the risk, you remove the challenge.
When you remove the challenge, you wither on the vine.
- Alex Lowe

Thankfully, beauty is easier to remove than apply,
and a swipe of demaquillage in the right direction
and you are you once again.
- Margaret Cho

I'm convinced that unless you have some public financing of elections,
you are never going to remove the power of wealthy
interests over elected officials.
- Dick Murphy


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