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Disability Quotes

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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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Entrepreneurs with disabilities are overwhelmingly successful.
- David Brenner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool,
than to speak and remove all doubt.
- sometimes attributed to Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, or Samuel Johnson

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

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

I went in for an operation to remove a brain tumor.
- Lou Gramm

I have nothing to ask but that you would remove to the other side,
that you may not, by intercepting the sunshine,
take from me what you cannot give.
- Diogenes

The foundation of empire is art and science.
Remove them or degrade them, and the empire is no more.
Empire follows art and not vice versa as Englishmen suppose.
- William Blake

Remove idleness from the world and soon the arts of Cupid would perish.
- Francois Rabelais

Writing can sometimes be exploitative.
I like to take a few steps of remove in order to respect
the privacy of the subject.
If readers make the link, they have engaged with the poem.
- John Barton

There are thousands of Ten Commandments plaques or
monuments all over the country,
and lawsuits to remove them have popped up in more than a dozen states.
- Phyllis Schlafly

To remove ignorance is an important branch of benevolence.
- Ann Plato

Bereavement is the sharpest challenge to our trust in God;
if faith can overcome this,
there is no mountain which it cannot remove.
- Dean Inge

In the vanity of self-consciousness one feels at a
long remove above the ordinary love and trustfulness
of a simple and pure heart.
- Donald G. Mitchell

To conquer nature is, in effect, to remove all natural
barriers and human norms and to substitute artificial,
fabricated equivalents for natural processes.
- Alex Campbell

It is often better to have a great deal of harm happen to one than a little;
a great deal may rouse you to remove what a little
will only accustom you to endure.
- Grenville Kleiser

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

At great, great remove sit the head of General Electric,
the head of News Corp, the head of Viacom,
or the head of this giant international corporation
that wants these ratings.
- Norman Lear


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