disability

A Quote by Leonard Kriegel on disability

I had to learn to be my own hero, my own role model.

Leonard Kriegel

Source: Flying Solo, p.40

Contributed by: Louëlla

A Quote by Georgiann Baldino on disability, soul, and handicap

We all have a disability of some kind; all are lacking in one way or another. Saul has an injury to his leg. What if his personality was deformed? How much worse if his soul was lame? Preachers or teachers look for the good in all of us. (Bless them for doing so.) I don't see a cripple. I haven't met anyone yet who isn't handicapped in some way. So what's the big deal? Don't hide your deformity. Wear it like a Purple Heart.

Georgiann Baldino

Source: The Nursing Home Fugitive

Contributed by: sminkworks

A Quote by William Lyon Phelps on age, animals, disability, education, efficiency, growth, happiness, lies, men, men and women, mind, order, personality, personality, value, wealth, women, and youth

Herein lies the real value of education. Advanced education may or may not make men and women more efficient; but it enriches personality, increases the wealth of the mind, and hence brings happiness. It is the finest insurance against old age, against the growth of physical disability, against the lack and loss of animal delights. How essential it is, then, in youth to acquire some intellectual or artistic tastes, in order to furnish the mind, to be able to live inside a mind with attractive and interesting pictures on the walls.

William Lyon Phelps (1822 - 1900)

Source: Happiness by William Lyon Phelps

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by unknown on angels, disability, expectation, heaven, judgment, surprises, words, and worth

I dreamt of heaven the other night, and the pearly gates swung wide. An angel with halo bright, ushered me inside. And there to my astonishment, stood folks I'd judged & labeled as quite "unfit," of "little worth," and "spiritually disabled." Indignant words rose to my lips, but NEVER were set free, for EVERY face showed stunned surprise, not ONE expected Me!

unknown

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by unknown on beginning, disability, kiss, and starting

A few years ago at the Seattle Special Olympics, nine contestants, all physically or mentally disabled, assembled at the starting line for the 100-yard dash. At the gun they all started out, not exactly in a dash, but with the relish to run the race to the finish and win. All, that is, except one boy who stumbled on the asphalt, tumbled over a couple of times, and began to cry. The other eight heard the boy cry. They slowed down and paused. Then they all turned around and went back. Every one of them. One girl with Down's syndrome bent down and kissed him and said, "This will make it better." Then all nine linked arms and walked together to the finish line. Everyone in the stadium stood, and the cheering went on for 10 minutes.

unknown

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Scott Hamilton on attitude, disability, and life

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

Scott Hamilton

Source: Mark and Barbara Hall Collection.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on disability, family, goals, health, integrity, problems, welfare, and world

The goals of our public welfare program must be positive and constructive. [The welfare program] must stress the integrity and preservation of the family unit. It must contribute to the attack on dependency, juvenile delinquency, family breakdown, illegitimacy, ill health, and disability. It must reduce the incidence of these problems, prevent their occurrence and recurrence, and strengthen and protect the vulnerable in a highly competitive world.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by John Donne on chastity and disability

Chastity is not chastity in an old man, but a disability to be unchaste.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Sermons, 1619

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Hubert H. Humphrey, Jr. on children, dawn, disability, elderly, government, and life

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 H. Humphrey (1911 - 1978)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on affection, disability, love, and philosophy

PLATONIC, adj. Pertaining to the philosophy of Socrates. Platonic Love is a fool's name for the affection between a disability and a frost.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

Contributed by: Zaady

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