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Ability And Disability Quotes


"Autism is not a disability, it's a different ability." - Stuart Duncan

"Some people have a negative attitude, and that's their disability." - Marla Runyan

"It seems to me that people who do' learn as easily as others suffer from a kind of learning disability-there is something different about the way they comprehend unfamiliar material-but I fail to see how this disability is improved by psychiatric consultation. What seems to be lacking is a technical ability that those of us called "good students" are born with. Someone should concretely study these skills and teach them. What does a shrink have to do with the process?" - John Irving

"My disability is that I cannot use my legs. My handicap is your negative perception of that disability, and thus of me." - Rick Hansen

"Strokes are preventable and treatable. Prompt treatment of patients experiencing stroke saves lives and reduces disability." - Charles W Pickering

"Fear is a bigger disability than having no arms and no legs." - Nick Vujicic

"Nobody loved her and she wouldn't have liked it if they had, she considered love a serious disability." - Toni Morrison

"Being born with a disability, can sometimes be a struggle, but it is the ability to overcome such a challenge, that makes it so worth the fight. NEVER GIVE UP!!!" - Robert M. Hensel

"Your disability is your opportunity." - Kurt Hahn

"Spiritual knowledge improves intuitive ability, innovative ability and communication." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"The ability to fantasize is the ability to survive, and the ability to fantasize is the ability to grow" - Ray Bradbury

"The Magistrate suffered from the disability of a free-thinking turn of mind and from a life that was barren and dreary to match." - J. G. Farrell

"There are millions of people out there ignoring disabilities and accomplishing incredible feats. I learned you can learn to do things differently, but do them just as well. I've learned that it's not the disability that defines you, it's how you deal with the challenges the disability presents you with. And I've learned that we have an obligation to the abilities we DO have, not the disability." - Jim Abbott

"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

"Pain is Pain. Broken is Broken. FEAR is the Biggest Disability of all. And will PARALYZE you More Than Being in a Wheelchair." - Nick Vujicic

"Disability is the inability to see ability." - Vikas Khanna

"I frowned at the list. "So... I'll go back and tell the Traynors that I'm going to get their suicidal quadriplegic son drunk, spend their money on strippers and lap dancers, and then trundle him off to the Disability Olympics-" - Jojo Moyes

"A leader's ability to convey confidence and his ability to communicate effectively are similar." - John C Maxwell

"We who are old know that age is more than a disability. It is an intense and varied experience, almost beyond our capacity at times, but something to be carried high." - Florida Scott-Maxwell

"The only true disability is a crushed spirit" - Aimee Mullins

"Disability need not be an obstacle to success." - Stephen Hawking

"Disability is an art - an ingenious way to live." - Neil Marcus

"The only disability in life is having a bad attitude" - Oscar Pistorius

"It's not the disability that defines you; it's how you deal with the challenges the disability presents you with." - Jim Abbott

"A savant, by definition, is somebody who has a disability and, along with that disability, has some remarkable ability. Prodigies and geniuses have the remarkable abilities that the savant shows, but they do not have a disability. So, by definition, a savant includes someone with a disability, and a prodigy or genius are people who have these remarkable skills but they do not have a disability." - Darold Treffert

"I inherited my ability from both parents; my mother's ability for spending money, and my father's ability for not earning it." - Laurence J Peter

"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

"Success is that old ABC: ability, breaks and courage." - Charles Luckman

"Dreaming illustrates your hidden capacities and your unawakened ability." - Peter J. Daniels

"Creativity is the ability to see and to respond." - Erich Fromm

"Music has always had the ability to comfort and inspire." - Pete Seeger

"I want people to appreciate talent and ability." - Michael Jackson

"Knowledge and ability were tools, not things to show off." - Haruki Murakami

"Spirituality is a boundless ability to respond and experience." - Jaggi Vasudev

"Friends enhance our ability to think and act." - Aristotle

"Leadership is the ability to lift and inspire." - Paul Dietzel

"The ability to compromise and having the ability to laugh at ourselves is huge and works well for me." - Steve Carell

"Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability." - Cicero

"Ability is a wonderful thing, but its value is greatly enhanced by dependability. Ability implies repeatability and accountability." - Robert A Heinlein

"Everyone, regardless of ability or disability, has strengths and weaknesses. Know what yours are. Build on your strengths and find a way around your weaknesses." - Brad Cohen

"Disability is not a 'brave struggle' or 'courage in the face of adversity'...Disability is an art. it's an ingenious way to live." - Neil Marcus

"The legal subordination of one sex to another - is wrong in itself, and now one of the chief hindrances to human improvement; and that it ought to be replaced by a system of perfect equality, admitting no power and privilege on the one side, nor disability on the other." - John Stuart Mill

"A lot of times, when you have a disability, one of the things you deal with is other people's projections of what your experience is and their fear about it, and not seeing the experience you're having. There's nothing horrifying about [Parkinson's disease] to me. It is what I deal with. It is my reality and my life, but it's not horrible." - Michael J Fox

"The Bush administration has been doing everything it can to hide the huge number of returning veterans who are severely wounded - - 17,000 so far including roughly 20 percent with serious brain and head injuries. Even the estimate of $500 billion ignores the lifetime disability and healthcare costs that taxpayers will have to spend for years to come." - Joseph Stiglitz

"The night before my amputation, my former basketball coach brought me a magazine with an article on an amputee who ran in the New York Marathon. It was then I decided to meet this new challenge head on and not only overcome my disability, but conquer it in such a way that I could never look back and say it disabled me." - Terry Fox

"When committees gather, each member is necessarily an actor, uncontrollably acting out the part of himself, reading the lines that identify him, asserting his identity.... We are designed, coded, it seems, to place the highest priority on being individuals, and we must do this first, at whatever cost, even if it means disability for the group." - Lewis Thomas

"I felt permanently exiled from 'normality.' Whether imposed by self or society, this outsider status - and not the disability itself - constitutes the most daunting barrier for most people with physical impairments, because it, even more than flights of steps or elevators without braille, prevents them from participating fully in the ordinary world, where most of life's satisfactions dwell." - Nancy Mairs

"Labor should not be about creating monuments on hills or statues in parks. Labors monuments and statues are when a young person can find a job, when a person with disability can get access to the ordinary life that others take for granted." - Bill Shorten

"It's terribly wrong to stuff that sacred citadel with junk you know darn well is bad for you, I came to realize I was barreling pell-mell down the road leading to disease, disability and premature destruction of the most precious thing I could ever be given-my own life." - Ralph Maxwell

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

"I can get motivated seeing a kid at my sons school overcome a learning disability." - Jason Alexander

"Spirituality is not a disability - it is a phenomenal empowerment of life." - Jaggi Vasudev

"Mercy laughed. "You have to excuse them-boys suffer from an incurable disability." "What?" "Testosterone." - Nalini Singh

"I'm just a man on a mission, to prove my disability hasn't won" - Robert M. Hensel

"Work for the actor lies essentially in two areas: the ability to consistently create reality and the ability to express that reality." - Lee Strasberg

"I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability." - Cicero

"Intelligence is not only the ability to reason; it is also the ability to find relevant material in memory and to deploy attention when needed." - Daniel Kahneman

"I add this also, that natural ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability." - Cicero

"Maturity brings - among other things - the ability to sustain and survive enormous contradictions and disappointments." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"Running and science draw on similar traits - stamina, ambition, patience, and the ability to overcome limits." - Wolfgang Ketterle

"A leader should have higher endurance and ability to accept and embrace failure." - Jack Ma

"Real freedom is the ability to pause between stimulus and response, and in that pause, choose." - Rollo May

"The ability to understand and deliver comedy and tragedy is extremely rare in one composer." - Signe Baumane

"Because of the Civil Rights movement, new doors of opportunity and education swung open for everybody ... Not just for blacks and whites, but also women and Latinos; and Asians and Native Americans; and gay Americans and Americans with a disability. They swung open for you, and they swung open for me. And that's why I'm standing here today-because of those efforts, because of that legacy." - Barack Obama

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

"Humility is the ability to give up your pride and still retain your dignity." - Vanna Bonta

"Luck? Sure. But only after long practice and only with the ability to think under pressure." - Babe Didrikson Zaharias

"The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action." - Alexander Graham Bell

"I cannot expect to perform the task with equal ability and success." - Martin Van Buren

"Look for players with character and ability. But remember, character comes first." - Joe Gibbs

"The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability" - William Feather

"Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us." - Susan L Taylor

"Being an artist means seeing things and never having the ability to shut your eyes." - Keariene Muizz

"Confidence is something you acquire in yourself by believing in self ability with courage and conviction." - Anil Sinha

"... freedom isn't the absence of boundaries; it's the ability to operate successfully and happily within boundaries." - Shirley Boone

"Your energy and the ability to energize others is more valuable than your time." - Bill Hybels

"The effectiveness of your work will never rise above your ability to lead and influence others." - John C Maxwell

"The only difference between us and the animals is our ability to accessorize!" - Robert Harling

"Your richness is on your ability to share and not in how much you have." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Reason and the ability to use it are two separate skills." - Franz Grillparzer

"You have the ability to quickly change your patterns of thought, and eventually... your life experience." - Esther Hicks

"The only valid test of leadership is the ability to lead, and lead vigorously." - John F Kennedy

"Unfortunately, in our society, power means the ability to dominate and oppress." - Vanna Bonta

"Cynicism cripples our imagination and limits our ability to see faint possibilities amidst glaring problems." - Cory Booker

"Scientology is used to increase spiritual freedom, intelligence, ability and to produce immortality." - L Ron Hubbard

"Stupidity is a blockage in the ability to receive, integrate and transmit new signals." - Robert Anton Wilson

"He (Leo Durocher) had the ability of taking a bad situation and making it immediately worse." - Branch Rickey

"An unlimited amount of ability can develop when parent and child are having fun together." - Shinichi Suzuki

"I have a great ability to improvise verbally and I am very funny on a dime." - Kate Braverman

"The ability to make and keep promises is the key aspect to trust in a relationship." - Robert Cheeke

"Living unloved is like clipping a bird's wings and removing its ability to fly." - William P Young

"Each and every soul will become consciously aware of the ability to communicate with the divine." - Edgar Cayce

"Human ability is an unequal match for the violent and unforeseen vicissitudes of the world." - Hugh Blair

"Each and every being has an innate ability to heal as a gift from the gods." - Mikao Usui

"I question my own talent and ability to make creative work every single day." - Victoria Chang

"I'm a very visual person and I love the ability to tell stories through images." - Mandana Dayani

"Real power has to do with one's ability to influence the hearts and minds of others." - Dalai Lama

"Learning is less about memorizing facts and more about the ability to think." - Frank K. Sonnenberg

"It was the joy of admiration and of one's own ability, growing together." - Ayn Rand

"Respectful communication under conflict or opposition is an essential and truly awe-inspiring ability." - Bryant H Mcgill

"Our ability to know about ourselves and the world is what makes us human" - Veronica Roth

"The Dance is an art because it demands vocation, knowledge, and ability." - August Bournonville

"Ability doth hit the mark where presumption over-shooteth and diffidence falleth short." - Nicholas Cusa

"A young pregnant wife has been hospitalized for a simple attack of appendicitis. The doctors had to apply ice to her stomach and when the treatments ended the doctors suggested that she abort the child, they told her it was the 'best solution' because the baby would be born with some disability but the young brave wife decided not to abort, and the child was born. That woman was my Mother and I was the child." - Andrea Bocelli

"Treating mental illness saves all of us money. Take addiction. We heard testimony that for every dollar spent on addiction treatment, we save $7. That's partly because the real cost of addiction is not treatment but all of the other problems addiction costs us - property loss, vehicle crashes, crime, physical injury and illness. The costs of alcohol addiction alone to business are over $150 billion a year in lost productivity, absentee employees, disability and job turnover." - Kathleen Vinehout

"What's been important in my understanding of myself and others is the fact that each one of us is so much more than any one thing. A sick child is much more than his or her sickness. A person with a disability is much, much more than a handicap. A pediatrician is more than a medical doctor. You're MUCH more than your job description or your age or your income or your output." - Fred Rogers

"If you keep harping on a disability, then you'll start believing there is one. So I don't." - Jim Abbott

"I'd like to rebrand the whole thing that's called 'disability'. It's an unsuitable title in the modern world" - Viktoria Modesta

"No disability or dictionary out there, is capable of clearly defining who we are as a person." - Robert M. Hensel

"... for every disability you have, you are blessed with more than enough abilities to overcome your challenges." - Nick Vujicic

"Instinct is untaught ability." - Alexander Bain

"And I really believe that. Asthma is NOT a disability!" - Dominique Wilkins

"A knowledge of and the ability to properly and quickly execute the fundamentals. Be prepared and cover every little detail." - John Wooden

"Each struggle, each defeat, sharpens your skills and strengths, your courage and your endurance, your ability and your confidence." - Og Mandino

"I motivate players through communication, being honest with them, having them respect and appreciate your ability and your help." - Tommy Lasorda

"The ability to connect and influence people, that's the job of a leader. And we're all leaders at some level." - Tony Robbins

"Outsiders have the intuitive ability to continually view problems in fresh ways and to identify ineffective practices and traditions." - John P Kotter

"It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error." - Thomas Paine

"For organizations and employees alike, the only real security is the ability to grow, change and adapt." - Anonymous

"A man's ability cannot possibly be of one sort and his soul of another. If his soul be well-ordered, serious and restrained, his ability also is sound and sober. Conversely, when the one degenerates, the other is contaminated." - Seneca the Younger

"I think ultimately Obama's ability to rebuild America's image in the world will depend less on his personal good will and more his ability to rebuild an American economic model that seems stable and humane and dynamic." - Peter Beinart

"Just remember that if you're not working at your game to the utmost of your ability, there will be someone out there somewhere with equal ability who is. And one day you'll play each other, and he'll have the advantage." - Ed Macauley

"There are three sides to every coin (Heads, Tails, and The Edge). Your ability to understand contrasting points of view and your ability to glean what information you believe to be valuable from each side is a crucial skill." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Not every child has an equal talent or an equal ability or equal motivation, but they should have the equal right to develop their talent and their ability and their motivation, to make something of themselves." - John F Kennedy

"Man's most human characteristic is not his ability to learn, which he shares with many other species, but his ability to teach and store what others have developed and taught him." - Margaret Mead

"Human communities depend upon a diversity of talent not a singular conception of ability. and at the heart of the challenge is to reconstitute our sense of ability and intelligence" - Ken Robinson

"There are some cases that have come to my attention where there's been a head injury, or getting struck by lightning and surviving, with really no disability or residual. So there are cases that I'm aware of where there's been some incident which triggered the acquired savant ability, but is not associated with long term disability, so that can occur. But I think that's probably the exception rather than the rule in that I think many of the acquired savants do end up with some residual disability." - Darold Treffert

"It seems to me that people who don't learn as easily as others suffer from a kind of learning disability-there is something different about the way they comprehend unfamiliar material-but I fail to see how this disability is improved by psychiatric consultation. What seems to be lacking is a technical ability that those of us called 'good students' are born with. Someone should concretely study these skills and teach them. What does a shrink have to do with the process?" - John Irving

"I feel like God gave me an amazing ability, and it's my duty to show people what I'm made of." - Antonio Tarver

"Each of us has the ability to act powerfully for change; together we can restore that ancient and sustaining harmony." - David Suzuki

"Those who have succeeded have also had the ability to overcome adversity, disappointment, and even tragedy in their lives." - LaVell Edwards

"Courage gives a leader the ability to stand straight and not sway, no matter which way the wind blows." - Mike Krzyzewski

"Ability may get you to the top, nut it takes chracter to keep you there - mental, moral, and physical." - John Wooden

"True achievement in any sphere of action depends upon real ability, and a strong, deep, whole-souled love." - Christian D. Larson

"Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The ability to relax and be mindfully present in the moment comes naturally when we are grateful." - Louise Hay

"Have confidence in your ability to do it right, and work hard to do the best possible job." - Walt Disney

"Compassion is the ability to see what needs doing right now and the willingness to do it right now." - Brad Warner

"Talent-that is to say, the ability to see the world in a unique way-matures and grows in isolation." - Mieczyslaw Jastrun

"You can never underestimate the ability of the Democrats to wet their finger and hold it in the wind." - Ronald Reagan

"Coaches give you too much information. Ive been allowed to develop that intuitive ability in my career and lifetime." - Tiffeny Milbrett

"The gift of the great microscopist is the ability to think with the eyes and see with the brain." - Daniel Mazia

"Your ability to get along well with others will determine your happiness and success as much as any other factor." - Brian Tracy

"Genuine leadership comes from the quality of your vision and your ability to spark others to extraordinary performance." - Jack Welch

"Vital to quality of life is the ability to work together, learn from each other, and help each other grow." - Stephen Covey

"Keep doing what you love to the best of your ability. Stop judging and get out of your own way." - Wayne Dyer

"The ability to create and to control the tension of battle is perhaps the principal attainment of the great player." - Savielly Tartakower

"Part of being a psychopath is an ability to dissociate from one reality and create another one, completely." - Zachary Quinto

"Whatever appeals to the imagination, by transcending the ordinary limits of human ability, wonderfully encourages and liberates us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I was confident that it [would] not in any way affect my ability to be impartial, objective and non-partisan." - Calvin Cheng



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