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"I don't have any handicap. I am all handicap." - Lyndon B Johnson

"My handicap? Woods and irons." - Chris Codiroli

"Disability can be no handicap." - Stephen Hawking

"In politics, absurdity is not a handicap." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Stupidity is not a handicap. Park elsewhere!" - Anonymous

"In politics stupidity is not a handicap." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"My handicap? Man, I am a one-eyed, black Jew! That's my handicap!" - Sammy Davis Jr

"I believe the greater the handicap, the greater the triumph." - John H Johnson

"Nothing goes down slower than a golf handicap." - Bobby Nichols

"Beauty is no handicap if you don't think about it." - Sophia Loren

"A polo handicap is a persons ticket to the world." - Winston Churchill

"Differences can be strength rather than a handicap." - Condoleezza Rice

"Talk about handicap! I'm a one-eyed Negro Jew." - Sammy Davis Jr

"Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy." - Robert A Heinlein

"A bad attitude is the only true handicap." - Scott Hamilton

"Fear is a survival tool not a handicap." - Garrison Wynn

"Many a fine style has evolved from a decent handicap." - Robert Genn

"Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy." - Robert A Heinlein

"I don't smoke marijuana anymore. I don't drink. Marijuana is a handicap. So is alcohol. Alcohol is a terrible handicap. But in spite of being a handicap, it shouldn't be criminal." - Gary Johnson

"The biggest handicap in research is an ability to think outside the box. The handicap is being encumbered by all the conventional wisdom in a given field." - Aubrey De Grey

"A handicap is like trying to race and you have a ten pound weight stuck to your waist. That is a handicap." - Malcolm Gladwell

"You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place." - James Lane Allen

"I have an insane desire to shave a stroke or two off my handicap." - Alistair Cooke

"A negative outlook is more of a handicap than any physical injury." - Christopher Paolini

"In politics it commonly takes a superior woman to overcome the handicap of traditional prejudice." - Bertha Knight Landes

"There's no such thing as a handicap - it's all in your head" - Bethany Hamilton

"Lack of education is an extraordinary handicap when one is being offensive." - Josephine Tey

"Sometimes I park in handicap spaces while handicapped people make handicapped faces." - Denis Leary

"President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner played golf this weekend. Obama's handicap is Joe Biden." - Jay Leno

"This is the man (Ronald Reagan) who proved that ignorance is no handicap to the presidency" - Molly Ivins

"Blindness is an unfortunate handicap but true vision does not require the eyes." - Helen Keller

"Madness was only a handicap only if you couldn't control its irrationalities." - Stuart Hill

"Sanity is a handicap and liability if you're living in a mad world." - Anthony Burgess

"President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner played golf this weekend. Obama's handicap is Joe Biden." - Jay Leno

"To some golfers, the greatest handicap is the ability to add correctly." - Anonymous

"I've been playing the game so long that my handicap is in Roman numerals." - Bob Hope

"I get a kick out of Democrats thinking they know how handicap a GOP race." - Ari Fleischer

"The handicap of deafness is not in the ear; it is in the mind." - Marlee Matlin

"This same habitual blindness to spiritual, substantive dimensions of every significant challenge continues to handicap Hollywood." - Michael Medved

"Inability to accept the mystic experience is more than an intellectual handicap." - Alan Watts

"An intellectual is someone who avoids the mundane by lowering his handicap." - Richard Reeves

"Well, I'm a 14 handicap. Anyone who golfs knows what that means." - Ray Romano

"In my life, I'd like to play more golf and, and get a decent handicap." - Ken Buck

"The greatest handicap a person has is not realizing his potential." - John C Maxwell

"My golf-loving friend Bob Hope asked me what my handicap was, so I told him - the Congress." - Ronald Reagan

"The chief handicap of the blind is not blindness, but the attitude of seeing people towards them." - Helen Keller

"Wifehood and motherhood... are a bigger handicap than the average male genius would... essay to carry to success." - Marie Pitt

"my family, although it keeps its hair, turns gray early - a business asset but a social handicap." - Mary Roberts Rinehart

"I was playing once with the King of Samoa. I asked him what his handicap was. "Six wives," he said." - Jack Redmond

"Each person begins life with a head start in some areas and a handicap in other areas." - Daniel Lapin

"You have to watch your handicap. My son Steve says, "Never make a putt you don't have to."" - Jack Nicklaus

"Me myself I park in handicap, the reason why... ya know my bankroll make me walk with a crazy limp." - Floyd Mayweather Jr

"Our second handicap was an election manifesto which Gerald Kaufman rightly described as the longest suicide note in history'." - Denis Healey

"Losing Michael Jackson is a handicap. It's the Lakers trying to win a championship without Kobe Bryant." - Tito Jackson

"I understand why marriages break up over golf. I can't even talk about my own handicap because it's too upsetting." - Shia Labeouf

"But the worst handicap we had the prohibition of naming individual units who had done the fighting." - Philip Gibbs

"I have the handicap of being born with a special language to which I alone have the key." - Gustave Flaubert

"When I was small, my most serious handicap was a painful bashfulness in the presence of strangers." - George Mcgovern

"There's more fun in hunting with the handicap of the bow than there is in hunting with the sureness of the gun." - Fred Bear

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

"Is this muteness a real physical handicap? One of the many symptoms of being Dead?Or do we just have nothing left to say?" - Isaac Marion

"Maybe if God gives you a handicap, he makes sure you've got a few extra doses of humor to take the edge off." - Jodi Picoult

"Handicap: an allocation of strokes on one or more holes that permits two golfers of very different ability to do equally poorly on the same course." - Henry Beard

"He does not see as i have that you have given him your heart, but he is male. We will cut him some slack for that handicap, yes?" - Katie MacAlister

"We learn as much from sorrow as from joy, as much from illness as from health, from handicap as from advantage and indeed perhaps more." - Pearl S Buck

"You had some unexpected help. You had help from God! Essentially, it became a handicap match! Me vs you and God!" - Vince Mcmahon

"Germany needs to have a handicap, like in golf. They ought to start each match with two goals in advance to their opposition." - Franz Beckenbauer

"I began [blogging] because I have this handicap - I can't figure out my life or see God clearly unless I untangle my life again with words." - Ann Voskamp

"President Clinton and President Obama played a round of golf over the weekend. President Clinton asked Obama what his handicap was, and Obama said, 'Joe Biden.'" - Jay Leno

"Each handicap is like a hurdle in a steeplechase, and when you ride up to it, if you throw your heart over, the horse will go along, too." - Lawrence Bixby

"As a young girl, I was very proud at overcoming a reading handicap whilst other girls of my age read abundantly." - Coco Chanel

"Control is as much an effect as a cause, and the idea that control is something you exert is a real handicap to progress" - Steve Grand

"Theoretical physics is one of the few fields in which being disabled is no handicap - it is all in the mind." - Stephen Hawking

"The truth is that we were born to have it all. And part of our handicap as adults is that we no longer understand our potential." - Yehuda Berg

"Test cricket is a different sort of cricket altogether. Some players who are good for one-day cricket may be a handicap in a Test match." - Kapil Dev

"While formal schooling is an important advantage, it is not a guarantee of success nor is its absence a fatal handicap." - Ray Kroc

"I sort of play golf because a lot of my friends are into it, but I'm awful - my handicap is about six or seven thousand." - Dennis Lehane

"People think that if you look fairly reasonable, you can't possibly act, and as I only care about acting, I think beauty can be a great handicap." - Vivien Leigh

"Not being beautiful was the true blessing. Not being beautiful forced me to develop my inner resources. The pretty girl has a handicap to overcome." - Golda Meir

"One of the ways we women often handicap ourselves is thinking that once we've made a decision or a commitment, we can't change." - Gail Sheehy

"The laboratory routine, which involves a great deal of measurement, filing, and tabulation, is either my lifeline or my chief handicap, I hardly know which." - Charles Francis Richter

"Teaching causes people to go into situations from which they cannot escape, except by thinking. Do not handicap children by making their lives easy." - Robert A Heinlein

"I have done nothing important or distinguished since we met except to win the handicap prize, worth ?4 10/- at North Berwick." - Arthur Balfour

"It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning." - Salvador Dali

"The way people in democracies think of the government as something different from themselves is a real handicap. And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion." - Lewis Mumford

"I don't know why people were so upset with me. Prince got his own symbol. I just wanted to adopt the handicap symbol as my own so I could park in handicap spots. Deformed people should be honored to park so close to me. Meeting a celebrity like me may give them hope in their mistake of a life." - Zach Braff

"You've got to love what you're doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap, or the soreness, or all the aches and pains and continue to play for a long, long time." - Gordie Howe

"I have always felt it was a handicap for oppressed peoples to depend so largely upon a leader, because unfortunately in our culture, the charismatic leader usually becomes a leader because he has found a spot in the public limelight." - Ella Baker

"Speculators often prosper through ignorance; it is a cliche that in a roaring bull market knowledge is superfluous and experience is a handicap. But the typical experience of the speculator is one of temporary profit and ultimate loss" - Benjamin Graham

"It is not size that counts in business. Some companies with $500,000 capital net more profits than other companies with $5,000,000. Size is a handicap unless efficiency goes with it." - Herbert Newton Casson

"I've been writing a lot, I've a few projects I'm trying to finance, I do some acting, I do some directing... Apart from that, if I could get lower that a ten handicap on my golf game I'd be thrilled." - Paul M. Glaser

"I think the condition of imperial denial is a handicap because if you do not recognize that you are essentially performing the functions of an empire, you are incapable of learning from the mistakes of past empires." - Niall Ferguson

"Since it is seldom clear whether intellectual activity denotes a superior mode of being or a vital deficiency, opinion swings between considering intellect a privilege and seeing it as a handicap" - Jacques Barzun

"Life at university, with its intellectual and inconclusive discussions at a postgraduate level is on the whole a bad training for the real world. Only men of very strong character surmount this handicap." - Paul Chambers

"Each person is sacred, no matter what his or her culture, religion, handicap, or fragility. Each person is created in God's image; each one has a heart, a capacity to love and to be loved." - Jean Vanier

"practically nothing we do ever stands by itself. If it is good, it will serve some good purpose in the future. If it is evil, it may haunt us and handicap our efforts in unimagined ways." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"I AM VERY MOVED BY SURVIVORS. BY PEOPLE WHO KNOW HOW TO OVERCOME A HANDICAP, A SITUATION, OR ANYTHING. VISITING THE HEARTS AND SOULS OF THOSE PEOPLE TEACHES ME A LOT ABOUT HUMANS AND HUMANITY." - Marion Cotillard

"Do not handicap yourself with the idea of revenge, for the trend of things will revenge your wrong not only upon the individuals responsible for your persecution, but on the society that has permitted this lawlessness." - Vidkun Quisling

"Defeatist thoughts handicap persons from elevating their mechanistic life to superior states. The majority of persons consider themselves defeated even before beginning the struggle or the Gnostic esoteric work." - Samael Aun Weor

"Each person is sacred, no matter what his or her culture, religion, handicap, or fragility. Each person is created in God's image; each one has a heart, a capacity to love and to be loved." - Jean Vanier

"You can describe my round as having moments of ecstasy and stark raving terror. I looked like I knew what I was doing at times and at other times I looked like a twenty handicap player." - Arnold Palmer

"I started blogging in 2004, light years ago on the Web. And I began because I have this handicap - I can't figure out my life or see God clearly unless I untangle my life again with words." - Ann Voskamp

"My advice for other female directors: don't think of your gender as a handicap. Don't think about it at all. Just tell the best story you can, and don't stop until you do." - Reed Morano

"Ram Mohan Roy would have been a greater reformer and Lokmanya Tilak a greater scholar if they had not to start with the handicap of having to think in English and transmit their thoughts chiefly in English." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I have always felt it was a handicap for oppressed peoples to depend so largely upon a leader, because unfortunately in our culture, the charismatic leader usually becomes a leader because he has found a spot in the public limelight..." - Ella Baker

"Strum your guitar sing it kid Just write about your feelings not the things you never did Inexperience, it once had cursed me But your youth is no handicap it's what makes you thirsty" - Harry Chapin

"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

"I've been writing a lot, I've a few projects I'm trying to finance, I do some acting, I do some directing... Apart from that, if I could get lower that a ten handicap on my golf game I'd be thrilled." - Paul Michael Glaser

"Since it is seldom clear whether intellectual activity denotes a superior mode of being or a vital deficiency, opinion swings between considering intellect a privilege and seeing it as a handicap." - Jacques Barzun

"Religion looms as large as an elephant in the United States, to the point that being nonreligious is about the biggest handicap a politician running for office can have, bigger than being gay, unmarried, thrice married, or black." - Frans De Waal

"I play with a lot of guys who say they're a five handicap, and they shoot 110. And then you play with guys who say they are a 20 and they shoot 75." - Tom Lehman

"As another has well said, to handicap a student by teaching him that his black face is a curse and that his struggle to change his condition is hopeless is the worst sort of lynching." - Carter G Woodson

"Each person is sacred, no matter what his or her culture, religion, handicap, or fragility. Each person is created in God's image; each one has a heart, a capacity to love and to be loved." - Jean Vanier

"You've got to love what you're doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the soreness or all the aches and pains, and continue to play for a long, long time." - Gordie Howe

"And yeah, my handicap was down to a 10 when we were at the thick of it. I trained for six or seven months, golfing every day for six hours, seven days a week, with eight trainers. It was intense." - Shia Labeouf

"Just trying to get to know what director Bill Condon wanted. He's a great director and knows exactly what he wants. He knew every lyric to every song; knew where a handicap was." - Damon Thomas

"Close friends and relatives, while not meaning to do so, often handicap on through 'opinions' and sometimes though ridicule, which is meant to be humorous. Thousands of men and women carry inferiority complexes with them all through life, because some well-meaning, but ignorant person destroyed their confidence through opinions or ridicule" - Napoleon Hill

"All classes of people under social pressure are permeated with a common experience; they are emotionally welded as others cannot be. With them, even ordinary living has epic depth and lyric intensity, and this, their material handicap, is their spiritual advantage." - Alain LeRoy Locke

"The problem with capitalism is that it best rewards the worst part of us: the ruthless, competitive, conniving, opportunistic, acquisitive drives, giving little reward and often much punishment-or at least much handicap-to honesty, compassion, fair play, many forms of hard work, love of justice, and a concern for those in need." - Michael Parenti

"My pessimism (which, by the way, is far from absolute) originated with my despair in the lack of perfection to be found in human nature. I was attempting in my successive books to show the inevitable handicap of the human condition." - Stanislaw Lem

"A white woman has only one handicap to overcome - that of sex. I have two - both sex and race. ... Colored men have only one - that of race. Colored women are the only group in this country who have two heavy handicaps to overcome, that of race as well as that of sex." - Mary Church Terrell

"A lot of people, when they say forgive and forget, they think you completely wash your brain out and forget everything. That is not the concept. What I think is you forgive and you forget so you can transform your experiences, not necessarily forget them but transform them, so that they dont haunt you or handicap you or kill you." - Ishmael Beah

"I am an inveterate homemaker, it is at once my pleasure, my recreation, and my handicap. Were I a man, my books would have been written in leisure, protected by a wife and a secretary and various household officials. As it is, being a woman, my work has had to be done between bouts of homemaking." - Pearl S Buck

"Going onstage without my primary instrument is like being a guitarist and going up onstage with no guitar waiting for you. What do you do? That's why performance is painful for me, because I feel like I am always in a strange place with a bit of a handicap." - Son Lux

"It was frankly sort of confusing, the way everyone stared at our bodies exactly as they tried to erase the ideas of our bodies from our minds. We were supposed to get over ourselves but no one was supposed to get over us. The female body was our worst handicap and our best advantage - the surest means to success, the surest course to failure." - Hilary Thayer Hamann

"People can be teachers and idiots; they can be philosophers and idiots; they can be politicians and idiots... in fact I think they have to be... a genius can be an idiot. The world is largely run for and by idiots; it is no great handicap in life and in certain areas is actually a distinct advantage and even a prerequisite for advancement." - Iain Banks

"Handicaps are mindsets. Whatever it is that stands in the way of achieving something, that's when it's a handicap. I prefer to see them as obstacles or challenges. This is how I've been my whole life. I don't know any different. I just live my life through my feet." - Jessica Cox

"Joke number 1, I have a bit of a problem with jokes, bit of a handicap for a comedian obviously, um, I tend to bail out of the joke, I lose commitment in it, I'll give you an example: Three blokes go into a pub. One of them is a little bit stupid and the whole scene unfolds with a tedious inevitability." - Bill Bailey

"When Jesus Christ asked little children to come to him, he didn't say only rich children, or White children, or children with two-parent families, or children who didn't have a mental or physical handicap. He said, Let all children come unto me." - Marian Wright Edelman

"I would say the biggest handicap we have right now is some nutcases in our country that don't believe in global warming. I think they are going to change their position because of pressure from individuals, because the evidence of the ravages of global warming is already there." - Jimmy Carter

"I do not believe that every person, in every walk of life, can succeed in spite of any handicap. That would be perfection. But I do believe that what I was able to attain came to be because we put behind us (no matter how slowly) the dogmas of the past: to discover the truth of today; and perhaps the greatness of tomorrow." - Jackie Robinson

"The Japanese eat, sleep, and breathe golf; the only thing they don't do is actually play it, because to get on a course, you have to make a reservation roughly 137 years in advance, which means that by the time you actually get to the first tee you are deceased. Of course, in golf this is not really a handicap." - Dave Barry

"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

"[Mouse is] with us. The dog is a handicap-assist animal." The kid lifted his eyebrows. "My mouth is partially paralyzed," I said. "It makes it hard for me to rea. He's here to help me with the big words. Tell me if I'm supposed to push or pull on doors, that kind of thing." - Jim Butcher

"Handicaps are mindsets. Whatever it is that stands in the way of achieving something, that's when it's a handicap. I prefer to see them as obstacles or challenges. This is how I've been my whole life. I don't know any different. I just live my life through my feet." - Jessica Cox

"I think it's a great handicap to be discovered at an early age. I didn't have that burden of early success. I had the much more livable and durable career where success comes late, and comes slowly, and you ease into it. So by the time it comes, you're ready to deal with it." - Philip Glass

"Politicians generally form alliances and not friendships. Individuals and institutions achieve their ends through continual barter. But deals are not bonds. Indeed, intense emotional involvement with anything - with issues, ideology, a woman, even a family - can be a handicap, not only consuming valuable time, but more importantly, reducing flexibility and the capacity for detached calculation needed to take maximum advantage of continually changing circumstances." - Doris Kearns Goodwin

"To me, dance is an extraordinary thing, more extraordinary than most people usually think. Dance preceded writing, speaking and music. When mute people speak their body language, it is true speaking rather than handicap, this is the first word and the first writing. Thus to me, the body is fundamental." - Paul Virilio

"On the one hand, there is no question that English - frequently bad English - has become the universal language of scholarship. It is clearly a tremendous handicap for people outside of the United States, Britain, and Australia and a few other countries because few of them are native speakers, but we demand that they present and publish in English." - Henry Rosovsky

"I suppose the situation varies from field to field. If you're a mathematician, your proficiency in English may not be such a problem. If you're in the humanities or social sciences, there is no doubt that it is a handicap for you." - Henry Rosovsky

"I'm very interested in religion and different religions, and I know quite a lot about it. I love gospel music, and I love going to churches, but the one drawback is that I don't actually believe in God. And it is quite a handicap, you know." - Nick Lowe

"We're better in the rearview mirror than we are at predicting - 'cause you're never going to be right every time. You can handicap it. You can point to certain elements that make it work, and many of those elements come straight out of epidemiology, right?" - Seth Godin

"Anybody can work when everything goes smoothly, when there is nothing to trouble him; but a man must be made of the right kind of stuff who can rise above the things which harass and handicap the weak, and do his work in spite of them. Indeed, this is the test of greatness." - Orison Swett Marden

"One of my favorite things to do is play golf at Braemar Country Club. It's quiet and not overly crowded. The people are nice, and there's wildlife all around the course. As far as my game itself, I can go from a 10 handicap to a 30, depending on the day." - Scott Baio

"One arm might handicap me a little in competition, but I just work with what changes I know I have to make, and I'm pretty used to it now. It mainly depends on the wave conditions... I only get half the waves everyone else rides, so mine have to be good!" - Bethany Hamilton

"The first theft marked Buck as fit to survive in the hostile Northland environment. It marked his adaptability, his capacity to adjust himself to changing conditions, the lack of which would have meant swift and terrible death. It marked, further, the decay or going to pieces of his moral nature, a vain thing and a handicap in the ruthless struggle for existence." - Jack London

"A lot of people, when they say 'forgive and forget,' they think you completely wash your brain out and forget everything. That is not the concept. What I think is you forgive and you forget so you can transform your experiences, not necessarily forget them but transform them, so that they don't haunt you or handicap you or kill you." - Ishmael Beah

"Prior to that I produced a couple of TV movies for CBS, but the truth of the matter is that I burned out for a couple of years. I didn't do anything for a while, apart from taking up golf, for which I got a four handicap." - Gil Gerard

"I am so tired of ruggedly handsome heroes. I don't know too many ruggedly handsome people who are necessarily nice people. In fact, the beautiful people have a big handicap because they rely too much on their appearance and don't bother to become interesting." - Barbara Mertz

"For fear of dropping the troops in the sea, the pilots tended to drop them too far inland - some of them actually in the British lines. The weapon containers often fell wide of the troops, which was another handicap that contributed to our excessive casualties." - Kurt Student



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