100 Disability Phrases To Inspire You [with Images]

Here are the best  disability quotes from famous current and historical people such as Nick Vujicic, Stevie Wonder, Helen Keller, Martina Navratilova, Charles Dickens or Christopher Reeve.

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

-My ability is greater than my disability.-Nikki Rowe.

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

-Disability does not define you; It defines how you face the challenges that disability presents you.-Jim Abbott.

-Difficult things are put in our way, not to stop us, but to awaken our courage and strength.

-If the world thinks you’re not good enough, it’s a lie. Get a second opinion.-Nick Vujicic.

-I never knew a bitter person who was grateful. Or a grateful person who was a bitter one.-Nick Vujicic.

35-We are put in difficult situations to build our character, not to destroy us.-Nick Vujicic.

-The world cares more about the disabled than the disabled themselves.-Warwick Davis.

-You can not base your life on the expectations of other people.-Stevie Wonder.

-Use the skills you have, don’t focus on the ones you don’t have.

-Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes, it does not mean that he lacks vision.-Stevie Wonder.

35-Try not to associate bodily defects with mental, except for a solid reason.-Charles Dickens.

-Disability is not a brave fight or courage in the face of adversity. Disability is an art. It is an ingenious way to live.-Neil Marcus. 

– I am not in disadvantage by my condition. I am physically trained in a different way.-Janet Barnes.

-There are many opportunities in life for the loss of one, two or three disabilities to be debilitating. A disadvantage can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing or music.-Jim Davis.

-Many of our dreams seem first impossible, then they seem unlikely, and then, when we awaken our willpower, they soon seem inevitable.-Christopher Reeve.

-What I learned is that these athletes were not disabled, they were super-skilled. The Olympic games is not where heroes are made. The Paralympic games is where heroes arrive.-Joey Reiman.

-It has been said that life has treated me harshly and at times I have complained in my heart that many pleasures of the human experience have been withdrawn from me. If a lot has been denied me, a lot has been given to me.-Helen Keller (deafblind writer).

-I think that a hero is an extraordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and resist despite obstacles.-Christopher Reeve.

-Being disabled should not be a reason for disqualification to have access to every aspect of life that is worthwhile.-Emma Thompson.

-Put your face towards the sun and you will not see the shadows.-Helen Keller (deafblind writer).

-Have the desire to show people that you can do things that they think you cannot.

-Equality is the public recognition, expressed in institutions and customs, that a degree of equal attention is deserved by all human beings.-Simone Weil.

-I choose not to put «dis» in my capacity.-Robert M. Hensel.

-When you choose hope, everything is possible.-Christopher Reeve.

-It’s a waste of time to be pissed off about my disability. You have to get on with life and I haven’t done it wrong. People will not have time for you if you are always pissed off or complaining.-Stephen Hawking.

-I do not have a disability, I have a different ability.-Robert M. Hensel.

-A problematic life beats not having a life.-Richard M. Cohen.

-Your mental problem becomes a solution when it can be used to solve problems.-Michael Bassey Johnson.

-The most pathetic person in the world is the one who has sight but no vision.-Helen Keller.

-Disability only means that you will have to take a different path from others.

-Know me for my abilities, not for my disabilities.-Robert M. Hensel.

-Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.-James Baldwin.

-Aerodynamically the bumblebee should not fly, but it does not know, so it flies anyway.-Mary Kay Ash.

-When we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

-Optimism is the faith that guides achievement. Nothing can be achieved without hope and confidence.-Helen Keller.

-My disability has opened my eyes to see my true abilities.-Robert M. Hensel.

-If we want to achieve a richer culture, we must find one in which each human gift has an appropriate place.-Margaret Meade.

-Disability is natural. We must stop believing that disabilities make a person stop doing something. Having a disability does not stop me from doing anything.-Benjamin Snow.

25-Courage and strength is not the absence of fear, it is refusing to assume the role of victim.-Anne Wafula Strike.

-Fear is the greatest disability of all.-Nick Vujicic.

-There is a plan and a purpose, a value for each life, regardless of location, age, gender or disability.-Sharron Angle.

-The only disability in the world is to stop fighting for your life.-Unknown Author.

-The thing about living with any disability is that you adapt; You do what works for you.-Stella Young.

-My mother used to tell us “Carl, put your shoes on. Oscar, put on your prosthetics ”. So I grew up thinking not that I had a disability, but that I had a different pair of shoes. –Oscar Pistorius.

-The word disability is a pretext for the weak, for me it is my motivation. -Nick Newell.

-Every person with a disability is an individual. Itzhak Perlman

-Disabled is not the one who has a physical handicap, but the one who has many possibilities and does nothing with them.-Unknown Author.

-In life everything is balance. Since I have only one leg, I understand it very well.-Sandy Fussell.

-The world is not built with a ramp.-Walt Balenovich.

-There is no greater disability in the world than the inability to see in someone more than what you see superficially.- lifeasdaedwaedder.com.

23-Fear is the greatest disability of all and can paralyze you more than a wheelchair could.-Nick Vujicic.

-Society cannot continue to incapacitate itself through the need to categorize people or by assuming the abilities of individuals based on how they look. – Evelyn Glennie.         

-If we want to achieve a richer culture, we must create one in which each different human gift finds its appropriate place.-Margaret Meade.

-Employers have long recognized that having a diverse workforce is smart business, where many opinions are represented and everyone’s talents are valued. Disability is part of diversity. -Thomas Pérez.

-My advice to other people with disabilities would be to focus on things that your disability does not prevent you from doing well, and not regret the things that it interferes with. Do not be disabled both spiritually and physically. -Stephen Hawking.

-Know me by my abilities, not my disability.-Robert M. Hensel.

-If you are a loser, mentally disabled, physically disabled, if you don’t fit in, if you’re not as attractive as everyone else, you can still be a hero. -Steve Guttenberg.

-As a disabled man, may my life be a reflection of the infinite amount of capacity that exists in each and every one of us.-Robert M. Hensel.

-Your disabilities do not have to separate you from others. -Betsey Johnson.

-I can’t change it, that was God’s plan for my life and I’m going to accept it.-Bethany Hamilton.

-My disability does not exist because I use a wheelchair, but because the larger environment is not accessible. -Stella Young.

-I could never have hugged so many people with two arms.-Bethany Hamilton.

-I long to fulfill a great and noble task, but it is my main duty to perform small tasks as if they were great and noble.-Helen Keller.

-We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there was only joy in the world.-Helen Keller.

42-One can not consent to crawl when he feels the urge to fly.-Helen Keller.

-I can not change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to reach my destination.-Jimmy Dean.

-Maybe it was not an accident that it was Hephaestus, the disabled, who created ingenious machines.-Saul Bellow.

-How quickly people feel empathy for others who have physical disabilities but do not understand why someone depressed cannot get up and go about their day like the rest of the world.-Brandy Colbert.

-I want to sharpen my pride with what gives me strength, my testimony with what persecutes me.-Eli Clare.

-If you are disabled, it is probably not your fault, but it is no use blaming the world or expecting people to pity you.-Stephen Hawking.

-Boredom is more frequent and more stormy if you cannot see or have no hands.-Mokokoma Mokhonoana.

– “Well, as bad as my life is, it could be worse. I could be that person. ” But what if you are that person? -Stella Young.

-They told us that disability is a Bad Thing, with capital C and T. We have been told that it is a bad thing and that having it makes you exceptional. However, it is not a bad thing and having it does not make you exceptional.-Stella Young.

-For many of us, disabled people are not our teachers, our doctors or our manicurists. We are not real people. We are here to inspire.-Stella Young.

-We are a society that treats disabled people with condescension and pity, and not with dignity and respect.-Stella Young.

-It takes a lot of confidence, love for yourself and self-confidence to realize that you are capable and that you have the right to leave the path and do things the same way as others.-Allan Hennessy.

-It seems that the only person with a disability that can be accepted is a Paralympic athlete, and only for a few weeks.-Penny Pepper.

-The most annoying thing about the attitude of society towards the disabled is that millions of disabled people suffer from this condition for having tried to please society, which considers them subhuman.-Mokokom Mokhonoana.

-People who carry the burden of illness or disability fight in wars that nobody knows much about. They are the true warriors of the world.-Nikki Rowe.

-I learned that life doesn’t always go where I want it to go, and that’s fine. I kept walking.-Sarah Todd Hammer.

– I’m not going to be one of those people with amputations who dances and that everyone thinks inspiring. I am not an inspiration. It’s just me.-Katherine Locke.

-Dancing with a spinal cord injury is a challenge like no other, but I wanted to prove to myself that, even with an injury, I could be a phenomenal dancer.-Sarah Todd Hammer.

-With determination, it is possible to block the negatives and enjoy the positives, despite the unforeseen. The most important thing is that you can dance despite evil.-Sarah Todd Hammer.

-Many people with disabilities spend their energy trying to show that they are capable or that they do not have any disability at all.-Mokokoma Mokhonoana.

-The disability is in you. The prejudice is in the employer. Don’t look at yourself through their eyes. Look at yourself with your own eyes.-Richard N. Bolles.

-Deciding to accept you is a political act. An act of liberation.-Francesca Martínez.

-There are two kinds of “disabled” people: Those who think too much about what they have lost and those who concentrate on what remains to them.-Thomas Szasz.

48-Mental problems become a solution when they can be used to solve problems.-Michael Bassey Johnson.

-I dream that one day there will be unity within the disabled community.-Yvonne Pierre.

-In the depths of my being, I screamed “It’s good to be alive! -Hellen Keller.

-Don’t grab people. Would you like to be caught? If you want to help, ask the person if there is something they need.-Alex Flinn.

-Having a problematic life is better than having no life at all.-Richard M. Cohen.

-It’s funny how “honest” people never take advantage of someone who was born without limbs or blind, but they do not hesitate to take advantage of a man with little intelligence.-Daniel Keyes.

-I don’t have a disability. I have a gift! Others see it as a disability but for me it is a challenge. This challenge is a gift because I have to become stronger to be able to overcome it and smarter to know how to use it.-Shane E. Bryan.

-Part of the problem with the word ‘disability’ is that it suggests an inability to see, hear, walk, or do things that many of us take for granted. But what about people who cannot feel, talk about their feelings , control their feelings, establish close relationships, fulfill themselves, people who have lost hope, who live in misery and bitterness? For me, those are real disabilities.-Fred Rogers.

– When they hear the word ‘disabled’, people immediately think of people who cannot walk, speak or do everything that people take for granted. It seems to me that the true disability is people who cannot find joy in life and are bitter. -Teri Garr.

-I have had a lot of abusers who have called me retarded, even on my Facebook page. It’s sad and it hurts a lot. I want to tell people not to use the word. Don’t say your friend is retarded when they do something pointless. If you have a disability, keep working hard. Whatever it takes, do it, and don’t be mean to people.-Lauren Potter.

-We who are challenged need to be heard. To be seen not as disabled, but as people who have flourished and will continue to flourish. To be seen not only as impediments, but as intact human beings.-Robert M. Hensel.

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