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Inspirational Quotes And Stories

A DisAbled child came home from school the day the final football team was chosen. When asked what happened at school he told his mother: “Guess what, Mum? I was chosen to clap and cheer!”

Disability is just the ability NOT to do something.

One may have good eyes and yet see nothing. Italian Proverb.

In the land of the legless, the one-legged woman is queen. Alba from A Zed and Two Noughts.

It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
~J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)

Different is not wrong. Different is different.

The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.
~Peter F. Drucker

The Senility Prayer :
Grant me the senility to forget the people
I never liked anyway,
The good fortune to run into the ones I do, and
The eyesight to tell the difference.

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.
-Chinese Proverb

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

The question is not what you look at, but what you see. ~ Henry David Thoreau

“Pain is temporary.  It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year but eventually it will subside and something else will take it’s place.  If I quit however, it will last forever.” – Lance Armstrong

A blind person asked Swami Vivekanand:

“Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?”

He replied:

“Yes, losing your vision!”

“Don’t let my disability scare you, let my ability impress you!” Kuen Tang, in Disability Now magazine, September 2010

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. — William Arthur Ward.

“Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.” -Eeyore (Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne)

Every Saturday I visit a land,
where they see not from the eyes, but from the heart
they see not my face but the way I talk,
they hear my voice and don't care how I walk.
There couldn't be a thing lovelier than them.
Hera Mannan, Pakistan.
"The most important word in the English language is hope.” Eleanor Roosevelt 

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”
- Randy Pausch (The Last Lecture).

It’s not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.

– Evander Holyfield

“My hand trembles, but my heart does not.” – Stephen Hopkins, signer of American Declaration of Independence.

Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness.- Alejandro Jodorowski.

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
~ Nelson Mandela

“Never look down on someone- unless you’re helping them up.” Spotted on Facebook.

Painting is a blind man’s profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels. (Pablo Picasso)

“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” Maya Angelou

“Just because I am wheelchair-bound doesn’t mean I don’t get around.” Maya Angelou

“Why do we close our eyes when we pray, cry, kiss or dream? Because the most beautiful things in life are not seen but felt by the heart.” Denzel Washington

“Let your smile change the world… but don’t let the world change your smile.” Heard on radio.

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
~Mark Twain~
“To find our whole humanity, blind people and sighted people need each other.” John Hull
“All people smile in the same language.” Seen on a poster.
“The problem is not the wheelchair, the problem is the stairs.” Jane Hatton, Evenbreak.
“A smile is worth a thousand words.” Spotted on Facebook.
“You’re the same kind of different as me.” Seen on TV.
‘Being different is the best thing about being a person.’ Gypsy Kids, Our Secret World, Channel 5.
“The ability to tie your shoes does not determine your success.” Spotted on Facebook.
“I might not have as much eyesight as most, but I have more insight than many.” Alexandra Adams, deafblind medical student.
“If someone tells you you can’t, prove that you can.” Natalie Davidson on The Teacher With Tourette’s, Channel Five.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 25, 2010 8:17 am

    Justice with truth is now available designed for John Morris by Gamston Gray. John hopes (DV)to reach 90 years age on 15 February 2010 with a family and friends disco and buffet party on 13 February.He is not asking for presents. Instead he has set up a fund to help this year the Childrens` Hospice South West at Charlton Farm Wraxall North Somerset BS48 1PE . On line donations can be processed on an exclusive fund page on === The new web page he says is of a valedictory character at present championing the cause of severely disabled recipients of service or civilian Higher Rate Mobility Component in their disability allowances and have a Motability car free of car tax or other special conveyance but are charged for off street car parking by many local councils. These Councils laud servicemen severely wounded in war a “heroes” but when demobbed charge them to park at special events for Veterns Day or “Help for Heroes”. Please see the valedictory web page and advertise amongst your friends. Coments on the page will be welcomed: I very much like the Senility Prayer which I have annotated on my copy of the St Patrick`s Prayer for Divine Persistance in good causes.

  2. February 24, 2010 9:59 am

    New web-site now available featuring a campaign to obtain exemption of Off Street Car Park Charges for severely disabled persons with higher rate mobility components in War Pensions or civil Living Allowance. North Somerset Council is targetted as having led the way in 2000 for councils to charge in Weston Super Mare with intentions of expanding to other towns in North Somerset as well as extending operational times to 10pm every evening. The service is largely pro bono for the needy in this valedictory web site sponsored to mark the 90th year by a former seasoned campaigner with OWL at WORLE . Owl has about 70 PO 1st Day Covers (1979/83) for early bird enquirers to make bids in aid of HELP FOR HEROES as an opening offer. Supporters welcome.

  3. July 19, 2011 9:07 am

    Slightly off of the beaten track possibly, but, I’m frequently asked why should anybody need to use life quotes. I mean, how important can such quotes be? After all, inspirational quotes are just phrases.

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  4. March 7, 2012 12:21 am

    Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. Jim Rohn


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