47 Total Quotes

Disability Quotes

Jean-Paul Sartre
Even this disability from which I suffer I have assumed by the very fact that I live; I surpass ittoward my own projects, I make of it the necessary obstacle for my being and I cannot be crippledwithout choosing myself as crippled. This means that I choose the way I constitute my disability (as'unbearable', 'humiliating, 'to be hidden', 'to be revealed to all').
Jean-Paul Sartre
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Martina Navratilova
Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone.
Martina Navratilova
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I have terrible handwriting. I now say it's a learning disability... but a nun who was a very troubled woman hit me over the fingers with a ruler because my writing was so bad.
Andrew Greeley
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He's smart. But it's like a learning disability. If you're talking to him straight on, you either have to repeat it so he can catch on to it or he'll catch it the first time.
Diane Adams
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They all focus on how we get people to save for disability when they are young and healthy.
Andrew Imparato
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People with this disability find it very hard to block out competing noises. For example, if a person with this disability was having a conversation with another person, and a fan was blowing in the room, the person with the disability might not be able to block out the fan and lose the conversation. A noisy class environment could make it tough.
Dr. Gillam
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The chief misery of the decline of the faculties, and a main cause of the irritability that often goes with it, is evidently the isolation, the lack of customary appreciation and influence, which only the rarest tact and thoughtfulness on the part of others can alleviate.
Charles Cooley
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Old or young, healthy as a horse or a person with a disability that hasn't kept you down, man or woman, Native American, native born, immigrant, straight or gay -- whatever; the test ought to be I believe in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. I believe in religious liberty. I believe in freedom of speech. I believe in working hard and playing by the rules. I'm showing up for work tomorrow. I'm building that bridge to the 21st century. That ought to be the test.
Bill Clinton
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I'm on disability. I'm on a fixed income, that's all I'd need right now!
Don Bryant
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It's obvious that something needs to be done. We're almost at a 40 percent disability rate.
Mike Tracy
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I'll never fully accept my disability. I live with a disability; that's all you can do. There are people who will be around you to help you, but you have to help yourself. We all have to overcome adversity.
Sarah Will
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Too often people look at the disability only and are quick to diagnose someone or try and figure out what is 'wrong' with them, when they should be treating them as people and looking at what they can do. The men on this trip gain a better understanding of people with disabilities: they grow as people, they learn that service to others is the most important thing that one can do in their lifetime and they also have the sense of accomplishment with their 4,000 miles of cycling.
Matt Brooks
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Joseph Muscat
There was a time when people with disabilities were expected to take a back seat. The truth is they have as much to give as the rest of us.
Joseph Muscat
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Anyone who has a child with special needs, whether autism or another disability, can relate to the feelings we share at our meetings.
Gina Johnson
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Some employees might want health insurance. Some might want life insurance. Some might want disability insurance. Some might just want the cash. This is a good tool to maximize employee satisfaction,
Michael Goodman
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This way, a person with a disability isn't left hanging while the request works its way through the system.
Sarah Hawthorne
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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
The invalid is a parasite on society. In a certain state it is indecent to go on living. To vegetate on in cowardly dependence on physicians and medicaments after the meaning of life, the right to life, has been lost ought to entail the profound contempt of society.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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They came over here for a better life, then his health goes south and he's put on disability, then when their home burns down with six kids -- it's such a string of bad luck. Just when they think they've almost got what they're dreaming about, Boom! It burns to the ground.
Donny Taylor
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If someone has an offensive odor that's not caused by a disability or illness, American can remove them from the flight.
Tim Wagner
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A lot of employers are dead scared to do anything with a worker who has an illness or disability with respect to termination or disciplinary action.
John Doran
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He held the torch, with the world watching and somehow, his disability enhanced his persona. He continues to have an energetic spirit. You see that man ascending to light the Olympic torch. What city wouldn't want to embrace a native son like that?
Tom Owen
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If you're a person who has a disability, you do look at the world differently.
Russell Lewis
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George Eliot
The sense of an entailed disadvantage -- the deformed foot doubtfully hidden by the shoe, makes a restlessly active spiritual yeast, and easily turns a self-centered, unloving nature into an Ishmaelite. But in the rarer sort, who presently see their own frustrated claim as one among a myriad, the inexorable sorrow takes the form of fellowship and makes the imagination tender.
George Eliot
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have a right to participate in those activities without an onerous burden placed on them because of their disability.
William Brown
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We believe we had developed an approach that first protects the rights of New York voters, while also providing disability access at polling sites.
Robert Brehm
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Based on objective tests of physical impairment, we found that the patients had levels of functional disability comparable to what you would see with congestive heart failure, as well as pain comparable to what you might expect in patients coming out of surgery, and fatigue comparable to patients with multiple sclerosis,
Brian Fallon
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Mark Zupan
Increasing the Dialogue About Disability. Becoming disabled can happen to anyone at any time in life. It doesn't necessarily take a traumatic accident to become disabled. You can have cancer, chronic back pain or arthritis.
Mark Zupan
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President Lincoln was a truly great, great leader. It would do a lot to decrease the stigma of a disability, and to highlight the abilities of people who have ataxia, if he could be that great and have this.
Laura Ranum
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Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in our nation.
Mary Bono
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Dr Knox's work has confirmed that firework injuries are an important cause of preventable visual disability - particularly in young males,
Jonathan Jackson
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