Handicaps Quotes

Alas, ... , this earth, this universe, which I by my marvellous discoveries and clear demonstrations have enlarged a hundred thousand times beyond the belief of the wise men of bygone days, henceforward is for me shrunk into such small space as is filled by my own bodily sensations.- Galileo


How humiliated have I felt if somebody standing beside me heard the sound of a flute in the distance and I heard nothing or if somebody heard a shepherd sing and again I heard nothing! Such experiences almost made me despair and I was on the point of putting an end to my life.... I could not bring myself to say to people - "Speak up, shout, for I am deaf."- Ludwig Van Beethoven


Once I knew only darkness and stillness.... My life was without past or future.... But, a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.-Helen Keller


I have often thought it would be a blessing if each human being were stricken blind and deaf for a few days at some time during his early adult life. Darkness would make him more appreciative of sight. Silence would teach him the joys of sound.- Helen Keller


The disabled are differently abled.- Unknown


A woman is handicapped by her sex, and handicaps society, either by slavishly copying the pattern of man's advance in the professions, or by refusing to compete with man at all.-Betty Friedan


Acceptance of one's life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices.-Paul Tournier


Anyone who has to fight, even with the most modern weapons, against an enemy in complete command of the air, fights like a savage against modern European troops, under the same handicaps and with the same chances of success.-Erwin Rommel


I can hardly express in words my deep feeling and sympathy for them, knowing as I do, the many serious handicaps and obstacles that will confront them in almost every walk of life.-Major Taylor


Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black.-Shirley Chisholm

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