Motivational Quotes

Occasionally someone, real or fictional, says something inspirational or with such truth that not quoting it is not an option. Whenever I come across such a quote I add it to this wall of quotes. Feel free to add your own quotes in the comment section below to continue the list on.

The Quote Wall

The disabled do not need the parsonage of the non-disabled. It is not for them to adapt to the dominant and dominating world of the so-called non-disabled. It is for us to adapt our understanding of a common humanity; to learn of the richness of how human life is diverse; to recognize the presence of disability in our human midst as an enrichment to our diversity
~Nelson Mandela


“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid”                  ~ Albert Einstein


“My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.” ~ Stephen Hawking


“One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist..Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.” ~ Stephen Hawking

“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today” ~ H. G. Wells

“Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.” ~ H.G Wells 


“It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” ~ J. K. Rowling


“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” ~ J. K. Rowling


“Stop trying to fit in when you were born to Stand Out”      ~ Unknown

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else Is The Greatest Accomplishment”          ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Attacking people with disabilities is the lowest display of power I can think of”     ~ Morgan Freeman

“The ONLY disability in life is a Bad Attitude”     ~Scott Hamilton

“An Arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, just imagine that it’s going to launch you into something great”    ~Unknown

“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.” ~ Charles Addams

“I see now that the circumstances of one’s birth are irrelevant; it is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are”    ~ Mewtwo

“We do have a lot in common. The same Earth, the same air, the same sky. Maybe if we started looking at what’s the same instead of what’s different…well who knows”     ~Meowth

“Dyspraxia is like running up the down escalator, you have to try harder to reach the same goal as those on the up escalator, lift, and stairs. It just takes slightly longer and with it more likely to stumble or trip over. The solution is for someone at the top to flick that switch; if only they could see it.” ~ Dyspraxic Fantastic

 

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