Discover the most popular and inspiring quotes and sayings on the topic of Disability. Share them with your friends on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, or your personal blogs, and let the world be inspired by their powerful messages. Here are the Top 100 Disability Quotes And Sayings by 68 Authors including Giles Duley,Hugh Herr,Stella Young,Alasdair Gray,Robert M. Hensel for you to enjoy and share.

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For those looking at me, meeting me for the first time, it is the body they see. I am labelled as disabled. -- Giles Duley
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Humans are not disabled. A person can never be broken. Our built environment, our technologies, are broken and disabled. We the people need not accept our limitations, but can transcend disability through technological innovation. -- Hugh Herr
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I do not identify as a person with a disability. I'm a disabled person. And I'll be a monkey's disabled uncle if I'm going to apologise for that. -- Stella Young
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Are there many people without illness or disability who sit at home in the evening with clenched fists, continually changing the channel of a television set and wishing they had the courage to roll over the parapet of a high bridge? I bet there are millions of us. -- Alasdair Gray
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It takes an open minded individual to look beyond a disability, and see, that ability has so much more to offer,
than the limitations society tries to place upon them. -- Robert M. Hensel
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Every disability is imagined. Every achievement is an experience. -- Harbhajan Singh Yogi
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We, the one's who are challenged, need to be heard. To be seen not as a disability, but as a person who has, and will continue to bloom. To be seen not only as a handicap, but as a well intact human being. -- Robert M. Hensel
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People with disabilities are simply part of diverse communities in the U.S. -- Stella Young
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It's not our disabilities, it's our abilities that count. -- Chris Burke
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Only 50 years ago persons with intellectual disabilities were scorned, isolated and neglected. Today, they are able to attend school, become employed and assimilate into their local community. -- Nelson Mandela
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If you keep harping on a disability, then you'll start believing there is one. So I don't. -- Jim Abbott
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In my own home, where I've been able to create an environment that works for me, I'm hardly disabled at all. I still have an impairment, and there are obviously some very restrictive things about that, but the impact of disability is less. -- Stella Young
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My disability was my justification! It was my excuse for failing to engage with the world. -- The Arbinger Institute
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I've come to believe that the word 'disabled' is a misnomer. 'Disabled' implies that you are broken beyond use. No longer functional. I'm quite abled. -- Ilona Andrews
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My disability exists not because I use a wheelchair, but because the broader environment isn't accessible. -- Stella Young
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People with disabilities deserve the chance to build a life for themselves in the communities where they choose to live. -- Barack Obama
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There's nothing more debilitating about a disability than the way people treat you over it. -- Solange Nicole
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You're not disabled by the disabilities you have, you are able by the abilities you have. -- Oscar Pistorius
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Disability simulation fails to capture the nuance and complexity of living in a disabled body. And it certainly fails to give a deep understanding of systemic discrimination and abuse faced by disabled people. -- Stella Young
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Disabilities are not inspiration, they are messages that need to be addressed. -- Marc David O'brien
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Every disability conceals a vocation, if only we can find it, which will 'turn the necessity to glorious gain. -- C.s. Lewis
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I was hitchhiking to Washington to an anti-war demonstration in 1971, and I was in an accident, and that's how I became disabled; that's how I came into disability, in a sense. -- Simi Linton
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In those long-ago days I saw a daughter with a disability. Now I see a beautiful, engaging person with a different ability, one that has blessed her with extra gifts and special perceptions. -- Lee Woodruff
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I'm officially disabled, but I'm truly enabled because of my lack of limbs. My unique challenges have opened up unique opportunities to reach so many in need. -- Nick Vujicic
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As you walk, hop, hobble, or wheel
Meeting people of different kinds,
Remember that being handicapped
Is only a state of mind -- Stephen Cosgrove
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People with disabilities are the largest minority in the world, and we are the most underrepresented in entertainment. -- Maysoon Zayid
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Like all good citizens, the elderly and people with disabilities want to eradicate waste and fraud from government, but helping people with special needs meet their basic needs doesn't fit this description. -- Joni Eareckson Tada
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Disability need not be an obstacle to success. -- Stephen Hawking
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We commissioned an independent statutory economic body - the Productivity Commission - to review the possibility of funding a disability scheme. The commission returned with a view that it could. Then it becomes an issue of national will. -- Bill Shorten
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The greatest disability in life is having a bad attitude. -- Chris Vonada
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Social justice is for everyone, including people with disabilities. -- Marlee Matlin
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I refuse to allow a disability to determine how I live my life. I don't mean to be reckless, but setting a goal that seems a bit daunting actually is very helpful toward recovery. -- Christopher
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For me, and for many other people with disabilities, our status as disabled people is one of which we are fiercely proud. -- Stella Young
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You can't afford to be disabled in spirit as well as physically. People won't have time for you. -- Stephen Hawking
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We've been sold this lie that disability makes you exceptional and it honestly doesn't. ... I want to live in a world where we don't have such low expectations of disabled people that we are congratulated for getting out of bed and remembering our own names in the morning. -- Stella Young
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The extraordinary and unique quality of the disabled body, I argue, can be seen not only as resisting identification but also, and conversely, as providing a symbolic and actual basis on which to structure a system of identification that seeks to fix individual bodily identity. -- Ellen Samuels
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I must confess that I lead a miserable life. For almost two years, I have ceased to attend any social functions, just because I find it impossible to say to people, 'I am deaf.' If I had any other profession, I might be able to cope with my infirmity; but in my profession, it is a terrible handicap. -- Ludwig Van Beethoven
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I have a strong sense that I have to educate people about disability. -- Oscar Pistorius
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My disability has opened my eyes to see my true abilities. -- Robert M. Hensel
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What's the emergency?"
"I'm disabled!"
-The IT Crowd -- Graham Lineham
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For every disability you have, you are blessed with more than enough abilities to overcome your challenges. -- Nick Vujicic
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As a disabled man, let my life be a reflection of the endless amount of ability that exists in each and everyone of us. -- Robert M. Hensel
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The magnitude of discrimination and stigma faced by people with disability in Australia cannot be underestimated. People do not understand disability, and people fear what they don't understand. -- Stella Young
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If one is physically disabled, one cannot afford to be *psychologically* disabled as well. -- Stephen Hawking
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Spirituality is not a disability - it is a phenomenal empowerment of life. -- Jaggi Vasudev
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Let me make this clear: my impairment is such that without a wheelchair, I can't do very much for myself. I can't get out of bed. I can't get myself to the toilet. I certainly can't get myself to work. -- Stella Young
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One person's disability is another person's culture." As -- Jodi Picoult
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Without being overtly political about it, if people with severe disabilities are calculated in societal terms purely as a monetised unit, in terms of how much they cost in terms of care, you lose an important sense of who they are and the effect they have. -- Rory Kinnear
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People with disabilities want to be recognised for what they can do, not what they can't do. -- Karni Liddell
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The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect, -- Tim Berners-Lee
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I'm a full-time wheelchair user. And yet, given the right circumstances, I am able to work. -- Stella Young
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A person who is severely impaired never knows his hidden sources of strength until he is treated like a normal human being and encouraged to shape his own life. -- Helen Keller
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There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music. -- Jim Davis
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When I watch 'Mad Men' and I see the patronising attitudes to women that are so shocking for all of us to watch now, I feel that I've lived and see the same evolution in this regard around disability. -- Aimee Mullins
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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
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Ask many of us who are disabled what we would like in life and you would be surprised how few would say, 'Not to be disabled.' We accept our limitations. -- Itzhak Perlman
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I don't think of myself as being disabled, or able-bodied. -- Natalie Du Toit
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I have a Disability yes that's true, but all that really means is I may have to take a slightly different path than you. -- Robert M. Hensel
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It was ability that mattered, not disability, which is a word I'm not crazy about using. -- Marlee Matlin
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I am already socially disabled; I don't need to be mentally disabled on top of that. -- Leila Sales
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There's no such thing as a handicap - it's all in your head -- Bethany Hamilton
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People with disabilities have abilities too and that is what this course is all about - making sure those abilities blossom and shine so that all the dreams you have can come true. -- Mary Mcaleese
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We think we know what it's all about; we think that disability is a really simple thing, and we don't expect to see disabled people in our daily lives. -- Stella Young
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Senator [Sam] Brownback talked about those with disabilities that are destroyed in the womb because of a genetic test that is sometimes wrong. I would put forward that we all have disabilities. -- Tom Coburn
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When you focus on someone's disability you'll overlook their abilities, beauty and uniqueness. Once you learn to accept and love them for who they are, you subconsciously learn to love yourself unconditionally. -- Yvonne Pierre
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Being disabled doesn't have to be a disadvantage. -- Oscar Pistorius
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There are real-world, devastating consequences for disabled women marginalised by the kinds of attitudes that deny them full agency over what happens to their bodies. -- Stella Young
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My message is not just to disabled people, but to everyone: You have to work hard. -- Natalie Du Toit
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There is no greater disability in society, than the inability to see a person as more. -- Robert M. Hensel
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Handicaps are really to be used another way to benefit yourself and others. -- Stevie Wonder
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I am convening the African Leaders Forum on Disability in partnership with Special Olympics so that a marginalized population long unrecognized does not remain in the shadows. I consider this a critical, moral and practical challenge. -- Joyce Banda
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One big contribution my father [Stephen Hawking] has made is to show that having a disability does not bar you from leading a full and eventful life. -- Stephen Hawking
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I feel like support is what anyone with a disability to overcome needs -- Amy Rankin
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Disability has become a form of permanent welfare for a lot of folks. It's not that hard to prove a mental illness or mental issues or pain issues. -- Nina Easton
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It's hard enough to work and raise a family when your kids are all healthy and relatively normal, but when you add on some kind of disability or disease, it can just be such a burden. -- Patricia Heaton
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Some people have a negative attitude, and that's their disability. -- Marla Runyan
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People with disabilities are still whole. They're just whole differently. -- Leta Blake
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Finally, especially in the case of medical-response canines and those that serve handlers with invisible disabilities, it's not merely the necessity of the dog that's questioned but also the existance of the disability itself. And for these partnerships, some of the greatest problems arise. -- Susannah Charleson
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Physical access is one of the very first issues disability rights activists of the 1960s and '70s fought for. -- Stella Young
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I use the term 'disabled people' quite deliberately, because I subscribe to what's called the social model of disability, which tells us that we are more disabled by the society that we live in than by our bodies and our diagnoses. -- Stella Young
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If I am so terribly limited as to view my handicaps as nothing more than lamentable limitations, then I have taken some of my greatest God-given assets and completely handicapped them. -- Craig D. Lounsbrough
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People presume my disability has to do with being an amputee, but that's not the case; our insecurities are our disabilities, and I struggle with those as does everyone. -- Aimee Mullins
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Disability is a characteristic like hair color; it's not a defining principle. -- Jean Driscoll
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Some parents manufacture an affirmative construction of their child's disability to disguise their despair, while others have a deep and genuine experience of joy in caring for disabled children, and that sometimes the first stance can generate the second. -- Andrew Solomon
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Being born with a disability, can sometimes be a struggle, but it is the ability to overcome such a challenge, that makes it so worth the fight. NEVER GIVE UP!!! -- Robert M. Hensel
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Being disabled doesn't mean you have a disadvantage -- Oscar Pistorius
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You don't have to be disabled to be different, because everybody's different. -- Daniel Tammet
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I used to think of myself in terms of who I'd be if I didn't have this pesky old disability. -- Stella Young
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I have never been disabled in my dreams. -- Christopher Reeve
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When speaking of disabilities, the blind and their needs are most often used as an example. It is deceivingly simplistic since accessibility is something most of the population can benefit from. -- Marcus Osterberg
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Handicaps can be converted into stepping stones on which one may climb toward some worthy goal, unless they are accepted as obstacles, and used as alibis. -- Napoleon Hill
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..a disability is something within you. A prejudice is something within the

..don't look at yourself through their eyes. Look at yourself through your own eyes. -- Richard N. Bolles
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The worst handicap you can have is a lack of belief in yourself!

Lani Deauville -- Bette Lee Crosby
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If I had a disability, I wouldn't cringe at the sight of those who used what I didn't have, but rather at those who had it and didn't use it. -- T.c. Slonaker
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I really believe the most handicapped [person] in the whole world is a negative thinker. -- Heather Whitestone
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I was slightly brain damaged at birth, and I want people like me to see that they shouldn't let a disability get in the way. I want to raise awareness - I want to turn my disability into ability. -- Susan Boyle
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The lack of social support and sympathy is an additional trial: disabled, but with the nature of her disability not clear - she is not, after all, manifestly blind or paralysed, manifestly anything - she tends to be treated as a phoney or a fool. -- Oliver Sacks
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In typical circumstances, to have children who won't care for you in your dotage is to be King Lear. Disability changes the reciprocity equation. -- Andrew Solomon
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disability rights and to demand full access. Ed Roberts and others at the University of California Berkeley in the 1960s forced the university to admit them, to provide access to classes and other activities, and to provide the support -- Julie K. Silver
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I think when you have a disability people are always putting limitations on you, telling you, even in a nice way, what you can't do. My attitude to that has always been: You can't tell me that. I'll show you. -- Louise Sauvage