155 Deafness Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of deafness quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about blind and deaf.

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The Most Famous Deafness Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Deaf people can do anything, except hear. — Marlee Matlin

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Say what you want about the deaf. — Jimmy Carr

Deafness, though it be total and congenital, imposes no limits on the intellectual development of its subjects, save in the single direction of the appreciation of acoustic phenomena. — Edward Miner Gallaudet

If I, deaf, blind, find life rich and interesting, how much more can you gain by the use of your five senses! — Helen Keller

The thing about hearing loss is that no one can see it. Most people are so impatient; they just assume that the person with hearing loss is being rude, or slow-witted. — Marion Ross

The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I'm not a deaf musician. I'm a musician who happens to be deaf. — Evelyn Glennie

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A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband. — Michel de Montaigne

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No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen. — Yiddish Proverbs

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Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. — Mark Twain

Short Deafness Quotes

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  • Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. — Mark Twain
  • It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf. — Walter Lippmann
  • Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf. — American Indian Proverbs
  • The blind feast with the deaf. — Turkish Proverbs
  • To foolish words, deaf ears — Spanish Proverbs
  • The rich become deaf and the mighty blind. — Vietnamese Proverbs
  • Let foolish words fall on deaf ears. — Spanish Proverbs
  • Listen or the tongue will keep the deaf. — American Proverbs
  • Nature is not mute, it is a man who is deaf. — Terence McKenna
  • Mothers-in-law are fine so long as they are deaf and blind. — Yiddish Proverbs

Top 10 Deafness Quotes

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Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. — Mark Twain

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf. — Walter Lippmann

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Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. — Mark Twain

People will make a life in their own terms, whether they are deaf or colorblind or autistic or whatever. And their world will be quite as rich and interesting and full as our world. — Oliver Sacks

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Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf. — American Indian Proverbs

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No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen. — Yiddish Proverbs

As long as one people sit on another and are deaf to their cry, so long will understanding and peace elude all of us. — Chinua Achebe

I ask you: turn a deaf ear to the special interests. Let politics stand down for a while. don't waste anytime thinking about future elections until we've done our jobs here. — Bob Riley

France turned a deaf ear to the demands, but Ho had succeeded in attracting great publicity in progressive French circles to the situation in Indochina. — Wilfred Burchett

The blind feast with the deaf. — Turkish Proverbs

Deafness Image Quotes

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Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. — Mark Twain

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Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf. — American Indian Proverbs

Deafness quote Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

Can't Hear Quotes

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You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear. — Unknown Author

The kids from the streets don't want preaching or messages. They want what they can identify with. They want to hear about the reality of their situation, not fairy tales. They don't care if it's ugly; they just want reality. — Eazy-E

You can't just pretend that the things you watch, and the things you hear, and the places you go will not have an impact on your character. They will. — Nouman Ali Khan

Deafness quote Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

Q: What's the difference between an enzyme and a hormone? A: You can't hear an enzyme. — Dorothy Parker

Hearing voices no one else can hear isn't a good sign, even in the wizarding world. — J. K. Rowling

That guy in a twenty-five cent bleacher seat is as much entitled to know a call as the guy in the boxes. He can see my arm signal even if he can't hear my voice. — Bill Klem

Deafness quote Nature is not mute, it is man that is deaf.
Nature is not mute, it is man that is deaf.

Some say I have a beautiful voice, some say I have not. It is a matter of opinion. All I can say, those who don't like it shouldn't come to hear me. — Maria Callas

If your first objective in the negotiation, instead of making your argument, is to hear the other side out, that's the only way you can quiet the voice in the other guy's mind. But most people don't do that. — Chris Voss

I feel certain that I'm going mad again, I feel we can't go thru another of those terrible times. And I shan't recover this time. I begin to hear voices — Virginia Woolf

Happiness is a chance to talk to a friend, to hear good music, to have a good glass of wine. Happiness is a chance to be myself and to find people with whom I agree or who I don't agree but I can learn something. — Maya Angelou

Blind And Deaf Quotes

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Love for something makes a man blind and deaf. — African Proverbs

Seek and see all the marvels around you. You will get tired of looking at yourself alone, and that fatigue will make you deaf and blind to everything else. - Don Juan — Carlos Castaneda

Without big data, you are blind and deaf and in the middle of a freeway. — Geoffrey Moore

Listen to your body. Do not be a blind and deaf tenant. — George A. Sheehan

Without big data analytics, companies are blind and deaf, wandering out onto the Web like deer on a freeway. — Geoffrey Moore

I see less and less... I need to avoid lateral light, which darkens my colors. Nevertheless, I always paint at the times of day most propitious for me, as long as my paint tubes and brushes are not mixed up... I will paint almost blind, as Beethoven composed completely deaf. — Claude Monet

Every man needs a blind eye and a deaf ear, so when people applaud, you'll only hear half of it, and when people salute, you'll only see part of it. Believe only half the praise and half the criticism. — Charles Spurgeon

Half of us are blind, few of us feel, and we are all deaf. — William Osler

The same men who are blind and deaf to feminism are acutely sensitive to what threatens their dominance and privilege. — Marilyn French

Every one of us is blind and deaf until our eyes are opened to our fellowmen, until our ears hear the voice of humanity. — Helen Keller

Deaf And Blind Quotes

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The sorcerer's description of the world is perceivable. But our insistence on holding on to our standard version of reality renders us almost deaf and blind to it. — Carlos Castaneda

The world is his who can see through its pretension. What deafness, what stone-blind custom, what overgrown error you behold, is there only by sufferance,--by your sufferance. See it to be a lie, and you have already dealt it its mortal blow. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man would live in peace he should be blind, deaf, and dumb. — Proverbs

Dwelling upon the self too much produces terrible fatigue. A man in that position is deaf and blind to everything else. The fatigue itself makes him cease to see the marvels all around. — Carlos Castaneda

No history of the world can be complete which does not mention Mary Helen Keller... whose overcoming of her blindness and deafness were arguably victories more important than those of Alexander the Great, because they have implications still for every living person. — Theodore Zeldin

Helen Keller was blind and deaf when she graduated from college with honors. So what's your problem? — Charles Stanley

A deaf husband and a blind wife are always a happy couple. — John Florio

If blind people wear sunglasses, why don't deaf people wear earmuffs? — Bob Monkhouse

Kindness, a language deaf people can hear and blind see — Unknown

Blessed are the peacemakers, and one sure way of peacemaking is to let the fire of contention alone. Neither fan it, nor stir it, nor add fuel to it, but let it go out by itself. Begin your ministry with one blind eye and one deaf ear. — Charles Spurgeon

Being Deaf Quotes

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I am the voice of the voiceless; Through me the dumb shall speak. Till the deaf world's ears be made to hear. The wrongs of the wordless weak. And I am my brothers keeper, And I will fight his fights; And speak the words for beast and bird. Till the world shall set things right. — Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The interests of the deaf child and his parents may best be served by accepting that he is a deaf person, with an elaborate cultural and linguistic heritage that can enrich his parent's life as it will his own. — Harlan Lane

Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world. — C. S. Lewis

God hears no more than the heart speaks; and if the heart be dumb, God will certainly be deaf. — Thomas Brooks

If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf. — R. Buckminster Fuller

If the deaf are to hear, the sound has to be very loud. When we dropped the bomb, it was not our intention to kill anybody. We have bombed the British Government. The British must quit India and make her free. — Bhagat Singh

How wide are the horizons of the spinning earth! The moonlight leads the tides and the sun's light will not be confined within the net of heaven. But in the end all things return to the One. The deaf and the dumb, the crippled and deformed are all restored to One's perfection. — Hsu Yun

There are some men who turn a deaf ear to reason and good advice, and willfully go wrong for fear of being controlled. — Jean De La Bruyere

I took some classes in sign language when I was in my early teens because I was told that I would be completely deaf very early. But I never really wanted to learn. — Stephanie Beacham

Few are altogether deaf to the preaching of pine trees. Their sermons on the mountains go to our hearts; and if people in general could be got into the woods, even for once, to hear the trees speak for themselves, all difficulties in the way of forest preservation would vanish. — John Muir

Deaf Ears Quotes

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Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism. Destructive conduct is made personally and socially acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends. This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears. — Albert Bandura

Relationship and connectedness are the pre-condition for change. Every meeting, every process, every training program has to get people connected first. Otherwise the content falls on deaf ears. So small groups are an essential building block to any future you want to create. — Peter Block

When gentle persuasion [of children] falls on deaf ears, we resort to ridicule and rebuke. Then we return to threats and punishment. This is the modus operandi of a mutual frustration society. — Haim Ginott

It seems unbelievable that a man should perish in whose favor Christ said to His Mother: 'Behold thy son', provided that he has not turned a deaf ear to the words, which Christ addressed to him: 'Behold thy Mother.' — Robert Bellarmine

You'll always face problems. When you experience hard times, immerse your mind in God thoughts. Turn a deaf ear to doubters. Set your mind on a holy cause. Once you find your mountain, no giant will stop you, no age will disqualify you, and no problem will defeat you. — Max Lucado

Right now there’s a man on the street outside my door with outstretched hands full of heartbeats no one can hear. He has cheeks like torn sheet music every tear-broken crescendo falling on deaf ears. At his side there’s a boy with eyes like an anthem no one stands up for. — Andrea Gibson

What matters deafness of the ear, when the mind hears? The one true deafness, the incurable deafness, is that of the mind. — Victor Hugo

The voices of cold reason were talking, as usual, to deaf ears. — Ellis Peters

My view is that you cannot close your mind and say I don't want to listen to this or that. Because if you can't appreciate the bad for being bad, you can't appreciate the good. If you turn a deaf ear to everything but one style, pretty soon it's not going to work out. — Billy Eckstine

America has a broken spirit, that the people that are saying, "Please help me, please let me keep my home, please let me keep my car, please recognize me as a vital human being," they are falling on deaf ears. — Suze Orman

I Am Deaf Quotes

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I am deaf to the word 'no'. — Dhirubhai Ambani

I am fourth-generation deaf, which means everyone in my immediate family is deaf. So I grew up always having 100 percent accessibility to language and communication, which was wonderful and something so many deaf people dont have. — Shoshannah Stern

I am astonished each time I come to the U.S. by the ignorance of a high percentage of the population, which knows almost nothing about Latin America or about the world. It's quite blind and deaf to anything that may happen outside the frontiers of the U.S. — Eduardo Galeano

Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear. — Thomas A. Edison

I am a little deaf, a little blind, a little impotent, and on top of this are two or three abominable infirmities, but nothing destroys my hope. — Voltaire

I am so deaf I am debarred from hearing all the time articulation and have to depend on the judgment of others. — Thomas A. Edison

I am fifty years old and I have never known what it is to love. I can write those words, know them to be true, but feel only the regret that a tone-deaf man must feel because he can't appreicate music, a regret less keen because it is for something never known, not for something lost. — P. D. James

All disputation makes the mind deaf; and when people are deaf, I am dumb. — Joseph Joubert

I am at the moment deaf in the ears, hoarse in the throat, red in the nose, green in the gills, damp in the eyes, twitchy in the joints and fractious in temper from a most intolerable and oppressive cold. — Charles Dickens

Raising awareness about the Deaf culture is a huge cause that I advocate. Because both of my parents are deaf, I am passionate about it in an entirely different way. — Grace Gealey

Deafening Quotes

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It is the still, small voice that the soul heeds, not the deafening blasts of doom. — William Dean Howells

Social media has degenerated into a deafening cacophony of groups signaling and repeating their shared myths. — Naval Ravikant

In the godforsaken, obscene quicksand of life, there is a deafening alleluia rising from the souls of those who weep, and of those who weep with those who weep. If you watch, you will see The hand of God putting the stars back in their skies one by one. — Ann Weems

A great silence is spreading over the natural world even as the sound of man is becoming deafening. — Bernie Krause

Words have a knack of breeding more words, whereas laughter, a deafening, roaring laughter, has the knack of swallowing everything up. — R.K. Narayan

I’m not going to stop writing today because my neighbor is using his deafening chainsaw. — Paul Jarvis

The nation was awakened by that deafening shot. — Corazon Aquino

Speed damages our souls because living fast consumes every ounce of our energy. Speed has a deafening roar that drowns our the whispering voices of our souls and leaves Jesus as a diminishing speck in the rearview mirror. — Mike Yaconelli

Since, during storms, flames leap from the humid vapors and dark clouds emit deafening noises, is it surprising the lightning, when it strikes the ground, gives rise to truffles, which do not resemble plants? — Plutarch

We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves. The consciousness of wrong-doing makes us irritable, and our heart, in its cunning, quarrels with what is outside it, in order that it may deafen the clamor within. — Henri Frederic Amiel

Hearing Loss Quotes

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Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears. — Mark Antony

I learned to write by listening to people talk. I still feel that the best of my writing comes from having heard rather than having read. — Gayl Jones

The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen. — Tommy Smothers

More and more I find myself at a loss for words and didn't want to hear other people talking either. Their conversations seemed false and empty. I preferred to look at the sea, which said nothing and never made you feel alone. — Paula McLain

Blindness separates us from things but deafness separates us from people. — Helen Keller

Princes have big ears which hear far and near. — Elizabeth I

Listening is not merely not talking...it means taking a vigorous human interest in what is being told to us. — Andrew Miller

Of course, I also attribute some of my hearing loss to being in the infantry in World War II. It's probably a combination of heredity and noise exposure. — George Kennedy

I think a lot of our problems are because people don't listen to our children. It is not always easy. They're not always so brilliant that you want to spend hours with them. But it is very important to listen to them. — Barbara Bush

Hearing loss is a terrible thing because it cannot be repaired. — Pete Townshend

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More Deafness Quotes

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I suggest to you that it is because God loves us that he gives us the gift of suffering. Pain is God's megaphone to rouse a deaf world. You see, we are like blocks of stone out of which the Sculptor carves the forms of men. The blows of his chisel, which hurt us so much are what make us perfect. — C. S. Lewis

All too willingly man sees himself as the centre of the universe, as something not belonging to the rest of nature but standing apart as a different and higher being. Many people cling to this error and remain deaf to the wisest command ever given by a sage, the famous "Know thyself" inscribed in the temple of Delphi. — Konrad Lorenz

Faith is not a soft option offered to people who need a crutch to get through the rest of their lives. Faith is the supernatural activity of God whereby He opens blind eyes, unstops deaf ears, and a man or a woman says- “I see it now. I get it now. I am going to trust in God. I am going to trust in Jesus. — Alistair Begg

There was once a fiddler who played so beauitully that everybody danced. A deaf man who could not hear the music considered them all insane. Those who are with Jesus in suffering hear this music to which other men are deaf. They dance and do not care if they are considered insane. — Richard Wurmbrand

Beethoven’s music always struck me. Always. He had this fire you know. I remember reading this story of him going deaf and pushing himself into self-isolation and that’s where he became himself. And to me that was, wow. Don’t let anything poison your individuality. Be away, break away and look in not outward. — Rodney Mullen

You can never understand one language until you understand at least two. — Geoffrey Willans

I use the grotesque the way I do because people are deaf and dumb and need help to see and hear. — Flannery O'Connor

I have terrible hearing trouble. I have unwittingly helped to invent and refine a type of music that makes its principal proponents deaf. — Pete Townshend

The deaf man cannot hear, but he composes well. — Mexican Proverbs

It is useless to knock at the door of a deaf man — Greek Proverbs

I have gone temporarily deaf and haven't any idea what you said, Harry. — J. K. Rowling

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