Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.— Mark Twain
Surprising Deafness quotations
Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
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.
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.
Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf.
No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen.
As long as one people sit on another and are deaf to their cry, so long will understanding and peace elude all of us.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
Deaf people can do anything, except hear.
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.
Say what you want about the deaf.
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.
Nature is not mute, it is a man who is deaf.
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.
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.
If I, deaf, blind, find life rich and interesting, how much more can you gain by the use of your five senses!
You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.
I use the grotesque the way I do because people are deaf and dumb and need help to see and hear.
I have terrible hearing trouble. I have unwittingly helped to invent and refine a type of music that makes its principal proponents deaf.
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.
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
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.
Without big data, you are blind and deaf and in the middle of a freeway.
I'm not a deaf musician. I'm a musician who happens to be deaf.
I am deaf to the word 'no'.
I have gone temporarily deaf and haven't any idea what you said, Harry.
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.'