Attacking People With Disabilities is the Lowest Display of Power I Can Think Of— Morgan Freeman
Belligerent People With Disabilities quotations
Those we most often exclude from the normal life of society, people with disabilities, have profound lessons to teach us
People didn't always see a person with a disability who had to use a ramp or elevator as people who have been given unnecessary privileges. But I run into that often now. People are saying, 'Why do we have to go to great expense for these people?'
We have a responsibility as a state to protect our most vulnerable citizens: our children, seniors, people with disabilities. That is our moral obligation. But there is an economic justification too - we all pay when the basic needs of our citizens are unmet.
Know me for my abilities, not my disability.
I see blindness more as an ability and sight more as a disability because there are some people with sight who tend to judge others by what they see on the outside but I don't see that. I don't see the skin color, the hair style or the clothing people wear; I only see that which is within a person.
A lot of times, when you have a disability, one of the things you deal with is other people's projections of what your experience is and their fear about it, and not seeing the experience you're having. There's nothing horrifying about it to me. It is what I deal with. It is my reality and my life, but it's not horrible.
I'm just a man on a mission, to prove my disability hasn't won
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.
I know that there'll be a continuation of making the world more accessible for people with disabilities.
It is a waste of time to be angry about my disability.
One has to get on with life and I haven't done badly. People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
You and I have been physically given two hands and two legs and half-decent brains. Some people have not been born like that for a reason. The karma is working from another lifetime. I have nothing to hide about that. It is not only people with disabilities. What you sow, you have to reap.
There's a tendency to treat anyone with a physical disability as inspiring.
I call it a pedestal of prejudice, in that you're lifting people up to dismiss them. My whole thing is bringing us down to everyone else's level and saying we're all the same. The struggle is the same.
I was on the whole considerably discouraged by my school days.
.. It is not pleasant to feel oneself so completely outclassed and left behind at the very beginning of the race.
As a disabled man, let my life be a reflection of the endless amount of ability that exists in each and everyone of us.
Disabled people need more invested in their education, housing, job training, transportation, assistive technology, and independent-living facilities. Governments earn back this investment - and more - by making people with disabilities economically productive citizens.
The whole community of people with disabilities was alive, politically alive.
I give Justin Dart credit for that. He traveled to every state in the country. He really made people with disabilities understand that they had some political power.
I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to preserve the Social Security promise that provides secure retirement benefits for all, especially those who are most at risk such as widows, orphans, and people with disabilities when the need arises.
Back in the 1950s, we did a study in Framingham called the Framingham Study.
This needs to be done for developmental disabilities. It's outrageous that people have had to live with this heartache for so long without having a definitive answer.
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.
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.
Americans believe that people should work hard and get ahead on their own, but when disaster strikes and they need help with retirement or disability, Americans as a whole should come to their aid.
It was the best route to get folks to understand segregation fast.
Civil rights and women's rights had a clear history. Making the transition to rights for people with disabilities became easier because we had the history of the other two.
There's a kind of sick security some people get out of keeping away from people with disabilities. They are running away from any situation that's not totally pure and all-American and that requires them to do any thinking.
Currently, more than 4.7 million African Americans receive Social Security benefits, and nearly 8 million people with disabilities depend on Social Security for their daily sustenance.
They told me that the hotels had maybe two rooms set up for people with disabilities, but if they got there too late, and didn't get one of these rooms, they couldn't take a shower. The room wasn't hooked up for them, or maybe the sink was too high.
You can be sure that I will always consider how changes to Social Security will impact people with disabilities when considering the various proposals offered for reform.
Kids coming from very difficult economic circumstances in urban areas are in some ways discriminated against in ways that are similar to the way people with intellectual disabilities are discriminated against. People are afraid of them. People sometimes assume that they don't have skills, gifts or abilities to contribute.
People with disabilities are the largest minority in the world, and we are the most underrepresented in entertainment.
You have to give access to people with disabilities but there is no requirement to hire them. What I mean by affirmative obligation is that producers must take the necessary steps to include opportunities for people with disabilities and a vast majority of them do.
As a person with cerebral palsy who walks with crutches, people have the assumption that I've had to overcome a lot of obstacles in my life because of it, and to some degree, I have. However, the most difficult obstacle to overcome is other people's perception of who a person with a disability is.
Don’t call us people with disabilities… we have DIFFabilities!
A good government is one with a duty to help everyone, to maximise his or her potential: Indigenous people, people with disabilities, and our forgotten families.We will not leave anyone behind.
My life goal is to see the world's one billion people with disabilities embraced and encouraged by the church.
I could never have embraced this many people with two arms.