17 Motivational and Inspirational Quotes for People With Disabilities

Updated on March 14, 2018

The power of words to motivate is beyond question. I can still remember when my daughter whispered in my ear the first time, "I love you, my Mamaw," and the first time I heard the doctor say, "You can do it!" Then she said, "It's a girl!" My life changed, and yes everyone's life has changed with words, especially if they are motivational words and meant to inspire.

In this article, I gathered some motivational and inspirational quotes for people with disabilities so that they will be propelled to be what they want to be. Of course, my favorite is: "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me".

Motivational and Inspirational Quotes for People with Disabilities

1. "New information and communications technologies ca improve the quality of life for people with disabilities, but only if such technologies are designed from the beginning so that everyone can use them. Given the explosive growth in the use of the World Wide web for publishing, electronic commerce, lifelong learning and the delivery of government services, ti is vital that the Web be accessible to everyone." - Bill Clinton

2. "Limitations only go so far." - Robert M. Hensel

3. "Placing one foot in front of the other, I've climbed to higher lengths. Reaching beyond my own limitations, to show my inner strength. No obstacle too hard, for this warrior to overcome. I'm just a man on a mission, to prove my disability hasn't won." - Robert M. Hensel

4. "Continuous effort—not strength or intelligence—is the key to unlocking your potential." - Winston Churchill

5. "The difference between those who fail and those who succeed is largely perseverance. Never quit." - Charles Schwab

6. "Nobody's good in everything. Advantages and disadvantages come in many forms." - Charles Schwab

7. "As long as you keep getting born, it's alright to die some times." - Orson Scott Card

8. "Great ideas originate in the muscles." - Thomas Alba Edison

9. "I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work." - Thomas Alba Edison

10. "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

11. "We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey." - Kenji Miyazawa

12. "Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." - Thomas Alba Edison

13. "I was, on the whole, considerably discouraged by my school days. It was not pleasant to feel oneself so completely outclassed and left behind at the beginning of the race." - Winston Churchill

14. "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." - Winston Churchill

15. "People with disabilities have abilities too and this is what this course is all about, making sure that those abilities blossom and shine so that all the dreams you have can come true." - Mary McAleese

16. "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

17. "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." - Thomas Alba Edison


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      Ibidii 3 years ago

      Very inspirational. I have multiple disabilities and if I can see that Helen Keller did it, I can try too. Thank you for writing these inspirational quotes!

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      hari priya 3 years ago

      these quotes are very inspirable and very emotious....

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      Gina 5 years ago

      What a thought provoking and inspiring site!

      And because of my appreciation of coming across this page, I am going to take the liberty of adding my overall favorite quote. I think it is highly appropriate of this subject matter.

      "Although the world is full of suffering, it is also filled with the overcoming of it." By Helen Keller

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      Jenny 6 years ago

      I loved the site! Very inspirational! Thank you!

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      Yaz 6 years ago

      this was beautiful thanks (:

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      naturalsolutions 6 years ago

      Continuous effort not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking your potential. This gonna be my favorite thought for this year. I really agree to you, inspirational word makes people boost their ambitions and take it to the highest level they never thought they could have.

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      hope 6 years ago

      Take the dis out of disabled then i am able take the cap away from Handy i am useful take the label away I am me

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      Sarah Hill 6 years ago

      NEVER give up! My disability denial attorney Marc Whitehead told me this at a time when I needed to hear it. Now I tell myself those 3 words everyday. As simple as it sounds, it helps!

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      Sarah 6 years ago

      I love these quotes, thank you so much for sharing. I work for an amazing disability lawyer and I am going to post some of these around our office!

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      irenemaria 7 years ago from Sweden

      We ALL need inspiration...disabled more perhaps. I sure liked this hub.

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      Jalus 7 years ago

      This is a wonderful hub and a very important one. I will be passing this one on. Thanks

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      freehans 7 years ago from Philippines

      incredibly nice hub. I think I need to bookmark this interesting hub

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      rami 7 years ago

      soooooooo sweet!!!!!!!!1

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      ultimatepotential 7 years ago from India

      This was simply incredible, truly inspiring!

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Very, very nice! Incredibly nice! Thank you!

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      Jasmine 7 years ago

      What a great idea for a hub! It just might be my favourite in this HubMob week!

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      rprcarz50 7 years ago

      Thank you so much for putting together this warm and thoughtfull Hub. Great and inspiring information. You really put your heart into this one.


      As Always Also a2z50

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Nice quotes for people with disabilities.

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      Cassandra Mantis 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Hello Maita, Great hub here. It strikes the right note on disability. Edison gets to have some of the best quotes, I love the one about never giving up being our biggest flaw as people. He is right!

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      samboiam 7 years ago from Texas

      1.I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work -- By Thomas Alba Edison

      That is one of my favorite quotes. Rated it up.