Inspirational Quotes For People With Disabilities

26 Inspirational quotes for people with disabilities

A person with a disability has his own set of challenges and struggles. It may make life seem more difficult and more complicated. In Stephen Hawking’s words “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” It may be tough to lead a life with a disability, especially in a fast-paced world like ours.

However, a disability should not define someone and one should never stop dreaming. In light of all the hardships, one should learn to believe in his\her abilities. Here, we offer you a selection of 94 beautiful inspirational quotes for people with disabilities as a hint of optimism.

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    Some of the greatest words that have ever been spoken are “I have a dream.” by Martin L King. Don’t let your disability limit how you live life, and make you think like you cannot achieve your dreams. Challenges are made to be overcome and nothing is impossible.

    It may seem hard to find your dream job, break records and invent great things, but with hope and hard work, one can reach his stars and pass every obstacle that may lay ahead.

    Here are 12 of  dream quotes to inspire you to make your dream come true.

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    It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop

    Confucius is a Chinese philosopher, poet and politician who aimed at making teaching a vocation and education available for all. In his words, one must not give up and carry on walking his path no matter how slow his steps are. It is consistency that takes you to the place you never dream of.

    So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.


    Limitations only go so far.

    Robert M. Hensel was born with a birth issue called Spina bifida and holds the Guinness World Records for the longest wheelie non-stop wheelie in a wheelchair.

    Believe you can and you're halfway there.

    Theodore Roosevelt was a journalist, author and advocate for women’s suffrage. known as “The Mother of the Everglades” for her efforts to transform the Florida Everglades into a national park.

    Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you

    Bethany Hamilton was a professional surfer who lost her hand to a shark attack in 2003, but continued to compete in professional surfing. Bethany Hamilton hints that Everything you dream of is on the other side of fear. Accept your fear and use it as a push to go further down the road.

    Obviously, because of my disability, I need assistance. But I have always tried to overcome the limitations of my condition and lead as full a life as possible. I have travelled the world, from the Antarctic to zero gravity.

    Stephen Hawking was a brilliant theoretical physicist who contributed greatly to physics despite his diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

    The measure of a man, or woman, is not so much what they have accomplished, though that has weight. It often is much more though what that man or woman has overcome to accomplish what they have.

    Leif Gregersen, through The Withering Storm. Leif Gregerson teaches creative writing and is a successful author with 12 published books.


    Never give up.

    Nick Vujicic was a famous Australian-American motivational speaker. Born with tetra-amelia syndrome and helps people through his organisation “Life Without Limbs”.

    I take advantage of everything I can - age, hair, disability - because my cause is just.

    Marjory S. Douglas  was a journalist, author and advocate for women’s suffrage, known as “The Mother of the Everglades” for her efforts to transform the Florida Everglades into a national park.

    Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time

    Thomas Edison was an American inventor and businessman who was recognized as the father of electric power generation and created many other devices. To become successful, one must never let failure  control him. Keep trying and fighting until you reach your dreams. Develop the ability to use failure to your advantage and bounce back to making progress. 


    There’s nothing wrong with shooting for the stars.

    Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor.

    If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen.

    Cher is an American actress and a singer, known as the “Goddess of Pop”.

    Attitude Quotes For People With Disabilities

    In every situation in life, believing in yourself is key to success. If the world views people with disabilities as incapable, that shouldn’t be how you view yourself.

    It is a person’s attitude that determines how far he can go, so stay hopeful and be positive. Use your strengths and overlook the boundaries you set for yourself.

    The mind is a very powerful tool and your mindset controls your surroundings. Learn to live by your own rules and live your life to the fullest.

    Here are some attitude quotes that’ll help you stay hopeful and be positive.


    A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

    Christopher Reeve was an American actor and former athlete who suffered a neck injury that left him paralyzed. known for his role in his movie “superman”. His words means that Superpowers don’t have to be anything like flying, ability to become invisible or shoot lasers out of your eyes, it can simply be the ability to endure life’s obstacles.

    Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

    Winston Churchill was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945. He led Britain through world war 2 and is well known for his inspiring speeches.  It is your attitude that pushes you beyond limits and helps you reach your goals. Believe in yourself and your cause and stay focused on your version. Your will-power will never be broken as long as you maintain the right attitude.


    I choose not to place ‘DIS’, in my ability.

    Every person was born with an unique set of skills. Do not overshare your abilities by focusing on your disabilities. Choose to move forward and harness your inner strength.

    Know me for my abilities, not my disability.

    I don’t have a dis-ability, I have a different-ability.


    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.

    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!!!

    No disability or dictionary out there is capable of clearly defining who we are as a person.

    “I Am Strong’’ Quotes For People With Disabilities

    In order to achieve your goals, you must stay focused and always make progress.

    A disability may be difficult to deal with, but nothing is ever impossible when you put in enough work and believe in yourself. Your circumstances are what you choose for them to be and life has so much more to offer. Always remind yourself that you are more capable to achieve your goals and reach your dreams.

    You have our support and here are quotes of empowerment to keep you moving forward.

    We rise to great heights by a winding staircase of small steps.

    Consistency and continued effort are what build empires. Whenever life becomes gloomy and unclear, take only the next step and it will all unravel at some point. 

    Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking your potential.


    When everyone else says you can’t, determination says- YES YOU CAN.

    As you grow in life, you’ll realise that a lot of people will try to convince you that you are not capable of much. Stay focused on your goals and believe in yourself.

    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.


    Setting goals is the first step into turning the invisible into the visible.

    Tony Robbins is motivational speaker and coach. He gives life advice and inspires many people through his published books and famous speeches.

    I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

    Helen Keller’s words inspire meaning in our daily routines. Every detail in life has great significance. It is the little things that attract bigger ones and every effort you make no matter how small can bring great change to your life.

    Final Words

    It can be very challenging to live with a disability, whether temporary or permanent. While it can sometimes make one feel down and struggle to achieve goals, a disability is never enough to forget about your dreams.

    Always remind yourself of how capable and strong you are to take control of the situation and find new ways. Learning to enjoy life for what it is does open new paths for you and enables you to grow.

    It doesn’t matter if you use a wheelchair, crutches, a cane or any kind of device, you can always arrive at where you want to go.