Physical Handicap Quotes
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Alas, ... , this earth, this universe, which I by my marvellous discoveries and clear demonstrations have enlarged a hundred thousand times beyond the belief of the wise men of bygone days, henceforward is for me shrunk into such small space as is filled by my own bodily sensations.
(Galileo : 1564-1642)
(It is ironical that Galileo Galilee, the Italian astronomer, who pioneered the use of telescope and who invented the microscope demanding full use of eyes, became blind in his last years. This quotation reveals his agony.)
How humiliated have I felt if somebody standing beside me heard the sound of a flute in the distance and I heard nothing or if somebody heard a shepherd sing and again I heard nothing! Such experiences almost made me despair and I was on the point of putting an end to my life.... I could not bring myself to say to people - "Speak up, shout, for I am deaf."
(Ludwig Van Beethoven : 1770-1827)
Once I knew only darkness and stillness.... My life was without past or future.... But, a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.
(Helen Keller : A Blind, Deaf, Dumb)
I have often thought it would be a blessing if each human being were stricken blind and deaf for a few days at some time during his early adult life. Darkness would make him more appreciative of sight. Silence would teach him the joys of sound.
The disabled are differently abled.
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