My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.
If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
They alone live, who live for others.
When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.