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Of All The Quotes on #DGovQt by Past, Present Greats, Here Is A Favorite From Howie Mandel!


The Disabilites.Gov website is where the U.S. federal government offers information on disability policies, programs and services nationwide. On a Twitter site, find quotes from famous figures, past and present. If not directly about disabilities, and many are not, the quotes on #DGov.QT are meant to provide inspiration. 

Inspirational Quotes

Sources for the quotes come from notables including Thomas Edison, Maya Angelou, John Wooden, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Someone posted one of my favorites from Howie Mandel the comedian, actor, and television host. He is also an advocate for mental health and lives with ADHD, OCD and anxiety. 

Why do I like Mandel's quote?  It reminds me of principles that led me to dual careers, one as a special education teacher and another involved in writing about that work. Moreover, his words could resonate with other helping professionals and work that they do and family members, as well. His quote: 

"No two people are alike and no two people think alike - that's the beauty of humanity." - Howie Mandel   

Americans With Disabilities Act

Consider this site when planning for special school days observing diversity and the variability of learners including inclusion, dyslexia, autism awareness and more. Post to the site to enrich the topics covered. Find quotes for use during professional development activities. 

Quotes on the site now come from many sources. On this 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act add #DGovQt to your list of resources. Here are some selected quotes: 

♦ "I am not discouraged because every wrong attempt discarded is a step forward." -Thomas Edison

♦ "If you get, give. If you learn, teach." - Maya Angelou

♦ "I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher." - Temple Grandin

♦ "Don't compare your beginning to someone else's middle."  - Jon Acuff

♦ "Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."  - John Wooden 

♦ "We must remove the physical barriers we have created and social barriers that we have accepted"  -George H.W. Bush

♦ "One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation." - Arthur Ashe

♦ 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. - Stephen Hawking

♦ "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


  1. "I Have A Tough Time Being Myself," by Howie Mandel on the website 
  2. website, including a section about accessible educational materials
  3. #DGovQT on Twitter

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