Handicaps

Handicaps

Genius knows no handicap through physical ills. Lord Byron had a club foot. Robert Louis Stevenson and John Keats had tuberculosis.

Charles Steinmetz and Alexander Pope were hunchbacks. Admiral Nelson had only one eye. Edgar Allan Poe was a mental case. Charles Darwin was an invalid.

Julius Caesar was an epileptic. Thomas Edison and Ludwig Beethoven were deaf. Peter Stuyvesant had a wooden leg. Handicaps build strength and will power — and accomplish things.

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The next time you can, observe the ants at work. If you place some obstacles in their path, they’ll go around them, over them, under them, do anything possible – but never go back. Handicaps are hindrances, if only we accept them to be.

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