We can find motivation in the smallest things, sometimes it’s just a kind word, thought or deed that can brighten your day. Sometimes words have the power to set you on a different course, change your perceptions.

The opportunity to inspire our clients to set and achieve their goals and take steps to lead lives of independence and inclusion is what drives us here at CHESS.

So we’ve put together a collection of though provoking quotes from people who have lived with disability to uplift, inspire and motivate.


“We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.” – Stevie Wonder


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


“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” –Helen Keller


“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.” – Stephen Hawking

“The only thing greater than the power of the mind is the courage of the heart” ― John Nash


“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.” – Michael J Fox


“My advice is: you always have to keep persevering.” – Temple Grandin


“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein


“The only way to build resilience is to set a goal and go after it.” – Kurt Fearnley


“You can do anything if you set goals. You just have to push yourself. ” – RJ Mitte