“Cripple [a man] and you have Sir Walter Scott.
Lock him in prison and you have John Bunyan.
Bury him in the snows of Valley Forge and you have George Washington.
Raise him in poverty and you have Abraham Lincoln.
Strike him down with infantile paralysis and he becomes Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Burn him so severely that doctors say he will never walk again and you have Glen Cunningham, who set the world’s record in 1934 for the outdoor mile.
Deafen him and you’ll have Ludwig van Beethoven.
Call him a slow learner, retarded, and write him off as uneducatable and you have Albert Einstein.”