"The lame, the halt and the blind have created a fascinating chapter in world history. Julius Caesar was an epileptic. Beethoven was deaf. So was Thomas Edison. The immortal poet, John Milton was blind, and Lord Byron had a clubfoot. When Admiral Nelson won his greatest naval victory at Trafalgar, he had only one arm. Yes, many great men and women have come from the ranks of the handicapped. In the sports world, too, many great champions were physical cripples."
A Help-Your-Self-Booklet, 1959