Deaf Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old deaf quotes, deaf sayings, and deaf proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Deaf people can do anything hearing people can, except hear.     

Dr. King Jordan

By deafness one gains in one respect more than one loses; one misses more nonsense than sense.     

Horace Walpole

The deaf believe there is nothing wrong. The hearing believe something needs to be fixed.     


Nature is not mute, it is a man who is deaf.     

Terence McKenna

A deaf husband and a blind wife are always a happy couple.     

John Florio

The handicap of deafness is not in the ear; it is in the mind.     

Marlee Matlin

Differences among deaf people are okay, but we need to recognize those differences and work together.     

King Jordan

As long as we have deaf people on earth, we will have signs.     

George Veditz

You can knock on a deaf man's door forever.     

Nikos Kazantzakis

No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen.     

Jewish Probverb

None so deaf as those that will not hear. None so blind as those that will not see.     

Matthew Henry

A deaf and dumb person who sees two men in conversation may nevertheless understand from the attitudes and gestures of the speakers, how well their discussion is getting along.     

Leonardo da Vinci

The will is deaf and hears no heedful friends.     

William Shakespeare