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Quotes from Famous Dyslexics

“Tell me and I forget.
Teach me and I learn.
Involve me and I remember.”

~ Benjamin Franklin

“My teachers say I’m addled . . . my father thought I was stupid,
and I almost decided I must be a dunce.”

~ Thomas Edison

“He told me that his teachers reported that . . .
he was mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in his foolish dreams.”

~ Hans Albert Einstein (Albert Einstein’s father)

“I was, on the whole, considerably discouraged by my school days.
It was not pleasant to feel oneself so completely outclassed and left behind at the beginning of the race.”

~ Winston Churchill

“If I wasn’t dyslexic, I probably wouldn’t have won the Games.
If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily,
sports would have come easily. . . and I never would have realized
that the way you get ahead in life is hard work.”

~ Bruce Jenner

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things. ”

~ Leonardo da Vinci