43 Quotes About Being Dyslexic


Dyslexic have been blessed with some true gifts. Understanding that what is perceived to be weaknesses are actually powerful tools to use, these quotes about being dyslexic capture the spirit of these individuals.

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

“A teacher sent the following note home with a six-year-old boy: He is too stupid to learn. That boy was Thomas A. Edison.”

“Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.”

“Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!”

“Before you can do something that you’ve never done, you have to be able to imagine it is possible.”

“By logic and reason we die hourly. By imagination we live.”

“Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential.”

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”

“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.”

“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.”

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.”

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”

“He did not speak until the age of three and teachers labeled him mentally slow: Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

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

“I always felt a bit alone and isolated from other people… I did a lot of pretending as a child. It was my way of coping with the fact that I didn’t feel like I fit in.”

“I couldn’t read. I just scraped by. My solution back then was to read classic comic books because I could figure them out from the context of the pictures. Now I listen to books on tape.”

“I felt like an alien. I always felt like I never belonged to any group that I wanted to belong to.”

“I just barely got through school. The problem was a learning disability, at a time when there was nowhere to get help.”

“I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.”

“I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.”

“I start where the last man left off.”

“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.”

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”

“Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.”

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

“Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.”

“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.”

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

“Many of life’s failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

“Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.”

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

“Passion is the great slayer of adversity. Focus on strengths and what you enjoy.”

“The looks, the stares, the giggles . . . I wanted to show everybody that I could do better and also that I could read.”

“There is far more opportunity than there is ability.”

“There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking.”

“We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.”

“What you are will show in what you do.”

“When a man does all he can, though it succeeds not well, blame not him that did it.”

Looking at the life of someone living with dyslexia will help you to understand the true gift they have.

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