Many of the greats we admire had to face great criticism and setback! But they never give up! 

  • Einstein was four years old before he could speak and seven before he could read.

  • Isaac Newton did poorly in grade school.

  • When Thomas Edison was a boy, his teachers told him he was too stupid to learn anything.

  • F.W.Woolworth got a job in a dry goods store when he was 21. But his employers would not let him wait on a customer because he "Didn't have enough sense."

  • A newspaper editor fired Walt Disney because he had "No good ideas"

  • Caruso's music teacher told him "You can't sing, you have no voice at all."

  • Leo Tolstoy flunked out of college.

  • Verner Von Braun flunked 9th grade algebra.

  • Admiral Richard E. Byrd had been retired from the navy, as, "Unfit for service" Until he flew over both poles.

  • Louis Pasteur was rated as mediocre in chemistry when he attended the Royal College.

  • Abraham Lincoln entered The Black Hawk War as a captain and came out a private.

  • Fred Waring was once rejected from high school chorus.

  • Winston Churchill failed the sixth grade.

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