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Marilyn vos Savant

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Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.

Marilyn Vos Savant

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.

Marilyn vos Savant

A good idea will keep you awake during the morning, but a great idea will keep you awake during the night.

Marilyn Vos Savant

Teens think listening to music helps them concentrate. It doesn't. It relieves them of the boredom that concentration on homework induces.

Marilyn vos Savant

Be able to meet any deadline, even if your work is done less well than it would be if you had all the time you would have preferred.

Marilyn vos Savant

Be able to describe anything visual, such as a street scene, in words that convey your meaning.

Marilyn vos Savant

Know how to travel from your town to a nearby town without a car, either by bus or by rail.

Marilyn vos Savant

At first, I only laughed at myself. Then I noticed that life itself is amusing. I've been in a generally good mood ever since.

Marilyn vos Savant

The length of your education is less important than its breadth, and the length of your life is less important than its depths.

Marilyn Vos Savant

I would not encourage children or teens to multitask because we don't know where those efforts may lead.

Marilyn vos Savant

Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses.

Marilyn vos Savant

Be able to recognize the dangerous snakes, spiders, insects, and plants that live in your area of the country.

Marilyn vos Savant

Know how your representatives stand on major national or state issues.

Marilyn vos Savant

Evolution has long been the target of illogical arguments that use presumption.

Marilyn vos Savant

Know about the appeals process, especially in the case of the most serious crimes.

Marilyn vos Savant

Know how to behave at a buffet. Take a clean plate for a second helping.

Marilyn vos Savant

Be able to keep a secret or promise when you know in your heart that it is the right thing to do.

Marilyn vos Savant

I believe that one can indeed work on two or more tasks at once, but in ways yet to be understood.

Marilyn vos Savant

Know how weather, especially humidity, can affect the movement of doors and windows.

Marilyn vos Savant

The chess player who develops the ability to play two dozen boards at a time will benefit from learning to compress his or her analysis into less time.

Marilyn vos Savant

Be able to back up a car for a considerable distance in a straight line and back out of a driveway.

Marilyn vos Savant

Have enough sense to know, ahead of time, when your skills will not extend to wallpapering.

Marilyn vos Savant

Be able to draw an illustration as least well enough to get your point across to another person.

Marilyn vos Savant

Be able to recognize many of the major constellations and know the stories behind them.

Marilyn vos Savant

Be able to cite three good qualities of every relative or acquaintance that you dislike.

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