Leaders & politicians
- Winston Churchill: Politician, leader.
"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
"Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. Courage is what counts." - Winston Churchill
"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill
- Benjamin Franklin
- Woodrow Wilson: American scholar and statesman, 28th president of the U.S.A 1913-1921. Biography
Apparently dyslexic from childhood, Wilson did not learn to read until he was 10 and never became a rapid reader. Nevertheless, he developed passionate interests in literature and especially politics. He attended Davidson College North Carolina, for a year before entering Princeton University in 1875. At Princeton he blossomed intellectually, reading widely, engaging in debate, and editing the college newspaper
"I was one of the 'puzzle children' myself -- a dyslexic . . . And I still have a hard time reading today. Accept the fact that you have a problem. Refuse to feel sorry for yourself. You have a challenge; never quit!" - Nelson Rockefeller
- Gaston Caperton, governor of West Virginia
- John F. Kennedy: Biography. Books by and on John F. Kennedy.
- Robert Kennedy
- King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
- Michael Heseltine
- Thomas Jefferson: Biography
- George Washington
- Thomas Kean, governor of New Jersey
- Nicholas Brady
- George Bush
- Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
"You must do the very thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt
- King Olaf of Norway and his children.
- Frank Dunkle, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- Erna Solberg: Norwegian politician serving as Prime Minister of Norway since October 2013 and Leader of the Conservative Party since May 2004.
- Wikipedia: [Solberg had some struggles at school and at the age 16 was diagnosed as suffering from dyslexia. She was, nevertheless, an active and talkative contributor in the classroom.]
- Lyndon Johnson
"He was late learning to read, used to muddle up the order of letters and spelling was very inaccurate. He was thought of as unacademic. To cope with the mountains of paperwork as a Minister, he asked others to do the summarizing and to prepare proposals to be submitted on half a sheet of paper." - Michael Hessletine
"Accept the fact that you have a problem, don't try to hide it. Refuse to feel sorry for yourself----you have a challenge; never quit!" - Nelson Rockefeller.
Never let dyslexia be an excuse for not achieving success. Chart your course and work to make your dreams a reality. Once you do that, there is nothing to ever hinder you." - Carolyn McCarthy.
"I'm not a doctor, lawyer, judge, or business man. They said that I would never amount to anything. I fooled them. It may be harder for a person with a disability, but never give up on your dreams." - Peter Leonard.