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Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.”

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

— Marilyn Vos Savant



Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.”

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

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses.”

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

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Experts say you can’t concentrate on more than one task at a time.”

Experts say you can’t concentrate on more than one task at a time.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “There’s plenty of intelligence in the world, but the courage to do things differently is in short supply.”

There’s plenty of intelligence in the world, but the courage to do things differently is in short supply.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “A good idea will keep you awake during the morning, but a great idea will keep you awake during the night.”

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

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “If your head tells you one thing, and your heart tells you another, before you do anything, you should first decide whether you have a better head or a better heart.”

If your head tells you one thing, and your heart tells you another, before you do anything, you should first decide whether you have a better head or a better heart.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “An act of justice closes the book on a misdeed; an act of vengeance writes one of its own.”

An act of justice closes the book on a misdeed; an act of vengeance writes one of its own.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Although spoken English doesn’t obey the rules of written language, a person who doesn’t know the rules thoroughly is at a great disadvantage.”

Although spoken English doesn’t obey the rules of written language, a person who doesn’t know the rules thoroughly is at a great disadvantage.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Avoid using cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs as alternatives to being an interesting person.”

Avoid using cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs as alternatives to being an interesting person.

— Marilyn Vos Savant



Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Feeling is what you get for thinking the way you do.”

Feeling is what you get for thinking the way you do.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Multi-tasking arises out of distraction itself.”

Multi-tasking arises out of distraction itself.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Spending waiting moments doing crossword puzzles or reading a book you brought yourself.”

Spending waiting moments doing crossword puzzles or reading a book you brought yourself.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “The squeaky wheel may get the most oil, but it’s also the first to be replaced.”

The squeaky wheel may get the most oil, but it’s also the first to be replaced.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “You can’t be wise without being intelligent, but you certainly can be intelligent without being wise.”

You can’t be wise without being intelligent, but you certainly can be intelligent without being wise.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “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.”

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


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “If you’re wondering if you’re dreaming, you’re dreaming.”

If you’re wondering if you’re dreaming, you’re dreaming.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “When our spelling is perfect, it’s invisible. But when it’s flawed, it prompts strong negative associations.”

When our spelling is perfect, it’s invisible. But when it’s flawed, it prompts strong negative associations.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “The length of your education is less important than its breadth, and the length of your life is less important than its depth.”

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

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Teens think listening to music helps them concentrate. It doesn’t. It relieves them of the boredom that concentration on homework induces.”

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



Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Be sure to expose yourself to criticism: A fine polish requires an abrasive.”

Be sure to expose yourself to criticism: A fine polish requires an abrasive.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Be able to analyze statistics, which can be used to support or undercut almost any argument.”

Be able to analyze statistics, which can be used to support or undercut almost any argument.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “A 45-year old looks a lot like a 25-year old who’s been out all night. And feels just as good about having survived the experience.”

A 45-year old looks a lot like a 25-year old who’s been out all night. And feels just as good about having survived the experience.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Success may be the ability to be happy with whatever we’re stuck with.”

Success may be the ability to be happy with whatever we’re stuck with.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “I would not encourage children or teens to multitask because we don’t know where those efforts may lead.”

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

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “My thoughts are like waffles – the first few don’t look so good.”

My thoughts are like waffles – the first few don’t look so good.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Know the function of a fuse box and the appearance of a tripped circuit breaker.”

Know the function of a fuse box and the appearance of a tripped circuit breaker.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Profit is what we have left after we make a donation to a worthwhile cause.”

Profit is what we have left after we make a donation to a worthwhile cause.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Many people feel they must multi-task because everybody else is multitasking, but this is partly because they are all interrupting each other so much.”

Many people feel they must multi-task because everybody else is multitasking, but this is partly because they are all interrupting each other so much.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Know what to do if you feel faint or dizzy, especially if you might fall and hit your head.”

Know what to do if you feel faint or dizzy, especially if you might fall and hit your head.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “It is a lot easier to prove that you don’t love someone than it is to prove that you do, but one of the best ‘proofs’ I know is the desire to devote time to the person with no expectation of any sort of compensation, including gratitude, in return.”

It is a lot easier to prove that you don’t love someone than it is to prove that you do, but one of the best ‘proofs’ I know is the desire to devote time to the person with no expectation of any sort of compensation, including gratitude, in return.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “If achieving your potential requires favorable judgment by others, you are much less likely to succeed.”

If achieving your potential requires favorable judgment by others, you are much less likely to succeed.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Learn at least two classic ballroom dances, at least one of them Latin.”

Learn at least two classic ballroom dances, at least one of them Latin.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Revenge feels right only to those directly involved. Justice feels right even to outsiders.”

Revenge feels right only to those directly involved. Justice feels right even to outsiders.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “An error becomes a mistake when we refuse to admit it.”

An error becomes a mistake when we refuse to admit it.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Try square dancing-at least long enough to no longer feel silly and begin to have fun.”

Try square dancing-at least long enough to no longer feel silly and begin to have fun.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Scientists and creationists are always at odds, of course.”

Scientists and creationists are always at odds, of course.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Be able to confide your innermost secrets to your mother and your innermost fears to your father.”

Be able to confide your innermost secrets to your mother and your innermost fears to your father.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “I believe a ‘talented’ person is one who has learned how to effectively cultivate and polish any of the many desirable capabilities with which most of us are born but few of us nurture.”

I believe a ‘talented’ person is one who has learned how to effectively cultivate and polish any of the many desirable capabilities with which most of us are born but few of us nurture.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Be able to decline a date so gracefully that the person isn’t embarrassed that he or she asked.”

Be able to decline a date so gracefully that the person isn’t embarrassed that he or she asked.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Almost all of the finer things in life are free or nearly free. You don’t have to pay for the sky at night or snow in the morning or a kiss on the nose when you’re sick. Forgetting that may put you at the mercy of those who seek to profit by convincing you to want whatever it is they have to sell.”

Almost all of the finer things in life are free or nearly free. You don’t have to pay for the sky at night or snow in the morning or a kiss on the nose when you’re sick. Forgetting that may put you at the mercy of those who seek to profit by convincing you to want whatever it is they have to sell.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Be able to live alone, even if you don’t want to and think you will never find it necessary.”

Be able to live alone, even if you don’t want to and think you will never find it necessary.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “I believe that love – not imitation – is the sincerest form of flattery. Your imitator thinks that you can be duplicated; your lover knows you can’t.”

I believe that love – not imitation – is the sincerest form of flattery. Your imitator thinks that you can be duplicated; your lover knows you can’t.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “The only real meaning in life can be found in a good man. And maybe Paris. Preferably the two together.”

The only real meaning in life can be found in a good man. And maybe Paris. Preferably the two together.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Be able to set a table so that you feel like you’re dining, not just sitting and eating.”

Be able to set a table so that you feel like you’re dining, not just sitting and eating.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Loving behavior contributes to the group at the expense of the individual. Competition contributes to the survival of the individual at the expense of the group. In the garden of life, some people are more like flowers, and other people are more like weeds.”

Loving behavior contributes to the group at the expense of the individual. Competition contributes to the survival of the individual at the expense of the group. In the garden of life, some people are more like flowers, and other people are more like weeds.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “A fool is someone whose pencil wears out before its eraser does.”

A fool is someone whose pencil wears out before its eraser does.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Have enough sense to know, ahead of time, when your skills will not extend to wallpapering.”

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

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “The lower our self-esteem, the more we’re attracted to our opposite, and the higher our self-esteem, the more we are attracted to another like ourselves.”

The lower our self-esteem, the more we’re attracted to our opposite, and the higher our self-esteem, the more we are attracted to another like ourselves.

— Marilyn Vos Savant


Marilyn Vos Savant Quote: “Be in the habit of getting up bright and early on the weekends. Why waste such precious time in bed?”

Be in the habit of getting up bright and early on the weekends. Why waste such precious time in bed?

— Marilyn Vos Savant

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