Einstein could not speak until he was four years old, and did not read until he was seven.
Beethoven’s music teacher said about him, “As a composer, he is hopeless.”
When Thomas Edison was a young boy, his teachers said that he was so stupid he could never learn anything.
When F. W. Woolworth was 21, he got a job in a store, but was not allowed to wait on customers because he “didn’t have enough sense.”
Walt Disney was once fired by a newspaper editor because he was thought to have “no good ideas.”
Caruso was told by one music teacher, “You can’t sing. You have no voice at all.”
An editor told Louisa Mae Alcott that she was incapable of writing anything that would have popular appeal.