110+ Marilyn vos Savant Quotes On Education, Success And World

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  1. To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
  2. Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses.
  3. Know how and how much to tip people who expect gratuities, even in the case of poor service.
  4. Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
  5. Working in an office with an array of electronic devices is like trying to get something done at home with half a dozen small children around. The calls for attention are constant.
  6. Be able to hiccup silently, or at least without alerting neighbors to your situation. The first hiccup is an exception.
  7. Skill is successfully walking a tightrope between the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center. Intelligence is not trying.
  8. Be able to analyze statistics, which can be used to support or undercut almost any argument.
  9. Know the official post office abbreviations for all 50 states without having to consult a list.
  10. Attention-deficit disorders seem to abound in modern society, and we don't know the cause.

Marilyn Vos Savant Short Quotes

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  • Know why certain foods, such as truffles, are expensive. It's not because they taste best.
  • Be able to correctly pronounce the words you would like to speak and have excellent spoken grammar.
  • What women want is what men want. They want respect.
  • Know what to do if you feel faint or dizzy, especially if you might fall and hit your head.
  • Multi-tasking arises out of distraction itself.
  • Be able to cite three good qualities of every relative or acquaintance that you dislike.
  • Revenge feels right only to those directly involved. Justice feels right even to outsiders.
  • Be able to blow out a dinner candle without sending wax flying across the table.
  • The squeaky wheel may get the most oil, but it's also the first to be replaced.
  • Know how to travel from your town to a nearby town without a car, either by bus or by rail.
 quote Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it perman
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.

Marilyn vos Savant Quotes On Life

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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

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

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

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

Know what happens when an individual declares bankruptcy and how it affects his or her life. — Marilyn vos Savant

Be in the habit of experimenting with your clothing so that you don't get stuck for life with a self-image developed over the course of high school. — Marilyn vos Savant

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

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

Relatively few of us will find the time-or take it-to live an ever enlarging life. — Marilyn vos Savant

Marilyn vos Savant Quotes On Love

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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

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

I love having ten times as much stuff to do as I can possibly find time to do. That way, I can pick the one-tenth that I want to do most. But if I only have enough to just occupy all my time, I'm stuck doing all of whatever stuff it happens to be. — Marilyn vos Savant

Everybody loves an accent. It you've been unlucky in love, consider pulling up stakes and moving to another country. Then you'll be the one with a neat foreign accent. — Marilyn vos Savant

Marilyn vos Savant Quotes On Learning

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Common sense comes from experience, and kids need to fail as well as succeed in order to learn it. It's difficult to develop common sense when you spend a lot of time in your room where nothing much happens. — Marilyn vos Savant

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

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

Learn at least two classic ballroom dances, at least one of them Latin. — Marilyn vos Savant

Play more than one game at a time. This is a painless way to learn how to do many things at once. — Marilyn vos Savant

A person who learns to juggle six balls will be more skilled than the person who never tries to juggle more than three. — Marilyn vos Savant

Marilyn vos Savant Quotes On Freedom

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The freedom to be an individual is the essence of America. — Marilyn vos Savant

What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom "to" and freedom "from." — Marilyn vos Savant

How can we live in freedom and maintain that we are entitled to *anything* that we can't get without the labor of others? Remember, if we are entitled to the labor of others, that makes slaves of those others. — Marilyn vos Savant

Marilyn vos Savant Famous Quotes And Sayings

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Suppose you're on a game show, and you're given the choice of three doors. Behind one door is a car, the others, goats. You pick a door, say #1, and the host, who knows what's behind the doors, opens another door, say #3, which has a goat. He says to you: 'Do you want to pick door #2?' Is it to your advantage to switch your choice of doors? — Marilyn vos Savant

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

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

Stop asking for directions so much. Assuming that you're in a safe environment, pay attention and figure things out for yourself. Have the nerve to take a wrong turn now and then. You'll develop better working instincts and have more self-esteem too. — Marilyn vos Savant

Be able to suffer wearing a necktie or slightly high heels for an entire evening without complaint or early removal. — Marilyn vos Savant

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

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

I believe that one becomes stronger emotionally by taking life less personally. If your employer criticizes your report, don't take it personally. Instead, find out what's needed and fix it. If your girlfriend laughs at your tie, don't take it personally. Find another tie or find another girlfriend. — 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

Know where to find the sunrise and sunset times and note how the sky looks at those times, at least once. — Marilyn vos Savant

Be able to sneeze without sounding ridiculous. That means neither stifling yourself or spraying your immediate vicinity. — Marilyn vos Savant

Email, instant messaging, and cell phones give us fabulous communication ability, but because we live and work in our own little worlds, that communication is totally disorganized. — Marilyn vos Savant

The difference between talking on your cell phone while driving and speaking with a passenger is huge. The person on the other end of the cell phone is chattering away, oblivious. — Marilyn vos Savant

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

Avoid using cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs as alternatives to being an interesting person. — Marilyn vos Savant

Know how to drive safely when it's raining or when it's snowing. The two conditions are different. — Marilyn vos Savant

Just because you're unemployed doesn't mean you're not doing anything useful. You are, for example, at least keeping your mother-in-law's wit sharp. — Marilyn vos Savant

One of the few articles of clothing that a man won't try to remove from a woman is an apron. — Marilyn vos Savant

Be able to decline a date so gracefully that the person isn't embarrassed that he or she asked. — Marilyn vos Savant

If you never heard opportunity knock, maybe you're never at home. — Marilyn vos Savant

I?d rather be rejected than used because they both amount to the same thing in the end, but being used takes a lot longer. — Marilyn vos Savant

An act of justice closes the book on a misdeed; an act of vengeance writes one of its own — Marilyn vos Savant

[When asked if the voice is an instrument:] Yes, of course. Some are violins, some are fountain pens and some are stethoscopes. And others are just washboards. — Marilyn vos Savant

Evolution has long been the target of illogical arguments that use presumption. — Marilyn vos Savant

Ultimately, our future is like a mirror. Whenever we face it, it always reflects what we left behind. — Marilyn vos Savant

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

Know how weather, especially humidity, can affect the movement of doors and windows. — Marilyn vos Savant

A fool is someone whose pencil wears out before its eraser does. — Marilyn vos Savant

When you're in a good mood, bring up the past. When you're in a bad mood, stick to the present. And when you're not feeling emotional at all, it's time to talk about the future. — Marilyn vos Savant

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

Geometry is beautifully logical, and it teaches you how to think and prove that things are so, step by step by step. Proofs are excellent lessons in reasoning. Without logic and reasoning, you are dependent on jumping to conclusions or - worse - having empty opinions. — Marilyn vos Savant

Know the difference between principles based on right or wrong vs. principles based on personal gain, and consider the basis of your own principles. — Marilyn vos Savant

Know how to garnish food so that it is more appealing to the eye and even more flavorful than before. — Marilyn vos Savant

The difference between America and England is that the English think 100 miles is a long distance and the Americans think 100 years is a long time. The difference between an autobiography and an unauthorized biography is like the difference between an account of your life written by your mother and one written by your mother-in-law. — Marilyn vos Savant

Know the function of a fuse box and the appearance of a tripped circuit breaker. — 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 think change is possible, but only for individuals who were never truly gay in the first place and who have a strong personal motivation to recover their heterosexuality. — Marilyn vos Savant

Know how to effectively voice a complaint or make a claim at a retail store. — Marilyn vos Savant

Be able to read blueprints, diagrams, floorplans, and other diagrams used in the construction process. — Marilyn vos Savant

Be able to notice all the confusion between fact and opinion that appears in the news — Marilyn vos Savant

People who work crossword puzzles know that if they stop making progress, they should put the puzzle down for a while. — Marilyn vos Savant

Be sure to expose yourself to criticism: A fine polish requires an abrasive. — Marilyn vos Savant

I believe Picasso's success is just one small part of the broader modern phenomenon of artists themselves rejecting serious art- perhaps partly because serious art takes so much time and energy and talent to produce-in favor of what I call `impulse art': art work that is quick and easy, at least by comparison. — Marilyn vos Savant

Be able to go shopping for a bathing suit and not become depressed afterward. — 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

The 40s are when you start trading your psychological problems for physical ones. — Marilyn vos Savant

Know the names of past and current artists who are most famous for playing their instruments. — Marilyn vos Savant

A good leader needs to stand behind his or her followers as often as he or she needs to stand in front of them. — Marilyn vos Savant

Spending waiting moments doing crossword puzzles or reading a book you brought yourself. — Marilyn vos Savant

Know how to behave at a fine restaurant, which is a telltale measure of social maturity. — Marilyn vos Savant

An ounce of sequins can be worth a pound of home cooking. — Marilyn vos Savant

One cannot inherit a talent for the violin - there are no violins in nature. Instead, one must be motivated, able to benefit from practice, and persevering. — Marilyn vos Savant

Be able to tell whether garments that look good on the hanger actually look good on you — Marilyn vos Savant

Know how to behave at a buffet. Take a clean plate for a second helping. — Marilyn vos Savant

Make a habit of canceling every subscription to anything you don't have time to read — Marilyn vos Savant

I suspect that some apparently homosexual people are really heterosexuals who deeply phobic about the opposite sex or have other emotional problems. — 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

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

I've never found an interesting person with a foul mouth. — Marilyn vos Savant

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

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

[Adulthood:] It's when you stop doing the stuff you have to make excuses for and when you stop making excuses for the stuff you have to do. — Marilyn vos Savant

Be able to identify the most common breeds of dogs and cats on sight. — Marilyn vos Savant

No one would choose to be jerked randomly off task again and again until you have half a dozen things you're trying to get done, all at the same time. — Marilyn vos Savant

Profit is what we have left after we make a donation to a worthwhile cause. — Marilyn vos Savant

My thoughts are like waffles - the first few don't look so good. — Marilyn vos Savant

The magnitude of an action may change not only the strength of its impact, but the direction. If you became a dentist, for example, you would certainly be an asset to our society. But what if everyone became a dentist? Who would bake the bread? Who would build the houses? — Marilyn vos Savant

Be able to recognize many of the major constellations and know the stories behind them — Marilyn vos Savant

Know about the appeals process, especially in the case of the most serious crimes. — Marilyn vos Savant

There's plenty of intelligence in the world, but the courage to do things differently is in short supply. — Marilyn vos Savant

Success may be the ability to be happy with whatever we're stuck with. — Marilyn vos Savant

If you're wondering if you're dreaming, you're dreaming. — Marilyn vos Savant

Know how your representatives stand on major national or state issues. — Marilyn vos Savant

Think of a hypothesis as a card. A theory is a house made of hypotheses. — Marilyn vos Savant

Life Lessons by Marilyn vos Savant

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  1. Marilyn vos Savant teaches us to never give up on our dreams and to always strive for excellence. She encourages us to think for ourselves and to never be afraid to challenge the status quo. Lastly, she reminds us to always keep learning and to never stop growing as individuals.

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