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

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

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

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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

0 likes view quote Life, Myself, Good

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

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When our spelling is perfect, it's invisible. But when it's flawed, it prompts strong negative associations.Marilyn vos Savant

0 likes view quote Strong, Negative, Perfect

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

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

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Be able to correctly pronounce the words you would like to speak and have excellent spoken grammar.Marilyn vos Savant

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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

0 likes view quote Music, Teen, Listening

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

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

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

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

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

0 likes view quote Yourself, Without, Means

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

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

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

0 likes view quote Good, You, Look

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

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

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Be able to go shopping for a bathing suit and not become depressed afterward.Marilyn vos Savant

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Be able to recognize when you're reading or hearing material biased to your own side.Marilyn vos Savant

0 likes view quote Reading, You, Hearing

Capital punishment is the source of many an argument, both good and bad.Marilyn vos Savant

0 likes view quote Good, Argument, Bad

Be able to defend your arguments in a rational way. Otherwise, all you have is an opinion.Marilyn vos Savant

0 likes view quote Opinion, Way, You

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

0 likes view quote Person, Enough, Well

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

0 likes view quote Plants, Live, Country

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

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

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

0 likes view quote Life, Know, Her

Skill is successfully walking a tightrope between the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center. Intelligence is not trying.Marilyn vos Savant

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