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  • Albert Einstein could not speak until age 4 nor read until age 7.
  • Isaac Newton perfomed poorly in grade school.
  • Louis Pasteur was seen as only mediocre in college chemistry.
  • Thomas Edison's teachers told him that he was "too stupid to learn anything."