These accomplished historical figures prove that you can still do great things even if you're not a star pupil.
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Often the return to school provides opportunities to make new academic resolutions: work harder, read more, get to bed at an earlier hour, and eat healthily. As with most resolutions our plans often go awry a few weeks in — or a few hours in some cases! Students and parents can feel despondent and panic about what the future holds without a good education. Yet we can take heart from these truly accomplished people whose education may have been poor or incomplete, but whose thoughts and actions achieved great things and affected the lives of millions.