• Be patient and sympathetic with the type of mind that cuts a poor figure in examinations. It may, in the long examination which life sets us, come out in the end in better shape than the glib and ready reproducer, its passions being deeper, its purposes more worthy, its combining power less commonplace, and its total mental output consequently more important.

    William James (2013). “Talks to Teachers on Psychology and to Students on Some of Life's Ideals”, p.70, Courier Corporation