The list below includes influential people from various walks of life.  They are famous people known to have or are strongly suspected to have epilepsy.  On one hand, the superstitions surrounding epilepsy may cause misunderstanding and misconceptions about those with the illness.  On the other hand, epilepsy seems to follow those with great minds as seen by this list of high achievers. We encourage you to follow your dreams; do not let a diagnosis of epilepsy hold you back.  Rather, follow the advice found in the encouraging quotes at the bottom of the page.
 
Socrates
Dante
Lewis Carroll
Alexander the Great
Harriet Tubman
Vincent Van Gogh
Moliere
Aristotle
George Fredrick Handel
Sir Walter Scott
Niccolo Paganini
Peter Tchaikovsky
Ludwig von Beethoven
Margaux Hemmingway
Danny Glover
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Charles Dickens
Napoleaon Bonaparte
Agatha Christie
Richard Burton
Jonathan Swift
Edgar Allen Poe
Michael Angelo
Alfred Nobel
The Greater Thing 
Great it is to believe the dream
When we stand in youth by the starry stream;
But a greater thing is to fight life through
And say at the end, "The dream was true."
Edwin Markham
 
Failure
The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.
Lloyd Jones
 
Consider Fundamentals
Utopia has long been another name for the unreal and the impossible. As a matter of fact, it is our Utopias that make the world tolerable to us: the cities and mansions that people dream of are those in which they finally live. What makes human history such an uncertain and fascinating story is that man lives in two worlds-the world within and the world without. In the midst of the tepid and half-hearted discussions that continue to arise. let us break in with the injunction to talk about fundamentals-consider Utopia!
Lewis Mumford