"When not lost in thought, he was in constant motion, jumping up and down, leaping from chair to chair, rushing about, and falling and hurting himself. He seemed to have no sense of personal safety. His love of martial poetry was obsessive. He had a speech defect and one miserable cold after another..." From his mother we hear that he was a "troublesome boy" and "a most difficult boy to manage." From his principal: "Constantly late for school, losing his books, and papers and various other things into which I need not enter- he is so regular in his irregularity that I don't know what to do."
Who was this fellow with "ADHD"? This was Winston Churchill, the master statesman who according to Time Magazine: "stood alone against fascism and renewed the world's faith in the superiority of democracy." To read more about Churchill, who was also thought to have dyslexia, check out the link in "Geniuses At a Loss for Words".
Churchill himself would say later: "Where my reason, imagination, or interest were not engaged, I would not or I could not learn...My teachers saw me at once backward and precocious, reading books beyond my years and yet at the bottom of the Form. They were offended. They had large resources of compulsion at thei disposal, but I was stubborn."