Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
The Extra Mile will have no traffic jams.
Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
Privacy and security are those things you give up when you show the world what makes you extraordinary.
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Recognize that you are enough, and that all external gifts are simply extra blessings.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.
I wanted to look at them because I feel, internally, that I am an ordinary person who has had an extraordinary life.
Every crisis offers you extra desired power.
When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.
If you have a little extra parking, I err on the side of getting rid of it in favor of having some more greenery.
Remember you are just an extra in everyone else's play.
Now I think poetry will save nothing from oblivion, but I keep writing about the ordinary because for me it's the home of the extraordinary, the only home.
There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.
That's important to me, to find the extraordinary inside the ordinary.
It horrifies me that ethics is only an optional extra at Harvard Business School.
You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.
There are two distinctive classes of people today, those who have personal computers, and those who have several thousand extra dollars apiece.
Liking one person is an extra reason for liking another.
My mother had to send me to the movies with my birth certificate, so that I wouldn't have to pay the extra fifty cents that the adults had to pay.
Don't lose sight of ordinary people with extraordinary hearts.
I'm just one of many moms who will say an extra prayer each night for our sons and daughters going into harm's way.
Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary.
Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.
It's an extra dividend when you like the girl you're in love with.
I'm an ordinary guy with an extraordinary job.
When you're singing, you're using extra muscles, and it requires a lot of exercise and breathing. You can't do that if you're a sissy. If I have any fitness advice for people, I'd tell them to sing more. It's good therapy, too.
If you want extraordinary results, you must put in extraordinary efforts.
This extraordinary war in which we are engaged falls heavily upon all classes of people, but the most heavily upon the soldier. For it has been said, all that a man hath will he give for his life; and while all contribute of their substance the soldier puts his life at stake, and often yields it up in his countrys cause. The highest merit, then, is due to the soldier.
Things cannot always go your way. Learn to accept in silence the minor aggravations, cultivate the gift of taciturnity and consume your own smoke with an extra draught of hard work, so that those about you may not be annoyed with the dust and soot of your complaints.
Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face.
As soon as one is aware of being somebody, to be watched and listened to with extra interest, input ceases, and the performer goes blind and deaf in his overanimation. One can either see or be seen.
The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extra human architecture and furious rhythm. Geometry and anguish. At first glance, the rhythm may be confused with gaiety, but when you look more closely at the mechanism of social life and the painful slavery of both men and machines, you see that it is nothing but a kind of typical, empty anguish that makes even crime and gangs forgivable means of escape.
Muddle is the extra unknown personality in any committee.
I did toy with the idea of doing a cook-book.
The recipes were to be the routine ones: how to make dry toast, instant coffee, hearts of lettuce and brownies. But as an added attraction, at no extra charge, my idea was to put a fried egg on the cover. I think a lot of people who hate literature but love fried eggs would buy it if the price was right.
Go the extra mile. It's never crowded.
I have asked a lot of my emotions --one hundred and twenty stories.
The price was high, right up with Kipling, because there was one little drop of something, not blood, not a tear, not my seed, but me more intimately than these, in every story, it was the extra I had. Now it has gone and I am just like you now.
Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence.
The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.
A racehorse that consistently runs just a second faster than another horse is worth millions of dollars more. Be willing to give that extra effort that separates the winner from the one in second place.
Today, and every day, deliver more than you are getting paid to do.
The victory of success will be half won when you learn the secret of putting out more than is expected in all that you do. Make yourself so valuable in your work that eventually you will become indispensable. Exercise your privilege to go the extra mile, and enjoy all the rewards you receive. You deserve them!
Love is the extra effort we make in our dealings with those whom we do not like and once you understand that, you understand all. This idea that love overtakes you is nonsense. This is but a polite manifestation of sex. To love another you have to undertake some fragment of their destiny.
Human Love... It is that extra creation that stands hurt and baffled at the place of death. Being human, wanting children and sunlight and breath to go on, forever.
Hardships often prepare ordinary people for extraordinary destiny.
Myths and legends die hard in America.
We love them for the extra dimension they provide, the illusion of near-infinite possibility to erase the narrow confines of most men's reality. Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of the rat race is not yet final.
Do not quit! Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
I'm proud of all your achievement. You've worked hard for them. I'm proud of your looks and your intelligence - which some far distant ancestor handed down. But I'm most proud of your being just you. 'Success' would be an extra - but you are special to me whatever you do.
Never neglect the little things. Never skimp on that extra effort, that additional few minutes, that soft word of praise or thanks, that delivery of the very best that you can do. It does not matter what others think, it is of prime importance, however, what you think about you. You can never do your best, which should always be your trademark, if you are cutting corners and shirking responsibilities. You are special. Act it. Never neglect the little things.
Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours.
They are one of the few things in this world that you get free of charge. If you had all the money in the world, you couldn't buy an extra hour. What will you do with this priceless treasure? Remember, you must
These days I have to be extra nice in stores.
It never fails that whenever I look as bad as I can possibly look or I am sort of cranky because the store is out of something, that is precisely the time when someone one will recognize me and say: 'I really like your show.'
But only 'rich' people by definition have the 'extra' money to buy things and invest to create economic growth. Do we really want to tax that 'extra' money away - and give it to the government to spend? Does that make any economic sense outside of politics and our emotional desire to make everyone suffer equally through these tough times?
I was the worst extra, I was 'that' guy.
I was the guy on the phone trying to get the Oscar for best extra - for best background performance.
I'm just an ordinary person who has an extraordinary job.
I wish I had an extra day with my mom sometimes.
Or another hour in the day with my family, husband and children.
I just work out hard enough that, if I'm craving something, I eat it and know I'm going to burn it off the next day with extra intensity.
I had eight brothers and sisters. Every Christmas my younger brother Bobby would wake up extra early and open everybody's presents - everybody's - so by the time the rest of us got up, all the gifts were shredded, ribbons off, torn open and thrown aside.
I've spent a lot of Thanksgivings on the road with my band, so anytime that I can spend Thanksgiving with my family in a traditional aspect, eating sweet potatoes and cranberries and stuffing and all the trappings of Thanksgiving and then get on a treadmill the next day extra long, I'm happy.
And this is what was fascinating to me about 'The Help';
they were ordinary people who did extraordinary things.