Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.
Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.
Ordinary people love entertainment. Extraordinary people adore education.
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
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If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Enthusiasm makes ordinary people extraordinary.
Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.
Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination.
You don't have to be a hero to accomplish great things---to compete.
You can just be an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.
Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
Ordinary people think merely of spending time. Great people think of using it.
Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
To an ordinary human being, love means nothing if it does not mean loving some people more than others.
It is up to you to see the beauty in everyday things.
I can't believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.
Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Every person above the ordinary has a certain mission that they are called to fulfill.
The intellectual is different from the ordinary man, but only in certain sections of his personality, and even then not all the time.
Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
We're all pretty ordinary on paper.
If you are unwilling to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from.
Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear.
The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind -- not the fiend or the sadist.
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
A person can stand almost anything except a succession of ordinary days.
Be bold. Do what the ordinary fear.
Seldom in the business and transactions of ordinary life, do we find the sympathy we want.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
I wanted to look at them because I feel, internally, that I am an ordinary person who has had an extraordinary life.
Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary.
It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.
Great men are little men expanded; great lives are ordinary lives intensified.
Gaiety --a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.
Don't lose sight of ordinary people with extraordinary hearts.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Don't wait for extraordinary circumstance to do good; try to use ordinary situations.
An expert is an ordinary fella away from home.
If your job is to leaven ordinary lives with elevating spectacle, be elevating or be gone.
The wish to hurt, the momentary intoxication with pain, is the loophole through which the pervert climbs into the minds of ordinary men.
Life changes in the instant. The ordinary instant.
If you want extraordinary results, you must put in extraordinary efforts.
It's when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached.
The more one listens to ordinary conversations the more apparent it becomes that the reasoning faculties of the brain take little part in the direction of the vocal organs.
When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.
The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate person confronted with a Greek manuscript.
Nothing is so commonplace has the wish to be remarkable.
I've discovered I've got this preoccupation with ordinary people pursued by large forces.
An ordinary man away from home giving advice.
An ordinary man can surround himself with two thousand books and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy.
I was not content to believe in a personal devil and serve him, in the ordinary sense of the word. I wanted to get hold of him personally and become his chief of staff.
Gaiety is a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.
Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
A person buying ordinary products in a supermarket is in touch with his deepest emotions.
The genius of the American system is that we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people.
In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.