God never intended His people to be ordinary or commonplace. His intentions were that they should be on fire for Him, conscious of His divine power, realizing the glory of the cross that foreshadows the crown.

— Smith Wigglesworth

Colorful Ordinary People quotations

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.

Ordinary people quote Don't lose sight of ordinary people with extraordinary hearts.
Don't lose sight of ordinary people with extraordinary hearts.

There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways.

Ordinary people quote When you feel like you don't fit in, that's because you're extraordinary and thi
When you feel like you don't fit in, that's because you're extraordinary and this world is full of ordinary people

For the birth of something new, there has to be a happening.

Newton saw an apple fall; James Watt watched a kettle boil; Roentgen fogged some photographic plates. And these people knew enough to translate ordinary happenings into something new.

Ordinary people love entertainment. Extraordinary people adore education.

Shortly, the public will be unable to reason or think for themselves.

They'll only be able to parrot the information they've been given on the previous night's news.

Ordinary people quote Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.
Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.

Successful careers are not planned. They develop when people are prepared for opportunities because they know their strengths, their method of work, and their values. Knowing where one belongs can transform an ordinary person - hardworking and competent but otherwise mediocre - into an outstanding performer.

Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary.

People don't want to see the guy next door on the stage, they want to see a being from another planet. You want to see somebody you'd never meet in ordinary life.

Ordinary people quote All the best heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary.
All the best heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary.

Pay any price to stay in the presence of extraordinary people.

To me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.

There aren't any great men. There are just great challenges that ordinary men like you and me are forced by circumstances to meet.

Ordinary people quote Hardships often prepare ordinary people for extraordinary destiny.
Hardships often prepare ordinary people for extraordinary destiny.

Ordinary fools are all right; you can talk to them, and try to help them out. But pompous fools-guys who are fools and are covering it all over and impressing people as to how wonderful they are with all this hocus pocus-THAT, I CANNOT STAND! An ordinary fool isn't a faker; an honest fool is all right. But a dishonest fool is terrible!

Successful people do ordinary things with extraordinary consistency, commitment and focus.

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. People who can open to the web of life that called us into being

Ordinary people quote I can't believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.
I can't believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.

It's when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached.

The sixties were a time when ordinary people could do extraordinary things . . . !

I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.

The best education I received was working with people in the community on a grassroots basis. Because what it taught me was that ordinary people, when they are working together can do extraordinary things.

There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal.

Ordinary people who know nothing of phonetics or elocution have difficulties in understanding slow speech composed of perfect sounds, while they have no difficulty in comprehending an imperfect gabble if only the accent and rhythm are natural.

The major work of the world is not done by geniuses.

It is done by ordinary people, with balance in their lives, who have learned to work in an extraordinary manner.

We like to think of our champions and idols as superheroes who were born different from us. We don’t like to think of them as relatively ordinary people who made themselves extraordinary.

A grandmaster needs to retain thousands of games in his head, for games are to him what the words of their mother tongue are to ordinary people, or notes or scores to musicians.

Ordinary people who faithfully, diligently, and consistently do simple things that are right before God will bring forth extraordinary results.

I want to put the interests of ordinary working people right up there, center stage. Those people who - you know, they're working all the hours. They're doing their best for their families and sometimes they just feel the odds are stacked against them.

We ordinary people can see neither our own eyelashes, which are so close, nor the heavens in the distance.

It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.

There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.

It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.

All classes of people under social pressure are permeated with a common experience; they are emotionally welded as others cannot be. With them, even ordinary living has epic depth and lyric intensity, and this, their material handicap, is their spiritual advantage.

If ordinary people really knew that consciousness and not matter is the link that connects us with each other and the world, then their views about war and peace, environmental pollution, social justice, religous values, and all other human endeavors would change radically.

The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate 'apparently ordinary' people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people.

If the triggers for happy moments are so ordinary and so accessible, why does 'finding' happiness remain such a big challenge for so many people? And why, when we 'find' it, does it so easily slip away?

One of the most cowardly things ordinary people do is to shut their eyes to facts.

This war is not an ordinary war. It is the war of the entire Russian people. Not only to eliminate the danger hanging over our heads, but to aid all people groaning under the yoke of Fascism

I don’t think there is any such thing as an ordinary mortal.

Everybody has his own possibility of rapture in the experience of life. All he has to do is recognize it and then cultivate it and get going with it. I always feel uncomfortable when people speak about ordinary mortals because I’ve never met an ordinary man, woman, or child.

One of the chief symptoms of every revolution is the sharp and sudden increase in the number of ordinary people who take an active, independent and forceful interest in politics.

She was struck by the simple truth that sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people.

In the ordinary moral universe, the good will do the best they can, the worst will do the worst they can, but if you want to make good people do wicked things, you’ll need religion.

Well, first of all, I think that a lot of the voters who are voting for the tea party candidates have really good impulses. That is, they believe that for years and years and years, the people with wealth and power or government power have done well and ordinary people have not. That's true.

People used to wear ordinary clothes weekdays, and formal attire on Sunday.

Today it is the exact reverse.

When people came to Christ accusing a person of doing wrong, the Master could not think of anything else but forgiveness. For he did not see in the wrongdoer what the others saw. To distinguish between right and wrong is not the work of an ordinary mind, and the curious thing is that the more ignorant a person is, the more ready he is to do so.

The government I led gave ordinary people peace, security, dignity, and opportunity to progress.

This, to me, is the ultimately heroic trait of ordinary people;

they say no to the tyrant and they calmly take the consequences of this resistance.