148 Ordinary Person Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Ordinary Person Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Every single ordinary person has an extraordinary story. — Cecelia Ahern

No exceptional person ever lived like an average person. — Andrew Tate

Be content with an ordinary life. — Lao Tzu

All men are ordinary men; the extraordinary men are those who know it. — Gilbert K. Chesterton

Forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know so extraordinary a God. — Jim Elliot

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Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary. — Gerard Way

There are no great men, only ordinary men, who have met extraordinary challenges. — William Halsey

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. — Gordon B. Hinckley

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

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

Short Ordinary Person Quotes

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  • Remember. Every day, some ordinary person does something extraordinary. Today, it's your turn. — Lou Holtz
  • Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny. — C. S. Lewis
  • Just try to make the world a better place for your having been here. — Jimmy Doolittle
  • I am an ordinary person. — Frances McDormand
  • Adventuring can be for the ordinary person with ordinary qualities, such as I regard myself. — Edmund Hillary
  • I'm just an ordinary person who has an extraordinary job. — Julia Roberts
  • I want to make the world a better place, for women, mainly. — Clare Balding
  • A person buying ordinary products in a supermarket is in touch with his deepest emotions. — John Kenneth Galbraith
  • Every person above the ordinary has a certain mission that they are called to fulfill. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • A person can stand almost anything except a succession of ordinary days. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Ordinary Person Image Quotes

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Ordinary person quote by C. S. Lewis

Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny. — C. S. Lewis

Ordinary person quote Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die
Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.

Just An Ordinary Person Quotes

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An All-American is an ordinary person with an extraordinary desire to excel. You don't get to the top of the mountain by just dreaming. It's nice to dream. But it's the work ethic and pride that makes you get to that mountain top and that level of success. — Dick Vitale

I grew up in a church-going family, a very sort of ordinary, middle-of-the-road Anglican family where nobody really talked about personal Christian experience. It was just sort of assumed like an awful lot of things in the 1950's were just sort of taken for granted. — N. T. Wright

I am just an ordinary person committed to doing extraordinary things. — Iyanla Vanzant

Ordinary person quote Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarte
Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarter you are, the more selevtive you become.

You don't have to be rich and famous. You just have to be an ordinary person, doing extraordinary things. I'd like more people to know that it's there. Women's achievements still aren't recognised enough in many areas. — Joan Armatrading

I don't want to become more famous because I don't have any privacy anymore and I hate that very much. Outside of work I just want to be an ordinary person, not to be recognized, not a monkey on the street when everybody is looking at you. — Tony Leung Chiu Wai

She [Hillary Clinton] was extremely careless with handling national security information.If she were just an ordinary person, she would be denied a top security clearance because she has proved in her past acts that she is extremely careless in handling national security information. — Rudy Giuliani

Ordinary person quote To love a person is to see all of their magic, and to remind them of it when the
To love a person is to see all of their magic, and to remind them of it when they have forgotten.

People in the business always say, "You look fabulous." You get that all the time and it kind of goes in one ear and out the other because most of the time they just say that to make you feel good. It's nice when you hear it from an ordinary person and then I appreciate it. — Heidi Klum

Ideally, our rules should be formed in such a fashion that an ordinary helpful kind thoughtful person doesn't really even need to know the rules. You just get to work, do something fun, and nobody hassles you as long as you are being thoughtful and kind. — Jimmy Wales

Give a truly good person power, and they’re still a good person. Give a bad person power, and they’re still a bad person. The question is always about the person in between. The one that isn’t evil, or good, but just ordinary. You don’t always know what an ordinary person is like on the inside. — Laurell K. Hamilton

When You Find That One Person Quotes

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Loving someone is taking a constant risk with your emotions. When you find the right person,the one you know you want to be with, that person becomes worth the risk. — Monica Murphy

Try to find pleasure in the speed that you're not used to. Changing the way you do routine things allows a new person to grow inside of you. But when all is said and done, you're the one who must decide how you handle it. — Paulo Coelho

Love is taking chances when every rational part of you screams, ‘Don’t risk it.’ Because it’s only when your heart has been ripped open that you get a chance to find the one person capable of making it whole. — Sabrina Jeffries

Ordinary person quote Life has a way of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at al
Life has a way of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.

One of the coolest moments for me is still when Kenny G came back to a venue to find me and personally tell me that he loved my song "Void of a Legend" and had watched the video several times. It's the ultimate feeling to get feedback like that from an artist you look up to — Antoniette Costa

It's always exciting when you work on a show that's written by one person because you know that their vision is so specific. I need to find out why this person has chosen these words to communicate this thought. — Jessalyn Gilsig

And she has a thousand virtues and not one acknowledged sin, But she is the sort of person you could liken to a pin. And she pricks you, and she sticks you, in a way that can't be said, When you seek for what has hurt you, why, you cannot find the head. — Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ordinary person quote Don't confuse my personality with my attitude... My personality is who I am, my
Don't confuse my personality with my attitude... My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are...

I don't think even when you find a person, you can be completely honest, ever. There's still pieces of you that you don't give away. I do believe you always need that place where it's just you, your thoughts, no one else's judgment or anything. — Alicia Keys

Before hastening to secure a possible reward of five taels by dragging an unobservant person away from a falling building, examine well his features lest you find, when too late, that it is one to whom you are indebted for double that amount. — Ernest Bramah

What Defines You Quotes

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Don't let others define you. Don't let the past confine you. Take charge of your life with confidence and determination and there are no limits on what you can do or be. — Michael Josephson

I think transwomen, and transpeople in general, show everyone that you can define what it means to be a man or woman on your own terms. A lot of what feminism is about is moving outside of roles and moving outside of expectations of who and what you're supposed to be to live a more authentic life. — Laverne Cox

What is Music? How do you define it? Music is a calm moonlit night, the rustle of leaves in Summer. Music is the far off peal of bells at dusk! Music comes straight from the heart and talks only to the heart: it is Love! Music is the Sister of Poetry and her Mother is sorrow! — Sergei Rachmaninoff

Ordinary person quote A strong person loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again, perseveres...
A strong person loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again, perseveres... No matter what life throws at them.

The chances you take… the people you meet… the people you love...the faith that you have - that’s what’s going to define your life. — Denzel Washington

Who you are is not defined by what you do, but it is defined according to who Jesus is to you — Carl Lentz

Who you are is defined by what you’re willing to struggle for. — Mark Manson

Ordinary person quote A person who feels appreciated will always do more than is expected.
A person who feels appreciated will always do more than is expected.

Never let anyone define what you are capable of by using parameters that don’t apply to you. — Chuck Close

Always take a stand for yourself, your values. You're defined by what you stand for — Oprah Winfrey

People like to define you through what they've seen you do. There are aspects of my personality, I guess, that come through on-screen, but I don't sit around thinking, 'I've been a bumbling suitor all my life.' — Ben Stiller

Your future is the result of your daily actions. You’re defined by what you do today. Lazy now, loser later. Get to work. — Andrew Tate

Any Ordinary Day Quotes

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What ideal, immutable Platonic cloud could equal the beauty and perfection of any ordinary everyday cloud floating over, say, Tuba City, Arizona, on a hot day in June? — Edward Abbey

Summer weather, like being in love,is a philosopher's stone which turns our ordinary days to gold. But not the whole day ... For it is never the whole day, never all our life which is transformed in any happiness, but only the exquisite moments. — Nan Fairbrother

All knowledge is good. It is impossible to say any fragment of knowledge, however insignificant or remote from one's ordinary pursuits, may not some day be turned to account. — Thomas Huxley

Ordinary person quote Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer give a damn.
Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer give a damn.

I say I don't need a tax cut. It will not do me any more good. I can't buy more, I can't eat more, I can't do more, and I want it distributed among the ordinary people who work every day. — Frank Lautenberg

I couldn't find any good pictures in magazines of ordinary modern street corners in America, so I persuaded this guy I knew in Sacramento - Stanley Something-or-other - to spend a day with me driving around just to take snapshots. — Robert Crumb

As a stylist I know accessorization is essential: It is the personal touch to any outfit. With these pieces everybody can have fun, turning an ordinary day into a fantastic fashion day. — Anna Dello Russo

Ordinary People Quotes

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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

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Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. — C. S. Lewis

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. — Zbigniew Brzezinski

Ordinary person quote Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should
Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.

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. — Alexander Fleming

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Ordinary people love entertainment. Extraordinary people adore education. — Robin S. Sharma

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

Ordinary person quote Be the one who makes everyone feel like someone!
Be the one who makes everyone feel like someone!

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. — Lemmy Kilmister

To me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality. — Alice Paul

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

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

Ordinary Man Quotes

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The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse. — Carlos Castaneda

The years go by one after the other; time slips past us with out our being aware of it; we grow old like ordinary men and we shall end like them. — Louis XIV

The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart. — Mencius

Ordinary person quote What you feel about another person, what you think or say about another eprson,
What you feel about another person, what you think or say about another eprson, what you do to another person - you do to you. Give judgement and criticism and you give it to yourself. Give love and appreciation to another person or anything, and you give it to yourself.

Relish the challenge of overcoming difficulties that would crush ordinary men...learn to suffer. — Mark Twight

The highest point at which human life and art meet is in the ordinary. To look down on the ordinary is to despise what you can't have. Show me a man who fears being ordinary, and I'll show you a man who is not yet a man. — Yukio Mishima

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A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. — Elbert Hubbard

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Genius... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one. — Ezra Pound

The difference between a great soul and an ordinary man is this: the latter weeps while leaving this body, whereas the former laughs. Death seems to him a mere play. — Sarada Devi

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It is best for ordinary men to have only one wife ! — Akbar

Ordinary Citizens Quotes

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I was brought up in a very ordinary family, in fact, a worker's family. Both my father and mother were ordinary citizens. — Vladimir Putin

I certainly think its very important that writers as citizens - not necessarily as writers, but just as ordinary citizens - should talk about things that matter to them. — Vikram Seth

Democracy is not just voting for your leaders; it's really premised upon ordinary citizens understanding the issues. — Howard Rheingold

A song has a few rights the same as ordinary citizens... if it happens to feel like flying where humans cannot fly... to scale mountains that are not there, who shall stop it? — Charles Ives

Democracy does not require perfect equality, but it does require that citizens share a common life. What matters is that people of different backgrounds and social positions encounter one another, and bump up against one another, in the course of ordinary life. — Michael Sandel

There is a denial of the value of the individual. Christianity affirms the value of each individual soul. Nazism denies it. The individual is sacrificed to the idol of the German Leader, German State or the German race. The ordinary citizen is allowed to hear and think only as the rulers decree. — Clement Attlee

Medicine people are truly citizens of two worlds, and those who continue to walk the path of medicine power learn to keep their balance in both the ordinary and the non-ordinary worlds. — Paula Gunn Allen

I am afraid the ordinary citizen will not like to be told that the banks can, and do, create money...And they who control the credit of the nation direct the policy of Governments and hold in the hollow of their hands the destiny of the people. — Reginald McKenna

What people don't understand is this is something that we only have in America. There is no other country in the world where the ordinary citizen can go out and enjoy hunting and fishing. There's no other nation in the world where that happens. And it's very much a part of our heritage. — Norman Schwarzkopf

Architects today tend to depreciate themselves, to regard themselves as no more than just ordinary citizens without the power to reform the future. — Kenzo Tange

Ordinary Life Quotes

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Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary. — Oscar Wilde

Life is too short, the world is too big and God's love is too great to live ordinary. — Christine Caine

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 — Joanna Macy

Life gives to all the choice. You can satisfy yourself with mediocrity if you wish. You can be common, ordinary, dull, colorless, or yyou can channel your life so that it will be clean, vibrant, useful, progressive, colorful, and rich. — Spencer W. Kimball

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

When I was three years old I was taken with my family to a little town in Western Minnesota, where I lived a more or less vapid and ordinary life until I was ten. — Mary MacLane

Rely on the ordinary virtues that intelligent, balanced human beings have relied on for centuries: common sense, thrift, realistic expectations, patience, and perseverance. — John C. Bogle

The highest art is the art of living an ordinary life in an extraordinary manner. — Tibetan Proverbs

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. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Every ordinary thing in your life is a word of God's love: your home, your work, the clothes you wear, the air you breathe, the food you eat.... the flowers under your feet are the courtesy of God's heart flung down on You! All these things say one thing only: "See how I love you." — Caryll Houselander

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If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. — Jim Rohn

Understand me. I’m not like an ordinary world. I have my madness, I live in another dimension and I do not have time for things that have no soul. — Charles Bukowski

I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality. — Alice Paul

My powers are ordinary. Only my application brings me success. — Isaac Newton

Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay small acts of kindness and love. — Peter Jackson

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I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical. — Trent Parke

Love doesn't mean doing extraordinary or heroic things. It means knowing how to do ordinary things with tenderness. — Jean Vanier

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. — Edmund Hillary

Holiness doesn't mean doing extraordinary things, but doing ordinary things with love and faith. — Pope Francis

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We must strive to do ordinary things extraordinarily well. — Catherine McAuley

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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. — Peter Drucker

My basic mistake in 'The World's Greatest Lover' was that I made the leading character a neurotic kook and sent him to Hollywood. I should have made him a perfectly normal, sane, ordinary person, and sent him to Hollywood. The audience identifies with the lead character. — Gene Wilder

Rationalism belongs to the cool observer. But because of the stupidity of the average person, they follow not reason, but faith. This naïve faith, requires necessary illusions and emotionally potent oversimplifications, which are provided by the myth maker to keep the ordinary person on course. — Sayings

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. — Aleister Crowley

I am aware that a philosopher's ideas are not subject to the judgment of ordinary persons, because it is his endeavour to seek the truth in all things, to the extent permitted to human reason by God. — Nicolaus Copernicus

Ordinary people, even weak people, can do extraordinary things through temporary courage generated by a situation. But the person of character does not need the situation to generate his courage. It is a part of his being and a standard approach to all life's challenges. — Michael Josephson

If you pursue happiness, you are an ordinary person. If happiness pursues you, you are an extraordinary person. Do not chase happiness; let it chase you. — Peter Deunov

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. — Hazrat Inayat Khan

There are three kinds of friends in the world. An ordinary person sees only who you are; for that you don't need a friend. Then there's a friend who sees in you what you can be. And then there's the real holy Friend, and the presence of this Friend you are already. — Shlomo Carlebach

It's not difficult in South Africa for the ordinary person to see the link between capitalism and racist exploitation, and when one sees the link one immediately thinks in terms of a socialist alternative. — Joe Slovo

Still, there are times I am bewildered by each mile I have traveled, each meal I have eaten, each person I have known, each room in which I have slept. As ordinary as it all appears, there are times when it is beyond my imagination. — Jhumpa Lahiri

People who are very aware that they have more knowledge than the average person are often very unaware that they do not have one-tenth of the knowledge of all of the average persons put together. In this situation, for the intelligentsia to impose their notions on ordinary people is essentially to impose ignorance on knowledge. — Thomas Sowell

We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another. — Veronica Roth

I have this sensation of being in flight all the time, but being on stage is like creating a sanctuary in which you can completely lose yourself. The bits of your personality that you keep under wraps in ordinary life, you can let them run free. — Florence Welch

I am an ordinary person who has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities and experiences. Today is one of those experiences. — Sonia Sotomayor

True joy, as it turns out, comes only to those who have devoted their lives to something greater than personal happiness. This is most visible in extraordinary lives, in saints and martyrs. But it is no less true for ordinary people like us. — John Ortberg

The truth is that God can do anything He pleases through an ordinary person who is fully dedicated to Him. — Henry Blackaby

Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times. The ordinary person today lives better than a king did a century ago but is ungrateful! — Gustave Flaubert

Asking questions is an essential part of police investigation. In the ordinary sense a police officer is free to ask a person for identification without implicating the Fourth Amendment. — Anthony Kennedy

My personal interest in ordinary people is unlimited, but I am fascinated by the challenge of portraying true greatness adequately with my camera. — Yousuf Karsh

For me, the difference between an ‘ordinary’ and an ‘extraordinary’ person is not the title that person might have, but what they do to make the world a better place for us all. — Jody Williams

You have ordinary moments and ordinary moments and more ordinary moments, and then, suddenly, there is something monumental right there. You have past and future colliding in the present, your own personal Big Bang, and nothing will ever be the same. — Deb Caletti

From testimonials and personal experience we have enough information to conclude that IT'S POSSIBLE TO DESIGN AND LIVE AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE — Jim Rohn

The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate person confronted with a Greek manuscript. — Aleister Crowley

Heroism is an extraordinary feat of the flesh; holiness is an ordinary act of the spirit. One may bring personal glory; the other always gives God glory. — Charles Colson

What a person says and does in ordinary moments when when no one is looking reveals more about true character than grand actions taken while in the spotlight. Our true character is revealed by normal, consistent, everyday attitudes and behavior, not by self-conscious words or deeds or rare acts of moral courage. — Michael Josephson

The intellectual is different from the ordinary man, but only in certain sections of his personality, and even then not all the time. — George Orwell

When I write, I try to represent the ordinary person in the pew, which means that, ironically, I'm qualified to write about prayer by being unqualified! — Mo Yan

If an ordinary person parks outside another ordinary person's house for a week, it's considered stalking. If, however, that person is considered newsworthy, it's perfectly legal for paparazzi to do the same thing. — Vince Vaughn

The ritual of exorcism is not practiced by an ordinary priest. An exorcist requires specific training and must be thought to have a personal sanctity. He can be exposed to dangerous behavior and personal threat. His prayers often cause a violent response as he attempts to shine a beam of light into the darkness. — Gabriele Amorth

I usually write about ordinary people and ordinary things, but Paul Farmer is the least ordinary person I've ever met... He's the leader of a small group of people who hope to cure a sick world, and I hope my book can help in some small way. — Tracy Kidder

There's no way to explain to a child that the line between good and evil isn't nearly as black and white as a fairy tale would lead you to believe. That an ordinary person can turn into a villain, under the right circumstances. That sometimes we dragon slayers do things we aren't proud of. — Jodi Picoult

When you are older, you will learn that the first and foremost thing which any ordinary person does is nothing. — Eliezer Yudkowsky

Our spirits have their own private way of understanding each other, of becoming intimate, while our external persons are still trapped in the commerce of ordinary words, in the slavery of social rules. Souls have their own needs and their own ambitions, which the body ignores when it sees that it's impossible to satisfy them or achieve them. — Luigi Pirandello

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