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Ordinary Quotes

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When ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
- Anais Nin

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The opportunity for greater courage
comes in the most ordinary of moments.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
- Jimmy Johnson

A hero is an ordinary individual
who finds the strength to persevere
and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
- Christopher Reeve

 

Exotic or ordinary, glamorous or plain,
exciting or boring - it's all in our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates


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

Jesus was all right,
but his disciples were thick and ordinary.
It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.
- John Lennon

A miracle is nothing more or less than this...
Anyone who has come into a knowledge
of his true identity,
of his oneness with
the all-pervading wisdom and power,
this makes it possible for laws higher
than the ordinary mind knows of
to be revealed to him.
- Ralph Waldo Trine

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

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

When you open up to the ultimate,
immediately it pours into you.
You are no longer an ordinary human being -
you have transcended.
Your insight has become the
insight of the whole existence.
Now you are no longer separate -
you have found your roots.
- Osho

I only wish that ordinary people
had an unlimited capacity for doing harm;
then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
- Socrates

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.
- Paul Engle

Ordinary life does not interest me.
I seek only the high moments.
I am in accord with the surrealists,
searching for the marvelous.
- Anais Nin

I believed in myself.
I never imagined myself as just an ordinary player.
- Imran Khan

Reality doesn't impress me.
I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy,
and when ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another.
No more walls.
- Anais Nin

There are no extraordinary men...
just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.
- William Halsey

To deprive a man of his natural liberty
and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life
is worse then starving the body;
it is starvation of the soul, the dweller in the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary,
great minds with the ordinary.
- Blaise Pascal

I am a plain ordinary magnificent creation of God,
just like every other plain ordinary
mountain, ocean, tree, animal, and human.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

More than any other in Western Europe,
Britain remains a country where a traveler has to think
twice before indulging in the ordinary food of ordinary people.
- Joseph Lelyveld

The idea of the extraordinary happening in the context
of the ordinary is what's fascinating to me.
- Chris Van Allsburg

One can build from ordinary stone a humble house or the finest chateau.
- Leon N. Cooper

One of the difficulties about interviewing people in
Rwanda is that the country is trying to get on with
ordinary life and some people just don't want to get involved in this.
- Tony Greig

I am just an ordinary Catholic.
- Maggie Gallagher

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

In the past, it was only in science fiction novels
that you could read about ordinary people being able to go to space...
But you laid the foundation for space tourism.
- Nursultan Nazarbayev

Ordinary professionalism and 20 years' experience can accomplish a lot,
but it can't access the hidden places.
- Jeanette Winterson

It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant
men in charge of affairs.
They expect too much of ordinary men.
- Thucydides

I think if you touch ordinary people,
they're simply ordinary people, the way they've always been.
They work hard, they don't have really as much as they should.
- Leonard Baskin

One always has the idea of a stupid man as perfectly healthy and ordinary,
and of illness as making one refined and clever and unusual.
- Thomas Mann

Women of all classes are awakening to the necessity of self-support,
but few are willing to do the ordinary useful work
for which they are fitted.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I'm not that old, and I haven't lived a life so far from the ordinary,
really.
- Mariel Hemingway

There are certain things that ordinary people have
that celebrities don't have.
- Norman Spinrad

Consultant: any ordinary guy more than fifty miles from home.
- Eric Sevareid

That all men are equal is a proposition to which,
at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent.
- Aldous Huxley

Perhaps people like us cannot love.
Ordinary people can - that is their secret.
- Hermann Hesse

The great achievement of the Catholic Church lay in harmonizing,
civilizing the deepest impulses of ordinary,
ignorant people.
- Kenneth Clark

Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to
the ordinary rules of morality.
- William Hazlitt

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

War - the ordinary man's most convenient means of escaping from the ordinary.
- Philip Caputo

The thing you notice here after America is how refreshingly
ordinary people look because they haven't had their
chin wrapped around the back of their ears.
- Ian Mckellen

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.
- Augustine Birrell

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary
language in our private thoughts is one of the main
obstacles to progress in philosophy.
- Bertrand Russell

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

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

I wanted to look at them because I feel,
internally, that I am an ordinary person who has had an extraordinary life.
- Sidney Poitier

An ordinary kitten will ask more questions than any five-year-old.
- Carl Van Vechten

Speech was given to the ordinary sort or men,
whereby to communicate their mind; but to wise men,
whereby to conceal it.
- Robert South

So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear.
That there is no alternative way, so far discovered,
of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can
hold a candle to the productive activities that are
unleashed by a free enterprise system.
- Milton Friedman

Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity.
The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere.
Truly profound and original insights are to be found
only in studying the exemplary.
- Warren G. Bennis

The notes I have made are not a diary in the ordinary sense,
but partly lengthy records of my spiritual experiences,
and partly poems in prose.
- Edvard Munch

I want ordinary people to enjoy a decent standard of living,
with ever increasing security, comfort and joy.
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Then all the foreigners started coming over.
I don't mind that but a lot of teams are laying out
fortunes for ordinary players and that's no good for
our youngsters coming through.
- Paul Gascoigne

To be old is to be part of a huge and ordinary multitude...
the reason why old age was venerated in the past was
because it was extraordinary.
- Ronald Blythe

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

This sounds an extraordinary statement to make,
but in fact all truth is very ordinary.
- Brian Perkins

If I ever do anything, it actually might be some fantasy
elf thing or even some cute,
funny thing.
Just to do something a little bit out of the ordinary.
I've done my superhero gig.
- Todd McFarlane

A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to
fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind,
and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.
- Howard Crosby

There are no ordinary moments.
- Dan Millman

Rock isn't art, it's the way ordinary people talk.
- Billy Idol

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 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

Don't wait for extraordinary circumstance to do good;
try to use ordinary situations.
- Charles Richter

When the cinematograph first made its appearance,
we were told that the days of the ordinary theatre were numbered.
- Ivor Novello

The genius of the American system is that through freedom
we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people.
- Phil Gramm

As a matter of fact, an ordinary desert supports a
much greater variety of plants than does either a forest or a prairie.
- Ellsworth Huntington

It's easy to like the most popular films,
but I have a great fondness for 'A Life Less Ordinary'.
- Danny Boyle


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