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Courage is the moment when an ordinary being becomes an extraordinary being.
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.
If a person survives an ordinary span of sixty years or more, there is every chance that his or her life as a shapely story has ended and all that remains to be experienced is epilogue. Life is not over, but the story is.
I don't want to be hiding from people. It would be difficult to be recognized everywhere, so that I couldn't do things ordinary people do.
I am an ordinary person, but carried to extremes.
The first thing I tell people is, I’m just an ordinary woman. I’m just like you, I say, I can see they don't believe me.
I want to be extraordinarily ordinary. I believe that's the most extraordinary a person can possibly be.
I acknowledge, in the ordinary course of government, that the exposition of the laws and Constitution devolves upon the judicial. But I beg to know upon what principle it can be contended that any one department draws from the Constitution greater powers than another in marking out the limits of the powers of the several departments.
People always step up and do things out of the ordinary at the Olympics.
When we free ourselves from the constraints of ordinary goals and uninformed scoffers we will find ourselves roaring off the face of the earth.
He was the most ordinary man in all the world, and yet in her memory he'd become luminous, like the prince in a fairy tale.
The sage embraces things. Ordinary men discriminate amongst them and parade their discriminations before others. So I say; those who discriminate, fail to see.
Orson Scott Card
All the common people want is to be left alone. All the ordinary soldier wants is to collect his pay and not get killed. That's why the great forces of history can be manipulated by astonishingly small groups of determined people.
He was ordinary in a world that loved the extraordinary.
I hold a doctrine, to which I owe not much, indeed, but all the little I ever had, namely, that with ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.
You can't do such a lot and do it all so well and have much time left for the ordinary human feelings.
Daphne Du Maurier
It embarrassed her, as a child, to think that her father had fallen in love, or, if men must love, then it should have been someone else, someone dark, mysterious and profoundly clever, not an ordinary person who was impatient for no reason and cross when one was late for lunch.
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.
In the end, the best part of the whole book [The Nightingale ] to me was the research, reading about the courageous, ordinary French women who put their lives on the line to save others. It was really inspirational.
when there is no sound mind in the society people's thinking and their decisions, don’t always follow the natural flow of logic, because the society and the culture of the land has polluted the minds of ordinary people
The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men.
I consider it my patriotic duty as an ordinary citizen - not as Secretary of State - to ask questions. I think we have to ask ourselves the tough questions.
To be ordinary is a choice, for everyone has it in them to become extraordinary.
The great requisite for the prosperous management of ordinary business is the want of imagination.
Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
An great building will never stand if you neglect the small bricks.
Believing people can soar beyond ordinary life.
The church must share in the secular problems of ordinary human life, not dominating, but helping and serving.
If you think you’re average, then you’ll be average. If you think you’re ordinary, then you’ll live ordinary. The truth is, there is nothing ordinary about you. You have something to offer that nobody else can offer.
Success is doing ordinary things extraordinary well.
On certain occasions art can shake very ordinary spirits, and whole worlds can be revealed by its clumsiest interpreters.
We have to transform those ordinary actions of our day into dharma practice because otherwise nothing is going to move.
My family is out of the ordinary in our physical lifestyle and the day-to-day things that we deal with, but my approach to them is pretty rational and sound. And I'm the quiet one! It's very different from my performing life.
Ordinary things have always seemed numinous to me
The trappings of a monarchy would set up an ordinary commonwealth.
sometimes a man must fight so hard for life that he doesn't have time to live it.
Certainly some guy eating cardboard in Cincinnati has lost any ordinary impetus to review your novel decently if he's just read you just got six figures out of Warner Bros - which incidentally was not true.
Man is made of ordinary things, and habit is his nurse.
People want you to be ordinary.
How can you do anything extraordinary by doing things the ordinary way?
There was nothing Mandy had wanted more than to give her full attention to the world of Personifications and ignore those who ignored her in society. She’d wanted to talk out loud to Alecto, to have conversations in front of other ordinary people. Unfortunately, to do that in front of ordinary people would only prove her insanity, and although Mandy was naïve at times, she wasn’t stupid.
In a sense I am able to interrogate myself, address myself from that slight distance and enter a kind of dialogical relationship with myself. Because I'm saying, "Look, these are things that have happened to me, but how odd they are or how ordinary they are [is up to the reader to decide].
A company can seize extra-ordinary opportunities only if it is very good at the ordinary operations.
Let's not look back in anger, or forward in fear but around in awareness. Let's see the beauty in everything. Let's create opportunities. Let's step out of something ordinary into something extraordinary!
It was a most rewarding experience! I learned and saw how with a few simple ideas and concepts the same presentation can go from being standard and ordinary to interesting and involving.
I have not led an ordinary life, nor a life that would suit everyone. I took great risks, but because I did, I also earned great reward. I found the way to show my true face freely, without fear. Because of this, I found true love.
What may appear as a towering peak to one may seem but an ordinary eminence to another.
Though there is nothing more dangerous, yet there is nothing more ordinary, than for weak saints to make their sense and feeling the judge of their condition. We must strive to walk by faith.
The suspicion and antagonism of academics, clerics and intellectuals towards the market... go hand in hand with their disdain for the preference and habits of ordinary people.
In ordinary detective novels you never see the consequences of what happens in a story in the next book. That you do in mine.
Thus, on this World Refugee Day, let us take time to recognize and draw inspiration from these ordinary people who have shown such extraordinary courage - the world's millions of refugees and displaced.