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It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
C. S. Lewis
I am an ordinary person who has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities and experiences. Today is one of those experiences.
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
William Arthur Ward
I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.
Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
John W. Gardner
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.
Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Bad things do happen in the world, like war, natural disasters, disease. But out of those situations always arise stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others.
It's when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached.
We are all ordinary. We are all boring. We are all spectacular. We are all shy. We are all bold. We are all heroes. We are all helpless. It just depends on the day.
I'm a quiet person, and I live a quiet, pleasant, ordinary, simple life.
Mary McGarry Morris
I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self.
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.
On sand, you can never be sure of anything. An ordinary shot can take a wicked deflection at the last moment.
Ordinary readers, forgive my paradoxes: one must make them when one reflects; and whatever you may say, I prefer being a man with paradoxes than a man with prejudices.
My life may seem glamorous from the outside but off screen it's as ordinary as anyone else's.
It is the mark of a great man that he puts to flight all ordinary calculations. He is at once sublime and touching, childlike and of the race of giants.
Honore de Balzac
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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