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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
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
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
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.
It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
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.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
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.
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 think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
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.
I am an ordinary person who has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities and experiences. Today is one of those experiences.
I'm a quiet person, and I live a quiet, pleasant, ordinary, simple life.
Mary McGarry Morris
Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
John W. Gardner
Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
I decided on the spot that I would be an artist, and I assure you, it was no ordinary artist I had in mind.
Henry Ossawa Tanner
It's when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached.
Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.
Genius... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
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.
The tantalizing discomfort of perplexity is what inspires otherwise ordinary men and women to extraordinary feats of ingenuity and creativity; nothing quite focuses the mind like dissonant details awaiting harmonious resolution.
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.
Affiliate marketing has made businesses millions and ordinary people millionaires.
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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