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A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
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.
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
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.
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
William Arthur Ward
Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
My powers are ordinary. Only my application brings me success.
I am an ordinary person who has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities and experiences. Today is one of those experiences.
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.
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.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
John W. Gardner
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.
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.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.
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.
Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary.
Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value.
Genius... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
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.
It's when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached.
I have been primarily interested in how and why ordinary people do unusual things, things that seem alien to their natures. Why do good people sometimes act evil? Why do smart people sometimes do dumb or irrational things?
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.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
Leonardo da Vinci
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