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Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary.
Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something 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.
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.
Affiliate marketing has made businesses millions and ordinary people millionaires.
I think there's a mythology that if you want to change the world, you have to be sainted, like Mother Teresa or Nelson Mandela or Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Ordinary people with lives that go up and down and around in circles can still contribute to change.
My books are about ordinary people placed in extraordinary situations who are able to draw upon their inner reserves to challenge the status-quo in life and navigate compelling human relationships.
And this is what was fascinating to me about 'The Help'; they were ordinary people who did extraordinary things.
Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people.
You know, heroes are ordinary people that have achieved extraordinary things in life.
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.
The leader must aim high, see big, judge widely, thus setting himself apart form the ordinary people who debate in narrow confines.
Charles de Gaulle
It's when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached.
I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
People sometimes feel frustrated about what's going on in our oceans and environment, and 'Whale Wars' shows that ordinary people can take action and make things happen.
September 11, 2001, revealed heroism in ordinary people who might have gone through their lives never called upon to demonstrate the extent of their courage.
In the 40 years I've been working as an economist and investor, I have never seen such a disconnect between the asset market and the economic reality... Asset markets are in the sky, and the economy of the ordinary people is in the dumps, where their real incomes adjusted for inflation are going down and asset markets are going up.
And poets, in my view, and I think the view of most people, do speak God's language - it's better, it's finer, it's language on a higher plane than ordinary people speak in their daily lives.
Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Day after day, ordinary people become heroes through extraordinary and selfless actions to help their neighbors.
Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Perhaps people like us cannot love. Ordinary people can - that is their secret.
The government I led gave ordinary people peace, security, dignity, and opportunity to progress.
Aside from being bad sportsmanship - Romney basically said Obama won by cheating - he was displaying the same obtuseness about the wants and needs of ordinary people that did more to torpedo his campaign than any goodies Obama might have had to dole out.
Ordinary people who have lots of good ideas want more than a suggestion box, and they need a union to represent that thinking.
What interests me is trying to catch the reflection of the human being on the page. I'm interested in how ordinary people live their lives.
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?
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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When there is no peril in the fight there is no glory in the triumph.
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