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1. “A man who goes into a restaurant and blatantly disrespects the servers shows a strong discontent with his own being. Deep down he knows that restaurant service is the closest thing he will ever experience to being served like a king.”

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Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

2. “The pretty ones are usually unhappy. They expect everyone to be enamored of their beauty. How can a person be content when their happiness lies in someone else's hands, ready to be crushed at any moment? Ordinary-looking people are far superior, because they are forced to actually work hard to achieve their goals, instead of expecting people to fall all over themselves to help them.”

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Source : Jordan's Brains: A Zombie Evolution

3. “If paparazzi armed with telephoto lenses have long been the scourge of the rich and famous; civilian drones are fast becoming the new menace to the ordinary man on the street.”

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Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

4. “People use people according to their own needs. Or don't use them. When a primary need is one of safety.”

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Author : Judith Guest
Source : Ordinary People

5. “There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations - these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendors. This does not mean that we are to be perpetually solemn. We must play. But our merriment must be of that kind (and it is, in fact, the merriest kind) which exists between people who have, from the outset, taken each other seriously - no flippancy, no superiority, no presumption.”

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Author : C.S. Lewis
Source : The Weight of Glory

6. “Ordinary men earns responsibility towards their family, extraordinary men earns duty towards their nation.”

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Author : Amit Kalantri

7. “People who keep stiff upper lips find that it's damn hard to smile.”

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Author : Judith Guest
Source : Ordinary People

8. “Ordinary imperfect people, always choose similarly imperfect people as friends.”

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Source : Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

9. “I don't think there is any such thing as an ordinary mortal. Everybody has his own possibility of rapture in the experience of life. All he has to do is recognize it and then cultivate it and get going with it. I always feel uncomfortable when people speak about ordinary mortals because I've never met an ordinary man, woman, or child.”

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Source : The Power of Myth

10. “Depending on the reality one must face, one may prefer to opt for illusion.”

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Author : Judith Guest
Source : Ordinary People

11. “An ordinary man gets arrogant with beauty, conceited with knowledge and ruthless with power.”

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Author : Amit Kalantri

12. “Statements of ordinary people are ignored like poor freebies, statements of great people are accepted like profound philosophy.”

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Author : Amit Kalantri

13. “Successful people are defined as ordinary people who never gave up on their dreams and passion is the secret of that persistence!”

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Source : Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

14. “Accept the ego of extraordinary people as they have achieved something but don't accept the ego of ordinary people.”

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Author : Amit Kalantri

15. “By doing ordinary actions efficiently you will become the best among ordinary, but you will not be an extraordinary.”

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Author : Amit Kalantri

16. “There are some people about whom it is difficult to say anything which would describe them immediately and fully in their most typical and characteristic aspects; these are the people who are usually called "ordinary" and accounted as "the majority," and who actually do make up the great majority of society. In their novels and stories writers most often try to choose and present vividly and artistically social types which are extremely seldom encountered in real life, and which are nevertheless more real than real life itself. Podkolyosin, viewed as a type, in perhaps exaggerated, but he is hardly unknown. How many clever people having learned from Gogol about Podkolyosin at once discover that great numbers of their friends bear a terrific resemblance to Podkolyosin. They knew before Gogol that their friends were like Podkolyosin, except they did not know yet that that was their name...Nevertheless the question remains before us: what is the novelist to do with the absolutely "ordinary" people, and how can he present them to readers so that they are at all interesting? To leave them out of a story completely is not possible, because ordinary people are at every moment, by and large, the necessary links in the chain of human affairs; leaving them out, therefore, means to destroy credibility. To fill a novel entirely with types or, simply for the sake of interest, strange and unheard-of people, would be improbable and most likely not even interesting. In our opinion the writer must try to find interesting and informative touches even among commonplace people. When, for example, the very nature of certain ordinary persons consists precisely of their perpetual and unvarying ordinariness, or, better still, when in spite of their most strenuous efforts to life themselves out of the rut of ordinariness and routine, then such persons acquire a certain character of their own-the typical character of mediocrity which refuses to remain what it is and desires at all costs to become original and independent, without having the slightest capacity for independence.”

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17. “He hangs on now, pressing his hand lightly against the wall, below the window, waiting for the familiar arrow of pain. Only there is none. An oddly pleasant swell of memory, a wave of warmth flooding over him, sliding back, slowly. It is a first”

Tags : Ordinary People
Author : Judith Guest
Source : Ordinary People

18. “I didn't want to be ordinary," I mumbled.My mother looked up. "What ordinary, Charley?""You know. Someone you forget."From the other room came the squeals of children. Miss Thelma turned her chin to the sound. She smiled,"That's what keeps me from being forgotten.”

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Author : Mitch Albom
Source : For One More Day

19. “The most common way to spot a common person is perhaps that s/he, irrespective of her/his wealth position, has almost all thinking common most often with the most people.”

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Author : Anuj Somany

20. “There is, indeed, nothing more vexing than to be, for example, rich, of good family, of decent appearance, fairly well educated, not stupid, rather good-hearted even, and at the same time to possess no talent, no special quality, no eccentricity even, not a single idea of one's own, to be precisely "like everyone else."One is rich, but not so rich as Rothschild; of a good family, but one which has never distinguished itself in any way; of decent appearance, but an appearance expressive of very little; well educated, but without knowing what to do with that education; one is intelligent, but without one's own ideas; one is good-hearted, but without greatness of soul, and so on and so forth. There are a great number of such people in the world, far more than it appears.”

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21. “If an ordinary person’s words have consistently good wisdom weight, then he may have to long wait before most people appreciate and rate him high; because almost all have mindset to often uplift heavy things later and light objects earlier and this has been in vogue or practice since time immemorial.”

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Author : Anuj Somany

22. “One of the characters in our story, Gavril Ardalionovitch Ivolgin, belonged to the other category; he belonged to the category of "much cleverer" people; though head to toe he was infected with the desire to be original. But this class of person, as we have observed above, is far less happy than the first. The difficulty is that the intelligent "ordinary" man, even if he does imagine himself at times (and perhaps all his life) a person of genius and originality, nevertheless retains within his heart a little worm of doubt, which sometimes leads the intelligent man in the end to absolute despair. If he does yield in this belief, he is still completely poisoned with inward-driven vanity.”

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23. “Watu hawashabikii watu wa kawaida; wanashabikia watu ambao si wa kawaida.”

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24. “Ordinary professionals focus on giving worthless advises; extra-ordinary professionals focus on giving results.”

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Author : Ashish Patel

25. “Ordinary people can do extra ordinary things when they create opportunity towards their passion”

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26. “Change comes from dedicated, ordinary people, in the trenches, serving a cause greater than self.”

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Author : Linda Bender
Source : Animal Wisdom: Learning from the Spiritual Lives of Animals

27. “His life was unrecorded; who is there to write down the lives of ordinary people?”

Tags : Ordinary People Writing
Source : The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

28. “And it was only then that I realized what I had let myself in for, and only then I realized how bloody thick I had been not to have predicted it. It would seem that the combination of elements--woman, desert, camels, aloneness--hit some soft sport in this era's passionless, heartless, aching psyche. It fired the imaginations of people who seem themselves as alienated, powerless, unable to do anything about a world gone mad. And wouldn't it be my luck to pick just this combination. The reaction was totally unexpected and it was very, very weird. I was now public property. I was now a kind of symbol. I was now an object of ridicule for small-minded sexists, and I was a crazy, irresponsible adventurer (though not as crazy as I would have been had I failed). But worse than all that, I was now a mythical being who had done something courageous and outside the possibilities that ordinary people could hope for. And that was the antithesis of what I wanted to share. That anyone could do anything. If I could bumble my way across a desert, then anyone could do anything. And that was true especially for women, who have used cowardice for so long to protect themselves that it has become a habit.”

Tags : Cowardice Feminism Ordinary Courage Ordinary People Women
Source : Tracks: A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback

29. “One of my greatest fears, and what might be one of the greatest obstacles to ending or putting a massive dent in extreme poverty alleviation, is this: when everyday, normal people feel as if they can't help. Let me repeat: this is a tragedy.In fact, I would say it is the ordinary people who will determine how much impact is done in the world. It's the ordinary folks who have a great responsibility. If individuals like you and me decide in our hearts to be deliberate and care for the poor, there is no doubt we can truly see the majority of extreme poverty vanish into thin air.”

Tags : Compassion Doing Good Is Simple Extreme Poverty Ordinary People
Author : Chris Marlow
Source : Doing Good Is Simple: Making a Difference Right Where You Are

30. “For anyone to understand a regime like the GDR, the stories of ordinary people must be told. Not just the activists or the famous writers. You have to look at how normal people manage with such things in their pasts.”

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Author : Anna Funder
Source : Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

31. “Life is not a series of pathetic, meaningles actions. Some of them are so far from pathetic, so far from meaningless as to be beyond reason, maybe beyond forgiveness.”

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Author : Judith Guest
Source : Ordinary People

32. “True Leaders take an Ordinary Person and turn them into an Extraordinary Performer.”

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Author : Farshad Asl

33. “You are an ordinary person till the day you realise that you have the power to change the world!”

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