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Now the reason the enlightened prince and the wise general conquer the enemy whenever they move and their achievements surpass those of ordinary men is foreknowledge.

Sun Tzu

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A person buying ordinary products in a supermarket is in touch with his deepest emotions.

John Kenneth Galbraith

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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

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If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

Jim Rohn

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Architects today tend to depreciate themselves, to regard themselves as no more than just ordinary citizens without the power to reform the future.

Kenzo Tange

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I have a family, loving aunts, and a good home. No, on the surface I seem to have everything except my one true friend. All I think about when I'm with friends is having a good time. I can't bring myself to talk about anything but ordinary everyday things. We don't seem to be able to get any closer, and that's the problem.

Anne Frank

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The business of the poet is not to find new emotions, but to use the ordinary ones and, in working them up into poetry, to express feelings which are not in actual emotions at all.

T. S. Eliot

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Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase. I can with ease become an ordinary fool. I may be one now. But it doesn't do to upset one's own vanity.

Dylan Thomas

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Whenever, then, the usual and ordinary rate of the profits of agricultural stock, and all the outgoings belonging to the cultivation of land, are together equal to the value of the whole produce, there can be no rent.

David Ricardo

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Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.

Blaise Pascal

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I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

Christopher Reeve

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I'm a pretty uncomplicated person. I live a very simple life with my family and I enjoy very ordinary things.

Khaled Hosseini

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Ordinary — quotes and aphorisms

Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

John W. Gardner

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Greatness comes by doing a few small and smart things each and every day. Comes from taking little steps, consistently. Comes from a making a few small chips against everything in your professional and personal life that is ordinary, so that a day eventually arrives when all that's left is The Extraordinary.

Robin S. Sharma

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A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I am an ordinary person who has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities and experiences. Today is one of those experiences.

Sonia Sotomayor

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Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.

William Arthur Ward

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I am just an ordinary Catholic.

Maggie Gallagher

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How many times do you read about 'the Cinderella story', the story of the underdog, the story of the ordinary human being, often subjected to cruelty and ignorance and neglect, who somehow triumphs?

Kenneth Branagh

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A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

Christopher Reeve

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