Quotes: extraordinary

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  • Philip Adams
    Philip Adams
    British career diplomat. 1915-2001
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    It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don't. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever.
  • N. Coward
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    Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Husband a lie, and trump it up in some extraordinary emergency.
  • Albert Speer
    Albert Speer
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    All I know is that these two gases both had a quite extraordinary effect, and that there was no respirator, and no protection against them that we knew of. So the soldiers would have been unable to protect themselves against this gas in any way.
  • Clive James
    Clive James
    Australian author, poet, translator and memoirist 1939-
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    All television ever did was shrink the demand for ordinary movies. The demand for extraordinary movies increased. If any one thing is wrong with the movie industry today, it is the unrelenting effort to astonish.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.
  • Gerald Ford
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    But I assume the Presidency under extraordinary circumstances never before experienced by Americans. This is an hour of history that troubles our minds and hurts our hearts.

    Source: Inauguratie 09-08-1974

  • Harry Emerson Fosdick
    Harry Emerson Fosdick
    American minister 1878-1969
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    Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
  • Mother Teresa
    Mother Teresa
    Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary 1910-1997
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    Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
  • Jean Paul
    Jean Paul
    German poet (ps. of Johann P.F. Richter) 1763-1825
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    Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

    Source: Cosmos: A Personal Voyage afl. 12, 14-12-1980

  • Thomas Mann
    Thomas Mann
    German Author, Critic 1875-1955
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    Extraordinary creature! So close a friend, and yet so remote.
  • Charles Edward Jerningham
    Charles Edward Jerningham
    English aphorist 1854-1921
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    Frequently, the extraordinary man is only the ordinary man in extraordinary circumstances.

    Source: The maxims of Marmaduke

  • Denis Diderot
    Denis Diderot
    French philosopher 1713-1784
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    Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.
  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
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    Great men are true men, the men in whom nature has succeeded. They are not extraordinary - they are in the true order. It is the other species of men who are not what they ought to be.
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