Quotes 1 till 15 of 52.
British career diplomat. 1915-2001+2
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.
Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719+1
Husband a lie, and trump it up in some extraordinary emergency.
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.
Australian author, poet, translator and memoirist 1939-0
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.
German poet and philosopher 1844-19000
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.
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
American minister 1878-19690
Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary 1910-19970
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.
German poet (ps. of Johann P.F. Richter) 1763-18250
Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.
American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-19960
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
Source: Cosmos: A Personal Voyage afl. 12, 14-12-1980
German Author, Critic 1875-19550
Extraordinary creature! So close a friend, and yet so remote.
Charles Edward Jerningham
English aphorist 1854-19210
Frequently, the extraordinary man is only the ordinary man in extraordinary circumstances.
Source: The maxims of Marmaduke
French philosopher 1713-17840
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.
Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-18810
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.