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40 Famous Ordinary People Quotes, Sayings and Phrases

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Ordinary people can live extraordinary lives if they choose to come out of their comfort zone and face the facts of their weakness and strive hard for betterment.

Jodi Picoult’s quote echoes a similar sentiment, ‘ I think that ordinary people who are placed in extraordinary circumstances find themselves pushed beyond limits, and learn a new truth about themselves.

Otherwise, there is no beauty in living an ordinary, mundane and mediocre life.

Millions of people live very shallow and socially well-adjusted life in the name of ordinariness. There is no greatness in living in such a way.

We hope these inspiring and motivating ordinary people quotes and sayings help you look up to the extraordinary potential lying hidden within and redeem yourself.

Best Ordinary People Quotes and Sayings 

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Successful people are defined as ordinary people who never gave up on their dreams and passion is the secret of that persistence!
– Israelmore Ayivor

I think that ordinary people who are placed in extraordinary circumstances find themselves pushed beyond their limits, and learn new truths about themselves.
– Jodi Picoult

Let those who are looking for some extraordinary people must know that all the extraordinariness is hidden in the ordinary people!
– Mehmet Murat Ildan

Ordinary people with commitment can make an extraordinary impact on the their world.
– John C. Maxwell

You are an ordinary person till the day you realise that you have the power to change the world!
– Mehmet Murat ildan

Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people.
– Aleister Crowley

Accept the ego of extraordinary people as they have achieved something but don’t accept the ego of ordinary people.
– Amit Kalantri

An ordinary man gets arrogant with beauty, conceited with knowledge and ruthless with power.
– Amit Kalantri

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.
– Onassis

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I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
– Aristotle

It’s amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
– Ben Stein

To say a person with a symptom is behaving in a way that is not of the ordinary implies that there is an ordinary way to behave.
– Brien Pittman

There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal.
– C. S. Lewis

Ordinary People Attain Extraordinary Success – You Can Too!
– Ernie J Zelinski

Ordinary [people] avoid troubles. Extraordinary [people] turn them into advantage.
– Enoch L. Johnson

People don’t follow ordinary people; they are spreading to strangers.
– Enock Electricity

True Leaders take an Ordinary Person and turn them into an Extraordinary Performer.
– Farshad Asl

I want ordinary people to enjoy a decent standard of living, with ever increasing security, comfort and joy.
– Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

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It’s okay to be average, as long as you surround yourself with extraordinary people that you become the average of.
– Hal Elrod

Ordinary imperfect people, always choose similarly imperfect people as friends.
Haruki Murakami

Perhaps people like us cannot love. Ordinary people can – that is their secret.
– Hermann Hesse

Even very ordinary people, upon closer examination, can often look extraordinary.
– Holly Hunter

I could not write about ‘ordinary people’ because I am not in the least interested in them.
– H. P. Lovecraft

The real untold history of our species is that of ordinary people doing ordinary things.
– Marty Rubin

Ordinary people pursue money, simple people pursue power, average people pursue fame, but extraordinary people pursue ideas.
– Matshona Dhliwayo

The ordinary think inside of the box, the extraordinary think outside of the box, but genius thinks inside, outside, below and above the box.
– Matshona Dhliwayo

If you aim at the summits, you are an ordinary person; if you aim beyond the summits you are an extraordinary person!
– Mehmet Murat Ildan

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The beauty of ordinary lives of ordinary people in the ordinary streets is always extraordinary!
– Mehmet Murat Ildan

If ordinary people complain that I speak too much of myself, I complain that they do not even think of themselves.
– Michel de Montaigne

The impression that you are a demigod worried me. I wanted to be like an ordinary human being with virtues and vices.
– Nelson Mandela

God designed it this way; He intended that His great power, wisdom, and love should become visible in very ordinary and otherwise inconsequential people.
– Ray Stedman

Ordinary people can do extra ordinary things when they create opportunity towards their passion.
– Sivaprakash Sidhu

Day after day, ordinary people become heroes through extraordinary and selfless actions to help their neighbors.
– Sylvia Mathews Burwell

I’ve seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.
– Tracy Chapman

I look for something that is highly unusual, involving ordinary people caught in extraordinary situations.
– Walter Lord

There are not enough rich and powerful people to consume the whole world; for that, the rich and powerful need the help of countless ordinary people.
– Wendell Berry

There aren’t any great men. There are just great challenges that ordinary men like you and me are forced by circumstances to meet.
– William Halsey

The extraordinary lies in the path of ordinary people.
– Paulo Coelho

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