Quotes with ordinary
Such promises are only for the gulls that accept the ordinary. One who has touched excellence in his learning has no need of that kind of promise.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970)
No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight of the soul.
Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
The last two generations have abandoned even the idea of greatness. The media, academe, the creative community, now extol the ordinary, enshrine the victim.
Business should not get into the habit of relying upon the Government to solve difficulties which can be overcome by ordinary business skill and honest methods.
Address before the National Foreign Trade Council on April 25, 1919.
This is not a book. This is libel, slander, defamation of character. This is not a book, in the ordinary sense of the word. No, this is a prolonged insult, a gob of spit in the face of Art, a kick in the pants to God, Man, Destiny, Time, Love, Beauty ... what you will.
Tropic of Cancer (1934)
Success in business does not depend upon genius. Any young man of ordinary intelligence who is normally sound and not afraid to work should succeed in spite of obstacles and handicaps if he plays the game fairly and keeps everlastingly at it.
The ordinary employment of artifice is the mark of a petty mind; and it almost always happens that he who uses it to cover himself in one place uncovers himself in another.
The philosophy which affects to teach us a contempt of money does not run very deep; for, indeed, it ought to be still more clear to the philosopher than it is to ordinary men, that there are few things in the world of greater importance.
Notes from Life (1853)