Extraordinary Quotes

Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination.

Unknown Author

Now it seems to me that love of some kind is the only possible explanation of the extraordinary amount of suffering that there is in the world.

Oscar Wilde

I am convinced that, except in a few extraordinary cases, one form or another of an unhappy childhood is essential to the formation of exceptional gifts.

Thornton Wilder

I stand on the shoulders of countless people, yet there is one extraordinary person who is my life aspiration - that person is my mother, Celina Sotomayor.

Sonia Sotomayor

The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.

Marquis De Vauvenargues

Posterity will do justice to that unprincipled maniac Gladstone, extraordinary mixture of envy, vindictiveness, hypocrisy and superstition; and with one commanding characteristic, whether Prime Minister or Leader of the Opposition, whether preaching, praying, speechifying or scribbling, never a gentleman.

Benjamin Disraeli

Gender consciousness has become involved in almost every intellectual field: history, literature, science, anthropology. There's been an extraordinary advance.

Clifford Geertz

Extraordinary individuals take one step back and two steps forward with most every challenges and sometimes two steps back to one step forward. They harvest useful lessons and knowledge from what does not work, and they display a remarkable resiliency; and ability to bounce back from adversity.

Jerry Porras

Another novelty is the tea-party, an extraordinary meal in that, being offered to persons that have already dined well, it supposes neither appetite nor thirst, and has no object but distraction, no basis but delicate enjoyment.

Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Privacy and security are those things you give up when you show the world what makes you extraordinary.

Margaret Cho

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.

John F. Kennedy

At bottom, every man knows perfectly well 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.

Friedrich Nietzsche

I have, indeed, even omitted facts, which, on account of their singularity, must in the eyes of some have appeared to border on the marvelous. But in the forests of South America such extraordinary realities are to be found, that there is assuredly no need to have recourse to fiction or the least exaggeration.

Captain J. G. Stedman

With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.

Thomas Foxwell Buxton

Where the stakes are the highest, in the war on terror, we cannot possibly succeed without extraordinary international cooperation. Effective international police actions require the highest degree of intelligence sharing, planning and collaborative enforcement.

Barack Obama

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