Extraordinary Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old extraordinary quotes, extraordinary sayings, and extraordinary proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Good enough is never good enough, when extraordinary is expected and is the standard. Ty Howard
It is strange that only extraordinary men make the discoveries, which later appear so easy and simple. Georg C. Lichtenberg
There are no extraordinary men just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with. William Halsey
When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself. Jacques Yves Cousteau
Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces. Matthew Henry
To find extraordinary things, go to the ordinary streets! Mehmet Murat ildan
Extraordinary accomplishments are only achieved when we are able to overcome extraordinary challenges. O. J. Brigance
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Carl Sagan
We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released. Jean Houston
The virtue of a man ought to be measured not by his extraordinary exertions, but by his every-day conduct. Blaise Pascal
Extraordinary allegations require extraordinary evidence. Lance Armstrong
You can only accomplish extraordinary things by involving excellent people who can do things that you cannot. James Carville
It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious. Alfred North Whitehead
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. Jimmy Johnson
To live an extraordinary life, you must resist an ordinary approach. Frank McKinney
Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible. And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible. Cherie Carter-Scott
Sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doin them with the right people. Nicholas Sparks
Only an extraordinary person can turn opportunity into reality. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. Elbert Hubbard
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light. Albert Schweitzer
Extraordinary rains pretty generally fall after great battles. Plutarch
Behind extraordinary achievement you'll always discover extraordinary effort. Anonymous
An extraordinary life is all about daily, continuous improvements in the areas that matter most. Robin Sharma
The ordinary are here to fit into the world; the extraordinary are here to create their own worlds. Matshona Dhliwayo
We must overcome the notion that we must be regular it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre. Uta Hagen
Extraordinary moves of God begin with ordinary acts of obedience. Steven Furtick
Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it. Robertson Davies
Something extraordinary happens when you dramatically increase the focus, drive, and intention you bring to your life, work and relationships. Brendon Burchard
People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things. Edmund Hillary
One of the extraordinary things about human events is that the unthinkable becomes thinkable. Salman Rushdie
Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look. Jodi Picoult
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them. Paulo Coelho
It is remarkable how quickly extraordinary things turn ordinary. Nathan Hill
Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them. Orison Swett Marden
Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value. Desmond Tutu
It never failed to amaze me how the most ordinary day could be catapulted into the extraordinary in the blink of an eye. Jodi Picoult
Extraordinary magic is woven through ordinary life. Look around! Amy Leigh Mercree
If you want to lead an extraordinary life, find out what the ordinary do–and don't do it. Tommy Newberry
We have one precious life: do something extraordinary today, even if it's tiny. A pebble starts the avalanche. K. A. Laity
To be the cynosure of all eyes, do the extraordinary when you are least expected. Ogwo David Emenike
Ordinary [people] avoid troubles. Extraordinary [people] turn them into advantage. Enoch L. Johnson
I was not a messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstances. Nelson Mandela
We get these lives for free. I didn't do anything to get this life, and no matter what the hardships are, it is free and, in a way, it's an extraordinary bargain. Junot Diaz
Drop the idea of being extraordinary! It's keeping you mediocre. To be ordinary is the most extraordinary thing in the world. The ordinary person has light in his eyes; he has become extraordinary but he has no idea of it. Shree Rajneesh
The ordinary people must lead a life of strict obedience and have no right to transgress the law because they are ordinary. Whereas the extraordinary people have the right to commit any crime they like and transgress the law in any way just because they happen to be extraordinary. Fyodor Dostoyevsky
I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary. Elon Musk
To have excellent days from now on. Take control of your mind and you will have an extraordinary life. Focus only on the knowledge you really want in the library of your life. James A. Murphy
Don't lose sight of ordinary people with extraordinary hearts. Emily Thomas
Life is extraordinary. / Life is full of love & kindness. / Real life is experienced from the heart. / I'm not just talking about my life. / I'm talking about your life. / The one you live. / But you need to agree that I'm right. Jayce McMeeken
You can do some rather extraordinary things if that's what you really believe. Toni Morrison
Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. C. S. Lewis
If you want extraordinary results, you must put in extraordinary efforts. Cory Booker
In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary. Aaron Rose
Amid the jagged rocks and cloudy days of life, extraordinary beauty can be found. Anne Scottlin
Seize the day. Make your life extraordinary. Robin Williams
Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. John W. Gardner
Stay true to your deepest intuition that an extraordinary and miraculous life is possible. Craig Hamilton
Things don't have to be extraordinary to be beautiful, even the ordinary can be beautiful. Matthew
Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary. Gerard Way
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle
Every day you can do extraordinary things in both your personal and professional life if you just ask yourself the right question. You have the power to elevate your life and the lives of those around you. It’s simply a matter of identifying what an extraordinary person would do, and then doing it. Pretty soon you’ll find yourself being extraordinary. It’s a daily choice. Give it a try now. Daniel Burrus
An extraordinary person lives his life fully. The trick to leading an extraordinary life is to lead your simple, ordinary life and be open to experiencing the extraordinary you find within it. Striving too hard to be different is not the way to stand out; rather it is the way to becoming an object of ridicule. Just live your life fully and by your rules; do not make compromises you do not believe in. Stand up for what is right and work with focus and sincerity. Vinita Dawra Nangia
When we spend our lives waiting until we’re perfect or bulletproof before we walk into the arena, we ultimately sacrifice relationships and opportunities that may not be recoverable, we squander our precious time, and we turn our backs on our gifts, those unique contributions that only we can make. Brené Brown