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The leader must aim high, see big, judge widely, thus setting himself apart form the ordinary people who debate in narrow confines. - Charles de Gaulle

Genius, is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one. - Ezra Pound

Now the reason the enlightened prince and the wise general conquer the enemy whenever they move and their achievements surpass those of ordinary men is foreknowledge. (The Art of War) - Sun Tzu

A person can stand almost anything except a succession of ordinary days. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations. - Jean Paul Richter

I'm proof that great things can happen to ordinary people if they work hard and never give up. - Orison Swett Marden

Every person above the ordinary has a certain mission that they are called to fulfil. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Murder in the murderer is no such ruinous thought as poets and romancers will have it; it does not unsettle him, or fright him from his ordinary notice of trifles; it is an act quite easy to be contemplated. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

A person buying ordinary products in a supermarket is in touch with his deepest emotions. - John Kenneth Galbraith