Extraordinary Men Quotes

Quotes tagged as "extraordinary-men" Showing 1-10 of 10
Amit Kalantri
“Statements of ordinary people are ignored like poor freebies, statements of great people are accepted like profound philosophy.”
Amit Kalantri

Marcel Proust
“She can't have understood you: you are so utterly different from ordinary men. That's what I liked about you when I first saw you; I felt at once that you weren't like everybody else.”
Marcel Proust, Swann's Way

Mark LaMoure
“You become like that, what you admire most. By admiring excellence and practicing, it can boost you to become excellent.”
Mark F. LaMoure

Marcel Proust
“He had, indeed, one of those advantages which men who had lived and moved in the world enjoy over others, even men of intelligence and refinement, who have never gone into society, namely that they no longer see it transfigured by the longing or repulsion with which it fills the imagination, but regard it as quite unimportant. Their good nature, freed from all taint of snobbishness and from the fear of seeming too friendly, grown independent, in fact, has the ease, the grace of movement of a trained gymnast each of whose supple limbs will carry out precisely the movement that is required without any clumsy participation by the rest of his body.”
Marcel Proust, Swann's Way

“...the extraordinariness of a man's life does not make him extraordinary, but contrariwise if a man is extraordinary he will make extraordinariness out of a life as humdrum as that of a country curate.”
Somerset W. Maugham

Elizabeth George
“But an ordinary day can mark the beginning of an extraordinary journey!”
Elizabeth George, The Remarkable Women of the Bible: And Their Message for Your Life Today

W. Somerset Maugham
“...the extraordinariness of a man's life does not make him extraordinary, but contrariwise if a man is extraordinary he will make extraordinariness out of a life as humdrum as that of a country curate.”
W. Somerset Maugham