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.     


Behind extraordinary achievement you'll always discover extraordinary effort.     


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