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Jaroslav Seifert Quotes and Sayings

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If an ordinary person is silent, it may be a tactical maneuver.
If a writer is silent, he is lying.
- Jaroslav Seifert

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
- Jimmy Johnson

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

The opportunity for greater courage
comes in the most ordinary of moments.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

 

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

When ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
- Anais Nin

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A hero is an ordinary individual
who finds the strength to persevere
and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
- Christopher Reeve

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

Exotic or ordinary, glamorous or plain,
exciting or boring - it's all in our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you open up to the ultimate,
immediately it pours into you.
You are no longer an ordinary human being -
you have transcended.
Your insight has become the
insight of the whole existence.
Now you are no longer separate -
you have found your roots.
- Osho

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A miracle is nothing more or less than this...
Anyone who has come into a knowledge
of his true identity,
of his oneness with
the all-pervading wisdom and power,
this makes it possible for laws higher
than the ordinary mind knows of
to be revealed to him.
- Ralph Waldo Trine

I believed in myself.
I never imagined myself as just an ordinary player.
- Imran Khan

I only wish that ordinary people
had an unlimited capacity for doing harm;
then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
- Socrates

More than any other in Western Europe,
Britain remains a country where a traveler has to think
twice before indulging in the ordinary food of ordinary people.
- Joseph Lelyveld

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary,
great minds with the ordinary.
- Blaise Pascal

I am a plain ordinary magnificent creation of God,
just like every other plain ordinary
mountain, ocean, tree, animal, and human.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Reality doesn't impress me.
I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy,
and when ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another.
No more walls.
- Anais Nin

There are no extraordinary men...
just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.
- William Halsey

Ordinary life does not interest me.
I seek only the high moments.
I am in accord with the surrealists,
searching for the marvelous.
- Anais Nin

Jesus was all right,
but his disciples were thick and ordinary.
It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.
- John Lennon

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions,
all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle

Gaiety is a quality of ordinary men.
Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.
- Denis Diderot

The Apple II was not designed like an ordinary product.
It used crazy tricks everywhere.
- Andy Hertzfeld

To be old is to be part of a huge and ordinary multitude...
the reason why old age was venerated in the past was
because it was extraordinary.
- Ronald Blythe

The ordinary scientific man is strictly a sentimentalist.
He is a sentimentalist in this essential sense,
that he is soaked and swept away by mere associations.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

What ordinary men are directly aware of and what they
try to do are bounded by the private orbits in which they live;
their visions and their powers are limited.
- C. Wright Mills

I assure you, it would be much more pleasant for me
to be an ordinary voter in peaceful Chechnya than the
president of a republic at war.
- Aslan Maskhadov

A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to
fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind,
and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.
- Howard Crosby

At the very least, my tastes are out of the ordinary.
- Sherilyn Fenn

We didn't have a drill so he would burn the holes through
the wood with a metal rod that he heated up in a fire.
Can you imagine an ordinary crew doing that?
- Marc Singer

The most ordinary word, when put into place,
suddenly acquires brilliance.
That is the brilliance with which your images must shine.
- Robert Bresson

You would be amazed what the ordinary guy knows.
- Matt Drudge

It seems to me that good novels celebrate the mystery in ordinary life,
and summing it all up in psychological terms strips the mystery away.
- Anne Tyler

I am just an ordinary Catholic.
- Maggie Gallagher

There is no doubt that this film is autobiographical,
but at the same time it also tries to portray an ordinary
couple in a language that everyone can understand.
- Sophie Marceau

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

One always has the idea of a stupid man as perfectly healthy and ordinary,
and of illness as making one refined and clever and unusual.
- Thomas Mann

When I was three years old I was taken with my family
to a little town in Western Minnesota,
where I lived a more or less vapid and ordinary life until I was ten.
- Mary MacLane

For sure I once thought of myself as the poet who would
save the ordinary from oblivion.
- Philip Levine

There's this unspoken club where you say to each other:
Oh God,
if they only knew how ordinary I was,
they wouldn't be interested.
That includes movie stars and politicians.
- Margot Kidder

I'm an ordinary guy with an extraordinary job.
- Bernie Mac

The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary
man is to have an extraordinary father.
- Austin O'Malley

The idea of the extraordinary happening in the context
of the ordinary is what's fascinating to me.
- Chris Van Allsburg

We're all pretty ordinary on paper.
- Michael Bergin

It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set
out without preconceived notions.
- Ben Stein

Perhaps people like us cannot love.
Ordinary people can - that is their secret.
- Hermann Hesse

Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
- John W. Gardner

The courage of very ordinary people is all that stands between us and the dark.
- Pam Brown

Nobody sees the obvious, nobody observes the ordinary.
There are more miracles in a square yard of earth than
in all the fables of the Church.
- Robert Anton Wilson

The business of the poet is not to find new emotions,
but to use the ordinary ones and, in working them up into poetry,
to express feelings which are not in actual emotions at all.
- T. S. Eliot

Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
- Jim Rohn

If the attainment of peace is the ultimate objective of all statesmen,
it is, at the same time, something very ordinary,
closely tied to the daily life of each individual.
- Eisaku Sato

Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to
the ordinary rules of morality.
- William Hazlitt

I've discovered I've got this preoccupation with ordinary
people pursued by large forces.
- Steven Spielberg

I adopt a very simple approach.
I observe and reflect real life and ordinary people
and sooner or later that raises a laugh.
- Alberto Sordi

It is frequently the tragedy of the great artist,
as it is of the great scientist, that he frightens the ordinary man.
- Loren Eiseley

The most ordinary conditions for observing sailing
birds are then the wind and sea are both aft.
- Lawrence Hargrave

What interests me is trying to catch the reflection
of the human being on the page.
I'm interested in how ordinary people live their lives.
- Tracy Kidder

This Constitution does not reflect the thoughts,
hopes and aspirations of ordinary people.
It does nothing for jobs or economic growth and widens
further still the democratic deficit.
- Nigel Farage

It's easy to like the most popular films,
but I have a great fondness for 'A Life Less Ordinary'.
- Danny Boyle

War - the ordinary man's most convenient means of escaping from the ordinary.
- Philip Caputo

That all men are equal is a proposition to which,
at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent.
- Aldous Huxley

I am a ordinary teenager.
I fall in love like everyone else.
- Jake Epstein

Now I think poetry will save nothing from oblivion,
but I keep writing about the ordinary because for me
it's the home of the extraordinary,
the only home.
- Philip Levine

I'm saying look, here they come, pay attention.
Let your eyes transform what appears ordinary,
commonplace, into what it is, a moment in time,
an observed fragment of eternity.
- Philip Levine

I wanted to look at them because I feel,
internally, that I am an ordinary person who has had an extraordinary life.
- Sidney Poitier

Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase.
I can with ease become an ordinary fool.
I may be one now.
But it doesn't do to upset one's own vanity.
- Dylan Thomas

Speech was given to the ordinary sort or men,
whereby to communicate their mind; but to wise men,
whereby to conceal it.
- Robert South


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