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Common Quotes

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Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

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The invariable mark of wisdom is to
see the miraculous in the common.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.
Celebrate it every day.
- Anonymous

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

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Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way,
you will command the attention of the world.
- George Washington Carver

A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live
the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with success
unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

The common denominator for success is work.
- John D. Rockefeller

If you fear making anyone mad,
then you ultimately probe for
the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
- Jimmy Carter

I have learned, that if one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet.
We all breathe the same air.
We all cherish our children's future.
And we are all mortal.
- John F. Kennedy

The common denominator of our heroes
is that each set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are old heads in the world
who cannot help me by their example or advice
to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself;
but I believe that it is in my power
to elevate myself this very hour
above the common level of my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams
and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined,
you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.
The ability to direct individual accomplishments
toward organizational objectives.
It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
- Andrew Carnegie

Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap
whence everyone must take an equal portion,
most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
- Socrates

Society is always taken by surprise
at any new example of common sense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Common looking people are the best in the world:
that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

All this talk about equality.
The only thing people really have in common is that
they are all going to die.
- Bob Dylan

God must love the common man, he made so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its
ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
- William Ralph Inge

The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.
- Dean Inge

It is curious - curious that physical courage
should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare
- Mark Twain

The instant formal government is abolished,
society begins to act.
A general association takes place, and common interest
produces common security.
- Thomas Paine

Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief,
is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
- W. Somerset Maugham

It is a common experience that a problem difficult
at night is resolved in the morning after the committee
of sleep has worked on it.
- John Steinbeck

I come from that society and there is a common thread,
specifically family values - the idea that you do anything for your family,
and the unconditional love for one's children.
- Ednita Nazario

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
- Albert Einstein

Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.
- Josh Billings

No complaint...
is more common than that of a scarcity of money.
- Adam Smith

Common Sense is that which judges
the things given to it by other senses.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
- James Beard

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber,
if he has common sense on the ground floor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him
a situation which common sense,
without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
- Walter Lippmann

The Lord prefers common-looking people.
That is why he makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that
great success and huge money buy you immunity from
the common ills of mankind,
such as cars that won't start.
- Larry McMurtry

Everybody gets so much information all day long that
they lose their common sense.
- Gertrude Stein

Fear of death ... That's funny. I have that too.
My dog has it. It's very common with living creatures.
- the movie Anything Else (2003)

The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing
for another is common to all men,
and to be found in no other race of animals.
- Adam Smith

Common sense is not so common.
- Voltaire

Religion is regarded by the common people as true,
by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Science is simply common sense at its best,
that is, rigidly accurate in observation,
and merciless to fallacy in logic.
- Thomas Huxley

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

It is a thousand times better to have common sense
without education than to have education without common sense.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful
theory was killed by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing,
moving at different speeds.
A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

There is still no cure for the common birthday.
- John Glenn

Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody
that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
- David Byrne

May not the complaint, that common people are above their station,
often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs?
- Charles Dickens

It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them.
- Rose Macaulay

If there was to be a new Europe, there not only had to be a common market,
but also great mobility in labor.
- Paul Hoffman

But the lover's power is the poet's power.
He can make love from all the common strings with which this world is strung.
- Amelia Barr

Emphasis on the common emotive or affective origins
of music and words in the first cries of humankind undermines words.
- Jean Philippe Rameau

This character in the film, these things that he says
which sound like advice and wise things,
they are very common for Orientals.
It's all the tradition.
- Omar Sharif

Winning teams have the least amount of distractions.
They have a really tight group of people working towards the same common goal.
- Larry Dixon

This is a bipartisan effort.
This is just good common sense.
This is where the public wants us to go.
They want us to not be so dependent on foreign oil.
- Sam Brownback

A large family and Democrats have a lot in common:
teenagers and Democrats are always happy spending other people's money.
- Anne Northup

Men are beginning to realize that they are not individuals but persons in society,
that man alone is weak and adrift, that he must seek
strength in common action.
- Dorothy Day

Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.
- George Washington

Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments
on the wing like mysterious butterflies,
fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men.
- Giorgio de Chirico


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