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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Common sense is not so common.
- Voltaire

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

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

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 is in medicine the master workman.
- Peter Latham

Common sense is calculation applied to life.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Am I a criminal? The world knows I'm not a criminal.
What are they trying to put me in jail for? You've
lost common sense in this society because of religious fanaticism and dogma.
- Jack Kevorkian

If you have an ounce of common sense and one good friend
you don't need an analyst.
- Joan Crawford

I personally believe that those who are leaders with
political power over the world will be forced some day,
sooner or later, to give way to common sense and the will of the people.
- Alva Myrdal

All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified.
- Thomas Huxley

The left no longer stands for common sense,
as it did in the days of Tom Paine.
- Christopher Lasch

I think that carrying on a life that is meant to be
private in public is a breach of taste,
common sense, and mental hygiene.
- Myrna Loy

The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.
- Matthew Arnold

A person of any mental quality has ideas of his own.
This is common sense.
- Franz Liszt

Have common sense and stick to the point.
- W. Somerset Maugham

We may always depend on it that algebra,
which cannot be translated into good English and sound common sense,
is bad algebra.
- William Kingdon Clifford

My success was not based so much on any great intelligence
but on great common sense.
- Helen Gurley Brown

The fact is that my wife if she had common sense would
have more power over me than any other whatsoever,
for my heart always alights upon the nearest perch.
- George Byron

Common sense as well as common values all lead us.
Our future depends upon it and our present is going
to be vastly better when we get back to these basics.
- Joan Blades

Spaniards have always shown great maturity and great
common sense when it comes to voting.
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

Common sense is the measure of the possible;
it is composed of experience and prevision;
it is calculation applied to life.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

The problem is that agencies sometimes lose sight of
common sense as they create regulations.
- Fred Thompson

There can be no compromise with war;
it cannot be reformed or controlled;
cannot be disciplined into decency or codified into common sense.
- Jeanette Rankin

Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants.
- William Osler

The left has come to regard common sense -
the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community -
as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment.
- Christopher Lasch

The only sense that is common in the long run,
is the sense of change and we all instinctively avoid it.
- E. B. White

No brilliance is needed in the law.
Nothing but common sense, and relatively clean finger nails.
- John Mortimer

Science is nothing, but trained and organized common sense.
- Thomas Huxley

Our best theories are not only truer than common sense,
they make more sense than common sense.
- David Deutsch

I believe that Canadians have the common sense to see
that a better future cannot be built on fragmentation.
- Kim Campbell

Poetry is a mixture of common sense,
which not all have,
with an uncommon sense, which very few have.
- John Masefield

The two World Wars came in part, like much modern literature and art,
because men, whose nature is to tire of everything in turn...
tired of common sense and civilization.
- F. L. Lucas

Common sense tells us that we should focus our resources to benefit children,
teachers and taxpayers by keeping dollars in the classroom.
- Bob Beauprez

I never have known a man of ordinary common-sense who
did not urge upon his sons,
from earliest childhood, doctrines of economy and the
practice of accumulation.
- William Graham Sumner

The House passage of our bill is a victory for this country!
Common sense wins out.
I'm just so thrilled and excited.
The sale of guns must stop.
Halfway measures are not enough.
- Sarah Brady

Philosophy is common sense with big words.
- James Madison

I have confidence in people's basic common sense.
- Dixie Lee Ray

Writing, I'm convinced, should be a subversive activity -
frowned on by the authorities -
and not one cooed over and praised beyond common sense by some teacher.
- Dan Simmons

The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells
us that our existence is but a brief crack of light
between two eternities of darkness.
- Vladimir Nabokov

In any war, the first casualty is common sense,
and the second is free and open discussion.
- James Reston

My view on issues is based on common sense,
and my experience as a mother of four children,
as a sole parent, and as a businesswoman running a fish and chip shop.
- Pauline Hanson

Common sense is very uncommon.
- Horace Greeley

Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words,
breaking the rules of normal speech,
violating common sense.
Freedom is violence.
- Norman O. Brown

Common sense tells us that the things of the earth exist only a little,
and that true reality is only in dreams.
- Charles Baudelaire

The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are:
Hard work,
Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.
- Thomas A. Edison

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything.
I am strongly in favor of common sense,
common honesty, and common decency.
This makes me forever ineligible for public office.
- H. L. Mencken

Common sense should tell us that there is no reason
for civilians to have access to easily concealable
handguns with the capability to shoot through body armor.
- Carl Levin

Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.
- Edgar Watson Howe

I think things like food, the food of the south is
sort of the common tie that binds us all,
Black and White, the sense memories.
It's a very particular part of the country.
- Sela Ward

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

The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense,
which is shared by all that is.
- Samuel Butler

Let us beware of common folk, of common sense,
of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious.
- Charles Baudelaire

Common sense and history tell you that rewarding illegal
behavior will only encourage more of it.
- Ric Keller

Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
- An Wang


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