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Commonest Quotes

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To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Related topics: Values Life Human-Nature Psychology

Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood,
and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women
is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.
- Bertrand Russell

Though a quarrel in the streets is a thing to be hated,
the energies displayed in it are fine;
the commonest man shows a grace in his quarrel.
- John Keats

It is useful to the historian, among others,
to be able to see the commonest forms of different phenomena,
whether phonetic, morphological or other,
and how language lives, carries on and changes over time.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

 

Sitting by the chimney corner as we grow old,
the commonest things around us take on live meanings
and hint at the difference between these driving times and the calm,
slow moving days when we were young.
- Rebecca H. Davis

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Common sense is not so common.
- Voltaire

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Law is nothing other than a certain ordinance of reason for the common good,
promulgated by the person who has the care of the community.
- Thomas Aquinas

President Johnson and I have a lot in common.
We were both born in small towns and we're both fortunate
in the fact that we think we married above ourselves.
- Richard M. Nixon

Uniform ideas originating among entire peoples unknown
to each other must have a common ground of truth.
- Giambattista Vico

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

We all share a common goal - we want our children to succeed.
- Bob Taft

We will continue to work together in our common fight against terror.
- Condoleezza Rice

It is not the straining for great things that is most effective;
it is the doing the little things,
the common duties, a little better and better.
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps


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