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Sensible Quotes

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A widespread belief is more often likely
to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell

Related topics: Wisdom

Unless they share our opinions,
we seldom find people sensible.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not
sing when they are feeling sensible.
- W. H. Auden

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
- Francis Bacon

 

Architecture is not an inspirational business,
it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things;
that's all.
- Harry Seidler

Every man, when he comes to be sensible of his natural rights,
and to feel his own importance, will consider himself
as fully equal to any other person whatever.
- Joseph Priestley

To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it,
and get sensible people to read it, are the three great
difficulties in being an author.
- Charles Caleb Colton

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Whatever it is that the government does,
sensible Americans would prefer that the government
does it to somebody else.
This is the idea behind foreign policy.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Intellect distinguishes between the possible and the impossible;
reason distinguishes between the sensible and the senseless.
Even the possible can be senseless.
- Max Born

To have faith in Divine protection is good,
but even beter if backed by the pratical assistance
heaven has a right to expect from sensible mortals.
- Ellis Peters

It seemed sensible to move to a market town where I could walk everywhere.
- Mary Wesley

I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society,
be it country or town.
A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.
- Emily Bronte

It seems to me that any sensible person must see that
violence does not change the world and if it does,
then only temporarily.
- Martin Scorsese

I live like a Hottentot.
I cannot exchange one sensible word with anyone.
- Gustav Mahler

False happiness renders men stern and proud,
and that happiness is never communicated.
True happiness renders them kind and sensible,
and that happiness is always shared.
- Charles de Montesquieu

My family pleaded with me to forget literature and do something sensible,
such as find some sort of useful work.
- Lloyd Alexander

If God wants us to do a thing, he should make his wishes sufficiently clear.
Sensible people will wait till he has done this before
paying much attention to him.
- Samuel Butler

I'm a really good hacker, but I'm not a sensible person.
- Richard D. James

Life isn't like a book.
Life isn't logical or sensible or orderly.
Life is a mess most of the time.
And theology must be lived in the midst of that mess.
- Charles Caleb Colton

I have read descriptions of Paradise that would make
any sensible person stop wanting to go there.
- Charles de Secondat

To do exactly as your neighbors do is the only sensible rule.
- Emily Post

The German Doctors say that persons sensible of harmony
have one sense more than others.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

There cannot live a more unhappy creature than an ill-natured old man,
who is neither capable of receiving pleasures,
nor sensible of conferring them on others.
- William Temple

When you end a successful sitcom, the most sensible
thing to do is go back to the theater.
- John Lithgow

'God' - as revealed in his book of edicts and narratives is practically an idiot.
He has nothing to say that any sensible person should want to listen to.
- Johann Most

One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten,
and to leave off fighting at once.
- Samuel Butler

Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian.
- H. L. Mencken

In order to act, you must be somewhat insane.
A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.
- Georges Clemenceau

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.
The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman
in the working out of our civilization were assigned
long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.
- Grover Cleveland

No sensible decision can be made any longer without
taking into account not only the world as it is,
but the world as it will be.
- Isaac Asimov

The first thing we become convinced of is that man
is organized so as to be far more sensible of pain than of pleasure.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
Like truth and justice it lives within us;
like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
- George Bancroft

Handcuffing the ability of states and localities to
develop clean fuels in the cheapest possible way,
using local resources, is not sound or sensible policy.
- Jan Schakowsky

I think it's a sensible thing not to read your fan mail -
not to take it too seriously.
- Robin Trower

A sensible woman should be guided by her head when taking a husband,
and by her heart when taking a lover.
- Ninon de Lenclos

So a more sensible thing it seemed to me was to go
to Silicon Valley and be pushing on the technology
companies to accelerate the use of audio and music in computers.
- Thomas Dolby

Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible
matter for an esthetic end.
- Milan Kundera

Those thoughts are truth which guide us to beneficial
interaction with sensible particulars as they occur,
whether they copy these in advance or not.
- William James

The people sensible enough to give good advice are
usually sensible enough to give none.
- Eden Phillpotts

That strategy of buy and hold, which is the sound and
sensible one for the individual,
can have very dangerous and perverse effects for the market as a whole.
- Ron Chernow

It is sensible to have a safeguard against unemployment.
- Glynis Johns

The only sensible ends of literature are,
first, the pleasurable toil of writing;
second,
the gratification of one's family and friends;
and lastly,
the solid cash.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

We have sensible fans and sensible policies.
- David Gill

There are three difficulties in authorship:
to write anything worth publishing,
to find honest men to publish it, and to find sensible men to read it.
- Charles Caleb Colton

The opposition is indispensable.
A good statesman, like any other sensible human being,
always learns more from his opposition than from his fervent supporters.
- Walter Lippmann

I must be more sensible and realize that at my age,
illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.
- Paul Cezanne

Good-humoured, unaffected girls, will not do for a
man who has been used to sensible women.
They are two distinct orders of being.
- Jane Austen

It takes a lot of energy and a lot of neurosis to write a novel.
If you were really sensible, you'd do something else.
- Lawrence Durrell

The media only wants to get the view of the flaming
radicals because they make better copy than those of
us who are more sensible.
I'm a feminist and I think I've done a lot of good.
- Betty Dodson

Throughout the whole vegetable, sensible,
and rational world, whatever makes progress towards maturity,
as soon as it has passed that point,
begins to verge towards decay.
- Robert Blair

Any sensible family has a budget that lays out how
much will be spent for household and other purposes.
Without such planning, things would quickly go awry.
- Walter Ulbricht

I began to be impressed by what made a good book-how
you needed to have a sensible story,
a plot that developed, with a beginning,
a middle, and an end that would tie everything together.
- Dorothy Fields

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change,
that is the dominant factor in society today.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without
taking into account not only the world as it is,
but the world as it will be.
- Isaac Asimov

It seems to me that a mutually beneficial relationship
between a man and woman requires the man to be dominant.
A sensible woman will allow the man to think he is
the most important partner.
- Beryl Bainbridge

Almost all the fans I meet are pretty cool people.
They're intelligent and tend to think about things
a bit more than your average rock'n'roll fans:
sensible people I wouldn't mind having a drink with.
- Peter Buck

So why sign your name in blood for more? It seemed
like a sensible arrangement for me.
I didn't sell large numbers of records and the record
company paid advances they rarely recouped.
- David Knopfler

A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself
the sensible forms of things without the matter,
in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress
of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.
- Aristotle

I am sensible of the velocity of the moments,
and entering that part of my head alert to the motion
of the world I am aware that life was never perfect,
never absolute.
This bestows contentment, even a fearlessness.
- Harold Brodkey

The first attempt at a response: there must have been a fall,
a decline, and the road to salvation can only be the
return of the sensible finite into the intelligible infinite.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

We have a set of sensible policies that are appropriate
for the 21st century and which strike a chord of appeal
with the silent majority.
Perhaps that is why we are welcoming new members every
week who have never before been involved in politics.
- Steve Blake

All observers not laboring under hallucinations of the senses are agreed,
or can be made to agree, about facts of sensible experience,
through evidence toward which the intellect is merely passive,
and over which the individual will and character have no control.
- Chauncey Wright

My proposal to re-establish diplomatic relations -
not necessarily friendly relations,
but diplomatic relations - is a sensible,
simple, and straightforward approach that will finally get us off dead center.
- Cyrus Vance

What we're going to do is redouble our efforts on financial regulatory reform,
because that has in it sensible things like say on pay,
so at least the shareholders are minding the store,
sensible things like saying, for heaven's sakes,
compensation should be focused on - on long term,
so that you don't have rewards for short-term risk-taking.
- Christina Romer

If Romeo and Juliet make a tragedy of it nowadays,
they have only to blame their own mismanagement,
for the world is with them as it has never been before,
and all sensible fathers and mothers know it.
- Richard Le Gallienne

Animals when in company walk in a proper and sensible manner,
in single file, instead of sprawling all across the
road and being of no use or support to each other in
case of sudden trouble or danger.
- Kenneth Grahame

Dieting on New Year's Day isn't a good idea as you
can't eat rationally but really need to be free to
consume whatever is necessary,
moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover.
I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions
began generally on January the second.
- Helen Fielding

If any man, out of an humour, should turn all his Estate into Money,
and keep it dead, he would soon be sensible of Poverty growing upon him,
whilst he is eating out of the quick stock.
- Dudley North

I always recommend a sensible diet, including lots
of carbohydrates and avoiding too much fat.
Dancers don't need different fuel from other people -
they just need more of it because they use more energy.
- Deborah Bull

We decided to play the NEC because we were asked to,
and because we actually rather like the place:
we've always enjoyed doing it before.
We don't often get sensible offers to play in the UK,
so most years we just play on the mainland,
with the occasional exotic detour.
- Andrew Eldritch

All sensible Army people turned gas warfare down as
being utterly insane since,
in view of your superiority in the air,
it would not be long before it would bring the most
terrible catastrophe upon German cities,
which were completely unprotected.
- Albert Speer

When a man asks himself what is meant by action he
proves that he isn't a man of action.
Action is a lack of balance.
In order to act you must be somewhat insane.
A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.
- James A. Baldwin


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