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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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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

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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

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

Common sense is not so common.
- Voltaire


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We must return optimism to our parenting.
To focus on the joys, not the hassles;
the love,
not the disappointments; the common sense,
not the complexities.
- Fred G. Gosman

The same principles which at first view lead to skepticism,
pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense.
- George Berkeley

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

Common sense is judgment without reflection,
shared by an entire class, an entire nation,
or the entire human race.
- Giambattista Vico

What a grand thing it is to be clever and have common sense.
- Terence

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

Common sense tells us that this explosion of media
sources should eliminate any concern over a lack of
diversity of views in the marketplace and competition.
- Fred Upton

It defies all common sense to send that roughneck ward
politician back to the White House.
- Robert Taft

I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes
sports hates common sense.
- H. L. Mencken

A great deal has been said about my commitment not to raise taxes.
It's a core value - it's common sense -
it's important to keeping and growing jobs -
and it's mainstream!
- Timothy Pawlenty

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

Philosophy is common sense with big words.
- James Madison

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

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

It is common sense to take a method and try it.
If it fails, admit it frankly and try another.
But above all, try something.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

After a week of back and forth, and forth and back over firearms,
it's good to see a consensus developing on this common-sense
amendment to keep handguns away from children.
- Herb Kohl

Vanity can easily overtake wisdom.
It usually overtakes common sense.
- Julian Casablancas

If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is.
- Sam Rayburn

Common sense varies among the young,
as among the old.
- John Edward Christopher Hill

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

Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.
- George Seaton

I'm opposed to censorship of any kind,
especially by government.
But it's plain common sense that producers should target
their product with some kind of sensitivity.
- Lee Child

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

Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature.
A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.
- Joseph Addison

Academic and aristocratic people live in such an uncommon
atmosphere that common sense can rarely reach them.
- Samuel Butler

Common sense, in so far as it exists,
is all for the bourgeoisie.
Nonsense is the privilege of the aristocracy.
The worries of the world are for the common people.
- George Jean Nathan

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

The left has lost touch with popular opinion,
thereby making it possible for the right to present
itself as the party of common sense.
- Christopher Lasch

Common sense is genius in homespun.
- Alfred North Whitehead

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do not be bullied out of your common sense by the specialist;
two to one,
he is a pedant.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

We should restore a proper balance in environmental
regulation and energy production that is based on common sense,
not political agendas.
- Mac Thornberry

My Lords temporal, today is the day to rise up against
the regiment of Lords spiritual and proclaim the values of enlightenment,
compassion and common sense.
- Polly Toynbee

Common sense often makes good law.
- William O. Douglas

Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue.
It's a spiritual dissipation.
- Margaret Deland

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

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

Conscience that isn't hitched up to common sense is
a mighty dangerous thing.
- Margaret Deland

Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy
than reason and common sense.
- Voltaire

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

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

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

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

The myths underlying our culture and underlying our
common sense have not taught us to feel identical with the universe,
but only parts of it, only in it, only confronting it -
aliens.
- Alan Watts


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