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Common Sense Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Common Sense.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Experience join'd with common sense,
To mortals is a providence.
- Matthew Green

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

Let us heed the voice of the people and recognize their common sense.
If we do not, we not only blaspheme our political heritage,
we ignore the common ties that bind all Americans.
- Barbara Jordan

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

A man of great common sense and good taste -
meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional,
and common sense continual.
- Robertson Davies

We have drained common sense out of our politics.
The more we focus on tactics and games,
the more good people check out and give up.
- Deval Patrick

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

Common sense is genius in homespun.
- Alfred North Whitehead

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

Common sense is very uncommon.
- Horace Greeley

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

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

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

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

I'm a real common sense guy who caught a lot of good
breaks and who has been very,
very fortunate.
- Vince McMahon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The new rage is to say that the government
is the cause of all our problems,
and if only we had no government, we'd have no problems.
I can tell you, that contradicts
evidence, history, and common sense.
- William J. Clinton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Common sense says that chairs and tables exist independently
of whether anyone happens to perceive them or not.
- Charles D. Broad

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

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

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

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

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

Philosophy is common sense with big words.
- James Madison


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