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Commons Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Commons.

If Hitler invaded hell
I would make at least a favorable reference
to the devil in the House of Commons.
- Winston Churchill

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No man is regular in his attendance at the House of
Commons until he is married.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The honest truth is that if this government were to
propose the massacre of the first-born,
it would still have no difficulty in getting it through the Commons.
- Diane Abbott

The House of Commons is a great unwieldy body,
which requires great Art and some Cordials to keep it loyal.
- Henry Pelham

 

On March 10, 1764, preliminary resolutions passed the
House of Commons looking towards the Stamp Act.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

If the Internet teaches us anything,
it is that great value comes from leaving core resources in a commons,
where they're free for people to build upon as they see fit.
- Lawrence Lessig

The rational man finds that his share of the cost of
the wastes he discharges into the commons is less than
the cost of purifying his wastes before releasing them.
- Garrett Hardin

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What the government has to do, if it wants to govern for any length of time,
is it must appeal primarily to the third parties in
the House of Commons to get them to support it.
- Stephen Harper

Women have worked hard; starved in prison;
given of their time and lives that we might sit in
the House of Commons and take part in the legislating of this country.
- Ellen Wilkinson

We have a maxim in the House of Commons,
and written on the walls of our houses,
that old ways are the safest and surest ways.
- Edward Coke

Freedom in a commons brings ruin to all.
- Garrett Hardin

Using the commons as a cesspool does not harm the general
public under frontier conditions,
because there is no public, the same behavior in a
metropolis is unbearable.
- Garrett Hardin

The House of Commons, refused to receive the addresses of the colonies,
when the matter was pending; besides,
we hold our rights neither from them nor from the Lords.
- Christopher Gadsden

Ruin is the destination toward which all men rush,
each pursuing his own best interest in a society that
believes in the freedom of the commons.
- Garrett Hardin

Anybody who enjoys being in the House of Commons probably needs psychiatric help.
- Ken Livingstone

In an approximate way, the logic of commons has been
understood for a long time,
perhaps since the discovery of agriculture or the invention
of private property in real estate.
- Garrett Hardin

A man may speak very well in the House of Commons,
and fail very completely in the House of Lords.
There are two distinct styles requisite:
I intend,
in the course of my career, if I have time,
to give a specimen of both.
- Benjamin Disraeli

When I first came to the House of Commons and walked out into the lobby,
men sprang to their feet.
I asked them to sit down since I'd come to walk around.
I didn't want them doing me favours.
- Agnes Macphail

They say that the commons of England would first destroy
the king's friends and afterward himself,
and then bring the Duke of York to be king so that
by their false means and lies they may make him to
hate and destroy his friends,
and cherish his false traitors.
- Jack Cade

I.
cannot stoop to reply to the folly and the slander
of every poor Tory partisan who assails me,
and I should not have noticed you but for the fact
that you are a member of the House of Commons.
- John Bright

There's no secret about my ambition,
I do not want to go into the House of Commons.
My only real political interest is in London and if
one day I'm in a position to run for mayor,
then terrific.
- Trevor Phillips

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

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

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

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

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

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

The common denominator of our heroes
is that each set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

We seek to emphasize those practical things that we have in common.
- Australian Prime Minister John Howard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Common sense is not so common.
- Voltaire

The people are the foundation of the nation.
Our only chance for a lasting peace on earth:
the release of the strength of the common man.
- Jimmy Yen

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

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

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

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


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