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Wise Quotes about Common Sense

May you find great value in these Common Sense quotes and sayings.

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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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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Common sense is not so common.
- Voltaire

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

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

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

I think things like food, the food of the south is
sort of the common tie that binds us all,
Black and White, the sense memories.
It's a very particular part of the country.
- Sela Ward

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

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

Common sense is perhaps the most equally divided,
but surely the most underemployed, talent in the world.
- Christiane Collage

Historical methodology, as I see it,
is a product of common sense applied to circumstances.
- Samuel E. Morison

Our best theories are not only truer than common sense,
they make more sense than common sense.
- David Deutsch

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

Am I a criminal? The world knows I'm not a criminal.
What are they trying to put me in jail for? You've
lost common sense in this society because of religious fanaticism and dogma.
- Jack Kevorkian

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

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

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

Work hard, use your common sense and don't be afraid to trust your instincts.
- Fred L. Turner

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

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

The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells
us that our existence is but a brief crack of light
between two eternities of darkness.
- Vladimir Nabokov

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

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

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

Requiring valid, photographic identification is a common
sense step to ensure voter integrity and sound elections.
- Sonny Perdue

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

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

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

The left no longer stands for common sense,
as it did in the days of Tom Paine.
- Christopher Lasch

Philosophy is common sense with big words.
- James Madison

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

A balanced program for tax reform based upon the common
sense idea of lowering taxes out of surplus revenues.
- Andrew Mellon

My success was not based so much on any great intelligence
but on great common sense.
- Helen Gurley Brown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don't leave hold of your common sense.
Think about what you're doing and how the technology can enhance it.
Don't think about technology first.
- Esther Dyson

Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination
and bottling the common sense.
- Helen Rowland

Common sense is in medicine the master workman.
- Peter Latham

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

Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.
- George Santayana

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

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

A person of any mental quality has ideas of his own.
This is common sense.
- Franz Liszt

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

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

The House passage of our bill is a victory for this country!
Common sense wins out.
I'm just so thrilled and excited.
The sale of guns must stop.
Halfway measures are not enough.
- Sarah Brady

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

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

Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words,
breaking the rules of normal speech,
violating common sense.
Freedom is violence.
- Norman O. Brown


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