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Wise Quotes about Sense

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

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Bold Choice Courage Adventure Positive Motivational Fear

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

 

That sense of sacredness,
that thinking in generations,
must begin with reverence for this earth.
- Paul Tsongas

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

If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

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Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

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

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

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

Nothing can bring a real sense of security
into the home except true love.
- Billy Graham

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To a very young child, mommy and daddy are gods.
We spend our lives looking to regain
that sense of being cared for and protected.
Thus religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The pendulum of the mind alternates
between sense and nonsense,
not between right and wrong.
- Carl Jung

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

I have this sense that I didn't really start growing up until my twenties.
- Winona Ryder

I think people have a vague sense that the television system is changing.
- Michael K. Powell

If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life,
choose a sense of humor.
- Jennifer Jones

There is no defense against adverse fortune which is
so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
- Thomas W. Higginson

What a strange world this would be if we all had the same sense of humor.
- Bern Williams

There is hope for the future because God has a sense
of humor and we are funny to God.
- Bill Cosby

Loneliness is not what it seems.
One does not feel lonely because one is alone,
but because of a feeling of lack -
a feeling that something is missing.
Loneliness is essentially independent
of how many other humans are around.
It has much more to do with one's self-esteem -
one's sense of inherent worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

I have a fine sense of the ridiculous,
but no sense of humor.
- Edward Albee

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 not so common.
- Voltaire

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

We each have a sixth sense that is
attuned to the oneness dimension in life,
providing a means for us to guide our lives
in accord with our ideas.
- Henry Reed

One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview
with a doctor than from any human experience.
- Alice James

Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man's
spirit than when we win his heart.
- Eric Hoffer

Seriousness is a sickness; your sense of humor
makes you more human, more humble.
The sense of humor - according to me -
is one of the most essential parts of religiousness.
- Osho

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

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it,
move with it, and join the dance.
- Alan Watts

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

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor,
for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
- Jessamyn West

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
- Mignon McLaughlin

The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense.
- Jacob August Riis

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less
intelligence and more sense than we have.
- Don Herold

A poem begins as a lump in the throat,
a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
- Robert Frost

We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor
are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us.
- Lionel Trilling

Find ecstasy in life;
the mere sense of living is joy enough.
- Emily Dickinson

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

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor.
- Ralph Fiennes

A woman has to be intelligent, have charm,
a sense of humor, and be kind.
It's the same qualities I require from a man.
- Catherine Deneuve

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not;
a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
- Francis Bacon

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

A poem conveys not a message so much as the provenance of a message,
an advent of sense.
- Thomas Harrison

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor,
it is never too late to start life afresh.
- Freeman Dyson

I've always supported myself.
I like the sense of knowing exactly where I stand financially,
but there is a side of me that longs for a knight in shining armor.
- Barbara Feldon

In wilderness I sense the miracle of life,
and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.
- Charles Lindbergh

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

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

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence,
is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
- Dale Carnegie

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

I have always had a sense that we are all pretty much alone in life,
particularly in adolescence.
- Robert Cormier

Man's most valuable trait is a judicious sense
of what not to believe.
- Euripides

Commonsense is the realized sense of proportion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit.
"No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't.
But there was going to be when I began it.
It's just that something happened to it along the way."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)


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