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Common Sense Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Common Sense are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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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Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- 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

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

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

Common sense is not so common.
- Voltaire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We have too many intellectuals who are afraid to use
the pistol of common sense.
- Samuel Fuller

My greatest strength is common sense.
I'm really a standard brand - like Campbell's tomato
soup or Baker's chocolate.
- Katharine Hepburn

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

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

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

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

Common sense is very uncommon.
- Horace Greeley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Poetry is a mixture of common sense,
which not all have,
with an uncommon sense, which very few have.
- John Masefield

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

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 often makes good law.
- William O. Douglas

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


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