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Common Quotes and Sayings
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Please enjoy these Common Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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 common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
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The invariable mark of wisdom is to
see the miraculous in the common.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I come from that society and there is a common thread,
specifically family values - the idea that you do anything for your family,
and the unconditional love for one's children.
- Ednita Nazario

It is a common experience that a problem difficult
at night is resolved in the morning after the committee
of sleep has worked on it.
- John Steinbeck

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

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

Common sense is not so common.
- Voltaire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chicago is one city.
We shall work as one people for our common good and our common goals.
- Harold Washington

Verse, singing, and speech have a common origin.
- Jean Philippe Rameau

The indestructible is one: it is each individual human being and,
at the same time, it is common to all,
hence the incomparably indivisible union that exists between human beings.
- Franz Kafka

I make a list of what I have in common,
and what I don't have in common, with someone I'm playing.
- John Turturro

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed,
without anyother reason but because they are not already common.
- John Locke

We are all different.
Yet we are all God's children.
We are all united behind this country and the common cause of freedom,
justice, fairness, and equality.
That is what unites us.
- Barbara Boxer

While I don't script and I don't use other performers,
I think my taste for underlying precision gives me
something in common with Allan and George Brecht.
- David Antin

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

The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent,
detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability,
from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold.
- Ike Skelton

Some commoners are less common than others.
- Alan Hamilton

I believe that this is not only the view of the people
on both sides of the Strait.
It is also the common expectation of the US,
Japan and the international community.
- Chen Shui-bian

In a free world there is, alas, more common crime than in a dictatorial system.
- Barbara Amiel

The four most beautiful words in our common language:
I told you so.
- Gore Vidal

I may not yet be as old as dirt, but dirt and I are
starting to have an awful lot in common.
- Stephen R. Donaldson

If military movies were automatically successful we'd
make nothing but military movies.
But seriously, patriotism is one thing that all Americans have in common.
- Tommy Lee Jones

All men whilst they are awake are in one common world:
but each of them,
when he is asleep, is in a world of his own.
- Plutarch

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


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