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Common Sense Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Common Sense

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

Common sense is not so common.
- Voltaire

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

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

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

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

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

I'm a common-sense kind of guy.
- Robert M. Parker, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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, in so far as it exists,
is all for the bourgeoisie.
Nonsense is the privilege of the aristocracy.
The worries of the world are for the common people.
- George Jean Nathan

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

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

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

Common sense invents and constructs no less than its
own field than science does in its domain.
It is, however, in the nature of common sense not to
be aware of this situation.
- Albert Einstein

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

Philosophy is common sense with big words.
- James Madison

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

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

We should restore a proper balance in environmental
regulation and energy production that is based on common sense,
not political agendas.
- Mac Thornberry

If people use common sense and their own guiding moral compass,
I think they'll generally stay out of trouble.
- Steve Chabot

Common sense tells us that we should focus our resources to benefit children,
teachers and taxpayers by keeping dollars in the classroom.
- Bob Beauprez

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

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

Common sense tells us that the things of the earth exist only a little,
and that true reality is only in dreams.
- Charles Baudelaire

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

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

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

The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The left has come to regard common sense -
the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community -
as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment.
- Christopher Lasch

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

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

The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense,
which is shared by all that is.
- Samuel Butler

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

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

The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.
- Matthew Arnold

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

I think that carrying on a life that is meant to be
private in public is a breach of taste,
common sense, and mental hygiene.
- Myrna Loy

Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.
- George Seaton

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

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

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

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

Common sense is genius in homespun.
- Alfred North Whitehead

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

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

I believe that Canadians have the common sense to see
that a better future cannot be built on fragmentation.
- Kim Campbell


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