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57 Greatest Quotes About Common Sense


Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders? Friedrich Nietzsche
Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy. Henry Kissinger
Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it. George Carlin
Common sense is BETTER for one sphere of life, science for another, philosophic criticism for a third; but whether either be TRUER absolutely, Heaven only knows. William James
Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes. Oscar Wilde
A lot of people think something is right, and so that thing becomes right. Paulo Coelho
At noon I observed a bevy of nude young native women bathing in the sea, and I went and sat down on there clothes to keep them from being stolen. Mark Twain
Thin-lipped wisdom spoke at her from the worn chair, hinted at prudence, quoted from that book of cowardice whose author apes the name of common sense. Oscar Wilde
Common sense without education, is better than education without common sense. Benjamin Franklin
Common sense is like deodorant. The people who need it most never use it. Bill Murray
Common sense is something that everyone needs, few have, and none think they lack. Benjamin Franklin
I'm not a doctor. I just have a tremendous amount of common sense. Steve Harvey
What is common sense isn't common practice. Stephen Covey
Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education. Victor Hugo
Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has. Rene Descartes
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste. Henry Ford
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it. Rene Descartes
In search of wit these lose their common sense. Alexander Pope
Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes. Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can handle just about anything that comes at you out on the road with a believable grin, common sense and whiskey. Bill Murray
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
Because you can't argue with all the fools in the world. It's easier to let them have their way, then trick them when they're not paying attention. Christopher Paolini
Common sense is seeing things as they are; and doing things as they ought to be. Harriet Beecher Stowe
By false learning is good sense defaced. Alexander Pope
The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next. Matthew Arnold
The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense, which is shared by all that is. Samuel Butler
Better to shun the bait than struggle in the snare. William Blake
Common sense has no place in Quantum Mechanics. Michio Kaku
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited. George Santayana
In this world you've just got to hope for the best and prepare for the worst and take whatever God sends. Lucy Maud Montgomery
Friendless. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense. Ambrose Bierce
He who must travel happily must travel light. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
This world of the imagination is fancy-free and violently opposed to common sense. Mark Rothko
There is no monopoly on common sense on either side of the political fence. Sting
The degree of panic activity in my life is equal to the degree of my lack of personal spiritual experience. Oswald Chambers
If everyone who had a gun just shot themselves, there wouldn't be a problem. George Harrison
I’m a great believer in common sense, and the older I get I see that common sense is not that common. Iris Apfel
One of the enemies of creativity and innovation, especially in relation to our own development, is common sense. Ken Robinson
I have a lot of common sense. I know what needs to be done and how to approach it. I have an ability to work with people on large enterprises. Sally Ride
I never got a formal education. So my intellect is my common sense. I don't have anything else going for me. And my common sense opens the door to instinct. Jerry Lewis
I want nevertheless to add that for me the world is a defiance of common sense. Rene Magritte
Common sense in religion is rare, and we are too often trying to be heroic instead of just ordinarily good and kind. Dorothy Day
Everything should be done with moderation and using common sense. Eartha Kitt
The use of torture is contrary to sound judgment and common sense. Humanity itself cries out against it, and demands it to be utterly abolished. Catherine the Great
The more elaborate our means of our common sense is, the less the common sense it becomes. Joseph Priestley
We are living in a epoch where there is combat between commercialism, or the system of reckless waste, and communism, or the system of neighbourly common sense. William Morris