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Common-sense is part of the home-made ideology of those who have been deprived of fundamental learning, of those who have been kept ignorant. This ideology is compounded from different sources: items that have survived from religion, items of empirical knowledge, items of protective skepticism, items culled for comfort from the superficial learning that is supplied. But the point is that common-sense can never teach itself, can never advance beyond its own limits, for as soon as the lack of fundamental learning has been made good, all items become questionable and the whole function of common-sense is destroyed. Common-sense can only exist as a category insofar as it can be distinguished from the spirit of inquiry, from philosophy.
- Berger, John
Common sense Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Common sense

1.
Science is nothing, but trained and organized common sense.
Huxley, Thomas H.

2.
The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.
Matthew Arnold

3.
Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.
Howe, Edgar Watson

4.
Everybody gets so much common information all day long that they lose their common sense.
Stein, Gertrude

5.
Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

6.
Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed.
Don Wood

7.
Common sense always speaks too late. Common sense is the guy who tells you ought to have had your brakes relined last week before you smashed a front end this week. Common sense is the Monday morning quarterback who could have won the ball game if he had been on the team. But he never is. He's high up in the stands with a flask on his hip. Common sense is the little man in a gray suit who never makes a mistake in addition. But it's always somebody else's money he's adding up.
Chandler, Raymond

8.
He who does not have common sense at age thirty will never have it.
Proverb

9.
Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses.
Da Vinci, Leonardo

10.
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.
Roosevelt, Franklin D.

11.
The common people of America display a quality of good common sense which is heartening to anyone who believes in the democratic process.
Gallup, George

12.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained -- but if everything is ventured, and still nothing gained, give up and venture elsewhere.
Wastholm, Peter

13.
Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if it has common sense on the ground floor.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell

14.
Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, therefore, in degree, not nature.
Bulwer-Lytton, Edward G.

15.
Common sense is calculation applied to life.
Amiel, Henri Frederic

16.
Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.
Descartes, Rene

17.
There is nothing a man of good sense dreads in a wife so much as her having more sense than himself.
Fielding, Henry

18.
Common sense is genius in homespun.
Whitehead, Alfred North

19.
When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
Lincoln, Abraham

20.
Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult.
Maugham, W. Somerset

21.
In the war for individual rights, common sense becomes the first and major casualty.

22.
The best prophet is common sense, our native wit.
Euripides

23.
Common sense hides shame.
Proverb, Gaelic

24.
Common-sense is part of the home-made ideology of those who have been deprived of fundamental learning, of those who have been kept ignorant. This ideology is compounded from different sources: items that have survived from religion, items of empirical knowledge, items of protective skepticism, items culled for comfort from the superficial learning that is supplied. But the point is that common-sense can never teach itself, can never advance beyond its own limits, for as soon as the lack of fundamental learning has been made good, all items become questionable and the whole function of common-sense is destroyed. Common-sense can only exist as a category insofar as it can be distinguished from the spirit of inquiry, from philosophy.
Berger, John

25.
If an idea's worth having once, it's worth having twice.
Tom Stoppard

26.
He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them.
Kingsley, Charles

27.
All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified.
Huxley, Thomas H.

28.
The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79.
Douglas Adams

29.
Common sense is judgment without reflection, shared by an entire class, an entire nation, or the entire human race.
Vico, Giambattista

30.
Good sense is the master of human life.

31.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Albert Einstein

32.
Common sense is seeing things as they are, and doing things as they should be done.

33.
My greatest strength is... common sense. I'm really a standard brand--like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate.
Hepburn, Katharine

34.
What a grand thing it is to be clever and have common sense.
Terence

35.
That rarest gift to Beauty, Common Sense!
Meredith, George

36.
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.
Lucan, F. L.

37.
Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.
Amiel, Henri Frederic

38.
Common sense is what tells us the Earth is flat and the Sun goes around it.

39.
Who is the most sensible person? The one who finds what is to their own advantage in all that happens to them.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

40.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Hugo, Victor

41.
The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense, which is shared by all that is.
Butler, Samuel

42.
A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.
Kettering, Charles F.

43.
When two men share an umbrella, both of them get wet.
Isenberg, Michael

44.
[Common sense] is the best sense I know of.
Lord Chesterfield

45.
Common sense is the genius of humanity.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

46.
Why level downward to our dullest perception always, and praise that as common sense? The commonest sense is the sense of men asleep, which they express by snoring.
Thoreau, Henry David

47.
It makes sense that there is no sense without God.
Schaeffer, Edith

48.
If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is.
Rayburn, Sam

49.
Nothing astonishes people so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

50.
Common Sense is very uncommon.
Greeley, Horace


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