Best Quotes about Common sense
Nothing ventured, nothing gained -- but if everything is ventured, and still nothing gained, give up and venture elsewhere.
He who does not have common sense at age thirty will never have it.
Common sense is seeing things as they are, and doing things as they should be done.
Common sense is judgment without reflection, shared by an entire class, an entire nation, or the entire human race.
There is nothing a man of good sense dreads in a wife so much as her having more sense than himself.
Good sense is the master of human life.
The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense, which is shared by all that is.
Nothing astonishes people so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.
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.
Common sense is calculation applied to life.
Amiel, Henri Frederic
Common Sense is very uncommon.
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
Simple solutions seldom are. It takes a very unusual mind to undertake analysis of the obvious.
Whitehead, Alfred North
That rarest gift to Beauty, Common Sense!
Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed.
Everybody gets so much common information all day long that they lose their common sense.
It makes sense that there is no sense without God.
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
To see what is in front of one's nose requires a constant struggle.
My greatest strength is... common sense. I'm really a standard brand--like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate.
When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
In the war for individual rights, common sense becomes the first and major casualty.
What a grand thing it is to be clever and have common sense.
The question of common sense is what is it good for? A question which would abolish the rose and be answered triumphantly by the cabbage.
Lowell, James Russell
Common Sense is in medicine the master workman.
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.
[Common sense] is the best sense I know of.
If an idea's worth having once, it's worth having twice.
Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.
Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.
Amiel, Henri Frederic
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
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.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Common sense is what tells us the Earth is flat and the Sun goes around it.
When two men share an umbrella, both of them get wet.
Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult.
Maugham, W. Somerset
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79.
Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.
Howe, Edgar Watson
He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them.
A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.
Kettering, Charles F.
If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is.
The common people of America display a quality of good common sense which is heartening to anyone who believes in the democratic process.
Common sense is genius in homespun.
Whitehead, Alfred North
Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The best prophet is common sense, our native wit.
Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses.
Da Vinci, Leonardo
Science is nothing, but trained and organized common sense.
Huxley, Thomas H.
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.
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