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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 More
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Common sense is calculation applied to life.Henri-Frédéric Amiel More
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My greatest strength is... common sense. I'm really a standard brand -- like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate.Katharine Hepburn More
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Science is nothing, but trained and organized common sense.Thomas Huxley More
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All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified.Thomas Huxley More
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There is nothing a man of good sense dreads in a wife so much as her having more sense than himself.Henry Fielding More
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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.John Berger More
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Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.Edgar Watson Howe More
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Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if it has common sense on the ground floor.
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The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.Henry Ward Beecher More
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The best prophet is common sense, our native wit.Euripides More
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A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.Charles F. Kettering More
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The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense, which is shared by all that is.
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Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.Victor Hugo More
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Nothing astonishes people so much as common sense and plain dealing.Ralph Waldo Emerson More
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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.James Russell Lowell More
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A handful of common sense is worth a bushel of learning.
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new! Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, therefore, in degree, not nature.Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton More
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One pound of learning requires ten pounds of common sense to apply it.
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If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is.Sam Rayburn More
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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.Henry David Thoreau More
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The biggest shortage of all is the shortage of common sense.
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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.Raymond Chandler More
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Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses.Leonardo da Vinci More
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Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.René Descartes More
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Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.Albert Einstein More
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In the war for individual rights, common sense becomes the first and major casualty.
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To see what is in front of one's nose requires a constant struggle.George Orwell More
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He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them.Charles Kingsley More
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Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.Ralph Waldo Emerson More
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When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.Abraham Lincoln More
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Common sense is genius in homespun.Alfred North Whitehead More
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Common sense is not so common.Voltaire More
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Common sense is seeing things as they are, and doing things as they should be done.
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Common sense is what tells us the Earth is flat and the Sun goes around it.
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Good sense is the master of human life.
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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 More
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What a grand thing it is to be clever and have common sense.Terence More
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He who does not have common sense at age thirty will never have it.
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Common-sense appears to be only another name for the thoughtlessness of the unthinking. It is made of the prejudices of childhood, the idiosyncrasies of individual character and the opinion of the newspapers.W. Somerset Maugham More
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Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult.W. Somerset Maugham More
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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.Franklin D. Roosevelt More
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Common Sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.Josh Billings More
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Everybody gets so much common information all day long that they lose their common sense.Gertrude Stein More
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Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.Henri-Frédéric Amiel More
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Common sense hides shame.
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Simple solutions seldom are. It takes a very unusual mind to undertake analysis of the obvious.Alfred North Whitehead More
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That rarest gift to Beauty, Common Sense!George Meredith More
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