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All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified.
~ Thomas H. Huxley | ( English biologist. ) | 1825-1895 | Common Sense
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Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult.
~ W. Somerset Maugham | (British novelist and playwright. ) | 1874-1965 | Common Sense
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
Common sense is calculation applied to life.
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Common Sense
quotes Division : Swiss writers   
     
Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Common Sense
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Common sense is genius in homespun.
~ Alfred North Whitehead | ( English mathematician. ) | 1861-1947 | Common Sense
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
~ Victor Hugo | ( French poet, dramatist and novelist. ) | 1802-1885 | Common Sense
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
Common sense is not so common.
~ Voltaire | ( French writer and historian. ) | 1694-1778 | Common Sense
quotes Division : Historians   
     
Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, therefore, in degree, not nature.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton | ( British politician, poet and critic. ) | 1803-1873 | Common Sense
quotes Division : Critics   
     
Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses.
~ Leonardo da Vinci | (Italian painter, sculptor and architect. ) | 1452-1519 | Common Sense
quotes Division : Artists   
     
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
~ Albert Einstein | ( German-Swiss-U.S. scientist. ) | 1879-1955 | Common Sense
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Common sense is the genius of humanity.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe | ( German poet ) | 1749-1832 | Common Sense
quotes Division : German Poets   
     
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
~ Josh Billings | ( American humorist and lecturer. ) | 1815-1885 | Common Sense
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Common Sense
quotes Division : Swiss writers   
     
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 | (British novelist and playwright. ) | 1874-1965 | Common Sense
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
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 | ( Thirty-second President of the USA. ) | 1882-1945 | Common Sense
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
Nothing astonishes people so much as common sense and plain dealing.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Common Sense
quotes Division : American poets   
     
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 | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Common Sense
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if it has common sense on the ground floor.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Common Sense
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Science is nothing, but trained and organized common sense.
~ Thomas H. Huxley | ( English biologist. ) | 1825-1895 | Common Sense
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
Simple solutions seldom are. It takes a very unusual mind to undertake analysis of the obvious.
~ Alfred North Whitehead | ( English mathematician. ) | 1861-1947 | Common Sense
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The best prophet is common sense, our native wit.
~ Euripides | ( Greek tragic poet. ) | BC 480-BC 406 | Common Sense
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.
~ Matthew Arnold | (British poet and cultural critic ) | 1822 - 1888 | Common Sense
quotes Division : Critics   
     
The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.
~ Matthew Arnold | (British poet and cultural critic ) | 1822 - 1888 | Common Sense
quotes Division : Critics   
     
The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
~ Henry Ward Beecher | ( American politician. ) | 1813-1887 | Common Sense
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
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 | (American poet, critic and editor. ) | 1819-1891 | Common Sense
quotes Division : Critics   
     
The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense, which is shared by all that is.
~ Samuel Butler | ( British poet and satirist. ) | 1612-1680 | Common Sense
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
There is nothing a man of good sense dreads in a wife so much as her having more sense than himself.
~ Henry Fielding | ( English novelist and dramatist. ) | 1707-1754 | Common Sense
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
To see what is in front of one's nose requires a constant struggle.
~ George Orwell | ( British novelist, essayist, and critic. ) | 1903-1950 | Common Sense
quotes Division : Critics   
     
What a grand thing it is to be clever and have common sense.
~ Terence | (Playwright of the Roman Republic. ) | 195/185 BC-159 BC | Common Sense
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
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 | ( Politician. President of the United States. ) | 1809-1865 | Common Sense
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
Who is the most sensible person? The one who finds what is to their own advantage in all that happens to them.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe | ( German poet ) | 1749-1832 | Common Sense
quotes Division : German Poets   
     
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 | ( American naturalist ) | 1817-1862 | Common Sense
quotes Division : Naturalists   
     

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