Quotes: common

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  • Sydney Smith
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    All this class of pleasures inspires me with the same nausea as I feel at the sight of rich plum-cake or sweetmeats; I prefer the driest bread of common life.

  • All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified.

  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.

  • J. Adams
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    The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.

  • Alfred North Whitehead
    Alfred North Whitehead
    British mathematician and philosopher 1861-1947
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    Common sense is genius in homespun.

  • Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.

  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    If one advances confidently in the directions of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

  • Edith Warton
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    Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.

  • Saki
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    'The man is a common murderer'.
    'A common murderer, possible, but a very uncommon cook'.

  • Ben Jonson
    Ben Jonson
    British Dramatist, Poet 1573-1637
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    'Tis the common disease of all your musicians that they know no mean, to be entreated, either to begin or end.

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