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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.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
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.
All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified.
Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.
The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.
German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
Civil servants and priests, soldiers and ballet-dancers, schoolmasters and police constables, Greek museums and Gothic steeples, civil list and services list - the common seed within which all these fabulous beings slumber in embryo is taxation.
American statesman 1809-1865
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Alfred North Whitehead
British mathematician and philosopher 1861-1947
Common sense is genius in homespun.
Henry van Dyke
American Protestant Clergyman and Writer 1852--1933
Individualsm is a fatal poison. But individuality is the salt of common life.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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.