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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx
    German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
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    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.

  • 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 van Dyke
    Henry van Dyke
    American Protestant Clergyman and Writer 1852--1933
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    Individualsm is a fatal poison. But individuality is the salt of common life.

  • 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.

  • The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.

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