Quotes: sense

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  • Thomas Gray
    Thomas Gray
    British poet 1716-1771
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    Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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    Contact with men who wield power and authority still leaves an intangible sense of repulsion. It's very like being in close proximity to fecal matter, the fecal embodiment of something unmentionable, and you wonder what it is made of and when it acquired its historically sacred character.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    All women are flirts, but some are restrained by shyness, and others by sense.
  • Thomas Henry Huxley
    Thomas Henry Huxley
    English biologist 1825-1895
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    All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified.
  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
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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.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.
  • Harry S. Truman
    Harry S. Truman
    American president 1884-1972
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    Any man who has had the job I've had and didn't have a sense of humor wouldn't still be here.
  • Children seldom have a proper sense of their own tragedy, discounting and keeping hidden the true horrors of their short lives, humbly imagining real calamity to be some prestigious drama of the grown-up world.
  • Alfred North Whitehead
    Alfred North Whitehead
    British mathematician and philosopher 1861-1947
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    Common sense is genius in homespun.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    Considered logically this concept is not identical with the totality of sense impressions referred to; but it is an arbitrary creation of the human (or animal) mind.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts ;in a uniform manner.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    I have somewhere met with the epitaph on a charitable man which has pleased me very much. I cannot recollect the words, but here is the sense of it: ''What I spent I lost; what I possessed is left to others; what I gave away remains with me.''
  • 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.
  • Walter Lippmann
    Walter Lippmann
    American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
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    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.
  • Edward Hoagland
    Edward Hoagland
    American Novelist, Essayist 1932-
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    The question of whether it's God's green earth is not at center stage, except in the sense that if so, one is reminded with some regularity that He may be dying.
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