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British poet 1716-1771
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
French writer 1613-1680
All women are flirts, but some are restrained by shyness, and others by sense.
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.
Harry S. Truman
American president 1884-1972
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
British mathematician and philosopher 1861-1947
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.
German - American physicist 1879-1955
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.
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.