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French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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.
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.
Thomas Henry Huxley
English biologist 1825-1895
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.
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-born American political theorist 1906-1975
The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. In this sense, truth, even if it does not prevail in public, possesses an ineradicable primacy over all falsehoods.
British science-fiction writer 1952-
A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
English writer and cleric 1771-1845
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.
Alfred N. Whitehead
English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
Common sense is genius in homespun.
Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.
Henry van Dyke
American Protestant Clergyman and Writer 1852--1933
Individualsm is a fatal poison. But individuality is the salt of common life.
Stephen R. Covey
American educator, author and businessman 1932-2012
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
South Korean politician and diplomat 1944-
Throughout human history, in any great endeavour requiring the common effort of many nations and men and women everywhere, we have learned - it is only through seriousness of purpose and persistence that we ultimately carry the day. We might liken it to riding a bicycle. You stay upright and move forward so long as you keep up the momentum.
Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
American Evangelist 1918-
A keen sense of humor helps us to overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerated the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected, and outlast the unbearable.
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