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Thomas Henry Huxley
English biologist 1825-1895
All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified.
The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
American politician 1954-
Common sense solutions to lowering your gasoline bills can go far. Carpooling, taking fewer or shorter road trips, and ensuring that your tires are fully inflated can all help stop the pinch at the pump.
Henry Louis Mencken
American journalist and critic 1880-1956
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what They want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
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.
The common people of America display a quality of good common sense which is heartening to anyone who believes in the democratic process.
American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
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.
The mug is a tool. My ace in the hole. To have looks is the bonus on top of what motivates me to be an actor. Not to realize they're an asset would be counterproductive to the cause; they serve the common good.
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