Quotes: common

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  • 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.
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
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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.
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
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    Common sense is genius in homespun.
  • 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.
  • J. Adams
    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.
  • Douglas Adams
    Douglas Adams
    British science-fiction writer 1952-
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    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
  • 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.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    Theologians always try to turn the Bible into a book without common sense.
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
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    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.
  • Edith Warton
    Edith Warton
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    Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.
  • Ben Shapiro
    Ben Shapiro
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    'The Butler' has virtually nothing in common with its source material, the life of White House butler Gene Allen, except for the fact that the main character of the film and Allen were both black butlers in the White House.
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