Quotes: common

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  • Saki
    Saki
    British writer, pen name of Hugh Munro 1870-1916
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    'The man is a common murderer'.
    'A common murderer, possible, but a very uncommon cook'.
  • Ben Jonson
    Ben Jonson
    British Dramatist, Poet 1573-1637
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    'Tis the common disease of all your musicians that they know no mean, to be entreated, either to begin or end.
  • A balanced program for tax reform based upon the common sense idea of lowering taxes out of surplus revenues.
  • Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
    Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
    French politician anarchist, economist and sociologist 1809-1865
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    A common danger tends to concord. Communism is the exploitation of the strong by the weak. In Communism, inequality comes from placing mediocrity on a level with excellence.
  • Blanche Lincoln
    Blanche Lincoln
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    A common misconception is that the costs of health care are cheaper in rural America, when in fact the reality is that they are more expensive and more difficult to access.
  • Douglas Adams
    Douglas Adams
    British science-fiction writer 1952-
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    A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
    Source: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2012) 690
  • Walter Bagehot
    Walter Bagehot
    English economist 1826-1877
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    A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinions and uncommon abilities.
  • Anne Northup
    Anne Northup
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    A large family and Democrats have a lot in common: teenagers and Democrats are always happy spending other people's money.
  • A liberty subject to law and subordinate to the common welfare.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
  • Barbara Jordan
    Barbara Jordan
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    A nation is formed by the willingness of each of us to share in the responsibility for upholding the common good.
    Source: Speaking the truth with eloquent thunder
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
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    A sub-clerk in the post-office is the equal of a conqueror if consciousness is common to them.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    A toddling little girl is a center of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.
  • Robert M. Hutchins
    Robert M. Hutchins
    American educational philosopher 1899-1977
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    A world community can exist only with world communication, which means something more than extensive short-wave facilities scattered ;about the globe. It means common understanding, a common tradition, common ideas, and common ideals.
  • Miguel de Cervantes
    Miguel de Cervantes
    Spanish writer 1547-1616
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    Absence, that common cure of love.