Quotes: common sense

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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.
  • 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.
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
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    Common sense is genius in homespun.
  • 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.
  • A balanced program for tax reform based upon the common sense idea of lowering taxes out of surplus revenues.
  • 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.
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
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    Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult.
  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
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    Common sense is calculation applied to life.
  • Edgar W. Howe
    Edgar W. Howe
    American journalist and writer 1853-1937
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    Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
  • Victor Hugo
    Victor Hugo
    French writer 1802-1885
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    Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
  • Josh Billings
    Josh Billings
    American humorist 1815-1885
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    Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
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