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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.
Thomas Henry Huxley
English biologist 1825-1895
All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified.
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.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
French writer 1613-1680
All women are flirts, but some are restrained by shyness, and others by sense.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Austrian psychiatrist 1870-1937
A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.
American poet 1923-2004
A lot of the fun lies in trying to penetrate the mystery; and this is best done by saying over the lines to yourself again and again, till they pass through the stage of sounding like nonsense, and finally return to a full sense that had at first escaped notice.
English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.
English poet 1612-1680
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
Harry S. Truman
American president 1884-1972
Any man who has had the job I've had and didn't have a sense of humor wouldn't still be here.
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