Quotes: sense

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  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
    Jean Baudrillard
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    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 Gray
    Thomas Gray
    British poet 1716-1771
    Thomas Gray
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    Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
  • Thomas Henry Huxley
    Thomas Henry Huxley
    English biologist 1825-1895
    Thomas Henry Huxley
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    All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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    All women are flirts, but some are restrained by shyness, and others by sense.
  • Hannah Arendt
    Hannah Arendt
    German-born American political theorist 1906-1975
    Hannah Arendt
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    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
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
    Alfred N. Whitehead
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    Common sense is genius in homespun.
  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
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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.
  • Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
  • Billy Graham
    Billy Graham
    American Evangelist 1918-
    Billy Graham
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    A keen sense of humor helps us to overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerated the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected, and outlast the unbearable.
  • Alfred Adler
    Alfred Adler
    Austrian psychiatrist 1870-1937
    Alfred Adler
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    A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.
  • Anthony Hecht
    Anthony Hecht
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    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.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
    Bertrand Russell
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    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.
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
    Samuel Butler
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    Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
  • Harry S. Truman
    Harry S. Truman
    American president 1884-1972
    Harry S. Truman
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    Any man who has had the job I've had and didn't have a sense of humor wouldn't still be here.
  • William E. Rothschild
    William E. Rothschild
    American author 1933-
    William E. Rothschild
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    Anyone without a sense of humor is at the mercy of everyone else.
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