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Common Sense Quotes, Quotations and Sayings

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Albert Einstein

Common sense is what tells us the Earth is flat and the Sun goes around it.
Anon.

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
C. E. Stowe

Do not be bullied out of your common sense by the specialist; two to one, he is a pedant.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

However, one cannot put a quart in a pint cup.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
Henry Ward Beecher

Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
Josh Billings

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.
George Bernard Shaw

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional and common sense continual.
Robertson Davies

It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.
Robert Green Ingersoll

He’s a man of great common sense and good taste, meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
George Bernard Shaw

Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses.
Leonardo da Vinci

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact.
Thomas Henry Huxley

Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
Gertrude Stein

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man’s upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.
Victor Hugo

Common sense is very uncommon.
Horace Greeley

Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.
Ed Howe

School days are the unhappiest in the whole span if human existence. They are full of dull, unintelligible tasks, new and unpleasant ordinances, with brutal violations of common sense and common decency.
Henry Louis Mencken

Common sense is merely the deposit of prejudice laid down in the human mind before the age of 18.
Albert Einstein

I don’t know why it is that the religious never ascribe common sense to God.
William Somerset Maugham

Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
H. W. Shaw

I can never fear that things will go far wrong where common sense has fair play.
Thomas Jefferson

The best prophet is common sense, our native wit.
Euripides

I do not believe that any political campaign justifies the declaration of a moratorium on ordinary common sense.
Dwight David Eisenhower

A handful of common sense is worth a bushel of learning.
Proverb

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

If the obstacles of bigotry and priestcraft can be surmounted, we may hope that common sense will suffice to do everything else.
Thomas Jefferson

Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense.
Voltaire

One pound of learning requires ten pounds of common sense to apply it.
Persian Proverb

He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them.
Charles Kingsley

The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.
Thomas Alva Edison

The two World Wars came in part, like much modern literature and art, because men, whose nature is to tire of everything in turn, … tired of common sense and civilization.
F. L. Lucas

I always try to believe the best of everybody — it saves so much trouble.
Rudyard Kipling

Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.
Rene Descartes

Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult.
W. Somerset Maugham

Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.
Descartes

You can’t legislate intelligence and common sense into people.
Will Rogers

Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
An Wang

Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.
Oscar Wilde

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
William James

The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
Henry Ward Beecher

Seek advice but use your own common sense.
Yiddish Proverb

In any war, the first casualty is common sense, and the second is free and open discussion.
James Reston

Common sense ain’t common.
Will Rogers

One Comment

  1. Dylan Streeter says:

    When a man goes looking for trouble it often finds him first

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