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120+ Common Sense Quotes

A sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts is simply common sense. Common sense is not common. Common sense makes the knowledge you have applicable. Common sense is the most wanted virtue for a man. This is a collection of 120+ Common Sense quotes.


1. Common sense is not so common. Voltaire
2. The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense. Thomas A. Edison
3. Racism is beyond common sense and has no place in our society. Morrissey
4. Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. Gertrude Stein
5. Common sense would suggest that having ability, like being smart, inspires confidence. It does, but only while the going is easy. The deciding factor in life is how you handle setbacks and challenges. People with a growth mindset welcome setbacks with open arms. Travis Bradberry
6. I read, I study, I examine, I listen, I think, and out of all that I try to form an idea into which I put as much common sense as I can. Marquis de Lafayette
7. There is nothing more uncommon than common sense. Frank Lloyd Wright
8. Every problem can be solved as long as they use common sense and apply the right research and techniques. Daymond John
9. Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes. Ralph Waldo Emerson
10. Philosophy is common sense with big words. James Madison
11. A good attitude is really important. And a sense of optimism, someone who has ideas and isn't afraid to pitch them no matter what level she is. Someone who is proactive. Someone with efficiency and common sense. They don't always go hand-in-hand, common sense and, well, everything else. Eva Chen
12. Success is not a matter of mastering subtle, sophisticated theory but rather of embracing common sense with uncommon levels of discipline and persistence. Patrick Lencioni
13. Common sense tells us that the things of the earth exist only a little, and that true reality is only in dreams. Charles Baudelaire
14. Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants. William Osler
15. 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
16. The best part of being blonde is forgivable momentary lapses of common sense. Caity Lotz
17. I am confident that, in the end, common sense and justice will prevail. I'm an optimist, brought up on the belief that if you wait to the end of the story, you get to see the good people live happily ever after. Cat Stevens
18. Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense. Ralph Waldo Emerson
19. Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has. Rene Descartes
20. Today different ethnic groups and different nations come together due to common sense. Dalai Lama
21. Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic. Thomas Huxley
22. Extreme heroism springs from something that no scientific theory can fully explain; it's an illogical impulse that flies in the face of biology, psychology, actuarial statistics, and basic common sense. Christopher McDougall
23. My greatest strength is common sense. I'm really a standard brand - like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate. Katharine Hepburn
24. Let's not be afraid to speak the common sense truth: you can't have high standards without good discipline. William Hague
25. My view on issues is based on common sense, and my experience as a mother of four children, as a sole parent, and as a businesswoman running a fish and chip shop. Pauline Hanson
26. With age comes common sense and wisdom. Nas
27. Editing is simply the application of the common sense of any good reader. That's why, to be an editor, you have to be a reader. It's the number one qualification. Robert Gottlieb
28. Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
29. Common sense is the genius of humanity. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
30. Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done. Josh Billings
31. Young love is wild and outrageous, laughing at moderation and blinding us to common sense. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
32. 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
33. My biggest skill is common sense. I understand life. Jurgen Klopp
34. I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense. H. L. Mencken
35. We have too many intellectuals who are afraid to use the pistol of common sense. Samuel Fuller
36. A person of any mental quality has ideas of his own. This is common sense. Franz Liszt
37. Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground-floor. But if a man hasn't got plenty of good common sense, the more science he has, the worse for his patient. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
38. The problem is that agencies sometimes lose sight of common sense as they create regulations. Fred Thompson
39. It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. H. L. Mencken
40. The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness. Vladimir Nabokov
41. Common sense often makes good law. William O. Douglas
42. Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses. Leonardo da Vinci
43. Many sophisticated, intelligent people lack wisdom and common sense. Joyce Meyer
44. Everyone gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. Gertrude Stein
45. Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. Clive James
46. Common sense is the primary difference of a man and an animal.
47. Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense. Josh Billings
48. Historical methodology, as I see it, is a product of common sense applied to circumstances. Samuel E. Morison
49. Common sense is very uncommon. Horace Greeley
50. Common sense is calculation applied to life. Henri Frederic Amiel
51. If you have an ounce of common sense and one good friend you don't need an analyst. Joan Crawford
52. What is common sense isn't common practice. Stephen Covey
53. Common sense, in so far as it exists, is all for the bourgeoisie. Nonsense is the privilege of the aristocracy. The worries of the world are for the common people. George Jean Nathan
54. It ought to be self-evident common sense that service is important to sales. But it's not. Stanley Marcus
55. As liberty and intelligence have increased the people have more and more revolted against the theological dogmas that contradict common sense and wound the tenderest sensibilities of the soul. Catharine Beecher
56. It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense. Robert Green Ingersoll
57. Romantics consider common sense vulgar. Mason Cooley
58. Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense. Helen Rowland
59. The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next. Matthew Arnold
60. What a grand thing it is to be clever and have common sense. Terence
61. Common sense is often underrated. Ashlan Gorse Cousteau
62. Common sense as well as common values all lead us. Our future depends upon it and our present is going to be vastly better when we get back to these basics. Joan Blades
63. Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense. Baron d'Holbach
64. Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue. It's a spiritual dissipation. Margaret Deland
65. Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing. Ralph Waldo Emerson
66. Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education. Victor Hugo
67. The rules of evidence in the main are based on experience, logic, and common sense, less hampered by history than some parts of the substantive law. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
68. Philosophy likes to keen common sense on the run. Mason Cooley
69. Do not be bullied out of your common sense by the specialist; two to one, he is a pedant. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
70. Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life. Henri Frederic Amiel
71. I think that carrying on a life that is meant to be private in public is a breach of taste, common sense, and mental hygiene. Myrna Loy
72. Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius. An Wang
73. And I know that the younger generation is doing things that are so ingenious. And for them it's not a matter of a political belief or an environmental stance. It's really just common sense. Daryl Hannah
74. And I know that the younger generation is doing things that are so ingenious. And for them it's not a matter of a political belief or an environmental stance. It's really just common sense. Daryl Hannah
75. Poetry is a mixture of common sense, which not all have, with an uncommon sense, which very few have. John Masefield
76. I tend to go for women with common sense. Being down to earth stands out more than looks. Seann William Scott
77. Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to. George Seaton
78. Science, as opposed to technology, does violence to common sense. Richard Dawkins
79. I think people got more common sense than people give 'em credit for. Charles Barkley
80. The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next. Henry Ward Beecher
81. There is no common sense in going to the field to fight and leaving a man at home to undo all that you accomplish. Robert Green Ingersoll
82. Let us beware of common folk, of common sense, of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious. Charles Baudelaire
83. All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified. Thomas Huxley
84. Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius. Josh Billings
85. Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact. Thomas Huxley
86. Situationism is a ludicrous proposition. It's ill-formed and it's perfectly French. That Gallic disposition towards common sense. L'Anarchie! John Lydon
87. Science is nothing, but trained and organized common sense. Thomas Huxley
88. Have common sense and stick to the point. W. Somerset Maugham
89. Common sense is genius in homespun. Alfred North Whitehead
90. Academic and aristocratic people live in such an uncommon atmosphere that common sense can rarely reach them. Samuel Butler
91. Just like navigating in the open sea, triangulating the information you collect from media with your doctor's advice and some common sense will help map a sound path to safety. Dean Ornish
92. Everybody certainly has the right to defend themselves. That's not to say that they should defy common sense by avoiding or diffusing confrontation. And that's very, very important. Steven Seagal
93. Common sense suggests that if no one ever judged other people, there would be no real human community. Lewis B. Smedes
94. If we all say the same thing, then I think the government has to listen. But because no one is saying it, I become singled out, even though what I'm saying is common sense. It's very essential values that we all have to protect. But in Chinese society, people are giving up on protecting these values. Ai Weiwei
95. If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is. Sam Rayburn
96. I'm a real common sense guy who caught a lot of good breaks and who has been very, very fortunate. Vince McMahon
97. This is a bipartisan effort. This is just good common sense. This is where the public wants us to go. They want us to not be so dependent on foreign oil. Sam Brownback
98. Common sense says that if something possessed the ability to create itself from nothing, then that something wasn't nothing, it was something - a very intelligent creative power of some sort. Ray Comfort
99. You have to have the common sense. Ivana Trump
100. Doing difficult things like passing marriage equality, passing the Dream Act, doing common sense things that allow new American immigrants to fully participate, pay their taxes, play by the rules and take care of their families. That's the inclusive America that I believe all of us want to move to. Martin O'Malley
101. Stop turning to fad diets and use common sense. Jillian Michaels
102. I believe in the Constitution - and I believe in common sense. Taylor Sheridan
103. Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone. E. W. Howe
104. Radical common sense is the wisdom gleaned from the past that recognizes the perishable opportunities of the moment. It is the willingness to admit error and the refusal to be deterred by failure. Marilyn Ferguson
105. The problem is that many times people suspend their common sense because they get drowned in business models and Harvard business school teachings. Mo Ibrahim
106. Common sense to one person might be something different to another. Taya Kyle
107. If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and common sense continual. Robertson Davies
108. I think that we must find some way to get more common sense, more rationality, in our decisions and less emotion. David Packard
109. I like common sense, to try and be the voice of reason at work. Sean Hayes
110. Every one of you is a super genius if you just focus your common sense. Eliyahu Goldratt
111. Common sense tells us that we should focus our resources to benefit children, teachers and taxpayers by keeping dollars in the classroom. Bob Beauprez
112. Why is it that common sense is seldom common practice? Eliyahu Goldratt
113. My number 1 priority is common sense, because we don't see a lot of that in the state capitol. Kyrsten Sinema
114. My greatest surprise was that so much of what we think is common sense is just prejudice, and so much of what we think is scientific fact is about as scientific as the idea that the sun revolves around the earth. Amy Bloom
115. There needs to be fiscal common sense. Chuck Fleischmann
116. Science, literature, and common sense tell us that the self is a fickle thing, subject to revision in real time, and that the chasm that exists between any two people exists inside each and every one of us. Jesse Kellerman
117. The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense. Dean Inge
118. Conscience that isn't hitched up to common sense is a mighty dangerous thing. Margaret Deland
119. Common sense is calculation applied to life. Henri Fr_d_ric Amiel
120. Common sense is an instinct given to man and enough of it is genius. Smartness is measured by the level of common sense one has, not by how much educated or knowledgeable he is.
121. Common sense hides shame. Gaelic Proverb
122. It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense. Robert Green
123. The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next. Henry Ward Beecher
124. 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
125. Common sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses. Leonardo da Vinci
126. Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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