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Common quotes (33)

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are and doing things as they ought to be done.
Josh Billings   Category: Common

God must love the common man he made so many of them.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Common

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

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

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

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

My hold of the colonies is in the close affection which grows from common names from kindred blood from similar privileges and equal protection. These are ties which though light as air are as strong as links of iron.
Edmund Burke   Category: Common

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

Tis education forms the common mind: Just as the twig is bent the trees inclined.
Alexander Pope   Category: Common

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   Category: Common

Common sense is of all kinds the most uncommon. It implies good judgment sound discretion and true and practical wisdom applied to common life.
Tryon Edwards   Category: Common

The common people of America display a quality of good common sense which is heartening to anyone who believes in the democratic process.
George Gallup   Category: Common

Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.
George Seaton   Category: Common

You see in life lots of people know what to do but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.
Anthony (Tony) Robbins   Category: Common

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.
Joseph Addison   Category: Common

All truth in the long run is only common sense clarified.
Thomas Henry Huxley   Category: Common

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.
Guatama Buddha   Category: Common

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   Category: Common

The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.
Matthew Arnold   Category: Common

Christianity is part of the Common Law of England.
Sir Matthew Hale   Category: Common

Into each life some rain must fall Some days must be dark and dreary.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Category: Common

FRIENDLESS adj. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Common

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

Science is nothing but developed perception interpreted intent common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
George Santayana   Category: Common

That which is common to the greatest number has the least care bestowed upon it.
Aristotle   Category: Common

When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way you will command the world.
Dr. George Washington Carver   Category: Common

Recently in my opinion there has been too much talk about the Common Man. It has been dinned into us that this is the Century of the Common Man. The idea seems to be that the Common Man has come into his own at last. But I have never been able to find out who this is. In fact most Americans will get mad and fight if you try calling them common.... I have never met a father and mother who did not want their children to grow up to be uncommon men and women. May it always be so. For the future of America rests not in mediocrity but in the constant renewal of leadership in every phase of our national life.
Herbert Clark Hoover   Category: Common

Common sense is not so common.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Common

The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed up in these two - commonsense and perseverance.
Owen Feltham   Category: Common

One pound of learning requires ten pounds of common-sense to apply it.
Proverb   Category: Common

Commonsense and good nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult.
William Somerset Maugham   Category: Common

Of all things good sense is the most fairly distributed: everyone thinks he is so well supplied with it that even those who are the hardest to satisfy in every other respect never desire more of it than they already have.
Rene Descartes   Category: Common

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   Category: Common