Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Common Sense - Quotes

Common sense (which, in truth, is very uncommon) is the best sense I know of: abide by it; it will counsel you best. - Philip Dormer Stanhope

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

Common Sense and Education: The more you think you have of one, the less you think you need of the other. - Tom Heehler

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

Common sense is a phrase employed to denote that degree of intelligence, sagacity, and prudence which is common to all men. - William Fleming

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

Common sense is not something rigid and immobile, but is continually transforming itself, enriching itself with scientific ideas and with philosophical opinions which have entered ordinary life. - Antonio Gramsci

Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, therefore, in degree, not nature. - Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

Common sense is seeing things as they are; and doing things as they ought to be. - Harriet Beecher Stowe

Common sense is so just an understanding that it rises almost to a virtue; in truth, it involves virtues and their participation in judgment. For sound sense implies all powers uniting; none too prominent, so as to tyrannize; none too small, so as to be overborne. - James Vila Blake

Common sense is the best distributed thing in the world, for everyone thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have. - René Descartes

Common sense may be compared to a young plant: it needs careful training and perpetual airing, to keep it in good health and cause it to blossom and bear fruit. - Mrs. S. Wesley

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