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Quotes About Common Sense

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Christopher Paolini
“Because you can't argue with all the fools in the world. It's easier to let them have their way, then trick them when they're not paying attention.”
Christopher Paolini

George Carlin
“Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.”
George Carlin

Voltaire
“Common sense is not so common.”
Voltaire, A Pocket Philosophical Dictionary

Oscar Wilde
“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, The Picture of Dorian Gray

J.K. Rowling
“I mean, you could claim that anything's real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody's proved it doesn't exist!”
J.K. Rowling

Ray Bradbury
“Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.”
Ray Bradbury

Henry David Thoreau
“Things do not change; we change.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Thomas A. Edison
“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.”
Thomas A. Edison

Henry Ford
“Don't find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain”
Henry Ford

Isaac Asimov
“It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time. People say 'It's as plain as the nose on your face.' But how much of the nose on your face can you see, unless someone holds a mirror up to you?”
Isaac Asimov, I, Robot

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“Don't be afraid of being scared. To be afraid is a sign of common sense. Only complete idiots are not afraid of anything.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel's Game

H.L. Mencken
“In the present case it is a little inaccurate to say I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible to any public office of trust or profit in the Republic. But I do not repine, for I am a subject of it only by force of arms.”
H.L. Mencken

René Descartes
“Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.”
René Descartes

Thomas Paine
“A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason.”
Thomas Paine, Common Sense

Henry Ford
“It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste”
Henry Ford

Winston Churchill
“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the
inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”
Winston Churchill

Ludwig von Mises
“Many who are self-taught far excel the doctors, masters, and bachelors of the most renowned universities.”
Ludwig von Mises

W.C. Fields
“Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ”
W.C. Fields

Will Rogers
“Common sense ain't common.”
Will Rogers

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

Gavin de Becker
“intuition is always right in at least two important ways;
It is always in response to something.
it always has your best interest at heart”
Gavin de Becker, The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

George Harrison
“If everyone who had a gun just shot themselves, there wouldn't be a problem.”
George Harrison

L.M. Montgomery
“In this life you've got to hope for the best, prepare for the worst and take whatever God sends.”
L.M. Montgomery

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“He who must travel happily must travel light.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

C. JoyBell C.
“I would rather carry around a plastic bag with five thousand Euro inside, than carry around a Louis Vuitton/Gucci/Prada bag with only one hundred Euro inside!”
C. JoyBell C.

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

William Blake
“Better to shun the bait than struggle in the snare.”
William Blake

M.M. Kaye
“Common sense will nearly always stand you in better stead than a slavish adherence to the conventions.”
M.M. Kaye, Shadow of the Moon

Robert G. Ingersoll
“Blasphemy is an epithet bestowed by superstition upon common sense.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. V

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