Common Sense Quotes

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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

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Literary Remains, Vol. 1

“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

“Top 15 Things Money Can’t Buy
Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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

Shannon L. Alder
“The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie.”
Shannon L. Alder

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

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

Stuart Chase
“Common sense is what tells us the earth is flat.”
Stuart Chase, Language in Thought and Action

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

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

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.”
Rene Descartes

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

Winston S. 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

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

Vladimir Nabokov
“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

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

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

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

Michael Bassey Johnson
“I don't fancy colors of the face, I'm always attracted to colors of the brain.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

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

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

Robert A. Heinlein
“Sense is never common.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

“Yelling doesn't get your point across, it only makes it louder.”
Grant Hill

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