Sensible Quotes

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Rumi
“Whoever's calm and sensible is insane!”
Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Samuel Butler
“Sensible people get the greater part of their own dying done during their own lifetime”
Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh

Lewis Carroll
“The Red Queen shook her head. "You may call it 'nonsense' if you like," she said, "but I've heard nonsense, compared with which that would be as sensible as a dictionary!”
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

Tiffany Madison
“We sensible often resist intrusive love and its chaos practically, employing measures to prevent the former for fear of the latter. But for all our wit and work, that desperation for control also prevents the pure, transcendental freedom more often delivered by both.”
Tiffany Madison

Barack Obama
“perhaps I possess a certain Midwestern sensibility that I inherited from my mother and her parents, a sensibility that Warren Buffet seems to share: that at a certain point one has enough, that you can derive as much pleasure from a Picasso hanging in a museum as from one that's hanging in your den, that you can get an awfully good meal in a restaurant for less than twenty dollars, and that once your drapes cost more than the average American's yearly salary, then you can afford to pay a bit more in taxes.”
Barack Obama

Prem Jagyasi
“Before committing to a task, it’s sensible to have a clear idea of our competence.”
Dr Prem Jagyasi

“Each one of us is the sum total of every moment that we’ve ever experienced with all the people we’ve ever known.”
Kim Carpenter John Perry, The Vow

“Expired condoms are like nuclear waste: there's nothing sensible you can do with it.”
Andrew Smith

“The world is full of zanies and fools, who don't believe in sensible rules, and won't believe what sensible people say. And because such daft and dewy-eyed dopes keep building up impossible hopes, impossible things are happening every day.”
Rogers Hammerstein's Cinderella

Kate Chopin
“Beside being a respectable woman she was a very sensible one; and she knew there are some battles in life which a human being must fight alone.”
Kate Chopin, A Respectable Woman

Amit Abraham
“Sensible men are all of the same religion. Religious sentiments cannot be stirred up within righteous people of any religion for instigating them to do wrong to their own or fellow brethrens”.”
Dr. Amit Abraham, The Great Game

Amit Kalantri
“If you hesitate before you criticise, complain or quarrel, you are a better communicator.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Laurie R. King
“Suddenly, it occurred to me that my feelings towards the little man were distinctly maternal. Good God, I thought, how utterly revolting, and I turned my mind firmly to the problem at hand.”
Laurie R. King, A Letter of Mary

Tim Winton
“She was like a sheet anchor sometimes, a steadying influence on him, on everyone around her. Made people laugh, that sensible streak in her, but it also made her someone of substance.”
Tim Winton, The Riders

Stewart Stafford
“The trouble with being a rock of sense is that, eventually, you lose the sense and become the rock.”
Stewart Stafford

Zen Cho
“I shall lay the path for you. There is no reason you should run into any trouble, provided you are sensible.” “It sounds perfectly straightforward,” said Sakti, who had never been sensible in her life.”
Zen Cho, The True Queen

“In politics, where everything romantic and sentimental is folly, the converse is usually considered true, and every brutality is thought sound sense”
William Bolitho, Twelve Against the Gods

Jack Vance
“Folk who turn their backs on trouble only get their arses kicked.”
Jack Vance, Araminta Station

“The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit.”
William Temple

Terry Pratchett
“Never enter an arse-kicking contest with a porcupine.”
Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

“That's what a strong woman does. I can't worry about what other people think ALL the time. I can't worry what Erin might do, or even if Danny sees it. That's sensible. I am sensible. IT IS SENSIBLE TO LIKE CANADA and share the fact. I have decided.”
Rae Earl, My Life Uploaded

Ehsan Sehgal
“Sensible and scholarly figures enjoy and praise literary writings; conversely, others focus on the writer's pics, especially when it is a beauty of the female, which mostly prevails knowledge and ability.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Laini Taylor
“Tools?" scoffed Kalisti, "Tools are for people who have nothing better to do than think things through and make sensible plans.”
Laini Taylor, Muse of Nightmares

Lisa Kleypas
“Miss Sophia says she will never love again."
"She'll marry someday," Ross replied cynically. "It is only a matter of time."
"Yes, Miss Sophia will probably marry," Eliza said pragmatically. "What I said was, she will never love again."
He shrugged casually. "If one is to marry, it is best to do it for reasons other than love."
"That is exactly what Miss Sophia says." Eliza took her leave, pausing at the door to add with a bit too much sincerity, "How sensible you both are!" She departed with a chuckle while Ross scowled after her.”
Lisa Kleypas, Lady Sophia's Lover

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“It is impossible for the Bible to be responsible for incredible wisdom without a highly sensible and invisible backing, only the gullible will believe otherwise.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu

L.M. Montgomery
“It must be a great deal better to be sensible; but still, I don't believe I'd really want to be a sensible person, because they are so unromantic.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

“Why do people that ask for “evidence” never ask for rational explanation? What is more reliable? – analytic reason, or the unreliable, fallible, limited, frequently delusional human senses where it is guaranteed that they are showing us only phenomena and never noumena (i.e. things in themselves). You cannot understand reality as a phenomenon, although this is in fact exactly what science tries to do. You can understand reality only as a noumenon – as an intelligible thing in itself – and that’s exactly what ontological mathematics is all about. Anyone that obsesses over phenomenal evidence is an opponent of noumenal truth, which is never subject to phenomenal evidence.”
Thomas Stark, Extra Scientiam Nulla Salus: How Science Undermines Reason

Katherine Rundell
“We are not good, as a human species, at accepting that extraordinary things do sometimes happen.”
Katherine Rundell, Skysteppers: World Book Day 2021

“Man perpetuates his own laws to keep order in a mandatory constant step ahead of the chaos.”
Alistair Akrofi-Mantey

Helen Oyeyemi
“She has a soft spot for houses that look sensible until you get inside.”
Helen Oyeyemi, Gingerbread

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