Common Sense

Orlando Espinosa Common SenseCommon sense ain’t common. ~ Will Rogers

Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has. ~ Rene Descartes

The best prophet is common sense, our native wit. ~ Euripides

The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79. ~ Douglas Adams

What a grand thing it is to be cleaver and have common sense. ~ Terence

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are and doing things as they ought to be done. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

To see what is in front of one’s nose requires a constant struggle. ~ George Orwell

If common sense has not the brilliancy of the sun, it has the fixity of the stars. ~Fernan Caballero

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

When unsure how to solve a problem, use your common sense. ~ Catherine Pulsifer

All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified. ~ Thomas Henry Huxley

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

Success is more a function of consistent common sense that it is of genius. ~ An Wang

Common sense is calculation applied to life. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel

It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense. ~ Robert G. Ingersoll

The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the nest. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Common sense is nature’s gift, but reason is an art. ~ James Beattie

Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to. ~ George Seaton

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

Nowdays 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 biggest shortage of all is the shortage of common sense. ~ Unknown

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