Quotes and Sayings about Common sense



"Common sense is calculation applied to life."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Life, Common sense)

"Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Experience, Life, Common sense, Measure)

"The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Age, Common sense)

"Let us beware of common folk, of common sense, of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Inspiration, Common sense, Folk, Obvious, Sentiment)

"Common sense tells us that the things of the earth exist only a little, and that true reality is only in dreams."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Dreams, Common sense, Earth, Reality)

"The American people expect more from Congress. They expect fiscal responsibility and common sense. They expect us to return to the pay-as-you-go budget rules that we had enacted in the past that helped us establish a surplus, however briefly."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: People, American, Common sense, Congress, Past, Responsibility, Rules)

"Common sense tells us that we should focus our resources to benefit children, teachers and taxpayers by keeping dollars in the classroom."
- Bob Beauprez
(Related: Children, Classroom, Common sense, Focus, Teachers)

"As liberty and intelligence have increased the people have more and more revolted against the theological dogmas that contradict common sense and wound the tenderest sensibilities of the soul."
- Catharine Beecher
(Related: Intelligence, Soul, People, Common sense, Liberty)

"The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Common sense, Philosophy)

"The same principles which at first view lead to skepticism, pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense."
- George Berkeley
(Related: Men, Common sense, First, Principles, Skepticism)

"Friendless. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Truth, Common sense, Favors, Fortune)

"Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Common sense)

"Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Genius, Common sense, Instinct)

"Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Genius, Common sense)

"Common sense as well as common values all lead us. Our future depends upon it and our present is going to be vastly better when we get back to these basics."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Values, Common sense, Future, Present)

"The House passage of our bill is a victory for this country! Common sense wins out. I'm just so thrilled and excited. The sale of guns must stop. Halfway measures are not enough."
- Sarah Brady
(Related: Victory, Common sense)

"People just want to hear some common sense... and I bring to bear the experience in local government and state government and national government - I was the first woman in history on the Senate Finance Committee - not to mention the diplomatic international experience."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Experience, Finance, Government, History, People, Committee, Common sense, First, Senate, State, Want, Woman)

"Common sense says that chairs and tables exist independently of whether anyone happens to perceive them or not."
- Charles D. Broad
(Related: Common sense)

"My success was not based so much on any great intelligence but on great common sense."
- Helen Gurley Brown
(Related: Intelligence, Success, Common sense)

"Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence."
- Norman O. Brown
(Related: Poetry, Common sense, Freedom, Rules, Speech, Violence, Words)

"In its famous paradox, the equation of money and excrement, psychoanalysis becomes the first science to state what common sense and the poets have long known - that the essence of money is in its absolute worthlessness."
- Norman O. Brown
(Related: Money, Science, Common sense, Famous, First, Paradox, Poets, Psychoanalysis, State)

"This is a bipartisan effort. This is just good common sense. This is where the public wants us to go. They want us to not be so dependent on foreign oil."
- Sam Brownback
(Related: Common sense, Effort, Oil, Public, Want)

"The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent, experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it, if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something."
- Anthony Burgess
(Related: Mistake, Common sense, Country, Needs, Temper)

"Academic and aristocratic people live in such an uncommon atmosphere that common sense can rarely reach them."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: People, Common sense)

"The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense, which is shared by all that is."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Common sense, Voice)

"The fact is that my wife if she had common sense would have more power over me than any other whatsoever, for my heart always alights upon the nearest perch."
- George Byron
(Related: Power, Wife, Heart, Common sense, Fact)

"I'm not a professional politician. I'm a professional problem solver, and I believe we should cut the salaries of senators and congressmen 10 percent until they balance the budget. I call that conservative common sense."
- Herman Cain
(Related: Balance, Common sense, Conservative, Senators)

"I believe that Canadians have the common sense to see that a better future cannot be built on fragmentation."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Common sense, Future)

"Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense."
- Julian Casablancas
(Related: Wisdom, Common sense, Vanity)

"If people use common sense and their own guiding moral compass, I think they'll generally stay out of trouble."
- Steve Chabot
(Related: People, Common sense, Trouble)

"I'm opposed to censorship of any kind, especially by government. But it's plain common sense that producers should target their product with some kind of sensitivity."
- Lee Child
(Related: Government, Censorship, Common sense, Sensitivity)

"To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams."
- Giorgio de Chirico
(Related: Art, Dreams, Work, Childhood, Common sense, Logic, Visions, Will)

"We may always depend on it that algebra, which cannot be translated into good English and sound common sense, is bad algebra."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Common sense, English, May, Sound)

"The new rage is to say that the government is the cause of all our problems, and if only we had no government, we'd have no problems. I can tell you, that contradicts evidence, history, and common sense."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Government, History, Cause, Common sense, Problems)

"Republicans should simply focus on first principles and give the American people what they want - an honest party dedicated to common sense, fiscal responsibility and limited government. If we govern to save the country, we'll do well as a party."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Government, People, American, Common sense, Country, First, Focus, Party, Principles, Republicans, Responsibility, Want)

"Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Wisdom, Common sense, World)

"Common sense is perhaps the most equally divided, but surely the most underemployed, talent in the world."
- Christiane Collage
(Related: Talent, Common sense, World)

"Romantics consider common sense vulgar."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Common sense)

"Philosophy likes to keen common sense on the run."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Common sense, Philosophy)

"I have seen that the American Dream is a reality - and I would love to feel the British Dream is also a reality. To enable that, we have to bring back some common sense and encourage family values, a proper sense of justice and make people believe they have a decent chance to build a business or career for themselves. I see this moment as a fantastic opportunity to restore this, because I believe Britain Has Talent."
- Simon Cowell
(Related: Business, Family, Love, Talent, People, Dream, Opportunity, Values, American, Career, Chance, Common sense, Justice, Reality)

"If you have an ounce of common sense and one good friend you don't need an analyst."
- Joan Crawford
(Related: Friend, Common sense)

"If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and common sense continual."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Love, Common sense, Passion)

"Conscience that isn't hitched up to common sense is a mighty dangerous thing."
- Margaret Deland
(Related: Common sense, Conscience)

"Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue. It's a spiritual dissipation."
- Margaret Deland
(Related: Virtue, Common sense, Self, Spiritual)

"Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Needs, Nothing)

"Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one 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."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Habit, Common sense, World)

"Our best theories are not only truer than common sense, they make more sense than common sense."
- David Deutsch
(Related: Common sense, Theories)

"Common sense often makes good law."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Common sense, Law)

"Don't leave hold of your common sense. Think about what you're doing and how the technology can enhance it. Don't think about technology first."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Technology, Common sense, First)

"The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Work, Common sense, Hard work, Worth)

"Common sense invents and constructs no less than its own field than science does in its domain. It is, however, in the nature of common sense not to be aware of this situation."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Nature, Science, Common sense)

"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Age, Common sense)

"Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Society, Common sense, Example)

"Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Men, Common sense, Nothing)

"Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Genius, Clothes, Common sense)

"We have too many intellectuals who are afraid to use the pistol of common sense."
- Samuel Fuller
(Related: Common sense, Intellectuals)

"Common sense is the genius of humanity."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Genius, Common sense, Humanity)

"We must return optimism to our parenting. To focus on the joys, not the hassles; the love, not the disappointments; the common sense, not the complexities."
- Fred G. Gosman
(Related: Love, Parenting, Optimism, Common sense, Disappointments, Focus)

"Common sense is very uncommon."
- Horace Greeley
(Related: Common sense)

"Experience join'd with common sense, To mortals is a providence."
- Matthew Green
(Related: Experience, Common sense, Providence)

"What man or woman of common sense now doubts the intellectual capacity of colored people? Who does not know, that with all our efforts as a nation to crush and annihilate the mind of this portion of our race, we have never yet been able to do it."
- Angelina Grimke
(Related: People, Common sense, Man, Mind, Nation, Now, Race, Woman)

"And I know that the younger generation is doing things that are so ingenious. And for them it's not a matter of a political belief or an environmental stance. It's really just common sense."
- Daryl Hannah
(Related: Environmental, Belief, Common sense)

"My view on issues is based on common sense, and my experience as a mother of four children, as a sole parent, and as a businesswoman running a fish and chip shop."
- Pauline Hanson
(Related: Experience, Mother, Children, Common sense, Fish, Running)

"Common sense steps in here and says: Separate the parts you want to be mobile from the parts you want to be inert. You have seen the result, and I know many have the skill to apply it."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Common sense, Result, Skill, Want)

"My greatest strength is common sense. I'm really a standard brand - like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Strength, Common sense)

"Common sense varies among the young, as among the old."
- John Edward Christopher Hill
(Related: Common sense, Old)

"Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Science, Common sense, First, Man)

"Do not be bullied out of your common sense by the specialist; two to one, he is a pedant."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Common sense)

"Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Enthusiasm, Common sense)

"Taste is the common sense of genius."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Genius, Common sense, Taste)

"Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Education, Common sense, Result)

"Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Science, Common sense, Logic, Observation)

"Science is nothing, but trained and organized common sense."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Science, Common sense, Nothing)

"Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Science, Common sense, Fact, Theory, Ugly)

"All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Truth, Common sense)

"The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Wisdom, Common sense)

"It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Education, Common sense)

"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
(Related: Humor, Common sense, Dancing)

"Tonight was a great opportunity to take on the political status quo that has given us trillion dollar deficits and put millions out of work. Our objective was to inject some common sense into the conversation among Republicans at a time when business-as-usual simply won't work."
- Gary Johnson
(Related: Time, Work, Business, Opportunity, Common sense, Conversation, Republicans)

"Let us heed the voice of the people and recognize their common sense. If we do not, we not only blaspheme our political heritage, we ignore the common ties that bind all Americans."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: People, Americans, Common sense, Voice)

"Common sense and history tell you that rewarding illegal behavior will only encourage more of it."
- Ric Keller
(Related: History, Behavior, Common sense, Will)

"Am I a criminal? The world knows I'm not a criminal. What are they trying to put me in jail for? You've lost common sense in this society because of religious fanaticism and dogma."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Society, Common sense, Fanaticism, Religious, Trying, World)

"I see the great continuities in New Zealand history as being decency and common sense and up until now when we've confronted these things we've been able to talk them through, and I'm sure we will with this issue as well."
- Michael King
(Related: History, Being, Common sense, Decency, Now, Talk, Will)

"The left has come to regard common sense - the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community - as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Wisdom, Progress, Common sense, Community)

"The left no longer stands for common sense, as it did in the days of Tom Paine."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Common sense)

"The left has lost touch with popular opinion, thereby making it possible for the right to present itself as the party of common sense."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Common sense, Opinion, Party, Popular, Present, Right)

"Common sense is in medicine the master workman."
- Peter Latham
(Related: Common sense, Medicine)

"Common sense should tell us that there is no reason for civilians to have access to easily concealable handguns with the capability to shoot through body armor."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Body, Common sense, Reason)

"The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Leader, Genius, Common sense, Grace)

"A person of any mental quality has ideas of his own. This is common sense."
- Franz Liszt
(Related: Quality, Ideas, Common sense)

"I think anybody would have to be with out common sense to think there weren't aliens. There are billions of planets, and I am convinced Earth is not the only one that's inhabited. It would be quite an ego trip to think that. I think about it all the time."
- Sabrina Lloyd
(Related: Time, Common sense, Earth, Ego)

"I think that carrying on a life that is meant to be private in public is a breach of taste, common sense, and mental hygiene."
- Myrna Loy
(Related: Life, Common sense, Hygiene, Public, Taste)

"The two World Wars came in part, like much modern literature and art, because men, whose nature is to tire of everything in turn... tired of common sense and civilization."
- F. L. Lucas
(Related: Nature, Art, Men, Civilization, Common sense, Literature, World)

"Philosophy is common sense with big words."
- James Madison
(Related: Common sense, Philosophy, Words)

"Poetry is a mixture of common sense, which not all have, with an uncommon sense, which very few have."
- John Masefield
(Related: Poetry, Common sense)

"Have common sense and stick to the point."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Common sense)

"It defies common sense that stores are fined for selling toy guns to children, but someone who isn't even allowed to board an airplane in this country can purchase as many real guns he wants with no questions asked."
- Carolyn McCarthy
(Related: Selling, Children, Common sense, Country, Questions)

"I'm a real common sense guy who caught a lot of good breaks and who has been very, very fortunate."
- Vince McMahon
(Related: Common sense)

"A balanced program for tax reform based upon the common sense idea of lowering taxes out of surplus revenues."
- Andrew Mellon
(Related: Idea, Common sense, Tax, Reform, Taxes)

"It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Honesty, Common sense, Decency, Hate, Office, Public)

"I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Sports, Common sense, Hate)

"Historical methodology, as I see it, is a product of common sense applied to circumstances."
- Samuel E. Morison
(Related: Circumstances, Common sense)

"No brilliance is needed in the law. Nothing but common sense, and relatively clean finger nails."
- John Mortimer
(Related: Common sense, Law, Nothing)

"I personally believe that those who are leaders with political power over the world will be forced some day, sooner or later, to give way to common sense and the will of the people."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: Power, People, Common sense, Day, Leaders, Will, World)

"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
(Related: Common sense, Darkness, Existence, Light)

"Common sense, in so far as it exists, is all for the bourgeoisie. Nonsense is the privilege of the aristocracy. The worries of the world are for the common people."
- George Jean Nathan
(Related: People, Aristocracy, Common sense, Nonsense, Privilege, World)

"At a time when we are dealing with unpredictable suppliers of energy abroad and higher gas costs at home, the decision to increase domestic energy exploration is integral to a balanced, common sense energy policy."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Time, Home, Policy, Decision, Common sense, Energy, Exploration)

"Common sense solutions to lowering your gasoline bills can go far. Carpooling, taking fewer or shorter road trips, and ensuring that your tires are fully inflated can all help stop the pinch at the pump."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Common sense, Help, Road)

"Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants."
- William Osler
(Related: Common sense, Water)

"Common sense tells us that the government's attempts to solve large problems more often create new ones. Common sense also tells us that a top-down, one-size-fits-all plan will not improve the workings of a nationwide health-care system that accounts for one-sixth of our economy."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Government, Health, Common sense, Economy, Problems, Will)

"We have drained common sense out of our politics. The more we focus on tactics and games, the more good people check out and give up."
- Deval Patrick
(Related: Politics, People, Common sense, Focus, Games)

"A great deal has been said about my commitment not to raise taxes. It's a core value - it's common sense - it's important to keeping and growing jobs - and it's mainstream!"
- Timothy Pawlenty
(Related: Commitment, Common sense, Jobs, Taxes, Value)

"Requiring valid, photographic identification is a common sense step to ensure voter integrity and sound elections."
- Sonny Perdue
(Related: Common sense, Elections, Integrity, Sound)

"Most of man's problems upon this planet, in the long history of the race, have been met and solved either partially or as a whole by experiment based on common sense and carried out with courage."
- Frances Perkins
(Related: History, Courage, Common sense, Man, Problems, Race)

"There can be no compromise with war; it cannot be reformed or controlled; cannot be disciplined into decency or codified into common sense."
- Jeanette Rankin
(Related: War, Common sense, Compromise, Decency)

"I have confidence in people's basic common sense."
- Dixie Lee Ray
(Related: People, Common sense, Confidence)

"If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is."
- Sam Rayburn
(Related: Common sense, Man)

"But when, in the first setting out, he takes it for granted without proof, that distinctions found in the structure of all languages, have no foundation in nature; this surely is too fastidious a way of treating the common sense of mankind."
- Thomas Reid
(Related: Nature, Common sense, First, Mankind, Proof)

"In any war, the first casualty is common sense, and the second is free and open discussion."
- James Reston
(Related: War, Common sense, First, Open)

"It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Common sense)

"Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Imagination, Love, Common sense)

"Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited."
- George Santayana
(Related: Common sense, Nonsense)

"Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to."
- George Seaton
(Related: Faith, Common sense)

"We must do everything in our power to keep families together, and to use common sense in our immigration laws. Children deserve better than to lose a parent because of an inflexible law."
- Jose Serrano
(Related: Power, Children, Common sense, Law, Laws)

"A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Courage, Common sense, Man, Meaning, Originality, Taste)

"He's a man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Courage, Common sense, Man, Meaning, Originality, Taste)

"Writing, I'm convinced, should be a subversive activity - frowned on by the authorities - and not one cooed over and praised beyond common sense by some teacher."
- Dan Simmons
(Related: Common sense, Writing)

"But if it not be true, the myth itself requires to be explained, and every principle of philosophy and common sense demand that the explanation be sought, not in arbitrary allegorical categories, but in the actual facts of ritual or religious custom to which the myth attaches."
- William Robertson Smith
(Related: Common sense, Custom, Facts, Myth, Philosophy, Religious, Ritual)

"Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Common sense, Day, Information)

"Everyone gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Common sense, Day, Information)

"I am confident that, in the end, common sense and justice will prevail. I'm an optimist, brought up on the belief that if you wait to the end of the story, you get to see the good people live happily ever after."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: People, Belief, Common sense, End, Justice, Will)

"Such as have reason, understanding, or common sense, will, and ought to make use of it in those things that concern themselves and their posterity, and suspect the words of such as are interested in deceiving or persuading them not to see with their own eyes."
- Algernon Sydney
(Related: Common sense, Concern, Eyes, Posterity, Reason, Understanding, Will, Words)

"It defies all common sense to send that roughneck ward politician back to the White House."
- Robert Taft
(Related: Common sense)

"What a grand thing it is to be clever and have common sense."
- Terence
(Related: Common sense)

"The problem is that agencies sometimes lose sight of common sense as they create regulations."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: Common sense, Sight)

"We should restore a proper balance in environmental regulation and energy production that is based on common sense, not political agendas."
- Mac Thornberry
(Related: Environmental, Balance, Common sense, Energy, Production)

"My Lords temporal, today is the day to rise up against the regiment of Lords spiritual and proclaim the values of enlightenment, compassion and common sense."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Values, Common sense, Compassion, Day, Spiritual, Today)

"Work hard, use your common sense and don't be afraid to trust your instincts."
- Fred L. Turner
(Related: Trust, Work, Common sense)

"Common sense tells us that this explosion of media sources should eliminate any concern over a lack of diversity of views in the marketplace and competition."
- Fred Upton
(Related: Common sense, Competition, Concern, Diversity, Media)

"Common sense is judgment without reflection, shared by an entire class, an entire nation, or the entire human race."
- Giambattista Vico
(Related: Class, Common sense, Judgment, Nation, Race, Reflection)

"Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses."
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: Common sense, Judges, Senses)

"Common sense is not so common."
- Voltaire
(Related: Common sense)

"Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense."
- Voltaire
(Related: Religion, Common sense, Nothing, Reason)

"If we put our trust in the common sense of common men and 'with malice toward none and charity for all' go forward on the great adventure of making political, economic and social democracy a practical reality, we shall not fail."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: Men, Trust, Adventure, Charity, Common sense, Democracy, Malice, Reality)

"Today the people from my State of Tennessee would listen to this debate, or even talk about a reference to God on our money or in the Halls of Congress or in our Pledge and say, please, let common sense and logic win the day and prevail versus legal mumbo jumbo."
- Zach Wamp
(Related: Legal, Money, God, People, Common sense, Congress, Day, Debate, Logic, State, Talk, Today)

"Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius."
- An Wang
(Related: Success, Genius, Common sense)

"I am outraged that a House member has tried through this provision to breach the traditional confidentiality of individual Americans' tax returns. There is no reason for this measure, and this last-minute act violates all principles of judgment and common sense."
- John Warner
(Related: Act, Americans, Common sense, Tax, Judgment, Measure, Principles, Reason)

"The myths underlying our culture and underlying our common sense have not taught us to feel identical with the universe, but only parts of it, only in it, only confronting it - aliens."
- Alan Watts
(Related: Common sense, Culture, Myths, Universe)

"Common sense is genius in homespun."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Genius, Common sense)

"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
(Related: People, Common sense, Mistakes)

"There is nothing more uncommon than common sense."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Common sense, Nothing)

"Spaniards have always shown great maturity and great common sense when it comes to voting."
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
(Related: Common sense, Maturity, Voting)