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quote by Victor Hugo: Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education. with background image: photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.

--Victor Hugo
quote by Dick Strawbridge: With a little bit of common sense, anything is achievable. with background image: green butterfly perched on purple flower
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With a little bit of common sense, anything is achievable.

--Dick Strawbridge
quote by James Madison: Philosophy is common sense with big words. with background image: photo of author James Madison with quote

Philosophy is common sense with big words.

--James Madison
quote by Stephen Covey: What is common sense isn't common practice. with background image: photo of author Stephen Covey with quote

What is common sense isn't common practice.

--Stephen Covey
quote by Clive James: Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. with background image: photo of author Clive James with quote

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.

--Clive James
quote by D. Pariz: The most important key to having common sense is actually listening to what it tells you. with background image: brown short coated puppy on white textile
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The most important key to having common sense is actually listening to what it tells you.

--D. Pariz
quote by Christiane Collage: Common sense is perhaps the most equally divided, but surely the most underemployed, talent in the world. with background image: silhouette of off-road car
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Common sense is perhaps the most equally divided, but surely the most underemployed, talent in the world.

--Christiane Collage
quote by Alfred North Whitehead: Common sense is genius in homespun. with background image: photo of author Alfred North Whitehead with quote

Common sense is genius in homespun.

--Alfred North Whitehead
quote by Anonymous: Emotion makes the world go round, but common sense keeps it from going too fast. with background image: silhouette of person wearing cowboy hat during sunset
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Emotion makes the world go round, but common sense keeps it from going too fast.

--Anonymous
quote by Unknown Author: Common sense is a flower that doesn't grow in everyone's garden. with background image: man and woman kissing under the sun
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Common sense is a flower that doesn't grow in everyone's garden.

--Unknown
quote by Benjamin Spock: Don't be afraid to trust your own common sense. with background image: person getting 1 U.S. dollar banknote in wallet
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Don't be afraid to trust your own common sense.

--Benjamin Spock
quote by Bill Murray: Common sense is like deodorant. The people who need it most never use it. with background image: photo of author Bill Murray with quote

Common sense is like deodorant. The people who need it most never use it.

--Bill Murray
quote by Charles Kingsley: He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them. with background image: photo of author Charles Kingsley with quote

He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them.

--Charles Kingsley
quote by Dean Inge: The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense. with background image: white and black bird
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The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.

--Dean Inge

quote by Eliyahu M. Goldratt: Every one of you is a super genius if you just focus your common sense. with background image: photo of author Eliyahu M. Goldratt with quote

Every one of you is a super genius if you just focus your common sense.

--Eliyahu M. Goldratt
quote by Euripides: The best prophet is common sense. with background image: photo of author Euripides with quote

The best prophet is common sense.

--Euripides
quote by Evan Esar: There's only one kind of common sense but a thousand varieties of stupidity. with background image: photo of author Evan Esar with quote

There's only one kind of common sense but a thousand varieties of stupidity.

--Evan Esar
quote by Evan Esar: The most uncommon form of intelligence is common sense. with background image: photo of author Evan Esar with quote

The most uncommon form of intelligence is common sense.

--Evan Esar
quote by Evan Esar: Common sense is usually lack of imagination, and imagination is usually lack of common sense. with background image: photo of author Evan Esar with quote

Common sense is usually lack of imagination, and imagination is usually lack of common sense.

--Evan Esar
quote by Harriet Beecher Stowe: Common sense is seeing things as they are; and doing things as they ought to be. with background image: photo of author Harriet Beecher Stowe with quote

Common sense is seeing things as they are; and doing things as they ought to be.

--Harriet Beecher Stowe
quote by Henri Frederic Amiel: Common sense is calculation applied to life. with background image: photo of author Henri Frederic Amiel with quote

Common sense is calculation applied to life.

--Henri Frederic Amiel
quote by Horace Mann: Common sense is better than genius, and hence its bestowment is more universal. with background image: photo of author Horace Mann with quote

Common sense is better than genius, and hence its bestowment is more universal.

--Horace Mann
quote by Joseph Addison: Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense. with background image: photo of author Joseph Addison with quote

Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.

--Joseph Addison
quote by Josh Billings: Common sense is the ability to see things as they are without prejudice and do things as they ought to be done without influence of any kind. with background image: photo of author Josh Billings with quote

Common sense is the ability to see things as they are without prejudice and do things as they ought to be done without influence of any kind.

--Josh Billings
quote by Josh Billings: Good hard-pan sense is the thing that will wash well, wear well, iron out without wrinkling, and take starch without cracking. with background image: photo of author Josh Billings with quote

Good hard-pan sense is the thing that will wash well, wear well, iron out without wrinkling, and take starch without cracking.

--Josh Billings
quote by Josh Billings: Genius ain't nothing more than elegant common sense. with background image: photo of author Josh Billings with quote

Genius ain't nothing more than elegant common sense.

--Josh Billings
quote by Josh Billings: Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done. with background image: photo of author Josh Billings with quote

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.

--Josh Billings
quote by Lord Chesterfield: Common sense (which, in truth, is very uncommon) is the best sense I know of: abide by it; it will counsel you best. with background image: grayscale photo of 2 men jumping on water
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Common sense (which, in truth, is very uncommon) is the best sense I know of: abide by it; it will counsel you best.

--Lord Chesterfield
quote by Peter Ustinov: Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it -- even if I have said it -- unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. with background image: photo of author Peter Ustinov with quote

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it -- even if I have said it -- unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.

--Peter Ustinov
quote by Rene Descartes: Common sense is the best distributed thing in the world, for we all think we possess a good share of it. with background image: close up shot of white flower
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Common sense is the best distributed thing in the world, for we all think we possess a good share of it.

--Rene Descartes

Longer Version:

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.


quote by Richard Dawkins: Science, as opposed to technology, does violence to common sense. with background image: photo of author Richard Dawkins with quote

Science, as opposed to technology, does violence to common sense.

--Richard Dawkins
quote by Robert G. Ingersoll: It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense. with background image: purple and white petaled flower
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It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.

--Robert G. Ingersoll
quote by Sam Rayburn: If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is. with background image: photo of author Sam Rayburn with quote

If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is.

--Sam Rayburn
quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. with background image: photo of author Samuel Taylor Coleridge with quote

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.

--Samuel Taylor Coleridge
quote by Thomas Huxley: All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified. with background image: rolls royce car wallpaper
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All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified.

--Thomas Huxley
quote by William Somerset Maugham: Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult. with background image: photo of author William Somerset Maugham with quote

Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult.

--William Somerset Maugham
quote by William Somerset Maugham: Have common sense and stick to the point. with background image: photo of author William Somerset Maugham with quote

Have common sense and stick to the point.

--William Somerset Maugham
quote by William Hazlitt: Common sense, to most people, is nothing more than their own opinions. with background image: photo of author William Hazlitt with quote

Common sense, to most people, is nothing more than their own opinions.

--William Hazlitt
quote by William O. Douglas: Common sense often makes good law. with background image: stacks of cash wallpaper
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Common sense often makes good law.

--William O. Douglas
quote by A. D. Aliwat: You can have a respectable profession and a good income and still lack common sense. with background image: short-fur brown cat
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You can have a respectable profession and a good income and still lack common sense.

--A.D. Aliwat
quote by Ashanti: No one tests the depth of a river with both feet. with background image: photo of author Ashanti with quote

No one tests the depth of a river with both feet.

--Ashanti
quote by An Wang: Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius. with background image: brown and black butterfly perched on white flower in close up photography during daytime
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Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.

--An Wang
quote by Antonio Gramsci: Common sense is the folklore of philosophy. with background image: person with black tattoo on left hand
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Common sense is the folklore of philosophy.

--Antonio Gramsci
quote by Baron d'Holbach: To discover the true principles of Morality, men have no need of theology, of revelation, or of gods: They have need only of common sense. with background image: photo of author Baron d'Holbach with quote

To discover the true principles of Morality, men have no need of theology, of revelation, or of gods: They have need only of common sense.

--Baron d'Holbach
quote by George Seaton: Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to. with background image: group of people waving their hands
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Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.

--George Seaton
quote by Horace Walpole: To act with common sense according to the moment, is the best wisdom I know. with background image: photo of author Horace Walpole with quote

To act with common sense according to the moment, is the best wisdom I know.

--Horace Walpole
quote by Horace Greeley: Common sense is very uncommon. with background image: gold and silver tube bottle
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Common sense is very uncommon.

--Horace Greeley
quote by Joan Blades: 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. with background image: silhouette of woman during sunset
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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

In other words, start with what you know, and use a little guesswork, or common sense, or whatever you want to call it, to figure out what you don't know.

--John Holt
quote by John Masefield: Poetry is a mixture of common sense, which not all have, with an uncommon sense, which very few have. with background image: photo of author John Masefield with quote

Poetry is a mixture of common sense, which not all have, with an uncommon sense, which very few have.

--John Masefield
quote by Matthew Arnold: The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next. with background image: photo of author Matthew Arnold with quote

The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.

--Matthew Arnold
quote by Margaret Deland: Conscience that isn't hitched up to common sense is a mighty dangerous thing. with background image: photo of author Margaret Deland with quote

Conscience that isn't hitched up to common sense is a mighty dangerous thing.

--Margaret Deland
quote by Taya Kyle: Common sense to one person might be something different to another. with background image: golden retriever with white background
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Common sense to one person might be something different to another.

--Taya Kyle
quote by Amit Abraham: Common sense has become an uncommon virtue. with background image: photo of author Amit Abraham with quote

Common sense has become an uncommon virtue.

--Amit Abraham
quote by Khalid Masood: Time is the Common Sense of God. with background image: light match stick
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Time is the Common Sense of God.

--Khalid Masood
quote by M. M. Kaye: Common sense will nearly always stand you in better stead than a slavish adherence to the conventions. with background image: mountains covered with fog
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Common sense will nearly always stand you in better stead than a slavish adherence to the conventions.

--M.M. Kaye
quote by Joseph Alexander Leighton: Science ... is organized common sense. with background image: mason jar of paintbrush lot
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Science ... is organized common sense.

--Joseph Alexander Leighton
quote by Thomas Jefferson: Common sense is the foundation of all authorities, of the laws themselves, and of their construction. with background image: photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Common sense is the foundation of all authorities, of the laws themselves, and of their construction.

--Thomas Jefferson
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius. with background image: photo of author George Bernard Shaw with quote

Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by Will Rogers: You can't legislate intelligence and common sense into people. with background image: photo of author Will Rogers with quote

You can't legislate intelligence and common sense into people.

--Will Rogers
quote by Victor Hugo: Taste is the common sense of genius. with background image: photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Taste is the common sense of genius.

--Victor Hugo
quote by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Who is the most sensible person? The one who finds what is to their own advantage in all that happens to them. with background image: photo of author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe with quote

Who is the most sensible person? The one who finds what is to their own advantage in all that happens to them.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
quote by George Santayana: Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited. with background image: photo of author George Santayana with quote

Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.

--George Santayana
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