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common sense ::: --> See Common sense, under Sense.

Common Sense: In Aristotle's psychology the faculty by which the common sensibles are perceived. It is probable also that Aristotle attributes to this faculty the functions of perceiving what we perceive and of uniting the data of different senses into a single object. -- G.R.M.

Common Sense Realism: A school of Scottish thinkers founded by Thomas Reid (1710-96) which attempted to set up a theory of knowledge which would support the realistic belief of the man on the street. (See Naive Realism.) The school began a movement of protest against Locke's theory which led to an eventual subjective idealism and skepticism. -- V.F.

common sense ::: --> See Common sense, under Sense.

COMMON SENSE is the individual&

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1:Lord Naoshige said, The Way of the Samurai is in desperateness. Ten men or more cannot kill such a man. Common sense will not accomplish such things. Simply become insane and desperate. ~ HAGAKURE: THE BOOK OF THE SAMURAI, YAMAMOTO TSUNETOMO 1650 1720,
2:That is precisely what common sense is for, to be jarred into uncommon sense. One of the chief services which mathematics has rendered the human race in the past century is to put 'common sense' where it belongs, on the topmost shelf next to the dusty canister labeled 'discarded nonsense.' (23) ~ E T Bell,
3:Why level downward to our dullest perception always, and praise that as common sense? The commonest sense is the sense of men asleep, which they express by snoring. Sometimes we are inclined to class those who are once-and-a-half witted with the half-witted, because we appreciate only a third part of their wit. Some would find fault with the morning-red, if they ever got up early enough. “They pretend,” as I hear, “that the verses of Kabir have four different senses; illusion, spirit, intellect, and the exoteric doctrine of the Vedas;” but in this part of the world it is considered a ground for complaint if a man’s writings admit of more than one interpretation. While England endeavors to cure the potato-rot, will not any endeavor to cure the brain-rot, which prevails so much more widely and fatally? ~ Henry David Thoreau,
4:Prudence and BalanceVigilance: indispensable for all true progress.*In each human being there is a beast crouching ready to manifest at the slightest unwatchfulness. The only remedy is a constant vigilance. 18 August 1954*Prudence: very useful for weakness because weakness needs prudence; strength does not need it.*Common sense: it is very practical and avoids any mistakes, but it lacks light.*Sobriety has never done harm to anyone.** *Equanimity: immutable peace and calm.*In the deep peace of equanimity the love will grow to its fullblossoming in a sense of pure and constant unity. 5 October 1934*All mischief comes from a lack of balance.So, let us keep our balance carefully, always, in all circumstances. 10 August 1954*Perfect balance: one of the most important conditions of a growing peace. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
5:To learn to be quiet and silent... When you have a problem to solve, instead of turning over in your head all the possibilities, all the consequences, all the possible things one should or should not do, if you remain quiet with an aspiration for goodwill, if possible a need for goodwill, the solution comes very quickly. And as you are silent you are able to hear it. When you are caught in a difficulty, try this method: instead of becoming agitated, turning over all the ideas and actively seeking solutions, of worrying, fretting, running here and there inside your head - I don't mean externally, for externally you probably have enough common sense not to do that! but inside, in your head - remain quiet. And according to your nature, with ardour or peace, with intensity or widening or with all these together, implore the Light and wait for it to come. In this way the path would be considerably shortened. 5 November 1958 ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958 422,
6:At first, needing the companionship of the human voice, he had listened to classical plays especially the works of Shaw, Ibsen, and Shakespeare - or poetry readings from Discovery's enormous library of recorded sounds. The problems they dealt with, however, seemed so remote, or so easily resolved with a little common sense, that after a while he lost patience with them.So he switched to opera - usually in Italian or German, so that he was not distracted even by the minimal intellectual content that most operas contained. This phase lasted for two weeks before he realized that the sound of all these superbly trained voices was only exacerbating his loneliness. But what finally ended this cycle was Verdi's Requiem Mass, which he had never heard performed on Earth. The "Dies Irae," roaring with ominous appropriateness through the empty ship, left him completely shattered; and when the trumpets of Doomsday echoed from the heavens, he could endure no more.Thereafter, he played only instrumental music. He started with the romantic composers, but shed them one by one as their emotional outpourings became too oppressive. Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Berlioz, lasted a few weeks, Beethoven rather longer. He finally found peace, as so many others had done, in the abstract architecture of Bach, occasionally ornamented with Mozart. And so Discovery drove on toward Saturn, as often as not pulsating with the cool music of the harpsichord, the frozen thoughts of a brain that had been dust for twice a hundred years. ~ Arthur C Clarke, Bertrand Russell, Our Knowledge of the External World ,
8:Self-Abuse by Drugs Not a drop of alcohol is to be brought into this temple. Master Bassui (1327-1387)1 (His dying instructions: first rule) In swinging between liberal tolerance one moment and outraged repression the next, modern societies seem chronically incapable of reaching consistent attitudes about drugs. Stephen Batchelor2 Drugs won't show you the truth. Drugs will only show you what it's like to be on drugs. Brad Warner3 Implicit in the authentic Buddhist Path is sila. It is the time-honored practice of exercising sensible restraints [Z:73-74]. Sila's ethical guidelines provide the bedrock foundation for one's personal behavior in daily life. At the core of every religion are some self-disciplined renunciations corresponding to sila. Yet, a profound irony has been reshaping the human condition in most cultures during the last half century. It dates from the years when psychoactive drugs became readily available. During this era, many naturally curious persons could try psychedelic short-cuts and experience the way their consciousness might seem to ''expand.'' A fortunate few of these experimenters would become motivated to follow the nondrug meditative route when they pursued various spiritual paths. One fact is often overlooked. Meditation itself has many mind-expanding, psychedelic properties [Z:418-426]. These meditative experiences can also stimulate a drug-free spiritual quest. Meanwhile, we live in a drug culture. It is increasingly a drugged culture, for which overprescribing physicians must shoulder part of the blame. Do drugs have any place along the spiritual path? This issue will always be hotly debated.4 In Zen, the central issue is not whether each spiritual aspirant has the ''right'' to exercise their own curiosity, or the ''right'' to experiment on their own brains in the name of freedom of religion. It is a free country. Drugs are out there. The real questions are:  Can you exercise the requisite self-discipline to follow the Zen Buddhist Path?  Do you already have enough common sense to ask that seemingly naive question, ''What would Buddha do?'' (WWBD). ~ James Austin, Zen-Brain Reflections _Reviewing_Recent_Developments_in_Meditation_and_States_of_Consciousness,

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1:systematized common sense. ~ Anonymous
2:Common sense ain't common. ~ Will Rogers
3:Common sense is not so common. ~ Voltaire
4:Miracles define common sense. ~ Toba Beta
5:Fashion excuses common sense? ~ K F Breene
6:mad with common sense ~ F Scott Fitzgerald
7:Common sense is the best prophet. ~ Euripides
8:Common sense is not too common. ~ Tony Robbins
9:Common sense will tell us, that ~ Thomas Paine
10:Common sense is very uncommon. ~ Horace Greeley
11:95% of economics is common sense ~ Ha Joon Chang
12:Politics often trump common sense. ~ Jeff Lemire
13:You have to have the common sense. ~ Ivana Trump
14:Common sense, however it tries, ~ Bertrand Russell
15:Taste is the common sense of genius. ~ Victor Hugo
16:common sense is no t always common ~ Robin S Sharma
17:Common sense needs to be more common. ~ Phil McGraw
18:Uncommon sense is common nonsense. ~ G K Chesterton
19:Common sense among men of fortune is rare. ~ Juvenal
20:Common sense is rarely common practice. ~ Adam Grant
21:Romantics consider common sense vulgar. ~ Mason Cooley
22:Common sense is not really so common. ~ Antoine Arnauld
23:Common sense is the enemy of Romance :P:P ~ Oscar Wilde
24:A sense of humour is common sense dancing. ~ Clive James
25:Common sense is as rare as genius. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
26:Common sense is nothing but an illusion. ~ Reki Kawahara
27:Common sense often makes a good law. ~ William O Douglas
28:Defend me, therefore, common sense, say ~ William Cowper
29:The heresy of heresies was common sense. ~ George Orwell
30:common sense is the enemy of romance ~ Eric Jerome Dickey
31:Common sense needs constant reappraisal. ~ Albert Einstein
32:Passion should always trump common sense. ~ Robert De Niro
33:Philosophy is common sense with big words. ~ James Madison
34:Cats cant speak, that's common sense. -Yoruichi ~ Tite Kubo
35:Common sense is not always common practice. ~ Stephen Covey
36:Science is simply common sense at its best. ~ Thomas Huxley
37:That rarest gift to Beauty, Common Sense! ~ George Meredith
38:What is common sense isn't common practice. ~ Stephen Covey
39:Common sense is genius in homespun. ~ Alfred North Whitehead
40:common sense isn’t always common practice. ~ Stephen R Covey
41:Common sense - so rare it's a god damn superpower ~ PZ Myers
42:Knowledge counts but common sense matters. ~ LouAnne Johnson
43:A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. ~ Clive James
44:Common sense has no place in Quantum Mechanics. ~ Michio Kaku
45:Common sense is no match for the voice of God. ~ Jon Krakauer
46:Common sense is the folklore of philosophy. ~ Antonio Gramsci
47:Common sense will only get you a common life. ~ Bryant McGill
48:Evolution selects for what we call common sense. ~ Ian Morris
49:The best prophet is common sense, our native wit. ~ Euripides
50:A sense of humor is just common sense dancing. ~ William James
51:Cats cant speak, that's common sense.
-Yoruichi ~ Tite Kubo
52:Common sense is almost as omniscient as God. ~ Emily Dickinson
53:Have common sense and stick to the point. ~ W Somerset Maugham
54:Common sense is only irritating in other people ~ Martyn V Halm
55:Common sense is what tells us the earth is flat. ~ Stuart Chase
56:Don't try to lawyer me out of common sense. ~ Jean Louis Gassee
57:Generally, common sense is rare in the (higher) rank. ~ Juvenal
58:In search of wit these lose their common sense ~ Alexander Pope
59:The problem with common sense is, it isn't. ~ Benjamin Franklin
60:I always lacked common sense when taken by suprise. ~ Anne Bront
61:Misprize common sense at your peril is my motto. ~ Kingsley Amis
62:Philosophy likes to keen common sense on the run. ~ Mason Cooley
63:I always lacked common sense when taken by surprise. ~ Anne Bront
64:Sometimes "creativity" is just common sense. ~ William Poundstone
65:common sense is embedded in common things ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
66:If I have any common sense, I will stay away from him. ~ M N Forgy
67:No Ghost of any common sense begins a conversation ~ Lewis Carroll
68:Common sense is calculation applied to life. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
69:Common sense is the measure of the possible. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
70:Your sense of judgment could use a dash of common sense. ~ Susan Ee
71:All of science is largely formalized common sense. ~ Nancy R Pearcey
72:Common sense has no place in first love and never has. ~ Mitch Albom
73:Common sense is the genius of humanity. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
74:Your sense of judgement could use a dash of common sense. ~ Susan Ee
75:Common sense is that which tells us the world is flat. ~ Stuart Chase
76:Without common sense, all thine efforts are in vain. ~ Rudolf Steiner
77:There is nothing more uncommon than common sense. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright
78:Fortunately it’s warded against magic but not common sense. ~ H L Burke
79:Once acquired, knowledge feels like common sense. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana
80:But common sense has no place in first love and never has. ~ Mitch Albom
81:Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education. ~ Victor Hugo
82:No—you men never do consider economy and common sense. ~ Charlotte Bront
83:By simple common sense I don't believe in God, in none. ~ Charlie Chaplin
84:women are often blessed with more common sense than men. ~ Jeffrey Archer
85:95 per cent of economics is common sense made complicated, ~ Ha Joon Chang
86:A man cannot carry a better burden than it's common sense ~ Giles Kristian
87:Any defense of common sense must allow that it is revisable. ~ Ernest Sosa
88:Beauty is intellectually confusing; it sabotages common sense. ~ P D James
89:Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education. ~ Victor Hugo
90:I have no patience for people without any common sense, ~ Elle Christensen
91:I need the dark places to get outside of common sense ~ Jeanette Winterson
92:That's common sense Joe! And your tiny mind is not common! ~ Gordon Ramsay
93:All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified. ~ Thomas Huxley
94:Human beings have always preferred common sense to logic. ~ Terry Pratchett
95:Science is nothing, but trained and organized common sense. ~ Thomas Huxley
96:Amazing. College boys are known for big words, not common sense. ~ Deb Baker
97:Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
98:Gadfangled girl things, always robbed me of my common sense. ~ Bruce Coville
99:By the 1940s, common sense, logic, and science had parted ways. ~ Gary Taubes
100:Fear isn’t rational. That’s what makes it fear, not common sense. ~ Anonymous
101:I hate sports the way people who like sports hate common sense. ~ H L Mencken
102:The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next. ~ Matthew Arnold
103:Scientific revolutions, almost by definition, defy common sense. ~ Michio Kaku
104:The Christian system of religion is an outrage on common sense. ~ Thomas Paine
105:There’s a lot of common sense in some superstitions, George. ~ Thornton Wilder
106:95% of Economics is common sense deliberately made complicated. ~ Ha Joon Chang
107:A sixth sense cannot make up for a total lack of common sense. ~ Natsuki Takaya
108:But wait until to-morrow. Wait for the common sense of the morning. ~ H G Wells
109:but when you’re dying you don’t have much time for common sense. ~ Terry Brooks
110:Common sense is just a name for the way we’re used to thinking. ~ Rebecca Stead
111:Everything should be done with moderation and using common sense. ~ Eartha Kitt
112:High politic is only common sense applied to great things. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
113:Mathematics is the extension of common sense by other means. ~ Jordan Ellenberg
114:Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited. ~ George Santayana
115:The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next. ~ David Schnarch
116:You have the curiosity of a cat and common sense of a goldfish. ~ Susan Dennard
117:A full stomach allows the brain to be hungry for common sense. ~ Tony DiTerlizzi
118:Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to. ~ George Seaton
119:Another huge advantage that humans have is good old common sense. ~ Andrew McAfee
120:A puppy is but a dog, plus high spirits, and minus common sense. ~ Agnes Repplier
121:Bipartisanship is not what is missing in Washington. Common sense is. ~ Rand Paul
122:... common sense is the one thing that will certainly be wrong. ~ George Friedman
123:Criticizing common sense, it must be said, is a tricky business, ~ Duncan J Watts
124:I'm not a doctor. I just have a tremendous amount of common sense. ~ Steve Harvey
125:Like other high subjects, the Law gives no ground to common sense. ~ Mason Cooley
126:Our lives are based on what is reasonable and common sense; ~ Christmas Humphreys
127:There. Let the gods of friendship and common sense strike him dead. ~ Kelly Moran
128:I'm an Einstein of the streets and an Oxford scholar of common sense. ~ Al McGuire
129:There are places on planet earth,
where common sense doesn't apply. ~ Toba Beta
130:There is absolutely no common sense, it is common non-sense. ~ Henry David Thoreau
131:The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense. ~ William Ralph Inge
132:Common sense is in spite of, not because of age. ~ Edward Thurlow 1st Baron Thurlow
133:Daylight seemed then to be the physical manifestation of common sense. ~ Ian McEwan
134:Daylight seemed then to be the physical manifestation of common sense. ~ Ian Mcewan
135:Mr. Dick, give me your hand, for your common sense is invaluable. ~ Charles Dickens
136:Science, as opposed to technology, does violence to common sense. ~ Richard Dawkins
137:The only thing a person can never have too much of is common sense. ~ Kathryn Smith
138:The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next. ~ Henry Ward Beecher
139:There is no monopoly on common sense on either side of the political fence. ~ Sting
140:Where common sense gets thrown out and emotions rule, trouble follows. ~ C J Archer
141:Anybody can have common sense, provided that they have no imagination. ~ Oscar Wilde
142:A profound common sense is the best genius for statesmanship. ~ James Russell Lowell
143:Is it that you have not in any degree the common sense, Hastings ? ~ Agatha Christie
144:Fine sense and exalted sense are not half so useful as common sense. ~ Alexander Pope
145:For some reason his parents had a low opinion of his common sense. ~ Elizabeth Peters
146:I don't profess to be profound; but I do lay claim to common sense. ~ Emily Dickinson
147:I have great confidence in the common sense of mankind in general. ~ Thomas Jefferson
148:There was little that common sense and hard work couldn't accomplish. ~ Karen Hawkins
149:Common sense is as much needed in religion as anywhere else. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
150:Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone. ~ E W Howe
151:I am calling for common sense gun safety measures to protect people. ~ Hillary Clinton
152:People all over the nation are starved for honesty and common sense. ~ Benjamin Carson
153:There are forty kinds of lunacy but only one kind of common sense. ~ Eliezer Yudkowsky
154:Where a smile could be found, common sense wasn’t all that far behind.  ~ Debora Geary
155:Common sense is like deodorant. The people who need it most never use it. ~ Bill Murray
156:Common sense is the heart of investing and business management. ~ Lawrence A Cunningham
157:Don't give up faith ... Even if common sense tells you that you should. ~ Pittacus Lore
158:I was imprisoned as an innocent person, it's common sense not to go back. ~ Amanda Knox
159:Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
160:The question of common sense is always: 'what is it good for?' - ~ James Russell Lowell
161:Truth is merely common sense, say the naive realist. Really? Then where, ~ Edward Abbey
162:Women are riddles—I only argued upon the common sense of the thing. ~ Frederick Marryat
163:A person of any mental quality has ideas of his own. This is common sense. ~ Franz Liszt
164:Blasphemy is an epithet bestowed by superstition upon common sense. ~ Robert G Ingersoll
165:Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. ~ Albert Einstein
166:Common sense, to most people, is nothing more than their own opinions. ~ William Hazlitt
167:Go away common sense, you don't live here anymore, hadn't you heard? ~ Penelope Fletcher
168:Its nice to know that your common sense stands between me and the grave. ~ Lauren Willig
169:The most practical thing in the world is common sense and common humanity. ~ Nancy Astor
170:The privacy laws are paramount. They come before even common sense... ~ Michael Swanwick
171:Christianity is the complete negation of common sense and sound reason. ~ Mikhail Bakunin
172:I offer nothing more than simple facts, plain arguments, and common sense. ~ Thomas Paine
173:She didn't care what common sense said, she wanted him to kiss her again. ~ Carolyn Brown
174:To breed up the son to common sense is evermore the parent's least expense. ~ John Dryden
175:Everyone means well, but there’s a lot of bureaucracy. I prefer common sense. ~ Roxane Gay
176:It's an election year. We would prefer that voters didn't use common sense. ~ Aaron Sorkin
177:Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense. ~ Julian Casablancas
178:I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense. ~ H L Mencken
179:Life is droll. It has no common sense. It is the game of a mountebank. ~ William John Locke
180:The restraining grace of common sense is the mark of all valid minds. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
181:Before common sense could trump curiosity, my feet led me over for a closer look. ~ J D Horn
182:Blasphemy is an epithet bestowed by superstition upon common sense. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
183:Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
184:No better burden can a man carry on the road than a store of common sense. ~ Lars Brownworth
185:This is an age in which one cannot find common sense without a search warrant. ~ George Will
186:Cold, truthful common sense was harder to like than warm, hopeful generosity. ~ Trudi Canavan
187:Common sense is better than genius, and hence its bestowment is more universal. ~ Horace Mann
188:Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses. ~ Leonardo da Vinci
189:Faith is the effort to believe what your common sense tells you is not true. ~ Elbert Hubbard
190:Good intentions are useless in the absence of common sense. —JAMI, BAHARISTAN ~ Gurcharan Das
191:I believe I have a healthy common sense and therefore have no need for religion. ~ Heidi Klum
192:Probability theory is nothing but common sense reduced to calculation. ~ Pierre Simon Laplace
193:Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
194:There's only one thing you can use against pure logic, and that's common sense. ~ Alan Cooper
195:...common sense flies out the window as soon as love comes in through the door. ~ Kerstin Gier
196:We must rely less on spreadsheets and funding formulas and more on common sense. ~ Kenny Guinn
197:Common sense is both more rare and more desirable in leaders than mere intelligence. ~ Voltaire
198:Conscience that isn't hitched up to common sense is a mighty dangerous thing. ~ Margaret Deland
199:I want nevertheless to add that for me the world is a defiance of common sense. ~ Rene Magritte
200:My common sense had already packed a bag, prepared to abandon me for the evening. ~ Ann Aguirre
201:Science is not a substitute for common sense, but an extension of it. ~ Willard Van Orman Quine
202:Simple math and common sense are all you need to do well financially. There ~ Robert T Kiyosaki
203:The heart wants what the heart wants. Beyond common sense. Beyond higher reason. ~ Katy Regnery
204:to be shrewd, you who are inexperienced; develop common sense, you who are foolish. ~ Anonymous
205:We have too many intellectuals who are afraid to use the pistol of common sense ~ Samuel Fuller
206:An appreciation for high fashion does not preclude possession of common sense. ~ Tasha Alexander
207:Fear is a valuable commodity, it’s common sense compressed into its purest form. ~ Mark Lawrence
208:It's not gambling to play
against someone who's no good. It's common sense. ~ Terry Pratchett
209:John Locke invented common sense, and only Englishmen have had it ever since! ~ Bertrand Russell
210:Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense. ~ Voltaire
211:Theologians always try to turn the Bible into a book without common sense. ~ Georg C Lichtenberg
212:This world of the imagination is fancy-free and violently opposed to common sense. ~ Mark Rothko
213:Common sense is a vastly overrated virtue. I myself prefer the spark of genius. ~ Margaret Millar
214:I don't know why it is that the religious never ascribe common sense to God. ~ W Somerset Maugham
215:If there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s what a woman can do to a man’s common sense. ~ B J Daniels
216:I never understood what common sense mean applied to a complicated problems. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald
217:Sorry, he said penitently. It’s a book. I have no common sense around them. ~ Patricia A McKillip
218:The Mind, once enlightened, cannot again become dark.” THOMAS PAINE, Common Sense ~ Caroline Myss
219:Common sense is that layer of prejudices which we acquire before we are sixteen. ~ Albert Einstein
220:Common sense without education, is better than education without common sense. ~ Benjamin Franklin
221:He uses common sense to judge not the intentions of an action but its consequences. ~ Paulo Coelho
222:Simplicity and common sense should characterize planning and strategic direction. ~ Ingvar Kamprad
223:All it takes is an ideology seductive enough to convince you to discard common sense. ~ Cal Newport
224:Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. ~ Gertrude Stein
225:I can never fear that things will go far wrong where common sense has fair play. ~ Thomas Jefferson
226:If you have an ounce of common sense and one good friend you don't need an analyst. ~ Joan Crawford
227:The left no longer stands for common sense, as it did in the days of Tom Paine. ~ Christopher Lasch
228:Today different ethnic groups and different nations come together due to common sense. ~ Dalai Lama
229:Common sense consists of those layers of prejudice laid down before the age of 18. ~ Albert Einstein
230:Common sense. Mothers are the last riddle, the worst horror, the only consolation. ~ Kiana Davenport
231:It has always seemed to me that the best symbol of common sense was a bridge. ~ Franklin D Roosevelt
232:My dear Mrs. Grimstone, sometimes cowardice is merely another word for common sense. ~ Lauren Willig
233:But common sense is deceptive precisely because it is based on common experience. ~ Lawrence M Krauss
234:It's the first effect of not believing in God that you lose your common sense. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton
235:Karus was well used to dealing with young people with more spirit than common sense. ~ Ann Somerville
236:People are what bother me most in life. It bothers me that so many lack common sense, ~ Cecelia Ahern
237:So, and it is common sense, be in the moment to make things happen in that moment. ~ Stephen Richards
238:They do not destroy orthodoxy; they only destroy political courage and common sense. ~ G K Chesterton
239:Common sense is something that everyone needs, few have, and none think they lack. ~ Benjamin Franklin
240:Sometimes even common sense needs to come from a different voice before you recognize it. ~ Gary Ponzo
241:Common sense dictates the term hot fudge sundae has a totally different meaning in prison. ~ Dana Gould
242:Common sense will not accomplish great things. Simply become insane and desperate. ~ Yamamoto Tsunetomo
243:Truthfully I wanna rhyme like common senseNext best thing I do a record with common sense ~ Talib Kweli
244:We know that the war against intelligence is always waged in the name of common sense. ~ Roland Barthes
245:Common sense, in this sense, is like oxygen: the higher you go, the thinner it gets. ~ John Lewis Gaddis
246:Common sense is seeing things as they are; and doing things as they ought to be. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe
247:I flung up my common sense into the air and held my imaginary ovaries out in sacrifice. ~ Mariana Zapata
248:In contrast to logic, there is common sense, or still better, the Spirit of Reasonableness. ~ Lin Yutang
249:Love is nature’s way of clouding our common sense so we breed first and ask questions later. ~ H L Burke
250:Patriotism was a great thing but it worked best when it was tempered by common sense. ~ Jayne Ann Krentz
251:The gun legislation was doomed the minute it became associated with the words common sense. ~ Dana Gould
252:All great wealth was inconsistent with common sense.
(from 'The Fish can Sing ~ Halld r Kiljan Laxness
253:Let us beware of common folk, common sense, sentiment, inspiration, and the obvious. ~ Charles Baudelaire
254:Money talked; common sense walked. Everything had a price, even religious fervor. ~ Christopher G Nuttall
255:Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue. It's a spiritual dissipation. ~ Margaret Deland
256:When they taught common sense in kindergarten, you were in the timeout corner, weren’t you? ~ Mike Mullin
257:In the quest for higher education and learning, we must never leave behind... common sense. ~ Jos N Harris
258:What does common sense have to do with it?” he exploded. “We're talking about a job interview! ~ Anonymous
259:I was lonely, and a lonely heart has hungers that can overpower both common sense and dignity. ~ Robin Hobb
260:No race of kings has ever presented above one man of common sense in twenty generations. ~ Thomas Jefferson
261:Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact. ~ Thomas Huxley
262:Swimming is not a sport. Swimming is a way to keep from drowning. That's just common sense! ~ George Carlin
263:The heart is a demanding tenant; it frequently makes a strong argument against common sense. ~ Julie Kibler
264:We cannot resort to simplistic or extreme solutions which substitute myths for common sense. ~ Jimmy Carter
265:But this is the very thing about electricity. Nothing about it makes any common sense at all. ~ Graham Moore
266:Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult. ~ W Somerset Maugham
267:Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.” —ALBERT EINSTEIN, GERMAN ~ Pam Grout
268:Give a man a car of his own and he leaves humility and common sense behind him in the garage. ~ John le Carr
269:If you use common sense and keep your eyes open, it becomes clear enough where the end is. ~ Haruki Murakami
270:With all the classes they offer at school, how come they don't have one for common sense? ~ Gabriel Iglesias
271:Without a concise set of rules to follow we would probably all have to resort to common sense ~ David Thorne
272:Common sense, common care, common prudence, were all sunk in Mrs. Dashwood's romantic delicacy. ~ Jane Austen
273:Conservation is the application of common sense to the common problems for the common good. ~ Gifford Pinchot
274:Getting rid of other people’s things without permission demonstrates a sad lack of common sense. ~ Marie Kond
275:Give a man a car of his own and he leaves humility and common sense behind him in the garage. ~ John le Carre
276:How can anybody be a person of quality if they wash away their ghosts with common sense? ~ Leonora Carrington
277:In any war, the first casualty is common sense, and the second is free and open discussion. ~ James Reston Jr
278:In so many ways I'm just thankful for common sense. Common sense keeps you out of trouble. ~ Gabrielle Dennis
279:I was lonely, and the lonely heart has hungers that can overpower both common sense and dignity. ~ Robin Hobb
280:The more elaborate our means of our common sense is, the less the common sense it becomes. ~ Joseph Priestley
281:What we used to settle with common sense or a fist, we settle with hand sanitizer and lawyers. ~ Adam Carolla
282:Without a concise set of rules to follow we would probably all have to resort to common sense. ~ David Thorne
283:you could almost define a philosopher as someone who won’t take common sense for an answer. ~ Richard Dawkins
284:Common sense and history tell you that rewarding illegal behavior will only encourage more of it. ~ Ric Keller
285:If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and common sense continual. ~ Robertson Davies
286:I tend to go for women with common sense. Being down to earth stands out more than looks. ~ Sean William Scott
287:Learning is, in too many cases, but a foil to common sense; a substitute for true knowledge. ~ William Hazlitt
288:Preservation of our environment is not a liberal or conservative challenge, it's common sense. ~ Ronald Reagan
289:There are two things in the world that can never get together- religion & common sense. ~ George William Foote
290:A society is in decay, final or transitional, when common sense really becomes uncommon. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton
291:Let common sense and common honesty have fair play, and they will soon set things to rights. ~ Thomas Jefferson
292:Sometimes we forget about common sense. Autism is used too much as an excuse for bad behavior. ~ Temple Grandin
293:Fuckin' A... hope didn't so much spring eternal as it drowned out common sense and self-preservation. ~ J R Ward
294:If we were to judge nature by common sense or likelihood, we wouldn't believe the world existed. ~ Annie Dillard
295:No, thank you, I don't mind the rain,' I said. I always lacked common sense when taken by surprise. ~ Anne Bront
296:No; the charm is worked by common sense, and the spell can only be broke by your acting stupidly. ~ Thomas Hardy
297:Ability to type on a computer terminal is no guarantee of sanity, intelligence, or common sense. ~ Gene Spafford
298:A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a superintellect has monkeyed with physics. ~ Fred Hoyle
299:But fear was usually devoid of common sense. And it was more powerful than she liked to admit. She’d ~ Nancy Mehl
300:common sense is wonderful at making sense of the world, but not necessarily at understanding it. ~ Duncan J Watts
301:Common sense will nearly always stand you in better stead than a slavish adherence to the conventions. ~ M M Kaye
302:Fortunately, common sense asserted itself and I vowed that I should never wait for anyone again. ~ Anita Brookner
303:If you want to find wilier race by common sense,
then you have just narrowed your searching area. ~ Toba Beta
304:No, thank you, I don't mind the rain,' I said. I always lacked common sense when taken by surprise. ~ Anne Bronte
305:Our best theories are not only truer than common sense, they make more sense than common sense... ~ David Deutsch
306:When your team scores one run, it's common sense that you have to hold the other team to no runs. ~ Hiroki Kuroda
307:Communism has failed; capitalism has failed; common sense has failed; now has to fail stupidity. ~ William C Brown
308:Historical methodology, as I see it, is a product of common sense applied to circumstances. ~ Samuel Eliot Morison
309:I kept my head. Someone starts fuckin’ shooting at me, I shoot back. It’s fuckin’ common sense. ~ Nicole Jacquelyn
310:I'm a real common sense guy who caught a lot of good breaks and who has been very, very fortunate. ~ Vince McMahon
311:In a rather simple way. It merely required the use of that much–neglected commodity – common sense. ~ Isaac Asimov
312:It sounds plausible enough tonight, but wait until tomorrow. Wait for the common sense of the morning. ~ H G Wells
313:You don’t need fear to avoid unnecessary danger — just a minimum of intelligence and common sense. ~ Eckhart Tolle
314:Common sense suits itself to the ways of the world. Wisdom tries to confirm to the ways of heaven. ~ Joseph Joubert
315:Far be it from me to ever let my common sense get in the way of my stupidity. I say we press on. ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon
316:Give the children love, more love and still more love – and the common sense will come by itself. ~ Astrid Lindgren
317:I don't really have a system or set of principles. It's kind of common sense mixed up with instinct. ~ Tom Stoppard
318:Learn to be shrewd, you who are inexperienced; develop common sense, you who are foolish. 6 Listen, for ~ Anonymous
319:Life would be easy if common sense ruled; but sometimes the easy way doesn't feel like the right way. ~ Dean Koontz
320:My bravery was a very fickle thing: it mostly only existed until common sense had a chance to sink in. ~ Jaymin Eve
321:When I want something bad enough, common sense tells me to go and take it--and not get caught. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald
322:Do not be bullied out of your common sense by the specialist; two to one, he is a pedant. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr
323:Long-term travel isn’t an act of rebellion against society; it’s an act of common sense within society. ~ Rolf Potts
324:Using, as an excuse, others' failure of common sense is in itself a failure of common sense. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb
325:Using, as an excuse, others’ failure of common sense is in itself a failure of common sense. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb
326:When it comes to betting on a sure thing, greed trumps common sense and makes the bet irresistible. ~ James Rickards
327:Let us beware of common folk, of common sense, of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious. ~ Charles Baudelaire
328:No matter how many orgasms you have, if you have any common sense to begin with, it always comes back. ~ Linda Howard
329:The rule for traveling abroad is to take our common sense with us, and leave our prejudices behind. ~ William Hazlitt
330:It took all their common sense and philosophy to face life these days. The two are synonymous. ~ Bess Streeter Aldrich
331:Nice people with common sense do not make interesting characters. They only make good former spouses. ~ Isabel Allende
332:One must be a great man indeed to be able to hold out even against common sense." "Or else a fool. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
333:Poetry is a mixture of common sense, which not all have, with an uncommon sense, which very few have. ~ John Masefield
334:There is no wisdom where there is no common sense: it cannot under those conditions find any expression. ~ Idries Shah
335:being that all of my intelligence is wasted in the classroom, my common sense is at exactly level zero. ~ Kandi Steiner
336:I will no longer argue with the senseless and unreasonable; for they are void of reason and common sense. ~ Suzy Kassem
337:The only thing you will get from common sense, is a common life. Be uncommon and have uncommon sense. ~ Bryant H McGill
338:Always maintain your common sense and artful skills, and funnel it all into plain enough dealings. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
339:America deserves common sense immigration reform that reflects our interests and our values as Americans. ~ Hank Johnson
340:Common sense is important not just because your mom taught you so, but because computers don’t have it. ~ Pedro Domingos
341:Common sense is the foundation of all authorities, of the laws themselves, and of their construction. ~ Thomas Jefferson
342:Common sense, the half-truths of a deceitful society, is honored as the honest truths of a frank world. ~ Russell Jacoby
343:Poverty, Frost, Famine, Rain, Disease, are the beadles and guardsmen that hold us to Common Sense. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
344:The people down there are poor enough, and scared enough, and ignorant enough to have some common sense. ~ Kurt Vonnegut
345:Common sense is the best distributed thing in the world, for we all think we possess a good share of it. ~ Rene Descartes
346:Every act of energy conservation... is more than just common sense: I tell you it is an act of patriotism. ~ Jimmy Carter
347:For pride is spiritual cancer: it eats up the very possibility of love, or contentment, or even common sense. ~ C S Lewis
348:Spaniards have always shown great maturity and great common sense when it comes to voting. ~ Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
349:The rest merely requires common sense; it is like a boxing match, the more you punch the better it is. ~ Bernard Cornwell
350:And yet I carried on, impelled forward blindly, my common sense hijacked by the pleasure centers of my brain. ~ Dan Harris
351:Can't say I'm surprised you were here. You have the curiosity of a cat and the common sense of a goldfish. ~ Susan Dennard
352:One must be a great man indeed to be able to hold out even against common sense."
"Or else a fool. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
353:There is a chalk outline slowly being drawn around common sense and most people can't identify the victim. ~ Dennis Miller
354:95 per cent of economics is common sense – made to look difficult, with the use of jargons and mathematics. ~ Ha Joon Chang
355:I believe that Canadians have the common sense to see that a better future cannot be built on fragmentation. ~ Kim Campbell
356:It was amazing how love—or was it just passion?—had destroyed her objectivity and neutered her common sense. ~ Randy Singer
357:Let's not be afraid to speak the common sense truth: you can't have high standards without good discipline. ~ William Hague
358:Mental health has commonly been called conscience, instinct, wisdom, common sense, or the inner voice. We ~ Richard Carlson
359:Because desperation breeds gullibility. People want to lose weight so much that their common sense shuts off. ~ David L Katz
360:Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudices laid down by the mind before you reach eighteen. ~ Albert Einstein
361:Remember, for the private citizen, a duty to kill never arises, only the right do to so. Again… common sense. ~ Massad Ayoob
362:We learn common sense almost automatically, by observing and then copying the common behaviors of our peers. ~ Alex Pentland
363:A balanced program for tax reform based upon the common sense idea of lowering taxes out of surplus revenues. ~ Andrew Mellon
364:If people use common sense and their own guiding moral compass, I think they'll generally stay out of trouble. ~ Steve Chabot
365:It’s not fully settled in everywhere, and some people are immune, like with chickenpox or common sense. ~ Michael R Underwood
366:Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has. ~ Rene Descartes
367:A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. ~ George Bernard Shaw
368:Children’s parties were obviously places where any angel with an ounce of common sense should fear to tread. ~ Terry Pratchett
369:Common sense is a chaotic aggregate of disparate conceptions, and one can find there anything that one like. ~ Antonio Gramsci
370:I strongly hold that, if an idea fits with common sense, then scientifically it is almost certain to be false. ~ Lewis Wolpert
371:The passing moment is all we can be sure of; it is only common sense to extract its utmost value from it. ~ W Somerset Maugham
372:The people down there are poor enough and scared enough and ignorant enough to have some common sense!” Crosby ~ Kurt Vonnegut
373:The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness. ~ Thomas A Edison
374:What is common sense? That which attracts the least opposition that which brings most agreeable and worthy results. ~ E W Howe
375:With the right to bear arms comes a great responsibility to use caution and common sense on handgun purchases. ~ Ronald Reagan
376:It's good common sense, your grace.'
Mahina shook her head. 'Good sense is far from common, I fear, Tarja. ~ Jennifer Fallon
377:Most of filmmaking is common sense. If you stay on your toes and think about how to do a thing, it’s right there. ~ David Lynch
378:One of the enemies of creativity and innovation, especially in relation to our own development, is common sense. ~ Ken Robinson
379:Our prejudices are so deeply rooted that we never think of them as prejudices but call them common sense. ~ George Bernard Shaw
380:Zane stole her breath and her common sense with just a smile. When he actually touched her, it was even worse. ~ Nicole Edwards
381:Beauty and earthy common sense were a rare combination, yet he doubted she was even aware she possessed it. By ~ Nicholas Sparks
382:But when he was this close, my common sense didn’t just take a back seat, it was gagged and thrown in the trunk. ~ Angela Roquet
383:Be persistent with your disturbance until you get face to face with the Lord himself. Don't deify common sense. ~ Oswald Chambers
384:Difficulties indeed sometimes arise; but common sense and honest intentions will generally steer through them. ~ Thomas Jefferson
385:Mr Flosky suddenly stopped: he found himself unintentionally trespassing within the limits of common sense. ~ Thomas Love Peacock
386:Requiring valid, photographic identification is a common sense step to ensure voter integrity and sound elections. ~ Sonny Perdue
387:When it's hardest to pray are usually the times I need to pray the hardest. Not sure if that's irony or common sense. ~ Mark Hart
388:Believe nothing, no matter who said it, even if I said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and common sense ~ Gautama Buddha
389:Common sense in religion is rare, and we are too often trying to be heroic instead of just ordinarily good and kind. ~ Dorothy Day
390:French philosopher Voltaire once famously pointed out, the main problem with common sense is that it is not so common. ~ Anonymous
391:He was too clever. If you’re that clever you can argue yourself into anything. You just leave common sense behind. ~ Julian Barnes
392:Teenagers are basically toddlers with hormones—old enough to want to do stuff without having any of the common sense. ~ Jojo Moyes
393:The ego represents what may be called reason and common sense, in contrast to the id, which contains the passions. ~ Sigmund Freud
394:The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense. ~ Thomas A Edison
395:Einstein’s remark that common sense is nothing but a collection of misconceptions acquired by age eighteen. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb
396:I don’t need a hero. I was blessed with a large amount of common sense, which is of infinitely more use than a man. ~ Karen Hawkins
397:A true account of the actual is the rarest poetry, for common sense always takes a hasty and superficial view. ~ Henry David Thoreau
398:Mendel hated motorists. Give a man a car of his own and he leaves humility and common sense behind him in the garage. ~ John le Carr
399:You can handle just about anything that comes at you out on the road with a believable grin, common sense and whiskey. ~ Bill Murray
400:Common sense tells us that the things of the earth exist only a little, and that true reality is only in dreams. ~ Charles Baudelaire
401:There are people who are so full of common sense that they haven't the slightest cranny left for their own sense. ~ Miguel de Unamuno
402:And that was the funny thing about being in love and having common sense. When you were in love … Nothing else made sense. ~ G L Tomas
403:Book knowledge takes action based on reasons; common sense takes action based on the reason from the reasons! ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
404:I do not believe that any political campaign justifies the declaration of a moratorium on ordinary common sense. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower
405:if you cannot get what you want, common sense suggests that you should put your mind to wanting what you can get. ~ Patricia Wentworth
406:It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense. ~ Robert G Ingersoll
407:Let’s go kick ass, son.  I guess it was stupid of me to want to protect you from reckless abandonment of common sense. ~ Morgan Blayde
408:Pride is spiritual cancer: it eats up the very possibility of love, or contentment, or even common sense.” —C. S. Lewis ~ Randy Alcorn
409:Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated. ~ George Santayana
410:Well, I'm very stubborn. I think I have common sense; I'm probably at times a bit tunnel-visioned, but I'm strong. ~ Michelle Pfeiffer
411:We perceive that the schemers return again and again to common sense and labor. Such is the evidence of history. ~ Henry David Thoreau
412:Common sense is judgment without reflection, shared by an entire class, an entire nation, or the entire human race. ~ Giambattista Vico
413:Faith: The opposite of dogmatism. ~ John Ralston Saul, The Doubter's Companion: A Dictionary of Aggressive Common Sense (1994): "Faith"
414:Stars on our door, stars in our eyes, stars exploding in the bits of our brains where the common sense should have been ~ Angela Carter
415: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
416:fellow psychotic when he saw one. Larson might speak with an air of calmness and sound full of common sense and judgement, ~ R R Haywood
417:I always feel a fool when in the company of people who work for a living. It brings out my startling lack of common sense. ~ Stephen Fry
418:Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic. ~ Thomas Huxley
419: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
420:It's a basic rule of human nature that the promise of unexpected wealth short-circuits both intelligence and common sense. ~ Vikas Swarup
421:It was not curiosity that killed the goose who laid the golden egg, but an insatiable greed that devoured common sense. ~ E A Bucchianeri
422:My greatest strength is common sense. I'm really a standard brand - like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate. ~ Katharine Hepburn
423:The same principles which at first view lead to skepticism, pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense. ~ George Berkeley
424:To mind being disliked by a woman you don’t desire and are not married to is yet another serious failure of common sense. ~ Wendell Berry
425:It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
426:The first chess book that I read was Dufresne's self-tutor, published with Lasker's Common Sense in Chess as an appendix. ~ Vasily Smyslov
427:The same principles which at first view lead to skepticism , pursued to a certain point , bring men back to common sense ~ George Berkeley
428:Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it. ~ Ren Descartes
429:The ultimate dwindling resource in the human arrangement isn’t cheap oil or potable water or even common sense, but mercy. ~ Cheryl Strayed
430:What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood, tempered and balanced by knowledge and common sense. ~ Sarah Jio
431:A little common sense, goodwill, and a tiny dose of unselfishness could make this goodly earth into an earthly paradise. ~ Richard Aldington
432: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
433:Fanaticism and bigotry require any food but common sense and reason, which would break the charm of those spellbound fanatics. ~ Anne Royall
434: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 Sr
435:Common sense would have told Sarah to steer clear of Ethan's waters. But common sense has no place in first love and never has. ~ Mitch Albom
436: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 Zaf n
437: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 Zafon
438:Management is a curious phenomenon. It is generously paid, enormously influential, and significantly devoid of common sense ~ Henry Mintzberg
439:Sex had been amazing, but it wasn't a magical cure for everything. Damn. Somewhere along the way, I'd picked up common sense. ~ Richelle Mead
440: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
441:Common sense should tell us that positively reinforcing sadistic behavior, as these games do, cannot be good for our children. ~ Sam Brownback
442:If I'm president, we're not going to have people dying on the streets. I don't call it a mandate, I just say it's common sense. ~ Donald Trump
443:I have never seen either a drop of piety or a grain of truth or ingenuousness - nay, I have never found common sense in any Jew. ~ John Calvin
444:It is a strange irony that the principles of science should seem to deny the necessary conviction of common sense. ~ Lawrence Joseph Henderson
445:Pride rebelled. Common sense would have rebelled, but common sense was whimpering under a bed somewhere and refused to come out. ~ Delia James
446:Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic. ~ Thomas Henry Huxley
447:...the ultimate dwindling resource in the human arrangement isn’t cheap oil or potable water or even common sense, but mercy. ~ Cheryl Strayed
448:A lack of common sense usually ends in some heroic feat, much like the soldier who dives onto the grenade so that others may live. ~ Criss Jami
449: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
450:I could almost see common sense and denial fighting away at each other within her. In the end, denial won, as it so often does. ~ Jasper Fforde
451:Making money is a common sense. It's not rocket science. But unfortunately, when it comes to money, common sense is uncommon. ~ Robert Kiyosaki
452:The man who stands firm in order to protect a sand-castle can never be relied upon; for he has given away his common sense. ~ Winston Churchill
453:The only hope lies in the fact that the American people - like people everywhere - are basically decent people with common sense. ~ Howard Zinn
454:I remind myself of Einstein's remark that common sense is nothing but a collection of misconceptions acquired by age 18. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb
455:The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79. In ~ Douglas Adams
456:The same common sense which makes an author write good things, makes him dread they are not good enough to deserve reading. ~ Jean de la Bruyere
457:When you feel that you can't fight it, you just go for it. When it comes to the arts, passion should always trump common sense. ~ Robert De Niro
458:Styles come and go, design goes on forever: solving communication problems with new tools applied to the same old common sense. ~ Ivan Chermayeff
459:suspicion, experience, perception, common sense—for Maston these were not the organs of fact. Paper was fact, Ministers were fact, ~ John le Carr
460:A novelist must preserve a childlike belief in the importance of things which common sense considers of no great consequence. ~ W Somerset Maugham
461: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
462:Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
463:Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence. ~ Norman O Brown
464:In effect, vice turns common sense upside-down, and he who admits himself to be vicious abides by stigmatizing terms of horror. ~ Georges Bataille
465:Stand often in the company of dreamers: they tickle your common sense & believe you can achieve things which are impossible. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher
466:The choice of strategy might be based on common sense: the test of character was to find this in situations of extreme stress. ~ Lawrence Freedman
467:Do not imagine that mathematics is hard and crabbed, and repulsive to common sense. It is merely the etherealization of common sense. ~ Lord Kelvin
468:If the obstacles of bigotry and priestcraft can be surmounted, we may hope that common sense will suffice to do everything else. ~ Thomas Jefferson
469: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
470:Overcoming fear has nothing to do with abandoning common sense. We retain our common sense, but we lose that emotion that is fear. ~ Frederick Lenz
471:The only religion which is against nature, against common sense and against our pleasures is the only one which has always existed. ~ Blaise Pascal
472:The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense. ~ Thomas A Edison
473:People are crying out for a Conservative Party that is decent, reasonable, common sense and in it for the long term of this country. ~ David Cameron
474: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
475:And strategy is just a fancy word for a special kind of common sense, the ability to see options, to make them where there were none. It ~ V E Schwab
476:Common sense got drunk and giddy when Olivia was on the premises. Maybe he should just raise a glass, too, and dub reason a lost cause. ~ Kelly Moran
477:Common sense will tell us, that
the power which hath endeavoured to subdue us, is of all others, the
most improper to defend us. ~ Thomas Paine
478:[Donald Trump] has had the good judgment and common sense to get back with all these people, who have written the legislation already. ~ Mary Matalin
479:If there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s what a woman can do to a man’s common sense. Admittedly, I never thought it would happen to you. ~ B J Daniels
480:Unfortunately it's an incontrovertible fact that sound common sense flies out of the window as soon as love comes in through the door. ~ Kerstin Gier
481:What is called virtue in the common sense of the word has nothing to do with this or that man's prosperity, or even happiness. ~ James Anthony Froude
482:6 For the LORD grants wisdom!       From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. 7 He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. ~ Anonymous
483:An event in the present evokes past sensations. But science couldn't explain how a foolish heart had the power to overrule common sense. ~ Susan Wiggs
484:people constantly imagined that they and their actions were more important to those around them than common sense would've dictated. Why ~ David Drake
485:stand often in the company of dreamers: they tickle your common sense & believe you can achieve things which are impossible. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher
486:The mind of man has no defense To equal plain, old common sense. This homely virtue don't despise, If you would be happy as well as wise. ~ Don Herold
487:There is absolutely no disconnect between common sense gun safety measures and protecting the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. ~ Hillary Clinton
488:Yet from the wise take this for common sense That to the poor all times are out of joint Therefore beware of reaching such a point. ~ Geoffrey Chaucer
489:Certainly that sputterless little candleflame of the mediocre mind known as 'common sense' has never produced anything worth celebrating. ~ Tom Robbins
490:I mean it as a compliment when I say that you could almost define a philosopher as someone who won't take common sense for an answer. ~ Richard Dawkins
491:I mean it as a compliment when I say that you could almost define a philosopher as someone who won’t take common sense for an answer. ~ Richard Dawkins
492:Common sense can be an effective guide, but as Voltaire pointed out in his Dictionnaire philosophique, common sense isn’t all that common, ~ Gary Taubes
493:If a man can make typewriters better than anyone else, let us, in the name of common sense, keep him on the job of making typewriters. ~ William Feather
494:Pride tells me to give it back, but common sense tells pride to shut up, have a joint and relax. I shrug and put the note into my wallet. ~ Mohsin Hamid
495:She believed she was ordinary? Impossible! Any man with common sense would see what I do. The more she went on the angrier I became.#Ren ~ Colleen Houck
496:The art of governing consists simply of being honest, exercising common sense, following principle, and doing what is right and just. ~ Thomas Jefferson
497:There must be a way of promoting human values without involving religion, based on common sense, experience and recent scientific findings. ~ Dalai Lama
498: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
499:We should start being intolerant to those who are intolerant to us. This is not modern logic, this is not extreme, this is common sense. ~ Geert Wilders
500:if we could act a little more according to common sense, and a good deal less according to fashion, we should find many things work easier; ~ Anna Sewell

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   13 Occultism
   7 Poetry
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   5 Christianity
   3 Integral Theory
   1 Yoga
   1 Science
   1 Mythology
   1 Kabbalah
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   28 The Mother
   19 Satprem
   12 Sri Aurobindo
   9 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   9 Aleister Crowley
   6 Carl Jung
   6 A B Purani
   5 H P Lovecraft
   4 Robert Browning
   4 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   3 Plato
   2 James George Frazer

   6 Magick Without Tears
   6 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   4 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   4 Liber ABA
   4 Browning - Poems
   4 Agenda Vol 07
   3 The Problems of Philosophy
   3 The Phenomenon of Man
   3 Agenda Vol 02
   2 Walden
   2 The Secret Of The Veda
   2 The Secret Doctrine
   2 The Golden Bough
   2 Talks
   2 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   2 Questions And Answers 1956
   2 Questions And Answers 1953
   2 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   2 Agenda Vol 09
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