Common Sense Quotes

Most popular common sense quotes

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.


Common sense is not so common.
Common sense is the genius of humanity.


Castles in the air cost a vast deal to keep up.
Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.


Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.


The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
No one tests the depth of the river with both his feet.
— African proverb

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Kind words will never die–neither will they buy groceries.
A radical is a man with both feet firmly planted—in the air.


There are 40 kinds of lunacy, but only one kind of common sense.
— African proverb

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One pound of common sense ten pounds of common sense to apply it.
— Persian proverb

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


To expect common sense from people proves you're lacking it yourself.
Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.

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Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.


Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.

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The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
In the corporate world, if you have analysts, due diligence, and no horse sense, you've just described hell.

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The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-it-iveness; third, common sense.

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Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, therefore, in degree, not nature.

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The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.

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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.



As things so
very often are
won't get you far.
So be glad
you've got more sense
than you've got