Common Sense Quotes

Most popular common sense quotes

To expect common sense from people proves you're lacking it yourself. - Eugene O'Neill quote.
To expect common sense from people proves you're lacking it yourself.
Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men. - Thomas Huxley quote.
Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.

consequences

Common sense is not so common. - Voltaire quote.
Common sense is not so common.
Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, therefore, in degree, not nature. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton quote.
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 time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. - John F. Kennedy quote.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-it-iveness; third, common sense. - Thomas Edison quote.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-it-iveness; third, common sense.

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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. - Gautama Buddha 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.

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In the corporate world, if you have analysts, due diligence, and no horse sense, you've just described hell. - Charlie Munger quote.
In the corporate world, if you have analysts, due diligence, and no horse sense, you've just described hell.

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

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Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
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Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. - Gertrude Stein quote.
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. - Arthur C. Clarke quote.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Kind words will never die–neither will they buy groceries. - Bill Nye quote.
Kind words will never die–neither will they buy groceries.
Castles in the air cost a vast deal to keep up. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton quote.
Castles in the air cost a vast deal to keep up.
A radical is a man with both feet firmly planted—in the air. - Franklin D. Roosevelt quote.
A radical is a man with both feet firmly planted—in the air.

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

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

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No one tests the depth of the river with both his feet.
— African proverb

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GROOK TO STIMULATE GRATITUDE

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

intelligence

Common sense is the genius of humanity. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quote.
Common sense is the genius of humanity.

genius

Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense. - Josh Billings quote.
Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.

genius

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 quote.
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.

mistakes

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

wisdom

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

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