Common sense quotes and quotations
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
He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them.
Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult.
W. Somerset Maugham
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If an idea's worth having once, it's worth having twice.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Common sense is very uncommon.
Common sense is genius in homespun.
Alfred North Whitehead
Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
However, one cannot put a quart in a pint cup.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
Henry Ward Beecher
It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
Common sense is what tells us the Earth is flat and the Sun goes around it.
Common sense ain't common.
Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed.
The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79.
Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.
Nowadays 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.
Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
Common sense is the best sense I know of.
The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.