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Common Sense Quotes


These are some of the best 'Common Sense' quotations and sayings.

" Knowledge, without common sense," says Lee, is "folly; without method, it is waste; without kindness, it is fanaticism; without religion, it is death." But with common sense, it is wisdom; with method, it is power; with charity, it is beneficence; with religion, it is virtue, and life, and peace.

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

Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.

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

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

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.

Common sense is very uncommon.

Common sense is, of all kinds, the most uncommon. - It implies good judgment, sound discretion, and true and practical wisdom applied to common life.

Fine sense, and exalted sense, are not half as useful as common sense. - There are forty men of wit to one man of sense.-He that will carry nothing about him but gold, will be every day at a loss for readier change.

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

If a man can have only one kind of sense, let him have common sense. - If he has that and uncommon sense too, he is not far from genius.

If common sense has not the brilliancy of the sun, it has the fixity of the stars.

If you haven't grace, the Lord can give it to you. - If you haven't learning, I'll help you to get it. - But if you haven't common sense, neither I, nor the Lord can give it to you.

No man is quite sane. Each has a vein of folly in his composition - a slight determination of blood to the head, to make sure of holding him hard to some one point which he has taken to heart.

One pound of learning requires ten pounds of common sense to apply it.

The crown of all faculties is common sense. - It is not enough to do the right thing, it must be done at the right time and place. - Talent knows what to do; tact knows when and how to do it.

The figure which a man makes in life, the reception which he meets with in company, the esteem paid him by his acquaintance - all these depend as much upon his good sense and judgment, as upon any other part, of his character. A man of the best intentions, and farthest removed from all injustice and violence, would never be able to make himself much regarded, without a moderate share of parts and understanding.

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

To act with common sense according to the moment, is the best wisdom I know; and the best philosophy is to do one's duties, take the world as it comes, submit respectfully to one's lot; bless the goodness that has given us so much happiness with it, whatever it is; and despise affectation.