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I think that we must find some way to get more common sense, more rationality, in our decisions and less emotion.
Most of man's problems upon this planet, in the long history of the race, have been met and solved either partially or as a whole by experiment based on common sense and carried out with courage.
Common sense often makes good law.
William O. Douglas
What man or woman of common sense now doubts the intellectual capacity of colored people? Who does not know, that with all our efforts as a nation to crush and annihilate the mind of this portion of our race, we have never yet been able to do it.
Do not be bullied out of your common sense by the specialist; two to one, he is a pedant.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
If people use common sense and their own guiding moral compass, I think they'll generally stay out of trouble.
My greatest strength is common sense. I'm really a standard brand - like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate.
Friendless. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense.
Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense.
H. L. Mencken
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Everyone gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
Nice people with common sense do not make interesting characters. They only make good former spouses.
Common sense tells us that the government's attempts to solve large problems more often create new ones. Common sense also tells us that a top-down, one-size-fits-all plan will not improve the workings of a nationwide health-care system that accounts for one-sixth of our economy.
The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent, experimentation. 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.
Such as have reason, understanding, or common sense, will, and ought to make use of it in those things that concern themselves and their posterity, and suspect the words of such as are interested in deceiving or persuading them not to see with their own eyes.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is just perfect in 'Veep.' She gets to show off the spiky claws beneath her patrician finesse. The obvious way to play 'Veep' would be to make Louis-Dreyfus a folksy heroine, one with more common sense or populist heart than her enemies. But she isn't one.
If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is.
The longer you remain silent, the longer you don't turn over documents, a presumption begins to build that you're withholding something. That's human nature. That may not be a legal presumption, but that's a common sense presumption.
Common sense as well as common values all lead us. Our future depends upon it and our present is going to be vastly better when we get back to these basics.
A balanced program for tax reform based upon the common sense idea of lowering taxes out of surplus revenues.
Long before gun control was touted as 'common sense' measures, the concept was promoted as a means to keep ethnic populations in an unequal position while assuaging the fears of whites.
To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams.
Giorgio de Chirico
Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact.
Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
My view on issues is based on common sense, and my experience as a mother of four children, as a sole parent, and as a businesswoman running a fish and chip shop.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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