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I think that carrying on a life that is meant to be private in public is a breach of taste, common sense, and mental hygiene.
Common sense often makes good law.
William O. Douglas
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.
Knowledge is not just the preserve of the educated elite. Just because someone has not had a formal education, that does not mean he does not have wisdom and common sense.
I'll trade glib for common sense any day.
Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence.
Norman O. Brown
Editing is simply the application of the common sense of any good reader. That's why, to be an editor, you have to be a reader. It's the number one qualification.
In January 1776, Thomas Paine issued 'Common Sense,' advocating independence from Great Britain.
People all over the nation are starved for honesty and common sense.
In articulating all my feelings about marriage equality, I almost don't know where to begin. And perhaps that's part of the problem. Why do we have to explain ourselves when it comes to issues of fairness and equality? Why is common sense not enough?
Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.
Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground-floor. But if a man hasn't got plenty of good common sense, the more science he has, the worse for his patient.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Common sense is the genius of humanity.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What is common sense isn't common practice.
When you educate a girl, you kick-start a cycle of success. It makes economic sense. It makes social sense. It makes moral sense. But, it seems, it's not common sense yet.
Queen Rania of Jordan
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Caesar was a man of great common sense and good taste, meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
George Bernard Shaw
Young love is wild and outrageous, laughing at moderation and blinding us to common sense.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense.
H. L. Mencken
Science, as opposed to technology, does violence to common sense.
The new rage is to say that the government is the cause of all our problems, and if only we had no government, we'd have no problems. I can tell you, that contradicts evidence, history, and common sense.
William J. Clinton
I'm not a professional politician. I'm a professional problem solver, and I believe we should cut the salaries of senators and congressmen 10 percent until they balance the budget. I call that conservative common sense.
The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense, which is shared by all that is.
The fact is that my wife if she had common sense would have more power over me than any other whatsoever, for my heart always alights upon the nearest perch.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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