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I grew up on a farm and my grandfather quit school when he was 12, but when it came to common sense and animals, he was the smartest person I've ever met, before or since. He taught me that to touch an animal is an earned privilege. It's not a right.
Common sense steps in here and says: Separate the parts you want to be mobile from the parts you want to be inert. You have seen the result, and I know many have the skill to apply it.
But if it not be true, the myth itself requires to be explained, and every principle of philosophy and common sense demand that the explanation be sought, not in arbitrary allegorical categories, but in the actual facts of ritual or religious custom to which the myth attaches.
William Robertson Smith
Especially on television, it's not so much a patriarchy; it always seems that there's a smart, strong woman calling the shots, and her doofus husband. In the sitcom world, it's almost a cliche that the women have the common sense, going back to 'The Honeymooners.'
We need to have a modicum of faith in people's common sense, creativity and will to survive and prosper even in the face of great difficulties and obstacles. If people could keep society running in the aftermath of the Black Death, they could keep it running after the U.S. government defaulted on its debt.
If elephants didn't exist, you couldn't invent one. They belong to a small group of living things so unlikely they challenge credulity and common sense.
I don't know how the other senators see me. I hope they see me as a farmer. That's really what I am. But I don't think they see me on a tractor or fixing equipment. I hope they see me grounded, as somebody who has common sense.
Queen Victoria was a woman of peerless common sense; her common sense, which is a rare gift at any time, amounted to genius. She had been brought up by her mother with the utmost simplicity, and she retained it to the end, and conducted her public and private life alike by that infallible guide.
E. F. Benson
Historical methodology, as I see it, is a product of common sense applied to circumstances.
Samuel E. Morison
Have common sense and stick to the point.
W. Somerset Maugham
Academic and aristocratic people live in such an uncommon atmosphere that common sense can rarely reach them.
I am State Senator Russell Pearce, the author of SB1070, which was signed by Governor Jan Brewer. Fear mongering and misinformation is the tool of the Left against this common sense legislation.
The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
Henry Ward Beecher
Death and genitals are things that frighten people, and when people are frightened, they develop means of concealment and aggression. It is common sense.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Common sense is calculation applied to life.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.
E. W. Howe
The left has come to regard common sense - the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community - as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment.
The left has lost touch with popular opinion, thereby making it possible for the right to present itself as the party of common sense.
If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and common sense continual.
I have a lot of common sense. I know what needs to be done and how to approach it. I have an ability to work with people on large enterprises.
Everybody says, 'I have problems overcooking steak on the grill,' but just take it off earlier! Grilling is really common sense. It's very simple. You should think of a grill as a burner - it just happens to have grates. You shouldn't be intimidated by it.
With the first commandment, Mohammed tried to imprison common sense. And with the second commandment, the beautiful, romantic side of mankind was enslaved.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
I went to school, I went to college. I know how to read. Even though I lack common sense sometimes, I am book smart.
What a grand thing it is to be clever and have common sense.
We also must pull from our highest ideals of justice and protect against those ills that destabilized our economy - like predatory lending, over-leveraged financial institutions and the unchecked avarice of the past that trumped fairness and common sense. Our platform calls for significant cuts in federal spending.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
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