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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.'
A balanced program for tax reform based upon the common sense idea of lowering taxes out of surplus revenues.
We have too many intellectuals who are afraid to use the pistol of common sense.
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.
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.
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
Academic and aristocratic people live in such an uncommon atmosphere that common sense can rarely reach them.
Have common sense and stick to the point.
W. Somerset Maugham
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
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
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 calculation applied to life.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Science is nothing, but trained and organized common sense.
Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.
E. W. Howe
If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and common sense continual.
The left has come to regard common sense - the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community - as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment.
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.
The left has lost touch with popular opinion, thereby making it possible for the right to present itself as the party of common sense.
What a grand thing it is to be clever and have common sense.
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.
The problem is that agencies sometimes lose sight of common sense as they create regulations.
Spending only what the country can afford, rewarding savings, encouraging independence, supporting marriage: people know that these things are common sense.
I went to school, I went to college. I know how to read. Even though I lack common sense sometimes, I am book smart.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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