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Common sense is not so common.

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
He who does not have common sense at age thirty will never have it.
Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
Simple solutions seldom are. It takes a very unusual mind to undertake analysis of the obvious.
The question of common sense is what is it good for? A question which would abolish the rose and be answered triumphantly by the cabbage.
When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses.
To see what is in front of one's nose requires a constant struggle.
Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult.
All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified.
Who is the most sensible person? The one who finds what is to their own advantage in all that happens to them.
Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained -- but if everything is ventured, and still nothing gained, give up and venture elsewhere.
Common sense is judgment without reflection, shared by an entire class, an entire nation, or the entire human race.
Common sense is seeing things as they are, and doing things as they should be done.
Common sense is what tells us the Earth is flat and the Sun goes around it.
Good sense is the master of human life.
The biggest shortage of all is the shortage of common sense.
In the war for individual rights, common sense becomes the first and major casualty.
A handful of common sense is worth a bushel of learning.
Why level downward to our dullest perception always, and praise that as common sense? The commonest sense is the sense of men asleep, which they express by snoring.
What a grand thing it is to be clever and have common sense.
Everybody gets so much common information all day long that they lose their common sense.
It makes sense that there is no sense without God.
Common Sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
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.
If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is.
One pound of learning requires ten pounds of common sense to apply it.
No one tests the depth of a river with both feet.
That rarest gift to Beauty, Common Sense!
Common-sense appears to be only another name for the thoughtlessness of the unthinking. It is made of the prejudices of childhood, the idiosyncrasies of individual character and the opinion of the newspapers.
The two World Wars came in part, like much modern literature and art, because men, whose nature is to tire of everything in turn, tired of common sense and civilization.
That's the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious they've been all along.

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