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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 very uncommon.
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.
Common sense is genius in homespun.
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.
Common sense hides shame.
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.
Common Sense is in medicine the master workman.
He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them.
A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.
When two men share an umbrella, both of them get wet.
Science is nothing, but trained and organized common sense.
Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.
My greatest strength is... common sense. I'm really a standard brand -- like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate.
Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if it has common sense on the ground floor.
Common sense is the genius of humanity.
The common people of America display a quality of good common sense which is heartening to anyone who believes in the democratic process.
The best prophet is common sense, our native wit.
There is nothing a man of good sense dreads in a wife so much as her having more sense than himself.
Nothing astonishes people so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Common sense always speaks too late. Common sense is the guy who tells you ought to have had your brakes relined last week before you smashed a front end this week. Common sense is the Monday morning quarterback who could have won the ball game if he had been on the team. But he never is. He's high up in the stands with a flask on his hip. Common sense is the little man in a gray suit who never makes a mistake in addition. But it's always somebody else's money he's adding up.
The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense, which is shared by all that is.
Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, therefore, in degree, not nature.
Common-sense is part of the home-made ideology of those who have been deprived of fundamental learning, of those who have been kept ignorant. This ideology is compounded from different sources: items that have survived from religion, items of empirical knowledge, items of protective skepticism, items culled for comfort from the superficial learning that is supplied. But the point is that common-sense can never teach itself, can never advance beyond its own limits, for as soon as the lack of fundamental learning has been made good, all items become questionable and the whole function of common-sense is destroyed. Common-sense can only exist as a category insofar as it can be distinguished from the spirit of inquiry, from philosophy.
Common sense is calculation applied to life.
The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.
Doesn't make much sense to me to spray everything with chemicals when you're trying to clean.
There is no school of philosphy that approaches ordinary common sense.