Common Sense Quotes


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These common sense quotes will really get you wondering how much common sense you have:

Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire

Common sense is instinct.  Enough of it is genius. -George Bernard Shaw

It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense. -Robert Green Ingersoll

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done. -C.E.Stowe

If this page isn’t what you’re looking for, I have have a huge collection of motivational quotes found here.  Organized by topic, too.

Common sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses. -Leonardo da Vinci

Nothing ventured, nothing gained…but if everything is ventured, and still nothing gained, give up and venture elsewhere. -Peter Wastholm

A handful of common sense is worth a bushel of learning. -Proverb

Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has. -Rene Descartes

The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next. -Henry Ward Beecher

Seek advice but use your own common sense. -Yiddish Proverb

Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius. -An Wang

Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, therefore, in degree, not nature. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

Common sense is the best sense I know of. -Lord Chesterfield

The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense. -Thomas A Edison

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

What a grand thing it is to be clever and have common sense. -Terence

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. -Oscar Wilde

Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone. -Ed Howe

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes. -Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education. -Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

The truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified. -Thomas H. Huxley

When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it’s best to let him run. -Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

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When unsure how to solve a problem, use your common sense. -Catherine Pulsifer

That’s the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious they’ve been all along. -Madeleine L’Engle

Common sense is perhaps the most equally divided, but surely the most underemployed, talent in the world. -Christine Collange

No one tests the depth of a river with both feet. -Ashanti Proverb

Any of these common sense sayings jump out at you?  I know there are several teachers who read this blog; which of these quotes are “chalk-board-worthy”?

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    • Laurie
    • October 25, 2010
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    I love reading your quotes Shawn. One of my favorites here is:
    Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire…..Another one:
    No one tests the depth of a river with both feet. -Ashanti Proverb

    • Janet
    • October 26, 2010
    Reply

    I love your quotes.

    • Janet
    • October 26, 2010
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    Thanks for your quotes Shawn . My favorite is A handfull of common sense is worth a bushel of learning.

    • Patricia
    • October 29, 2010
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    I’ve had a subscristion for over a year and I find so many quotes! I’m trying to put a little book of quotes for my family. I send bout 43 quotes everyday, and post one on FACEBOOK everyday. Its a blessing in my own way. Thank you so much for all the work you put into providing such though provoking quotes.

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      43 quotes every day??

    • Lee
    • November 5, 2010
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    Wonderful quotes Shawm, this one stood out for me:

    The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense. -Thomas A Edison

    I believe; Knowledge + Common Sense = Wisdom
    Common sense means paying attention to the obvious. This is not as easy as it sounds.
    Sound judgment not based on specialized knowledge; native good judgment.

    “Common Sense” is the best guide as to what is considered acceptable use. Common sense can be used as “a test of judging the correctness of” speculative understanding. It is a form of evidence that is based on conventional wisdom, tradition, or someone’s personal philosophy or perspective.

    It is hard to judge the validity and reliability of common sense because little supporting evidence is involved. Most people judge the validity and reliability of common sense by the person citing common sense as the basis for a decision.

    Here are some quotes I found:

    Common sense is instinct,
    And enough of it is genius.”
    Josh Billings

    “Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
    and doing things as they ought to be done.”
    Josh Billings

    “Common sense is perhaps the most equally divided,
    but surely the most underemployed, talent in the world.”
    Christine Collange

    Never doubt your own intelligence and common sense. When your inner voice says, ‘watch out’, learn to take heed.”
    Anita Foley, from If Only You’d Listen to Your Own Intuition

    Have a great week-end!

    • Vern I Post Sr
    • April 5, 2011
    Reply

    You cannot teach common sense nor can you legislate it.
    Vern Post

    • k.kannis
    • July 13, 2016
    Reply

    commonsense is far more important than knowledge.

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