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Everybody gets so much common information all day long that they lose their common sense.

Author: Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)

Profession: American Author

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

Author: Terence

Profession: Roman Writer of Comedies

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.

Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist

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

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Common sense is seeing things as they are, and doing things as they should be done.

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Common sense is what tells us the Earth is flat and the Sun goes around it.

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Good sense is the master of human life.

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In the war for individual rights, common sense becomes the first and major casualty.

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The biggest shortage of all is the shortage of common sense.

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Common sense is judgment without reflection, shared by an entire class, an entire nation, or the entire human race.

Author: Giambattista Vico (1688-1744)

Profession: Italian Philosopher, Historian

Common sense is not so common.

Author: Voltaire (1694-1778)

Profession: French Historian, Writer

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

Author: Peter Wastholm

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Common sense is genius in homespun.

Author: Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)

Profession: British Mathematician, Philosopher

Simple solutions seldom are. It takes a very unusual mind to undertake analysis of the obvious.

Author: Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)

Profession: British Mathematician, Philosopher

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.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit