Quotation Explorer - 'Common'

My life isn’t theories and formulae. It’s part instinct, part common sense. Logic is as good a word as any, and I’ve absorbed what logic I have from everything and everyone… from my mother, from training as a ballet dancer, from Vogue magazine, from the laws of life and health and nature. - Audrey Hepburn
All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than any existence of mediocrity. - James Fenimore Cooper
Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. - H. L. Mencken
It is now the moment when by common consent we pause to become conscious of our national life and to rejoice in it, to recall what our country has done for each of us, and to ask ourselves what we can do for our country in return. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Believe nothing, no matter who said it, even if I said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and common sense - Buda
Don’t let mediocre people talk you out of your dreams; lions have little in common with sheep. - Matshona Dhliwayo
In this world, it is too common for people to search for someone to lose themselves in. But I am already lost. I will look for someone to find myself in. - C. JoyBell C.
She's as common as pig tracks. Just her being here lowers the tone of the entire city. - Katie Crouch and Grady Hendrix, The White Glove War
[Quantum mechanics] describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd. - Richard Feynman
All writers are different, each have their own artist way they go about telling a story. The only thing they have in common, is they write. - Lori Lesko
And when I was born, I drew in common air, and fell upon the earth, which is of like nature; and the first voice which I uttered was crying, as all others do."by Solomon Ibn Gabirol - Steven J. Jacobson
Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius. - An Wang
I have plentyof common sense! I just choose to ignore it. - Bill Watterson
I have hardly anything in common with myself and should stand very quietly in a corner, content that I can breathe. - Franz Kafka
The end crowns all, And that old common arbitrator, Time, Will one day end it. - William Shakespeare
Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness. - George Sand
Sometimes, the common reason for fights in a strong relationship is only the lack of having attention from the loving on - Pawan Mehra
It has been my personal experience that the government engages in a wide range of frauds with the common people. - Steven Magee
Retaining our capacity for reasonis common sense, but definite conclusions and beliefs keep us from seeing life as it really is at any given moment. - H.E. Davey
Never let your emotions get so high that they flood your common sense. - Steve Cross crossbytes
It is a common condition of being poor... you are always afraid that the good things in your life are temporary, that someone can take them away, because you have no power beyond your own brute strength to stop them. - Rick Bragg
Realizing you have something in common with another person makes you more human than you were yesterday. - ME :)
The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so. - Gore Vidal
While police officers who blatantly shaft the common people believe that they are God, they are the Devil to those that they wrong. - Steven Magee
The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next. - Matthew Arnold
We are all unique, but we are also a part of the common body of humanity. With harmony, love, kindness, and compassion we can live together in joy and happiness. - Debasish Mridha
Lost: The common sense of an unconventional dreamer. If found, please return to Love The Stacks. - Love The Stacks Bookstore
To grow old is to grow common. Old age equalizes - we are aware that what is happening to us has happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time. When we are young we act as if we were the first young people in the world. - Eric Hoffer
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof was to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. - Douglas Adams
Everybody Communicate, but few Connect.Why? because finding a common ground to build a connection is a matter of knowledge and perception! - Lydor Brunice
If you really want to understand God then remove everything that is common between God and humans like mind, heart, body, emotions etc. Because if you are thinking like that for him then you underestimated him to a great extent. - Aishwarya Shiva Pareek
All the successful personalities had one common element, they all liked reading books. - Amit Kalantri
And that's why books are never going to die. It's impossible. It's the only time we really go into the mind of a stranger, and we find our common humanity doing this. So the book doesn't only belong to the writer, it belongs to the reader as well, and then together you make it what it is. - Paul Auster
Sometimes, the common reason for fights in a strong relationship is only the lack of having attention from the loving one - Pawan Mehra
Nobility, I always have one thing common with you , I always think you’re an angel - sami abouzid
Misperceiving that there is one correct choice is a common mistake. Coming to understand that there are usually a few good choices--and then there's the one you pick, commit to, and make great--is the best way to make flexible, optimal, good decisions in life. - Katie Couric
The most common way to spot a common person is perhaps that s/he, irrespective of her/his wealth position, has almost all thinking common most often with the most people. - Anuj Somany
The legal system is blatantly rigged against the common people. - Steven Magee
A state is not a mere society, having a common place, established for the prevention of mutual crime and for the sake of exchange...Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship. - Aristotle
The century which we are entering can be and must be the century of the common man. - Henry Wallace
I like my human experience served up with a little silence and restraint. Silence makes experience go further and, when it does die, gives it that dignity common to a thing one had touched and not ravished. - Djuna Barnes
If we know anything about man, it's that he's not pacific. The temptation to butcher anyone considered undesirable seems to be a common temptation, not always resisted. - Larry McMurtry
Destination is, ideally, where one should stop; and ideally, one should not stop. Practically, destination of a great man is where he wants to stop; of a common man, where he has to. The one ends with Will, the other with Reason. Morality is always pursued, never reached! - Raheel Farooq
The elegance is as physical, as moral quality that has nothing common with the clothing. You can see a countrywoman more elegant than one so called elegant woman. - Karl Lagerfeld
In the common degree of the moral, there is no virtue. Virtue is excellence. - Adam Smith
It's a well known fact that computing devices such as the abacus were invented thousands of years ago. But it's not well known that the first use of a common computer protocol occured in the Old Testament. This, of course, was when Moses aborted the Egyptians' process with a control-sea..."
The peaceful transfer of authority is rare in history, yet common in our country. With a simple oath, we affirm old traditions and make new beginnings. - George W. Bush
Common men talk bagfuls of religion but do not practise even a grain of it. The wise man speaks a little, even though his whole life is religion expressed in action. - Ramakrishna
Most people have sense but not common sense. - Debasish Mridha
stand often in the company of dreamers: they tickle your common sense & believe you can achieve things which are impossible. - Mary Anne Radmacher
What corrupt corporate governments call a terrorist is what many common people call a resistance fighter. - Steven Magee
The most common of all antagonisms arises from a man's taking a seat beside you on the train, a seat to which he is completely entitled. - Robert Benchley
Indeed the dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution, is one of those pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into common places, but which all experience refutes. - John Stuart Mill
Common sense is as rare as genius. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense. - Thomas A. Edison
For a better world, we need education. nevertheless, more than education, we need people with common sense. - Nurudeen Ushawu
An action made by an unwitting man, shall not define, nor justify a common thought or interpretation. - Even Engesland
That proves you are unusual," returned the Scarecrow; "and I am convinced that the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed. - L. Frank Baum
Prayer lets God do what he does best. Take a pebble & kill a Goliath. Take the common, make it spectacular! Pray & see what He can do. - Max Lucado
We are obliged to respect, defend and maintain the common bonds of union and fellowship that exist among all members of the human race. - Cicero
It is a fact: Of all the people we ever know in our lifetime, the only thing we have in common with them is a handful of shared experiences. - Joel T. McGrath
The most beautiful women I have known had one thing in common apart from beauty: humility. It's a shame that those with less to boast about do it the most. - Donna Lynn Hope
The only private sector industry where employees work with their lives on stake for the interest of common people is media industry. - Amit Kalantri
When men exercise their reason coolly and freely on a variety of distinct questions, they inevitably fall into different opinions on some of them. When they are governed by a common passion, their opinions, if they are to be called, will be the same. - Alexander Hamilton
The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency. - Walter Bagehot
What you shun enduring yourself, attempt not to impose on others. You shun slavery- beware enslaving others! If you can endure to do that, one would think you had been once upon a time a slave yourself. For vice has nothing in common with virtue, nor Freedom with slavery. - Epictetus
Never lose your sense of common sense. - Debasish Mridha
Third, it is helpful to seek advice from those who are spiritually mature and solid in their faith. A godly counselor or pastor can assist you in avoiding the common mistakes that confuse many young people. - James C. Dobson
Common sense is one of the most unused commodities available to man. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
To have my life accepted as just another ordinary life, to have it viewed as common and regular, was a singular moment. - Katherine A. Briccetti
The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness. - Vladimir Nabokov
Beauty, business, blogs, & bullshit...never a dull conversation with your friends you have tons in common with. - April Mae Monterrosa
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without anyother reason but because they are not already common. - John Locke
Our uniqueness is what makes us common. It is the same fact that we are unique that we as individuals have in common. - Morena Baloyi
If you don't have a common set of values in life, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. Your values must be alike.
Through their teachings they dignify even the most mundane professions. According to them any profession or work that adds to the common good of man must be respected and it is dignified - Sunday Adelaja
Love and magic have a great deal in common. they enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice. - Nora Roberts
Collectivism means the subjugation of the individual to a group—whether to a race, class or state does not matter. Collectivism holds that man must be chained to collective action and collective thought for the sake of what is called the common good. - Ayn Rand
A product in the marketplace is the result of thought in an inner space and action more than the common place. - Ryan Lilly
England and America are two countries separated by a common language. - George Bernard Shaw
Practical efficiency is common, and lofty idealism not uncommon; it is the combination which is necessary, and the combination is rare - Theodore Roosevelt
Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.
If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence every one must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart. - Solon
Praise from the common people is generally false, and rather follows the vain than the virtuous. - Sir Francis Bacon
The common herd. - William Shakespeare
I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.. - Henry David Thoreau
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich. - Napoléon Bonaparte
The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people. - Walt Whitman
The history of science is the saga of nature defying common sense. - Kedar Joshi
Competition is not about fighting, it is all about helping each other to achieve a common goal. - Joey Lawsin
One of the most important qualities of a president is the ability to inspire, to bring people together for the common good. - DaShanne Stokes
When one is grateful for something too good for common thanks, writing is less unsatisfactory than speech-one does not, at least, hear how inadequate the words are. - George Eliot
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them. - Abraham Lincoln
Even a brick wants to be something.A brick wants to be something.It aspires. Even a common, ordinary brick... wants to be something more than it is.It wants to be something better than it is. - Louis Kahn
Learn to do common things uncommonly well; we must always keep in mind that anything that helps full the dinner pail is valuable. - George Washington Carver
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Leadership is a process where a leader has a purpose oriented destination and lets the followers find the best way to get there with a common vision and goal. - Debasish Mridha
The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79. - Douglas Adams
From the first day we have been fighting the wrong enemy; our common enemy is religion which dictates upon us division and partition. - M.F. Moonzajer
Since no individual acting separately can lawfully use force to destroy the rights of others, does it not logically follow that the same principle also applies to the common force that is nothing more than the organized combination of the individual forces? - Frédéric Bastiat
We're all on each other's food chain. All of us. It's an individual sport. Welcome to the meaning of individual. We're each deeply alone here. It's what we all have in common, this aloneness. - David Foster Wallace
Sins vary in shapes & colours, but "lying" is the common core.تظهر الخطايا بألوان وأشكال مختلفة، ويبقى "الكذب" محورها. - Wafaa Nowaihed
If you meet a number of failures the causes of which are not known, look for something that is common for each failure and that is never present when there is a success. - Jon Stuart Mill
A common fallacy in much of the adverse criticism to which science is subjected today is that it claims certainty, infallibility and complete emotional objectivity. It would be more nearly true to say that it is based upon wonder, adventure and hope. - Cyril Norman Hinshelwood
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. - Andrew Carnegie
Goblin tea resembles a nice cup of Earl Grey in much the same way that a catfish resembles the common tabby. They share a name, but one is a nice thing to curl up with on a rainy afternoon, and the other is found in the muck at the bottom of polluted rivers and has bits of debris sticking to it. - T. Kingfisher
Faith and beliefs are the common things in all religion, so God is the faith and the belief without exception. - Debasish Mridha
Paranormal romance gives me the opportunity to explore love outside of its traditional boundaries. Common themes are hunger and uncontrollable desires, but I like to push further into wounds that cannot be healed and the way love can still find its way into the cracks of a fractured soul. - Stephanie Draven
Management: An art of handling conflicting Egos to meet a common objective, be it political, organisational or societal in nature. - Ramana Pemmaraju
Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law. - Thomas Jefferson
This dependence on the visual connection with objects is a common trait among hoarders.
By learning more, by doing more, by becoming more, and by creating a common vision, a leader is a person who can inspire others to change for the better. - Debasish Mridha
In life, we have common experiences; in art, uncommon ones. - Marty Rubin
If we reject science, we reject the common man. - نجيب محفوظ
Science is good furniture for one's upper chamber, if there is common sense below. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
It is as common for tastes to change as it is uncommon for traits of character. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
There are many sources of spirituality; religion may be the most common, but it is by no means the only. Anything that generates a sense of awe may be a source of spirituality. Science does this in spades. - Michael Shermer
The waking have one world in common; sleepers have each a private world of his own. - Heraclitus
The suppression of uncomfortable ideasmay be common in religion and politics, but it is not the path to knowledge; it has no placein the endeavor of science. - Carl Sagan
A sense of humor is just common sense dancing. - Clive James
The majority of the common people do not realize how corrupt the legal system has become until that blatant corruption shows up at their own homes. - Steven Magee
Oh, how terribly backwards, and yet sadly common, it is to sit scowling at family all the day long and then quickly put on a smile for strangers who drop by. - Richelle E. Goodrich
When all your efforts are channeled through a common canal for progress, no condition can alter a single sentence of your success story! Dream it; Drive it; Be in focus! - Israelmore Ayivor
The renewal of the Church will come from a new type of monasticism which only has in common with the old an uncompromising allegiance to the Sermon on the Mount. It is high time people banded together to do this. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Time and suffering are inseperable. In life, as in physics, both are the common denominator of all experiences. - Christopher Dutton
A man is only as common as his dreams. - Harvey Smith
Each moment of a happy love's hour is worth an age of dull and common life. - Aphra Behn
You don't pay back your parents. You can't. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn. It's a sort of entailment. Or if you don't have children of the body, it's left as a debt to your common humanity. Or to your God, if you possess or are possessed by one. - Lois McMaster Bujold
So, let us not be blind to our differences - but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those differences can be resolved. - John F. Kennedy
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors. - Dean William R. Inge
The most common form of despair is not being who you are. - Søren Kierkegaard
It does not make any sense to talk with a common sense to a person who has almost all thinking common with almost all people all the time, and remains confined within own circumference of ‘I’, ‘ME’ and ‘Myself’ and often has the view or sentence with the word ‘YOU’. - Anuj Somany
Reading is one of the most common habit among the most successful people. - Aakash Singal
Truth is the common thread of all Religions.Practice truth -which ever path you choose to Realize God .Truth is the Sacred Thread close to God's Heart . - Ashok Khurana
Everything is an echo of something I once read.Dream, hope, and celebrate life!Love always comes back in a song.One thing we all have in common is a love for food and drink.Memories never die, and dreams never end!What is time? - John Siwicki
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. - Gautama Buddha
You can almost always find something in common with another person, and from there, it's much easier to address issues where you have differences. Sports cut across boundaries of race and wealth. And if nothing else, we all have the weather in common. - Randy Pausch
Book knowledge takes action based on reasons; common sense takes action based on the reason from the reasons! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
In every friendship hearts grow and entwine themselves together, so that the two hearts seem to make only one heart with only a common thought. That is why separation is so painful; it is not so much two hearts separating, but one being torn asunder. - Fulton J. Sheen
More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that is why we have the United Nations. - Kofi Annan
Love and knowledge have one thing in common; both live on giving and sharing, more you share more it will be and make impacts over impacts, influence one to another. Love will not get lesser by giving and same goes to knowledge too.. - Baris Gencel
Education is what you get from reading the small print; experience iswhat you get from not reading it. - Common
The common theme of common sense is that it’s commonly rejected as uncommonly demanding. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
If you want to find wilier race by common sense, then you have just narrowed your searching area. - Toba Beta
Hard work does work magic but hardly as how most of the common men think and probably never the way as how most affluent people pompously say to others. - Anuj Somany
[In the Universe it may be that] Primitive life is very common and intelligent life is fairly rare. Some would say it has yet to occur on Earth. - Stephen Hawking
The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos. - Stephen Jay Gould
The common culture of permits - that is, the assumption that only that which is not forbidden - usually draws the laws of one's own possibilities far more narrowly than necessary and prematurely avoids real or imaginary conflict. - Ursula Hofbauer, Friedemann Derschmidt
Twitter is a serious writing distraction. As are grapefruits. The two have nothing else in common. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I long for the day when people embrace our common humanity and respect diversity. - Liza M. Wiemer
The road to hell is paved in good intentions and apathy,What did you expect when common sense is your enemy?I'd rather burn alive than drown inside your reality - Of Mice & Men
We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more. - Bill Clinton
LOVE is made up of a strong affection and patience whiles LUST is made up of a strong affection and impatience. Affection is common to them, but patience is not common. - Israelmore Ayivor
We must talk and reach for common understandings, precisely because all of us are imperfect and can never act with the certainty that God is on our side; and yet at times we must act nonetheless, as if we are certain, protected from error only by providence. - Barack Obama
Common aim is stronger than blood. - G.I. Gurdjieff
We have reached a time where we are suppressing talents in our communities with our common thinking. - Auliq Ice
We have come to a point in time where using common sense, speaking factual truths and asking honest questions have been deemed radical behavior. While in turn, manipulation, thoughtlessness and dishonesty is often rewarded and rules the day. - Gary Hopkins
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love and knwoledge have one thing in common; both live on giving and sharing, more you share more it will be and make impacts over impacts, influence one to another. Love will not get lesser by giving, knowledge too.. - Baris Gencel
It is the common peoples duty to police the police. - Steven Magee
There’s a common misconception that work is necessary. You will meet people working at miserable jobs. They tell you they are making a living. No, they’re not. They’re dying, frittering away their fast-extinguishing lives doing things which are, at best, meaningless and, at worst, harmful. - Adrian Tan
When you have mental illness it's common to be shunned by your family or friends it wouldn't happen if they knew the pain you were in. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
A lot of the things we've done have been common sense. You do what makes sense to you and make moves that you are comfortable making. Everything is having fun in mind. - Jeffrey Kalmikoff
Teamwork is the secret that make common people achieve uncommon result. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy. - Sam Levenson
Language is by its very nature a communal thing; that is, it expresses never the exact thing, but a compromise- that which is common to you, me, and everybody. - Thomas Hulme
It is so common amongst the common people of an ordinary mind to find own selfish desire as dream and such person often mistakes crowd around oneself as own friend. - Anuj Somany
One thing that is clearer to me every day is how much we all have in common, and one of those commonalities is that we all think we are alone. - Liat Segal
No amount of community policing will cause the common people to accept a known corrupt police department. - Steven Magee
She was always at her best with him, with a delightful feeling of being understood. To love is easy and therefore common - but to understand - how rare it is! - L.M. Montgomery
Do not imagine that mathematics is hard and crabbed, and repulsive to common sense. It is merely the etherealization of common sense. - William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done. - C. E. Stowe
God must hate common people, because he made them so common.
When it is a law abiding common person versus the police internal affairs regarding a corrupt or incompetent police officer, the statistics show that it is the common person that most frequently loses. - Steven Magee
Be still sad heart and cease repining; Behind the clouds the sun is shining, Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life a little rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary.
To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams. - Giorgio de Chirico
An action made by an unwitting man, shall not define, nor justify a common thought and interpretation. - Even Engesland
Remember, it is no sign of weakness or defeat that your manuscript ends up in need of major surgery. This is a common occurrence in all writing, and among the best writers. - William Strunk Jr.
A community, a family, is a group of people who share common stories. The health of any community depends directly on the health of the stories the community embraces. - Daniel Taylor
What it takes to do a job will not be learned from management courses. It is principally a matter of experience, the proper attitude, and common sense none of which can be taught in a classroom... Human experience shows that people, not organizations or management systems, get things done. - Hyman G. Rickover
Common sense comes not just from knowledge, but also from wisdom. - Debasish Mridha
The legal system has been designed to rob the bank accounts of the common people. - Steven Magee
The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of the common man. - Lord William Beveridge
Writing historical fiction has many common traits with writing sci-fi or fantasy books. The past is another country - a very different world - and historical readers want to see, smell and touch what it was like living there. - Sara Sheridan
The best ideas are common property - Seneca
The governments and their policies have failed, the church is the last hope of the common man, I value a church that is a home for all. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
I can see education is everywhere, and many people were educated. But I realize that common sense is not that common. - Nurudeen Ushawu
The old-time-religion and today's cutting-edge-religion have one thing in common - they're both religion. I want neither. - Steve McVey
We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language. - Oscar Wilde
Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated. - George Santayana
In the era of angry and aggressive policing, it is an honorable service to your fellow citizens to video record police officers interactions with the common people. - Steven Magee
God is love, at times we forget that we're human perhaps with common frailties and flaws. Love is the ability to accept this without judgement. - Monica Chrisandtras Hines
A Rival Can Become an Important Ally If WE Find A Common Ground - Izey Victoria Odiase
Stage fright is very common and could be overcomed through step by step processes, but stuttering is a fright that takes time to conquer. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Tis education forms the common mind;Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined. - Alexander Pope
In the art and act of mastering, a mistake is a common thing, but it must always shape something and it must always give a distinctive reason for action! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
It is all too common for caterpillars to become butterflies and then to maintain that in their youth they had been little butterflies. Maturation makes liars of us all. - George E. Vaillant
Friends have all things in common. - Plato
Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Helping yourself is common sense, helping others is virtue, helping yourself and others is enlightenment. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Cleave to the common good. We are all responsible for bringing about the time of great suffering, for its continuing. - Compton Gage
Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Our Euripides the human,With his droppings of warm tears,and his touchings of things common Till they rose to meet the spheres. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
It was considered at the time a striking proof of virtue in the young king that he was sorry for his father's death;but, as common subjects have that virtue too, sometimes, we will say no more about it. - Charles Dickens
There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed. - Woodrow Wilson
CoMMOn SeNSe iS nOt sO cOmMOn aMoNg coMMon pEOPLe... - DeOLs
He was the monster that no one thought to look for in the light of day. It was a common mistake. People often believed they were safer in the light, thinking monsters only came out at night. But safety - like light - is a facade. Underneath, the whole world is drenched in darkness. - C.J. Roberts
Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense, differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit: and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman's cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club. - Thomas Henry Huxley
Before all else, we seek, upon our common labor as a nation, the blessings of Almighty God. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Sleeping is the most common attempt to temporarily escape reality. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
When prescribing one of the drugs I take, my doctor warned me of a common side effect: exaggerated, intensely vivid dreams. To be honest, I've never really noticed the difference. I've always dreamt big. - Michael J. Fox
The biggest shortage of all is the shortage of common sense.
When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world. - George Washington Carver
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense. - Frank Lloyd Wright
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh. - W. H. Auden
Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius. - George Bernard Shaw
Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young. - W. Somerset Maugham
Though a good motive cannot sanction a bad action, a bad motive will always vitiate a good action. In common and trivial matters we may act without motives, but in momentous ones the most careful deliberation is wisdom.
Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence. - David Byrne
Mrs. MacAndrew shared the common opinion of her sex that a man is always a brute to leave a woman who is attached to him, but that a woman is much to blame if he does. - W. Somerset Maugham
We wait, starving for moments of high magic to inspire us, but life is full of common enchantment waiting for our alchemists eyes to notice. - Jacob Nordby
We seldom attribute common sense except to those who agree with us.
Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common. - Denis Diderot
Each of us have been born with the potential for greatness. We are equals. That doesn't mean we are born into equal circumstances, or have equal skills. What we do have in common, though, is the ability to apply ourselves to achieving that which we desire. - Justin Young
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. - Ogden Nash
To do something very common, in my own way. - Adrienne Rich
All it takes is an ideology seductive enough to convince you to discard common sense. - Cal Newport
There is not a man of common sense who would not chuse to be agreeable in company; and yet, strange as it may seem, very few are - The Town and Country Magazine. vol. 11, 1779
It violates right order whenever capital so employees the working or wage-earning classes as to divert business and economic activity entirely to its own arbitrary will and advantage without, the social character of economic life, social justice, and the common good. - Pope Pius XI
I despise common sense. I’ve seen the world from every possible angle. This cruel, ridiculous, beautiful world. - Lacie Baskerville Pandora Hearts
Am sorry to note that abuse and condemnation of a common acquaintance often constitutes very strong bond of union between otherwise uncongenial spirits. - E.M. Delafield
The common mistake that bullies make is assuming that because someone is nice that he or she is weak. Those traits have nothing to do with each other. In fact, it takes considerable strength and character to be a good person. - MaryElizabeth Williams
Teachers and women have one important thing in common; every man and woman that is born into this world is shaped by a teacher or a woman - Vusi JCK Maseko
A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors. - William Ralph Inge
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
It is inaccurate to say I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. - H. L. Mencken
The most common lie uttered without thought, sincerity, resolve, or guilt: I love you. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Common sense is very uncommon. It is also shaped by your education. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
Foremost, step one could take is avoiding the cheap behaviour of compromising principles with decorated lies which assails the moral power of common sense. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions. - Primo Levi
What men call gallantry and gods adultery Is much more common where the climate's sultry. - Lord Byron
Abnormal is so common, it's practically normal. - Cory Doctorow
Let it be told to the future world that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive, that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet it. - Barack Obama
Clever, smart and wise people have one in common that they read quotes, they are curious for knowledge and they have big libraries! - Deyth Banger
Common sense tells us that the government's attempts to solve large problems more often create new ones. Common sense also tells us that a top-down, one-size-fits-all plan will not improve the workings of a nationwide health-care system that accounts for one-sixth of our economy. - Sarah Palin
Even though it is common knowledge in our field of Neuroscience, I take immense pleasure every time I realize that our perception of the whole universe emerges from the activity of the little specks of jelly inside our skull. - Abhijit Naskar
I hadn't been hanging around a knight errant for three years without learning that impossible things can happen, if you're willing to throw common sense in the air and try. - Hilari Bell
Mathematics is a wonderful common sense,To understand the harmony in nature magnificent; The wondrous language, & popular in terms of @ financeIts’ unique, and abundantly rich in terms of substance, - Priyavrat Thareja
Malnutrition can be as common in poverty as in wealth, one for the lack of food, the other for the lack of knowledge of food. - T.K. Naliaka
Its time to declare the state of humanity , its our common liability ''.-Dalia Qutob - Fida Fayez Qutob & Dalia Qutob
It is a common enough case, that of a man being suddenly captivated by a woman nearly the opposite of his ideal. - George Eliot
Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings. - William James
"Knowledge, without common sense," says Lee, is "folly; without method, it is waste; without kindness, it is fanaticism; without religion, it is death." But with common sense, it is wisdom with method, it is power; with clarity, it is beneficence; with religion, it is virtue, and life, and peace.
Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before. - Edith Wharton
Why can't peace be a single overriding common purpose: why do we wait for a crisis to pull us together? Let's pull together for peace. - Rita Mae Brown
People have seen too many common people like them, and they are bored by it. They need heroes. - Amit Kalantri
You are unique in the world, a friend like no other. It’s so amazing that we have so much in common so your happiness is also mine. - Auliq Ice
People who feel pain, that’s common. Someone who uses pain to create, this is an Artist. - Steeven Shaw
The majority of the common people do not realize that calling 911 may result in a stressed out armed police officer that has a range of medical issues and is taking potent prescription drugs being sent to out to them. - Steven Magee
As I travel around the country, I'm finding a common denominator - people are hurting and going through regardless of race and creed. The common denominators are people HURTING people. The cure also has a common denominator - people start HELPING people. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Life is a game of common sense. You can know all the data that the encyclopedia holds, but if you can't apply it to social situations and day to day events, you're on the same rank as someone with no data at all. - Zack W. Van
Pride is a spiritual Cancer: It eats up the very possibilty of love, or contentment, or even common sense. - C. S. Lewis
Why should we think upon things that are lovely Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings. - William James
People in blind love throw away common sense, conscience and comedy from the life. - Amit Kalantri
The "self," it seems today, is at the core of the nation's worldview rather than others (the common good), or God. - Martha MacCullough
The topics we learn from our four core subjects during our childhood and adolescent stage of our lives help us to understand the norms of common knowledge and take pride of our citizenship. - Saaif Alam
It is ashamed that history isolates things that are common to a large populace, but families don’t disperse generational history to prevent their descendants from falling in the same traps as they had. - Stephen and Tiffany Domena
The most common of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind. - H. L. Mencken
It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen; that is the common right of humanity. - Seneca
If you keep finding yourself in the same situations, the Universe is prompting you to confront self! YOU are the common denominator. - Sanjo Jendayi
In a world in which the common rule which binds and regulates what the general masses feel is undermined, what the general masses feel tend to become the common rule. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
If our logic is to find the common world intelligible, it must not be hostile, but must be inspired by a genuine acceptance such as is not usually to be found among metaphysicians. - Bertrand Russell
What can the England of 1940 have in common with the England of 1840? But then, what have you in common with the child of five whose photograph your mother keeps on the mantelpiece? Nothing, except that you happen to be the same person. - George Orwell
Academic and aristocratic people live in such an uncommon atmosphere that common sense can rarely reach them. - Samuel Butler
Sometimes an act of common sense is indistinguishable from an act of genius. - Amit Kalantri
She longs for fresh air and common sense, and is not willing to be a dolt for the sake of being called a deity. - Kate Gordon
Faith is to believe in something when common sense tells you not to and situation surrounding you says otherwise. - Sesan Kareem
Power and glory are two dialectic energies working in common ground. Taking a glimpse of the meandering under swell of glory in the shade of power, can be very inspiring and illuminating. ("The power and the glory" ) - Erik Pevernagie
It is common error to infer that things which are consecutive in order of time have necessarily the relation of cause and effect.
What happens if a big asteroid hits Earth ? Judging from realistic simulations involving a sledge hammer and a common laboratory frog, we can assume it will be pretty bad. - Dave Barry
The characteristic common to God and man is apparently that: the desire and the ability to make things. - Dorothy Sayers
Creativity can impact some sort of "CHANGE" in the WORLD. But we must first embrace pure "DIFFERENCES" and work together for a common cause. - Henry Johnson Jr
It is not any common earth,Water or wood or air,But Merlin’s Isle of GramaryeThat you and I will fare. - Rudyard Kipling
Common sense is not so common. - Voltaire
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard. - H. L. Mencken
​Through ignorance a common man considers his own religion to be the best and makes much useless claims, but when his mind is illuminated by Self-Knowledge, all sectarian quarrels disappear. - Abhijit Naskar
The general rule of law is, that the noblest of human productions -- knowledge, truths ascertained, conceptions, and ideas -- become, after voluntary communication to others, free as the air to common use."~ - Louis D. Brandeis
The legal system has been designed by governments and corporations to protect them from the common people. - Steven Magee
The fact that we're all different is the one thing we all have in common. - Justin Young
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. - William Arthur Ward
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. - Napoleon Bonaparte
We must return to optimism in our parenting. To focus on the joys, not the hassles; the love, not the disappointments; the common sense, not the complexities. - Fred G. Gosman
While police internal affairs is allowed to protect corrupt police officers that engage in unethical behaviors, illegal activities or murder, there will always be a genuine mistrust by the common people. - Steven Magee
It is no accident that the words discipline and disciple resemble each other in the English language. The most common word in the Gospels for a Christian is disciple. - Billy Graham
I am terrified of restrictive religious doctrine, having learned from history that when men who adhere to any form of it are in control, common men like me are in peril. [The World Is My Home (1991)] - James A. Michener
We lost our country somewhere along the way. We know where we lost it but we do not appear to have the strength to eliminate those blocking our view to enable us to develop our common identity. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
A leader first tries to listen, then tries to understand, then creates a common vision and then together takes action for the realization. - Debasish Mridha
The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself but the ends you serve that are for all, in common, will take you into eternity. - Marcus Garvey
It must once again become a common knowledge to our people that it is only the wealth that we create that we can share - Sunday Adelaja
Schizoid behavior is a pretty common thing in children. It's accepted, because all we adults have this unspoken agreement that children are lunatics. - Stephen King
What," "how," "when," etc are all questions more or less common to religion and philosophy. But to ask "why" is a transgression in religion, and this inquiry has undoubtedly taken the heaviest tolls on intellect. - Raheel Farooq
Probability theory is nothing more than common sense reduced to calculation. -1819 - Pierre Simon Laplace
As for Fergus. He had a habit which Maud was not experienced enough to recognise as a common one in ex-lovers of giving little tugs at the carefully severed spider-threads or puppet-strings which had once tied her to him. - A.S. Byatt
Virtues are common, but the virtuous are very few. This is because ordinarily, people know but do not apply what they know. To break the culture, look for more information; learn more and apply more. This is wisdom. - Israelmore Ayivor
True gentleness is founded on a sense of what we owe to him who made us and to the common nature which we all share. It arises from reflection on our own failings and wants, and from just views of the condition and duty of man. It is native feeling heightened and improved by principle. - Hugh Blair
... each of us describes our existence by means of objects which are indifferent to us, which survive us, and which are then thrown back into the common stock from which they are soon gathered again and ascribed other roles in other circumstances. - Andrew Motion
If we put our trust in the common sense of common men and 'with malice toward none and charity for all' go forward on the great adventure of making political, economic and social democracy a practical reality, we shall not fail. - Henry A. Wallace
I know a lot of writers, and everyone works differently, but this is something that we truly have in common across all genres - the fiction has to be real inside your head. - Sara Sheridan
Our American values are not luxuries but necessities, not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself. Our common vision of a free and just society is our greatest source of cohesion at home and strength abroad, greater than the bounty of our material blessings. - Jimmy Carter
To a common man, the opulence of the day makes no sense but to a philosopher, it is as clear as a night in the southern France. - Indiana Lang
Failure exists. Yes! Failure exists. Don’t expect to meet all your expectations in life; however, expect to do everything you must do to realize your expectations and success. These two things success and failure have in common; they both responds to uncertainty and they are triggered by action. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. - Douglas Adams
All too often, our elegant political theories amount to nothing more than ideology triumphing over common sense. - Clifford Cohen
Don’t speak of the wolf like his self in the mirror... Just bring her body HOME and she will never leave again(Or at least without common understanding) - Konstantinos Kyriakou.K.K
Working in the theater has a lot in common with unemployment.
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people cruel and bitter. - W. Somerset Maugham
And sometimes both of them forgot that what they were undergoing amid the clink of cutlery and crockery was a mutual interview that might decide whether or not they would own a common set of those items some time in the whimsical future. - Vikram Seth
The answer to growing complexity in the social sphere is renewed efforts at participation by each one of us, or else a progressive decline of inert and unquestioning masses submitting to government by an elite which will have little regard for the ultimate interest of the common man. - Gordon W. Allport
A partial truth is the most common path to an entire lie. - Fred Munoz
Science... internet... and women have one in common all end up as biatch.... So it's very bitchy, when they don't stop talking. - Deyth Banger
Thus, since an individual cannot lawfully use force against the person, liberty, or property of another individual, then the common force for the same reason cannot lawfully be used to destroy the person, liberty, or property of individuals or groups. - Bastiat, Frederick
Pacifism is objectively pro-fascist. This is elementary common sense. If you hamper the war effort of one side, you automatically help out that of the other. Nor is there any real way of remaining outside such a war as the present one. In practice, 'he that is not with me is against me'. - George Orwell
It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them. - Dame Rose Macaulay
It is knowledge that influences and equalizes the social condition of man; that gives to all, however different their political position, passions which are in common, and enjoyments which are universal. - Benjamin Disraeli
Duress impacts relationships in one of two ways. It either tears people apart... binding them tightly in a common objective. - Emily Thorne
One pound of learning requires ten pounds of common sense to apply it. - Persian Proverb
The common eye sees only the outside of things, and judges by that, but the seeing eye pierces through and reads the heart and the soul. - Mark Twain
Princes & KingsIsn't it strange how princes and kings,and clowns that caper in sawdust rings,and common people, like you and me,are builders for eternity?Each is given a list of rules;a shapeless mass; a bag of tools.And each must fashion, ere life is flown,A stumbling block, or a Stepping-Stone. - R. Lee Sharpe
But neither milk-white rose nor red May bloom in prison air;The shard, the pebble, and the flint, Are what they give us there:For flowers have been known to heal A common man's despair. - Oscar Wilde
I will not be a common man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony. I do not crave security. I wish to hazard my soul to opportunity. - Peter O'Toole
No special academic expertise is required for insight into the Orwellian use of language, only clear thinking and common sense. - Peter Slezak
I may no explain you much about myself but we both have one thing in common & its tears. - Srinivas Shenoy
Justice requires that to lawfully constituted Authority there be given that respect and obedience which is its due; that the laws which are made shall be in wise conformity with the common good; and that, as a matter of conscience all men shall render obedience to these laws. - Pope Pius XI
A common understanding is the pivot and a common way to bond the disintegrated - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Heterosexuality is not normal, it's just common. - Dorothy Parker
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it. - René Descartes
Science is a tool of Common Sense. When we insist that all valid information come from science or doctors, Common Sense becomes uncommon or lost forever. - Richard Diaz
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. - Alice Walker
Netiquette: The social code of network communication. Internet code of conduct based on the Golden Rule. Ethical philosophy of common rules. - David Chiles
The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense, which is shared by all that is - Samuel Butler
Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense. - Thomas H. Huxley
Common sense and sense of humor are the same thing moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
Blame me not for my mistakes, for that's common, but surely do for my achievements which I'm equally unaware of. - Ramana Pemmaraju
It may be shocking to some people in this country to realize that, without meaning to do so, they hold views in common with Hitler when they preach discrimination against other religious, racial or economic groups. - Henry A. Wallace
If a man hasn't got plenty of good common sense, the more science he has the worse for his patient. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Love is a common bond that occurs between two people when each thinks they have something to gain through the other's stupidity.
I believe that flowers are like people. Flowers come in different colours, shapes and sizes. Some extremely rare and some very common. They are all beautiful in their own unique way. - Alex Haditaghi
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard. - H. L. Mencken
Most adults have a vocabulary of around 60,000 words, meaning that children must learn 10 to 20 words a day between the ages of eight months and 18 years. And yet the most frequent 100 words account for 60% of all conversations. The most common 4000 words account for 98% of conversation. - David Miller
Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being a common and widespread emotion. - John Berger
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. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
For in the final analysis, our most basic common link, is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children's futures, and we are all mortal. - John F. Kennedy
A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. - Clive James
The only sense that is common in the long run, is the sense of change-and we all instinctively avoid it. - E. B. White
One of the most common and most dangerous misbeliefs is that it is impossible for someone to be stupid just because they are a doctor or a lawyer. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I realised that life had changed us both. But somehow, instead of heading into the same direction, we were rapidly diverging from a common point, until the link between us was fast fading away. - Jane Finn
Common will please, but never impress. - Avinash Rao
It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense. - Robert G. Ingersoll
The more books you read, the less topics you have in common with most of the people, that´s the price you pay for reading. - Martina Tutková
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are and doing things as they ought to be done. - Josh Billings
An action made by a unwitting man, shall not define, nor justify a common though and interpretation. - Even Engesland
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. - Henry David Thoreau
The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next. - Henry Ward Beecher
The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security. - Thomas Paine
I don't know why it is that the religious never ascribe common sense to God.
The medical system serves a very important purpose for many, but our most common lifestyle diseases are better served with use of the Self Care System. - Nina Leavins
Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius. - Josh Billings
Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education. - Victor Hugo
The common culture of permits - that is, the assumption that only that which is not explicitly permitted is not forbidden - usually draws the laws of one's own possibilities far more narrowly than necessary and prematurely avoids real or imaginary conflict. - Ursula Hofbauer, Friedemann Derschmidt
Rationality and common sense never goes out of fashion. - Amit Kalantri
Success of democracy lies within the analytical thought of a common man. - M.H. Rakib
Very few of the common people realize that the political and legal systems have been corrupted by decades of corporate lobbying. - Steven Magee
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. - Douglas Adams
The problem with the common person is that he is so unbearably common! - Oscar Wilde
May our land be a land of liberty, the seat of virtue, the asylum of the oppressed, a name and a praise in the whole Earth, until the last shock of time shall bury the empires of the whole world in one common undistinguished ruin! - Joseph Warren
The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. Instead of altering their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views...which can be very uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering. - Doctor Who
Whatever else may divide us, Europe is our common home; a common fate has linked us through the centuries, and it continues to link us today.
Increment in remuneration every year is just an illusion for it can't even counter the effect of inflation & price rise and thereby leading to accumulation of financial burden on the shoulder of the common men especially salaried class people and so we have economic recession. - Anuj Somany
Complaining solves nothing but creative problem solving amongst people with a common focus will produce solutions. - Auliq Ice
Only a peace between equals can last. Only a peace the very principle of which is equality and a common participation in a common benefit. - Woodrow Wilson
The most common lie you will ever tell God is your opportunity to do the right thing was taken from you. - Shannon L. Alder
We spent all those years talking about stuff we had in common, and the last few months noticing all the ways we were different and it broke both of our hearts. - Nick Hornby
Human race should have a common goal and that is to establish infinite peace in this world which we call home. - Debasish Mridha
True love is night jasmine, a diamond in darkenss, the heartbeat no cardiologist has ever heard. It is the most common of miracles, fashioned of fleecy clouds, a handful of stars tossed into the night sky. - Jim Bishop
The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts the commonest. - Martin Luther
How are poets able to unzip what they see around them, calling forth a truer essence from behind a common fact? Why, reading a verse about a pear, do you see past the fruit in so transcendent a way? - Elizabeth Berg
Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation, and conversation must have a common basis, and between two people of widely different culture the only common basis possible is the lowest level. - Oscar Wilde
do something from nothing for nothing is nothing unless it is made something. There is always something common with something and nothing and that is the 'thing - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Setbacks are common enemies of both achievers and people whose dream cut short. The difference is that the former persist against continual setbacks while the latter quit. - Assegid Habtewold
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. - Mark Twain
Talent is extremely common. What is rare is the willingness to endure the life of the writer. - Kurt Vonnegut
The Earth is what we all have in common. - Wendell Berry
One should use common words to say uncommon things - Arthur Schopenhauer
what risk to a common man is an opportunity for a wise - Ratan Jeet
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. - Albert Einstein
Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day. - Anonymous
Food is our common ground, a universal experience. - James Beard
We should have stories in common, I found myself thinking. We should have stories, and jokes no one understands, and memories that we know will stay alive because neither of us will let the other forget. - Kamila Shamsie
There's plenty of money out there. They print more every day. But this ticket, there's only five of them in the whole world, and that's all there's ever going to be. Only a dummy would give this up for something as common money. Are you a dummy? - Roald Dahl
To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man. - Aristotle
You are the only common denominator in everything that has happened to you in life, be it good or bad. To learn/grow from these experiences, you must accept the role you played in each of them. - A.C. Anderson
The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life. - Jane Addams
Intelligence is worthless without common sense. - LM Fields
Presumption means nothing more than as stated by Lord Mansfield, the weighing of probabilities, and deciding, by the powers of common sense, on which side the truth is. - Sir William Draper
The very old and the very young have something in common that makes it right that they should be left alone together. Dawn and sunset see stars shining in a blue sky; but morning and midday and afternoon do not, poor things. - Elizabeth Goudge
Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries. - Jimmy Carter
Curiosity is often mistaken as Love,Since they both have the common elements of Interest and Passion - drishti bablani
Nothing in the world will take away persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than an unsuccessful man with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. - Calvin Coolidge
There is this common notion that young conservatives are the few, that most people had liberal worldviews when they were young. If this is true, then it is with great irony that a number of old liberals must never had progressed into conservatives as they grew older. - Criss Jami
By sabotaging logic, the common frame of reference, and the common language, we have removed a "safety valve" that allows cultural divides to be resolved. - Mike Klepper
Success is not for everyone, but if everyone had a phobia of failure, success was going to be a common thing. - Unarine Ramaru
The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity. - Harlan Ellison
The common curse of mankind,-folly and ignorance. - William Shakespeare
Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. - Gertrude Stein
Common sense tells us that the things of the earth exist only a little, and that true reality is only in dreams. - Charles Baudelaire
A common defect of modern art study is that too many students do not know why they draw. - Robert Henri
being genius does not necessarily means knowing it all or having the highest academic qualification but a persons ability to apply wisdom and common sense to common things in a distinctive manner and courageously exhibiting the latent deft to the admiration of the masses - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
FRIENDLESS, adj. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense. - Ambrose Bierce
A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by a common hatred of its neighbors.
Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking... - Leo Tolstoy
Common human experience alone is no guarantee with which we can build a science of psychology. - Wolfgang Köhler
There was, I think, a prevailingimpression common to the provincial mind, that his misfortune wasthe result of the defective moral quality of his being a stranger. - Bret Harte
A handful of common sense is worth a bushel of learning.
It is a common delusion that you can make things better by talking about them.
Dictators long ago found out it is easier to unite people in common hatred than common love.
When we try to understand another, we reveal ourselves, and in revealing ourselves we are able to be understood. Our heart declares itself to another heart, and that which is common between us becomes the bridge over which understanding crosses. - Kent Nerburn, Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace: Living in the Spirit of the Prayer of St. Francis
Philosophy is common sense with big words. - James Madison
Pride is the common forerunner of a fall. It was the devil's sin, and the devil's ruin; and has been, ever since, the devil's stratagem, who, like as expert wrestler, usually gives a man a lift before he gives a throw.
Art is a positive "FORCE" that bring beings together for the common good. Only the people who had lost a piece of themselves can create the unimaginary. - Henry Johnson Jr
It's so common, it could be anyone. The trouble is, nobody wants to talk about it. And that makes everything worse. - Ruby Wax
Be kind. It's worthwhile to make an effort to learn about other people and figure out what you might have in common with them. - Viggo Mortensen
It is a tragedy that we live in a world where physical courage is so common, and moral courage is so rare. - Claude Monet
Remember, crowd doesn't care about common sense. - Amit Kalantri
No Ghost of any common sense begins a conversation - Lewis Carroll
I Don't use common sense i use senses that's way more significant than common !! - jojo1980
We distinguish the excellent man from the common man by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands upon himself, and the latter who makes no demands on himself. - Jose Ortega y Gasset
CINDERELLA"walked on broken glass."AURORA"Let a whole lifetime pass."BELLE"Fell in love with a hideous beast."JASMINE"Married a common theif."ARIEL"Walked on land for love."SNOW WHITE"Barely escaped a knife.Because LOVE means facing your biggest fear... <3 <3 :) :) - Pooja siwa
Genius is an exceedingly common human quality, probably natural to most of us. - John Taylor Gatto
Formation of Network of people for common purpose leads to Society with common objectives. - Santosh Kalwar
We are united by our common fears and divided by our individual freedom! - Ramana Pemmaraju
Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. - Clive James
Q: What do Jesus and Nicole Brown Simpson have in common? A: They were both killed by the Joooooooose. - Helen Thomas
Imagination grows by exercise and contrary to common belief is more powerful in the mature than in the young. - Ursula K. Le Guin
Every one of us see many nightmares every day, not in our sleeps but with our very own eyes: The poverty! The most real and the most common nightmare of all times! - Mehmet Murat ildan
By simple common sense I don't believe in God, in none. - Charlie Chaplin
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