Quotation Explorer - 'Sensible'

Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love. - Socrates
Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
It is foolish to wish for beauty. Sensible people never either desire it for themselves or care about it in others. If the mind be but well cultivated, and the heart well disposed, no one ever cares for the exterior. - Anne Bronte
This is how best to effect change. If you reiterate the same fears and the same sensible measures with proper augmentation enough times, even difficult decisions will begin to seem like the only justifiable solutions. - Olli Jalonen
If man be sensible and one fine morning, while he is lying in bed,counts at the tips of his fingers how many things in this life truly willgive him enjoyment, invariably he will find food is the first one. - Lin Yutang
A sensible knows that preferring swanky car over bicycle to cry on its seat does not alleviate the pain, but it does escalate the strain only to that level only. - Anuj Somany
If it is sensible to believe that a person becomes who s/he dreams to be, then it is also reasonable to ponder if the beggars and buggers dreamt to be who they are like in their lives. - Anuj Somany
I am sensible that to own an inclination for a man is to put one's self wholly in his power; but sure you have generosity enough not to abuse it. - Mary Pierrepont
No opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible. - W. H. Auden
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. . .. - Isaac Asimov
EFFECT, n. The second of two phenomena which always occur together in the same order. The first, called a Cause, is said to generate the other -- which is no more sensible than it would be for one who has never seen a dog except in the pursuit of a rabbit to declare the rabbit the cause of a dog. - Ambrose Bierce
GOOD, adj. Sensible, madam, to the worth of this present writer. Alive, sir, to the advantages of letting him alone. - Ambrose Bierce
There's really no fun in being sensible all the time.... - L. M. Montgomery
We sensible often resist intrusive love and its chaos practically, employing measures to prevent the former for fear of the latter. But for all our wit and work, that desperation for control also prevents the pure, transcendental freedom more often delivered by both. - Tiffany Madison
Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian. - H. L. Mencken
He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one. - Alexander Pope
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible. - Bertrand Russell
When a man asks himself what is meant by action he proves he is not a man of action. Action is a lack of balance. In order to act you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking. - Georges Clemenceau
The stars are honest and sensible. But humanity is insane! - Lloyd C. Douglas
That which is not slightly distorted lacks sensible appeal; from which it follows that irregularity—that is to say, the unexpected, surprise and astonishment, are an essential part and characteristic of beauty. - Charles Baudelaire
Expired condoms are like nuclear waste: there's nothing sensible you can do with it. - Andrew Smith
INDIFFERENT, adj. Imperfectly sensible to distinctions among things. "You tiresome man!" cried Indolentio's wife, "You've grown indifferent to all in life." "Indifferent?" he drawled with a slow smile; "I would be, dear, but it is not worth while." Apuleius M. Gokul - Ambrose Bierce
Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible To feeling as to sight? or art thou but A dagger of the mind, a false creation, Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain? - William Shakespeare
There are people who think that everything one does with a serious face is sensible. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Every day one should at least hear one little song, read one good poem, see one fine painting and -- if at all possible -- speak a few sensible words. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Focus your attention on the quality of your words, and not the quantity, because few sensible talks attracts millions of listeners more than a thousand gibberish. - Michael Bassey Johnson
I shall never have a bath again," I said. "Just dont have one too often," my grandmother said. "Once a month is quite enough for a sensible child." It was at times like these that I loved my grandmother more than ever. - Roald Dahl
We think very few people sensible, except those who are of our opinion. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld
I'd rather look ridiculous when everybody else does than plain and sensible all by myself. - L. M. Montgomery
Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours. - Grover Cleveland
No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not work those who who work with him. Don't knock your friends. Don't knock your enemies. Don't knock yourself. - Alfred Tennyson
I left the fairy tales lying on the floor of the nursery, and I have not found any books so sensible since. - G.K. Chesterton
I have loved to the point of madness; that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love. - Francois Sagon
The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; and if he was sensible of this he would not be ignorant. - Saadi
An imperfect creative expression is much more sensible and creative than a grammatically perfect expression without an iota of sense and value in it. - Michael Bassey Johnson
A husband is always a sensible man; he never thinks of marrying. - Alexandre Dumas
lack of sound mind and judgment the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions, is a matter of frustration and disillusionment to God - Sunday Adelaja
Writing barely differs from Talking and Reading. It appoints your hand while they engage your mouth and eyes respectively. The trio need the mind to combine sensible words from a meaningful arrangement of the ‘simple’ A B C to Z. - Olaotan Fawehinmi
Allow the fear to keep you sensible but not to keep you still. If you're afraid of the dark then open your eyes, see that you are home. - Taylor Patton
You don’t need a long beard to be a sage;you need to be teachable.You don’t need gray hair to be wise;you need to be sensible. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way. - Jane Austen
To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it, and get sensible people to read it, are the three great difficulties in being an author. - Charles Caleb Colton
Where people wish to attach, they should always be ignorant. To come with a well−informed mind is to come with an inability of administering to the vanity of others, which a sensible person would always wish to avoid. - Jane Austen
Promoting own good thought is entirely different from Praising oneself only a lot ,and a sensible netizen can easily make the difference between the two from the big photo that the quote poster has got. - Anuj Somany
Why? How had this otherwise sensible woman who had only met Beamabeth as a screaming purple blob fallen under her spell? Or had Beamabeth slipped immaculate into the world, petal-cheeked and smiling amidst gleaming golden curls? - Frances Hardinge
Nothing in the world is permanent, and we're foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we're still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy. - W. Somerset Maugham
Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible to feelings as to sight? - William Shakespeare
I keep telling myself sensible things, but I never seem to listen! - K. Farrell St. Germain
My mind skidded round a very short track and passed the finish line in a matter of seconds without any sensible conclusion. - Petra Kidd
The mind is more sensible than heart, if you are sure listen to your heart, if you are confuse listen to your mind. - Amit Kalantri
Life is merely one very long day that routinely gets dark to give people a sensible excuse to keep their eyes closed for 8 hours. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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