Common Sense Quotes

Common sense is not a simple thing. Instead, it is an immense society of hard-earned practical ideas – of multitudes of life-learned rules an exceptions, dispositions and tendencies, balances and checks.

Common sense is genius in homespun.

The jeremiad begins by holding up communal norms rooted in the scriptures. Then it condemns the sorry state of the community. And finally it works up to a prophetic dream of future glory – even the Second Coming of Jesus. In this way, the American jeremiad came to terms with the inexorable progress of progress. […]

This is an age in which one cannot find common sense without a search warrant.

Common sense, in so far as it exists, is all for the bourgeoisie. Nonsense is the privilege of the aristocracy. The worries of the world are for the common people.

The door to wisdom swings on hinges of common sense and uncommon thoughts.

The world is in need of less religion and more common sense.

Philosophy is nothing but common sense in a dress suit.

In any war, the first casualty is common sense, and the second is free and open discussion.

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