Common Sense Quotes

Nonsense is to sense, as shade to light; it heightens effect.

I don’t know why it is that the religious never ascribe common sense to God.

To act with common sense according to the moment, is the best wisdom I know; and the best philosophy is to do one’s duties, take the world as it comes, submit respectfully to one’s lot; bless the goodness that has given us so much happiness with it, whatever it is; and despise affectation.

Seek advice but use your own common sense.

Common sense and good nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult.

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

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.

When religion comes in at the door common sense goes out at the window.

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.