Common Quotes

As common as dirt.

Common ground.

There is no one to sweep a common hall.

Whatever is common is despised. Advertisements are now so numerous that they are very negligently perused, and it is therefore become necessary to gain attention by magnificence of promises, and by eloquence sometimes sublime and sometimes pathetic.

What a commonplace genius he (Thomas Hardy) has; or a genius for the commonplace, I don’t know which.

God must love the common man, he made so many of them.

Thy fate is the common fate of all; Into each life some rain must fall.

All common things – each day’s events, That with the hour begin and end; Our pleasures and our discontents, Are rounds by which we may ascend.

Unless they have a constant livelihood, the common people will never have constant minds. And without constant minds, they’ll wander loose and wild. They’ll stop at nothing, and soon cross the law.

It is common to assume that human progress affects everyone – that even the dullest man, in these bright days, knows more than any man of, say, the Eighteenth Century, and is far more civilized. This assumption is quite erroneous. The men of the educated minority, no doubt, know more than their predecessors, and of […]