Top 20 Quotes about Common Sense


We all often hear the assertion that “Everything is common Sense but Common Sense is not Common”. Here are some top twenty quotes that supports that assertion:

  1. Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.”
    ― Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Literary Remains, Vol. 1
  2. It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense – Robert Green Ingersol
  3. The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.― Thomas A. Edison
  4. Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have.- Rene Descartes
  5. Common sense is seeing things as they are; and doing things as they ought to be.― Harriet Beecher Stowe
  6. Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.-Gertrude Stein

  7. 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
  8. Common sense is as rare as genius.― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. Do not be bullied out of your common sense by the specialist; two to one, he is a pedant.

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  10. It was not curiosity that killed the goose who laid the golden egg, but an insatiable greed that devoured common sense.― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly
  11. Let’s not be afraid to speak the common sense truth: you can’t have high standards without good discipline. –William Hague
  12. The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully. – Walter Lippmann
  13.  Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited. – George Santayana
  14. Common sense (which, in truth, is very uncommon) is the best sense I know of: abide by it; it will counsel you best.― Philip Dormer Stanhope
  15. Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.- Henri Frederic Amiel
  16. Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic. – Thomas Huxley
  17. Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius. –Josh Billings
  18. If you have an ounce of common sense and one good friend you don’t need an analyst. – Joan Crawford
  19. Victims recite problems. Leaders develop solutions. That might seem like common sense, but common sense is rarely common practice. – Robin S. Sharma
  20. Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius. – An Wang


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