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Quotations on Common Sense

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

~ Unknown

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

~ W. Somerset Maugham

Common sense is genius in homespun.

~ Alfred North Whitehead

Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.

~ Victor Hugo

Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.

~ Rene Descartes

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.

~ Josh Billings

Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.

~ Josh Billings

Common sense is very uncommon.

~ Horace Greeley

Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.

~ Ed Howe

He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them.

~ Charles Kingsley

Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, therefore, in degree, not nature.

~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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