common sense

A Quote by Pablo Ruiz Picasso on common sense, creativity, and enemies

The chief enemy of creativity is common sense.

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

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A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on common sense and failure

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 (1882 - 1945)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on agreement, belief, common sense, and reason

Believe nothing.
No matter where you read it,
Or who said it,
Even if I have said it,
Unless it agrees with your own reason
And your own common sense.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada

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A Quote by William Orville Douglas on common sense, confidence, democracy, maturity, and people

The First Amendment makes confidence in the common sense of our people and in the maturity of their judgement the great postulate of our democracy.

William Orville Douglas (1898 - 1980)

Source: Quoted in the New York Times, January 20, 1980

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A Quote by Will Rogers on common sense, intelligence, and people

You can't legislate intelligence and common sense into people.

Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on common sense

Common sense is not so common.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Dictionnaire Philosophique

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A Quote by Vladimir Nabokov on brevity, common sense, darkness, and existence

The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.

Vladimir Nabokov (1899 - 1977)

Source: Speak, Memory, 1947, ch 1.

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A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on common sense and education

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

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)

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A Quote by unknown on common sense

The one thing you cannot teach a person is common sense.


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A Quote by Tryon Edwards on common sense, discretion, good, judgment, life, practicality, and wisdom

Common sense is, of all kinds, the most uncommon. It implies good judgment, sound discretion, and true and practical wisdom applied to common life.

Tryon Edwards (1809 - 1894)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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