common sense

A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on business, christianity, clarity, common sense, courage, country, decisions, doubt, divinity, education, facts, faith, force, future, humanity, leadership, life, men, nations, spirit, thinking, and vision

The greatest asset of a man, a business or a nation is faith. The men who built this country and those who made it prosper during its darkest days were men whose faith in its future was unshakable. Men of courage, they dared to go forward despite all hazards; men of vision, they always looked forward, never backward. Christianity, the greatest institution humanity has ever known, was founded by twelve men, limited in education, limited in resources, but with an abundance of faith and divine leadership. The vision essential to clear thinking; the common sense needed for wise decisions; the courage of convictions based on facts not fancies; and the constructive spirit of faith as opposed to the destructive forces of doubt will preserve our Christian ways of life.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on change, citizenship, common sense, courage, feeling, future, good, individuality, justice, mind, past, sympathy, truth, and world

Though conditions have grown puzzling in their complexity, though changes have been vast, yet we may remain absolutely sure of one thing; that now as ever in the past, and as it will ever be in-the future, there can be no substitute for elemental virtues, for the elemental qualities to which we allude when we speak of a man, not only as a good man, but as emphatically a man. We can build up the standard of individual citizenship and individual well-being, we can raise the national standard and make it what it can and shall be made, only by each of us steadfastly keeping in mind that there can be no substitute for the world-old commonplace qualities of truth, justice, and courage, thrift, industry, common sense and genuine sympathy with the fellow feelings of others.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on boldness, common sense, country, failure, mistakes, needs, and temper

The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent, experimentation. 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.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Sir Robert Baden-Powell on books, common sense, guidance, men, study, and time

Young men, of course, don't want to be guided by old back numbers, but at the same time I know that in my own case I gained a lot by studying the characters of the chiefs under whom I served from time to time. Lord Wolseley, for instance, said: "Use your common sense rather than book instructions."

Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857 - 1941)

Source: Lessons from the varsity of life

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A Quote by Sir Isaac Newton on acceptance, belief, business, common sense, creation, earth, heaven, intelligence, majorities, men, philosophy, time, understanding, and universe

. . . Newton was an unquestioning believer in an all-wise creator of the universe, and in his own inability - like the boy on the seashore - to fathom the entire ocean in all its depths. He therefore believed that there were not only many things in heaven beyond his philosophy, but plenty on earth as well, and he made it his business to understand for himself what the majority of intelligent men of his time accepted without dispute (to them it was as natural as common sense) - the traditional account of the creation.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)

Source: Men of Mathematics, by E. T. Bell

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on common sense, wisdom, and world

Common sense, in an uncommon degree, is what the world calls wisdom.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

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A Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll on common sense and education

It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.

Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

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A Quote by René Descartes on common sense, sharing, and world

Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.

René Descartes (1596 - 1650)

Source: Le Discours de la Méthode

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on common sense, society, and surprises

Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on clothes, common sense, and genius

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Letters and Biographical Sketches, 1883

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