common sense

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on common sense and genius

Common sense is as rare as genius.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ordway Tead on anthropology, common sense, day, economics, history, love, neighbors, and survival

More and more clearly every day, out of biology, anthropology, sociology, history, economic analysis, psychological insight, plain human decency and common sense, the necessary mandate of survival that we shall love all our neighbors as we do ourselves, is being confirmed and reaffirmed.

Ordway Tead

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on common sense, good, patience, and science

If a man hasn't got plenty of good common sense, the more science he has the worse for his patient.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on common sense and science

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Poet at the Breakfast-Table.

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on age and common sense

The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: God and the Bible, 1875

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A Quote by Marsilio Ficino on beauty, common sense, facts, heroism, poetry, and soul

Poetry being an attempt to express, not the common sense, - as the avoirdupois of the hero, or his structure in feet and inches, - but the beauty and soul in his aspect . . . runs into fable, personifies every fact. . . .

Marsilio Ficino (1433 - 1499)

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A Quote by Margaret Deland on common sense, sacrifice, self-sacrifice, spirituality, and virtue

Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue. It's a spiritual dissipation.

Margaret Deland (1857 - 1945)

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on common sense, philosophy, and problems

Philosophy can be said to consist of three activities: to see the commonsense answer, to get yourself so deeply into the problem that the common sense answer is unbearable, and to get from that situation back to the commonsense answer.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on attitude, common sense, delusion, and illness

You must always be puzzled by mental illness. The thing I would dread most, if I became mentally ill, would be your adopting a common sense attitude; that you could take it for granted that I was deluded.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

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A Quote by Larry Dossey on change, common sense, experience, history, love, and power

The power of love to change bodies is legendary, built into folklore, common sense, and everyday experience. Love moves the flesh, it pushes matter around . . . Throughout history, "tender loving care" has uniformly been recognized as a valuable element in healing.

Larry Dossey

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