common sense

A Quote by H. L. Mencken on common sense, existence, and schools

School days are the unhappiest in the whole span if human existence. They are full of dull, unintelligible tasks, new and unpleasant ordinances, with brutal violations of common sense and common decency.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on common sense and philosophy

The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on body, common sense, facts, mind, perception, and thought

My facts shall be falsehoods to the common sense. I would so state facts that they shall be significant, shall be myths or mythologic. Facts which the mind perceived, thoughts which the body thought - with these I deal.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on common sense, men, perception, and praise

Why level downward to our dullest perception always, and praise that as common sense? The commonest sense is the sense of men asleep, which they express by snoring.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on anticipation, belief, change, common sense, experience, future, memory, past, possibility, preparation, and senses

We believe that the possibility of the future far exceeds the accomplishment of the past. We review the past with the common sense, but we anticipate the future with transcendental senses. In our sanest moments we find ourselves naturally expecting or prepared for far greater changes than any which we have experienced within the period of distinct memory, only to be paralleled by experiences which are forgotten.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henri Frédéric Amiel on common sense, delusion, madness, superiority, and wisdom

Wisdom consists in rising superior both to madness and to common sense, and in lending oneself to the universal delusion without becoming its dupe.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Gracie Allen on common sense, country, justice, and sharing

All the other candidates are making speeches about how much they have done for their country, which is ridiculous. I haven't done anything yet, and I think it's just common sense to send me to Washington and make me do my share.

Gracie Allen (1906 - 1964)

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A Quote by Gertrude Stein on common sense, day, and information

Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.

Gertrude Stein (1874 - 1946)

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A Quote by George Seaton on common sense and faith

Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.

George Seaton

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A Quote by George Santayana on common sense, perception, and science

Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.

George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

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