Common Sense Quotes

Common sense is having sound judgement, or some would say having practical life experiences. Let these common sense quotes give you thoughts of what others think about it.

When unsure how to solve a problem, use your common sense.
Problem   |

And it is still true, no matter how old you are - when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.
Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things
Inspirational Quotes  |  

I am not saying that being educated is of no value, what I am saying is that many times experience brings common sense which is something that just reading a book or studying does not give you.
Catherine Pulsifer, Showing Common Sense
Experience   |

Common sense is perhaps the most equally divided, but surely the most underemployed, talent in the world.
Christine Collange
Words of Encouragement   |

A house is built by wisdom and becomes strong through good sense. Proverbs 24:3
A house is built by wisdom and becomes strong through good sense.
Proverbs 24:3 (NLT)
Home   |

How much of an encourager are you? Even though common sense tells you that nagging is wrong, do you tend to harp on some characteristic of your wife or child that irritates you?
Wayne and Judith Rolfs, Man in Command: How To Be A Great Husband and Dad
Encouraging   |

Yes, I have doubted. I have wandererd off the path. I have been lost. But I always returned. It is beyond the logic I seek. It is intuitive - an intrinsic, built-in sense of direction. I seem to find my way home. My faith has wavered but has saved me.
Helen Hayes
Faith   |

It is not common sense to assert that those who have achieved success have done so because they are lucky or that they have never failed. In fact, just the opposite is true in that failure has been and still is one of the best teachers in life.
Catherine Pulsifer, Accepting Failure
Failure   |

Its basic tenet is that companies should understand what their customers want before they invest in the creation of a new product or service. This common sense approach was aimed squarely at making the innovation process more efficient.
Anthony Ulwick, What Customers Want: Using Outcome-Driven Innovation to Create Breakthrough Products and Services
Success   |

I do not have an innate prejudice against intellect, intelligence, or, for that matter, graduate degrees, but they are not substitutes for common sense, people sense, or street smarts.
Mark H. McCormack, What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School: Notes from a Street-smart Executive
Graduation   |

Sometimes the way objections are phrased can put people in a defensive mood. But if the rejection is based on good sense and is put forward in a positive manner you would be surprised to the reaction you get.
Catherine Pulsifer
Positive   |

Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius. Josh Billings
Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
Josh Billings
Showing Common Sense   |

Common Sense insists on the exceptional character of the American case, seeing it as an asylum for mankind, the last uncorrupted country and resting place for freedom.
Thomas Paine, Mark Philp Rights of Man, Common Sense, and Other Political Writings
Famous Quotes  |

Gumption is an old-timey word for spunk and common sense. People with gumption - often seemingly unsophisticated characters who happen to be quite wise - are staples of folklore the world over.
Robert B. O'Connor, Gumptionade: The Booster For Your Self-Improvement Plan
Character  |

An intellectual? Yes. And never deny it. An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. I like this, because I am happy to be both halves, the watcher and the watched. 'Can they be brought together?' This is a practical question. We must get down to it. 'I despise intelligence' really means: 'I cannot bear my doubts.'
Albert Camus
Doubt   |

There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth.
Victor Borge
Knowledge   |

Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only.
Samuel Smiles
Wise   |

Employers sometimes think that younger people are more adaptable, learn more quickly and have more energy to dedicate to work, but they also recognise that older workers are often more committed, more reliable, and have wisdom and common sense.
John Lees, How To Get A Job You Love
Age   |

Emotional stability is necessary for rational thinking and physical health. Feelings of happiness, love, gratitude, compassion, self-respect, security, self-reliance and self-confidence, and satisfaction are wholesome and constructive.
Roy Eugene Davis, How to Use Your Creative Imagination
Health   |

Common sense is genius in homespun. Alfred North Whitehead
Common sense is genius in homespun.
Alfred North Whitehead
Genius   |

Common sense is said to be the best distributed commodity in the world. That should be reassuring, when so many other assets are so unequally shared here on Earth!
Pierre LENA, Professor, Paris VII-Denis Diderot University
Sharing  |

Commonsense knowledge is a saturation of cultural knowledge that we cannot fail to recognize and which, through its very obviousness, passes without notice. To the extent that notions of commonsense rest on shared cultural resources, they are able to pass unnoticed in interaction.
Celine-Marie Pascale, Making Sense of Race, Class, and Gender: Commonsense, Power, and Privilege in the United States
Diversity   |

The art of common sense is applying the best wisdom we know today based on all our yesterdays.
Wilfred Peterson
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By avoiding negative influences and becoming a sponge, soaking up the knowledge and experience of those who have succeeded, you can begin a life full of successful endeavors.
Charles Kenneth, How to Achieve Lasting Success in Life: An Easy, No Luck, Common Sense Guide to Becoming Successful
Influence   |

I love my little routines (don't we all?), and my comfort zone is very comfortable, but the idea of doing everything just as I've always done it, without anything new ever?
Barbara Hannah Grufferman
Comfort Zone   |

Common sense is very uncommon.
Horace Greeley
Funny   |

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
William James
Humor   |

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Josh Billings
To Do It Is Common Sense   |

Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense; no one thinks he needs more of it than he already had.
Attitude   |

All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified. Thomas H. Huxley
All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified.
Thomas H. Huxley
Truth  |

In light of my experience in working closely with dozens of manufacturers, and having a passing knowledge of hundreds of manufacturers, common sense just isn't common practice. . . If manufacturers would just do the basics very well, their productivity would increase substantially, almost immediately. I have no doubt of this.
Ron Moore, Making Common Sense Common Practice, Fourth Edition: Models for Operational Excellence
Work  |

If you want your employees to deliver excellent service, you'd better provide them with excellent leadership.
Lee Cockerell, Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney
Leadership   |

The generations that grew up on McGuffey did better in common sense and common honesty. There is no escape from the need for moral precepts. The truths of life should be stated simply, clearly, and often to children.
Henry Ford
Honesty   |

Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult.
W. Somerset Maugham
Life   |

No one tests the depth of a river with both feet.
Ashanti Proverb
Funny Proverbs   |

The real truth is that each one of us gives events power by simply reacting to them. Some of these reactions call for a series of negative emotions and it is the release of negative emotions that continue to be compounded if we let them overtake common sense and practicality.
Byron Pulsifer
To Live More

If the grass is greener on the other side itís probably getting better care. Success is a matter of sticking to a set of common sense principles anyone can master.
Earl Nightingale
Perseverance   |

Seek advice but use your own common sense. Yiddish Proverb
Seek advice but use your own common sense.
Yiddish Proverb
Proverb   |

The common sense, the intelligence of America agree with my statement that "America hates war. America hopes for peace. Therefore, America actively engages in the search for peace."
Franklin Roosevelt
Franklin Roosevelt Quotes  |

We need to replace fear and greed with common sense and the common good.
Christopher Wasserman, Zermatt Summit Foundation
Fear  |

A Common Sense Guide is important and necessary for a fulfilling life. That guide is within us and we can tap into it and use it to the fullest. What we need has been with each of us for a long time. That Common Sense guide is the Bible.
Henry Adkins, Common Sense: Your Way To Success
God   |

Absolutely nothing needs to change in your life in order for you to feel better. You simply need to see something about the nature of your own thinking that you didn't see before.
Richard Carlson, You Can Feel Good Again: Common-Sense Strategies for Releasing Unhappiness and Changing Your Life
Positive Thinking   |

Common sense if of paramount importance in business and customer service.
Author Unknown
Customer Service   |

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