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   |


"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   |


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


"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   |


"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   |


"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
Genius   |


"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."
Descartes
Attitude   |


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


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


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


"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 Quotes about Life   |


"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
Success   |


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


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