79 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.
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
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
Common sense is perhaps the most equally divided,
but surely the most underemployed, talent in the world.
Words of Encouragement
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.
A house is built by wisdom and becomes strong through good sense.
Proverbs 24:3 (NLT)
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
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
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
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
Good sense is as important as good food.
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, 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
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
Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
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.'
There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see,
humor is truth.
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.
Common sense is very uncommon.
It is a pleasure to meet people - who possess common sense.
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
Here is one of the most important principles of success: If you do what
other successful people do, you will eventually get the same results.
And if you don't, you won't.
Brian Tracy, Million Dollar Habits
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
Roy Eugene Davis, How to Use Your Creative Imagination
Common sense is genius in homespun.
Alfred North Whitehead
Common sense is the exercise of applying experiential learning to
a situation heretofore inexperienced in order to establish an action
or behavior that leads to satisfactory conclusion.
Byron R. Pulsifer
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
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
The art of common sense is applying the best wisdom we know today
based on all our yesterdays.
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
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
Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing,
moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
The more solid, sensible, common-sense, loving steps we take,
the greater the chances of helping our children become the kind
of children we want them to be and wish we had been when we
were growing up.
Zig Ziglar, Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
Quotes to Live By
Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense;
no one thinks he needs more of it than he already had.
All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified.
Thomas H. Huxley
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
If you want your employees to deliver excellent service, you'd better
provide them with excellent leadership.
Lee Cockerell, Creating Magic
The generations that grew up on McGuffey did better in common
sense and common honesty. There is no escape from the need for
The truths of life should be stated simply, clearly, and often to children.
No one tests the depth of a river with both feet.
Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage
of life not too difficult.
W. Somerset Maugham
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.
Seek advice but use your own common sense.
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."
We need to replace fear and greed with common
sense and the common good.
Christopher Wasserman, Zermatt Summit Foundation
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
Common sense is of paramount importance in business and customer service.
I know that may sound a bit ordinary and certainly doesn't appear to be
provocative or unique, but it is an essential part of continuous growth.
The brain needs food just like any other part of the body relies on you
eating so that it may function properly.
Byron Pulsifer, To Do It Is Common Sense
There may be times when all of us feel like we're trapped in a paper sack,
but with a little bit of common sense we can fight our way out.
Henry Adkins, Common Sense
Funny Quotes about Life
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