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.

  1. When unsure how to solve a problem, use your common sense. Catherine Pulsifer

  2. 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
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  3. ... many times experience brings common sense... Catherine Pulsifer
  4. 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

  5. Common sense is perhaps the most equally divided, but surely the most underemployed, talent in the world. Christine Collange
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  6. 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

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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Good sense is as important as good food. Irish Proverbs
  14. Good sense is as important as good food.
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  15. 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

  16. 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
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  17. 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

  18. Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius. Josh Billings
  19. Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius. Josh Billings

  20. 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

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

  22. 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

  23. Common sense is very uncommon. Horace Greeley
  24. Common sense is very uncommon. Horace Greeley

  25. It is a pleasure to meet people - who possess common sense. Grenville Kleiser

  26. 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

  27. 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
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  28. 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

  29. Common sense is genius in homespun. Alfred North Whitehead
  30. Common sense is genius in homespun. Alfred North Whitehead

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. The art of common sense is applying the best wisdom we know today based on all our yesterdays. Wilfred Peterson
  35. The art of common sense is applying the best wisdom we know today based on all our yesterdays. Wilfred Peterson

  36. 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

  37. 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
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  38. 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

  39. 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

  40. Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done. Josh Billings
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  41. Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense; no one thinks he needs more of it than he already had. Descartes
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  42. All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified. Thomas H. Huxley
  43. All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified. Thomas H. Huxley

  44. 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

  45. If you want your employees to deliver excellent service, you'd better provide them with excellent leadership. Lee Cockerell, Creating Magic

  46. 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

  47. No one tests the depth of a river with both feet. Ashanti Proverb
  48. No one tests the depth of a river with both feet. Ashanti Proverb
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  49. Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult. W. Somerset Maugham

  50. 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

  51. 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

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

  53. 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

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

  55. 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

  56. Common sense if of paramount importance in business and customer service. Author Unknown
  57. Common sense is of paramount importance in business and customer service. Author Unknown
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  58. 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

  59. 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
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  60. 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
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