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I'm opposed to censorship of any kind, especially by government. But it's plain common sense that producers should target their product with some kind of sensitivity.
~By Lee Child ~


As a rule, said Holmes, the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be. It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which are really puzzling, just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify.
~By Arthur Conan Doyle ~


Common experience is the gold reserve which confers an exchange value on the currency which words are; without this reserve of shared experiences, all our pronouncements are checks drawn on insufficient funds.
~By Rene Daumal ~


The other thing is that doctors test only the most common estrogen level. There are three kinds of estrogen in a woman but they don't test the other two because they are so rare; mine was the third kind of estrogen.
~By Marie Osmond ~


It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
~By John Steinbeck ~


Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.
~By Joseph Addison ~


So I'm not a Southern writer in the commonly held sense of the term, like Faulkner or Eudora Welty, who took the South for their entire literary environment and subject matter.
~By Donna Tartt ~


George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie.
~By Mark Twain ~


But the best teams I've encountered have one important thing in common: their team structure and processes cover a full range of distinct competencies necessary for success.
~By Jesse James Garrett ~


There arose a belief in style - and in banality. Banality encompassed politics, too, because it was a common belief that politics were not worthy of art.
~By Douglas Sirk ~


Let us dig our furrow in the fields of the commonplace.
~By Jean Henri Fabre ~


There are many reasons why novelists write, but they all have one thing in common - a need to create an alternative world.
~By John Fowles ~


According to the U.S. Census, the most common reason people give for not voting is that they were too busy or had conflicting work or school schedules.
~By Jeff Miller ~


Anybody who enjoys being in the House of Commons probably needs psychiatric help.
~By Ken Livingstone ~


These are ideas. I could say that they just came to me, but it would be more accurate to say that I went to them. Ideas - and new connections between ideas - lead you away from commonly held perceptions of reality. Ideas lead you out here. Ideas lead you into the darkness.
~By Dave Sim ~


I think my mistakes were kind of common - leaning on cliches and adjectives in the place of clear, vivid writing. But at least I knew how to spell, which seems to be a rarity these days.
~By Dick Schaap ~


No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that great success and huge money buy you immunity from the common ills of mankind, such as cars that won't start.
~By Larry McMurtry ~


Life holds one great but quite commonplace mystery. Though shared by each of us and known to all, seldom rates a second thought. That mystery, which most of us take for granted and never think twice about, is time.
~By Michael Ende ~


This administration affects the everyday life of the common person.
~By Al Jourgensen ~


There is another common misapprehension that the magnitude scale is itself some kind of instrument or apparatus. Visitors will frequently ask to 'see the scale.'
~By Charles Francis Richter ~


Clairvoyant, n.: A person, commonly a woman, who has the power of seeing that which is invisible to her patron - namely, that he is a blockhead.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants.
~By William Osler ~


Therefore, let us not despair, but instead, survey the position, consider carefully the action we must take, and then address ourselves to our common task in a mood of sober resolution and quiet confidence, without haste and without pause.
~By Arthur Henderson ~


There are many domestic issues that give us a lot of common ground to work on. Health, education and immigration are among the areas where we share mutual goals and aspirations. There are also many values that we share as a communities.
~By Robert Menendez ~


What's important is to be able to see yourself, I think, as having commonality with other people and not determine, because of your good luck, that everybody is less significant, less interesting, less important than you are.
~By Harrison Ford ~


Simply put, I believe we should not seek the lowest common denominator when it comes to wilderness and saddle a wilderness designation with exceptions, exclusions, and exemptions.
~By Nick Rahall ~


Libertarians recognize the inevitable pluralism of the modern world and for that reason assert that individual liberty is at least part of the common good.
~By Tom G. Palmer ~


And, you know, the fact is, if you believe in evolution, we all have a common ancestor, and we all have a common ancestry with the plant in the lobby. This is what evolution tells us. And, it's true. It's kind of unbelievable.
~By Jeff Hawkins ~


The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~


The implications of these considerations justify the statement that all empirically verifiable knowledge even the commonsense knowledge of everyday life - involves implicitly, if not explicitly, systematic theory in this sense.
~By Talcott Parsons ~


Vulgar and common persons, as they carry nothing out of this world, so they leave nothing in it: they receive no eminency in their birth, they acquire none in their life, they have none when they die, they leave none at their death.
~By John Pearson ~


Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.
~By Wayne Gretzky ~


The AFL-CIO is a structure that divides workers' strength by allowing each union to organize in any industry, then bargain on its own, even when workers share a common employer.
~By Andy Stern ~


Because all of us believe and understand in the fabric of the common bond of why we call ourselves American is to care for the men and women who wear the uniform; and when they take off the uniform, we care for them when they are veterans.
~By Steve Buyer ~


Do not be bullied out of your common sense by the specialist; two to one, he is a pedant.
~By Oliver Wendell Holmes ~


The advice that is wanted is commonly not welcome and that which is not wanted, evidently an effrontery.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


The launch of the report coincides with the initiation by WHO of the global strategy for the prevention and control of osteoporosis, and I think a good partnership could be established in our common efforts to prevent osteoporosis.
~By Gro Harlem Brundtland ~


But the lover's power is the poet's power. He can make love from all the common strings with which this world is strung.
~By Amelia Barr ~


Historical methodology, as I see it, is a product of common sense applied to circumstances.
~By Samuel E. Morison ~


More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.
~By Kofi Annan ~


We must seek the loving-kindness of God in all the breadth and open-air of common life.
~By George A. Smith ~


It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life.
~By Dawn French ~


The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing.
~By Ben Okri ~


Look at music: I've always loved hiphop and rap, and now there's this whole progressive movement, with De La Soul and Mos Def, Common. It's some of the best stuff around.
~By Ryan Phillippe ~


The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
~By Walter Lippmann ~


The rational man finds that his share of the cost of the wastes he discharges into the commons is less than the cost of purifying his wastes before releasing them.
~By Garrett Hardin ~


No mistake is more common and more fatuous than appealing to logic in cases which are beyond her jurisdiction.
~By Samuel Butler ~


As liberty and intelligence have increased the people have more and more revolted against the theological dogmas that contradict common sense and wound the tenderest sensibilities of the soul.
~By Catharine Beecher ~


I think there's something degrading about having a husband for a rival. It's humiliating if you fail and commonplace if you succeed.
~By Christopher Hampton ~


A common currency imposes on us a duty to cooperate more on policy.
~By Gerhard Schroder ~


Put the uncommon effort into the common task... make it large by doing it in a great way.
~By Orison Swett Marden ~


Romantics consider common sense vulgar.
~By Mason Cooley ~


If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
~By Jimmy Carter ~


At a certain age, death becomes familiar to you-or a loss becomes familiar-the tragedies that are more commonplace in life.
~By Jessica Lange ~


Chicago is one city. We shall work as one people for our common good and our common goals.
~By Harold Washington ~


Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession.
~By W. H. Auden ~


I listened to the rock music of that time, but as you know and can easily hear: my music of that era had nothing to do with the common music of this era. I was experimenting, I was searching for something new.
~By Klaus Schulze ~


We have created characters and animated them in the dimension of depth, revealing through them to our perturbed world that the things we have in common far outnumber and outweigh those that divide us.
~By Walt Disney ~


That common cold of the male psyche, fear of commitment.
~By Richard Schickel ~


The peoples of Asia, Africa, and Latin America have common interest and are in the position to support each other in their anti-imperialist and anti-U.S. struggle. As long as Africa and Latin America are not free.
~By Kim Il Sung ~


It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
~By Franklin D. Roosevelt ~


But when, in the first setting out, he takes it for granted without proof, that distinctions found in the structure of all languages, have no foundation in nature; this surely is too fastidious a way of treating the common sense of mankind.
~By Thomas Reid ~


I kept looking to do songs that were written years ago and would live or outlive all of us, and the one thing they had in common was Sinatra.
~By Michael Bolton ~


The terrorists whatever slogans they use have nothing in common with Islam.
~By Nursultan Nazarbayev ~


Requiring valid, photographic identification is a common sense step to ensure voter integrity and sound elections.
~By Sonny Perdue ~


The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
~By Henry Ward Beecher ~


A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
~By Aristotle ~


I believe that the Framers of the Constitution made their intent clear when they wrote the First Amendment. I believe they wanted to keep the new government from endorsing one religion over another, not erase the public consciousness or common faith.
~By Nick Rahall ~


The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


I have no concern for the common man except that he should not be so common.
~By Angus Wilson ~


It is possible that Mount Olympus may have supplied the poets with the hint for saying that Jupiter obtained the kingdom of heaven, because Olympus is the common name both of the mountain and of heaven.
~By Lactantius ~


Ability is commonly found to consist mainly in a high degree of solemnity.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


It is difficult for the common good to prevail against the intense concentration of those who have a special interest, especially if the decisions are made behind locked doors.
~By Jimmy Carter ~


The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.
~By Walt Whitman ~


The common person fears to think beyond the common.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


I believe that Canadians have the common sense to see that a better future cannot be built on fragmentation.
~By Kim Campbell ~


We must admit that it is quite common that people do have affairs with their leading ladies and men.
~By William H. Macy ~


What is supposed to be the very essence of Judaism - which is the notion that it is by study that you make yourself a holy people - is nowhere present in Hebrew tradition before the end of the first or the beginning of the second century of the Common Era.
~By Harold Bloom ~


Prior to ROE V. WADE, abortions were common even though they were illegal. I don't think making them illegal again is going to solve the problem.
~By Tony Campolo ~


According to the now almost universally accepted theory, all the races of mankind had a common origin.
~By Ellsworth Huntington ~


It is commonly agreed that children spend more hours per year watching television than in the classroom, and far less in actual conversation with their parents.
~By Paul Weyrich ~


God must love the common man, he made so many of them.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


Failure is unfortunately as common as success.
~By Sanjay Kumar ~


Common sense tells us that this explosion of media sources should eliminate any concern over a lack of diversity of views in the marketplace and competition.
~By Fred Upton ~


The more you participate in our common endeavors, the more successful your work in the factory, mine, wharf or village, in an economic institute or in the arts, in commerce or administration, the sooner we will be where we all want to be.
~By Walter Ulbricht ~


A friend of ours has a hobby doing genealogy, and we found out that we were cousins in the ninth degree, that we had a common ancestor on the Mayflower.
~By Marion Zimmer Bradley ~


The only way for writers to meet is to share a quick peek over a common lamp-post.
~By Cyril Connolly ~


Following the rise of the Labour Party it seemed reasonable, in 1927, to expect, or at least hope, that co-operation for the common good might gradually replace the competitiveness of capitalism.
~By Dora Russell ~


I've got mad energy for days. That's what people can't get their minds around. They say, 'Oh, he's going to crash.' They try to apply all these common terms to a guy who is not common. I don't fit into their little box.
~By Charlie Sheen ~


Yet another thing Canadians and Europeans have in common is an obsession with the United States, and with distinguishing themselves from it, often by crude stereotyping.
~By Timothy Garton Ash ~


A concert is a concert is a concert is a concert. An album is an album is an album is an album. Musically, both have nothing in common.
~By Klaus Schulze ~


Standing ovations have become far too commonplace. What we need are ovations where the audience members all punch and kick one another.
~By George Carlin ~


Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.
~By George Sand ~


A common allegiance to form of expression that is identified with no single national unit is likely to prove one of the most potent symbols of the freedom of the human spirit that the world has yet known.
~By Edward Sapir ~


And not only that but... when the station is completed, there will be an international crew made of astronauts coming from different cultural experiences, speaking different languages, but working together for a common goal.
~By Umberto Guidoni ~


It doesn't happen very often that you get to work with some really good friends of yours and there's a common language between everyone, you don't have to explain what you're doing, you can just run with it. It makes it just so much easier and more relaxed.
~By Elizabeth Perkins ~


So whenever I hear The Beatles I always feel I've got a lot in common with everybody else.
~By Robyn Hitchcock ~


The Secret Doctrine is the common property of the countless millions of men born under various climates, in times with which History refuses to deal, and to which esoteric teachings assign dates incompatible with the theories of Geology and Anthropology.
~By H. P. Blavatsky ~


We observe closely related species in sympatry and infer how they evolved from a common ancestor.
~By Peter R. Grant ~


Our common language is English. And our common task is to ensure that our non-English-speaking children learn this common language.
~By William Bennett ~

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