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We may always depend on it that algebra, which cannot be translated into good English and sound common sense, is bad algebra.
~By William Kingdon Clifford ~


Common sense as well as common values all lead us. Our future depends upon it and our present is going to be vastly better when we get back to these basics.
~By Joan Blades ~


What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common is not gender or ethnic background, but motivation, perseverance, and desire - the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery.
~By Ellen Ochoa ~


The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


Valor is common but great souls are rare.
~By Bernard Joseph Saurin ~


Women are a sisterhood. They make common cause in behalf of the sex; and, indeed, this is natural enough, when we consider the vast power that the law gives us over them.
~By William Cobbett ~


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


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


But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?
~By Mark Twain ~


We have drained common sense out of our politics. The more we focus on tactics and games, the more good people check out and give up.
~By Deval Patrick ~


When I first met Elvis, we had so much in common and became fast friends.
~By Wayne Newton ~


Be able to identify the most common breeds of dogs and cats on sight.
~By Marilyn vos Savant ~


This country and the Commonwealth last Tuesday were not far from the Kingdom of Heaven.
~By Geoffrey Fisher ~


The family farm is the foundation for who we are as a Commonwealth. And for over a century, the family farm in Kentucky has centered around one crop: tobacco.
~By Jim Bunning ~


The House of Commons is a great unwieldy body, which requires great Art and some Cordials to keep it loyal.
~By Henry Pelham ~


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 ~


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


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


The one thing that men and women have in common - they both like the company of men.
~By Michael Douglas ~


Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
~By Josh Billings ~


You can't buy time or save it, common idioms notwithstanding. You can only spend it.
~By Eric Zorn ~


In becoming an American, from Europe, what one has in common with that other immigrant is contempt for me-it's nothing else but color.
~By Toni Morrison ~


Death, after all, is the common expectation from birth. Neither heroes nor cowards can escape it.
~By Ellis Peters ~


We must recognize that as the dominant power in the world we have a special responsibility. In addition to protecting our national interests, we must take the leadership in protecting the common interests of humanity.
~By George Soros ~


A silent man is easily reputed wise. A man who suffers none to see him in the common jostle and undress of life, easily gathers round him a mysterious veil of unknown sanctity, and men honor him for a saint. The unknown is always wonderful.
~By Frederick William Robertson ~


To the average mind popular music would mean compositions vulgarly conceived and commonplace in their treatment. That is absolutely false.
~By John Philip Sousa ~


To turn water into wine, and what is common into what is holy, is indeed the glory of Christianity.
~By Frederick William Robertson ~


'Tis the common disease of all your musicians that they know no mean, to be entreated, either to begin or end.
~By Ben Jonson ~


Once a disease has entered the body, all parts which are healthy must fight it: not one alone, but all. Because a disease might mean their common death. Nature knows this; and Nature attacks the disease with whatever help she can muster.
~By Paracelsus ~


In the practical world of computing, it is rather uncommon that a program, once it performs correctly and satisfactorily, remains unchanged forever.
~By Niklaus Wirth ~


So I think hip-hop is moving and is going to continue to move in the direction of rappers just being honest with themselves, whether you're talking about Common and Mos Def or Nas and 50 cent.
~By Talib Kweli ~


I come from that society and there is a common thread, specifically family values - the idea that you do anything for your family, and the unconditional love for one's children.
~By Ednita Nazario ~


Although NFL teams have common interests such as promoting the NFL brand, they are still separate, profit-making entities, and their interests in licensing team trademarks are not necessarily aligned.
~By John Paul Stevens ~


Philosophy likes to keen common sense on the run.
~By Mason Cooley ~


We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence, but we cling desperately to our chains.
~By Anne Sullivan Macy ~


Philosophy is common sense with big words.
~By James Madison ~


The best thanks we could offer those who went before and raised the Irish working class from their knees was to press forward with determination and enthusiasm towards the ultimate goal of their efforts, a Co-operative Commonwealth for Ireland.
~By James Larkin ~


It is a commonplace that the League of Nations is not yet-what its most enthusiastic protagonists intended it to be.
~By Hjalmar Branting ~


This is an industry that doesn't have the common cold... It has cholera.
~By Emanuel Azenberg ~


A well chosen anthology is a complete dispensary of medicine for the more common mental disorders, and may be used as much for prevention as cure.
~By Robert Graves ~


Many of you are well enough off that the tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.
~By Hillary Clinton ~


We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.
~By Saint Augustine ~


The longer we listen to one another - with real attention - the more commonality we will find in all our lives. That is, if we are careful to exchange with one another life stories and not simply opinions.
~By Barbara Deming ~


In 15 years we'll have all the sequence, a list of the genes everyone has in common and those that differ among people. We know only something like a tenth of 1 percent of the sequence at the moment.
~By Walter Gilbert ~


Two common conceptions with regard to advertising which are held by a considerable number of people are that enormously large sums of money are expended for it, and that much of this expenditure is an economic waste.
~By Daniel Starch ~


Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present are commonly too hard for it.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


While I don't script and I don't use other performers, I think my taste for underlying precision gives me something in common with Allan and George Brecht.
~By David Antin ~


Poetry transforms and redeems the common, the hurtful, the humiliating.
~By Susan Montez ~


Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts". They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.
~By Thomas Hobbes ~


America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.
~By Barack Obama ~


If we reject science, we reject the common man.
~By Naguib Mahfouz ~


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 object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of common man.
~By William Beveridge ~


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 ~


Common sense is calculation applied to life.
~By Henri Frederic Amiel ~


We should restore a proper balance in environmental regulation and energy production that is based on common sense, not political agendas.
~By Mac Thornberry ~


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


We had a large common domain, already added by the several States for the common benefit of all; purchase and war might make large additions to this common domain; hence the power over existing and future territories, with the stipulation to admit new States, was conferred.
~By Robert Toombs ~


Nothing of the kind; they do all these things in their houses and sheds, with common charcoal fires, and a quantity of straw to stop up the crevices in the doors and windows.
~By Robert Fortune ~


Sometimes, instead of purchasing a commodity out and out, people want to buy only the use of it, for a longer or shorter period. The price paid for such temporary use is commonly called hire.
~By John Buchanan Robinson ~


There are differences in the world community. But we have a common interest in a strong multilateral system.
~By Joschka Fischer ~


It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them.
~By Rose Macaulay ~


The left has lost touch with popular opinion, thereby making it possible for the right to present itself as the party of common sense.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


It is common for those that are farthest from God, to boast themselves most of their being near to the Church.
~By Matthew Henry ~


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


Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar.
~By J. Edgar Hoover ~


All the best have something in common, a regard for reality, an agreement to its primacy over the imagination.
~By Wislawa Szymborska ~


Friendless. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


We will never win this war until we understand the effect that Guantanamo Bay has had on the overall war effort. And we'll never get the support of the American people if we can't prove to them that these folks that we're dealing with are not common criminals. We're going to keep them - keep you safe from them.
~By Lindsey Graham ~


Where everything is possible miracles become commonplaces, but the familiar ceases to be self-evident.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


Women have worked hard; starved in prison; given of their time and lives that we might sit in the House of Commons and take part in the legislating of this country.
~By Ellen Wilkinson ~


Desire is individual. Happiness is common.
~By Julian Casablancas ~


Men are beginning to realize that they are not individuals but persons in society, that man alone is weak and adrift, that he must seek strength in common action.
~By Dorothy Day ~


We might have been - these are but common words, and yet they make the sum of life's bewailing.
~By Letitia Landon ~


While few religious leaders and scholars would doubt the commonalities that exist among the various religious groups, the followers of these religions unfortunately struggle in their effort to peacefully coexist.
~By Alcee Hastings ~


In better times the religion of the tribe or state has nothing in common with the private and foreign superstitions or magical rites that savage terror may dictate to the individual.
~By William Robertson Smith ~


Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have.
~By Rene Descartes ~


The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years.
~By Thomas Hardy ~


Suffrage, noun. Expression of opinion by means of a ballot. The right of suffrage (which is held to be both a privilege and a duty) means, as commonly interpreted, the right to vote for the man of another man's choice, and is highly prized.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


It will, of course, be understood that directly or indirectly, soon or late, every advance in the sciences of human nature will contribute to our success in controlling human nature and changing it to the advantage of the common weal.
~By Edward Thorndike ~


All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.
~By Bob Dylan ~


The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos.
~By Stephen Jay Gould ~


Peace and commerce with foreign nations could be more effectually and cheaply cultivated by a common agent; therefore they gave the Federal Government the sole management of our relations with foreign governments.
~By Robert Toombs ~


People are no longer primarily in opposition, nor can they be said to be interacting, rather they are participating in this pool of common meaning which is capable of constant development and change.
~By David Bohm ~


What we all have in common is an appreciation of kindness and compassion; all the religions have this. We all lean towards love.
~By Richard Gere ~


There is still no cure for the common birthday.
~By John Glenn ~


To be immortal is commonplace; except for man, all creatures are immortal, for they are ignorant of death; what is divine, terrible, incomprehensible, is to know that one is immortal.
~By Jorge Luis Borges ~


The book which you read from a sense of duty, or because for any reason you must, does not commonly make friends with you.
~By William Dean Howells ~


We are all different. Yet we are all God's children. We are all united behind this country and the common cause of freedom, justice, fairness, and equality. That is what unites us.
~By Barbara Boxer ~


The E.U. has moved to combat global terrorism by instituting common European arrest and evidence warrants and creating a joint situation center to pool and analyze intelligence.
~By John Bruton ~


The most common error made in matters of appearance is the belief that one should disdain the superficial and let the true beauty of one's soul shine through. If there are places on your body where this is a possibility, you are not attractive - you are leaking.
~By Charles Lamb ~


We distinguish the excellent man from the common man by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands on himself, and the latter who makes no demands on himself.
~By Jose Ortega y Gasset ~


The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique.
~By Isaac Bashevis Singer ~


The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure, yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions that strangers may cast on her character.
~By George Santayana ~


And I know that the younger generation is doing things that are so ingenious. And for them it's not a matter of a political belief or an environmental stance. It's really just common sense.
~By Daryl Hannah ~


There is something very very special, universal and easily identifiable among all Jews; it is beyond territory, it is something we all have in common.
~By Ted Koppel ~


I have thought there was some advantage even in death, by which we mingle with the herd of common men.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


We must strive to encourage East and West not only to move towards each other but also to encourage them to find a new philosophy, a philosophy which will serve as a tool determining the future of Planet Earth - our common and only shelter.
~By Nursultan Nazarbayev ~


I believe in cooperating for the common good.
~By Erskine Bowles ~

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