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Theologians always try to turn the Bible into a book without common sense. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg


Why level downward to our dullest perception always, and praise that as common sense? The commonest sense is the sense of men asleep, which they express by snoring. - Henry David Thoreau


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


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. - Joseph Addison


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. - Rene Descartes


We seldom attribute common sense except to those who agree with us. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld


Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done. - Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe


I have great confidence in the common sense of mankind in general. - Thomas Jefferson


Everybody thinks himself so well supplied with common sense that even those most difficult to please, never desire more of it than they already have. - Rene Descartes