I’m forever coming across tons of awesome Common Sense quotes. So, I thought it would be a good idea to have one location to share them all. Attributions are given when known, but don’t hold me to it. People are often falsely credited for having said something.
If you feel a quote from below is attributed to the wrong person, feel free to leave a comment and I’ll try to validate, but just remember, it’s all in the name of humor regardless of who said it. .
I threw in a few modern “meme” images here and there just to break it up a bit, and offer a few more laughs. Now, let the fun begin!
“Common Sense is uncommon.”
“Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.”
~George Bernard Shaw
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.”
“Who is the most sensible person? The one who finds what is to their own advantage in all that happens to them.”
~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
“Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.”
~Edgar Watson Howe
“Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.”
“He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them.”
“To see what is in front of one’s nose requires a constant struggle.”
“No one tests the depth of a river with both feet.”
“Common sense is not a gift,it is a punishment,because we have to deal with every one who does not have it.”
“Common sense is like deodorant…The people who need it most never use it.”
“You can’t legislate intelligence and common sense into people.”
“Conscience that isn’t hitched up to common sense is a mighty dangerous thing.”
“All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified.”
~Thomas Henry Huxley
“Common sense is the foundation of all authorities, of the laws themselves, and of their construction.”
“One pound of learning requires ten pounds of common sense to apply it.”
“Common Sense–that genius of mankind, which, when properly directed is the one attribute that will carry man and his kind successfully through the perplexities of life.”
~YORITOMO TASHI, Common Sense: How to Exercise It
“Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.”
I feel fairly certain that there will be many more added to this list as time goes on. If you know of any, feel free to share.