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.
Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.
Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense.
The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing; and when men succeed in this they are always praised rather than condemned. But when they lack the ability to do so and yet want to acquire more at all costs, they deserve condemnation for their mistakes.
Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses.
Common sense is the genius of humanity.
A person of any mental quality has ideas of his own. This is common sense.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?
Common sense is not so common.
Taste is the common sense of genius.
Now begins a torrent of words and a trickling of sense.
It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.
I'm in a business where no one cares about anything except how well your last collection sold.
I always like to reveal the fact that the emperor has no clothes. And children are best at that. They teach us how to see the world in that sense. They are without artifice; they see it for what it is. I am drawn to that ruthless honesty.
Well, I don't know if I can comment on Kant or Hegel because I'm no real philosopher in the sense of knowing what these people have said in any detail so let me not comment on that too much.
Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.
I must be more sensible and realize that at my age, illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.
Where children are, there is the golden age.
For the spiritual sense of the Word treats everywhere of the spiritual world, that is, of the state of the church in the heavens, as well as in the earth; hence the Word is spiritual and Divine.
He who has not the spirit of this age, has all the misery of it.
Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.