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Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.
W. C. Fields
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.
There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.
Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.
The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
If writers were good businessmen, they'd have too much sense to be writers.
Irvin S. Cobb
Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
In its famous paradox, the equation of money and excrement, psychoanalysis becomes the first science to state what common sense and the poets have long known - that the essence of money is in its absolute worthlessness.
Norman O. Brown
As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.
A. C. Benson
We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
H. L. Mencken
Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.
The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact.
There's no sense talking about priorities. Priorities reveal themselves. We're all transparent against the face of the clock.
The other day the President said, I know you've had some rough times, and I want to do something that will show the nation what faith that I have in you, in your maturity and sense of responsibility. He paused, then said, would you like a puppy?
Advertising is the ability to sense, interpret... to put the very heart throbs of a business into type, paper and ink.
Because an appeal makes logical sense is no guarantee that it will work.
Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.
It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.
Robert Green Ingersoll
As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.
I have never understood why it should be considered derogatory to the Creator to suppose that he has a sense of humour.
William Ralph Inge
I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
James A. Baldwin
Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
A sense of humor... is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.
There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
Thomas W. Higginson
Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.
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