165 Common Sense Quotes To Make You Smarter

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Common sense is having sound judgement, or some would say having practical life experiences. Dealing with people who lack common sense can be frustrating. As important as it is to have knowledge and be intelligent, having common sense will help you apply your knowledge and be smarter in real life situations.

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We are sharing some wise and encouraging words about common sense by some of the most famous authors, celebrities, leaders which are inspirational and relatable too. These quotes are a mix of inspirational, sarcastic, funny, meaningful quotes to inspire you.

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Common Sense Quotes To Inspire You

  1. “Common sense is not so common.” – Voltaire                                                                           

    Common Sense Quotes
    Common Sense Quotes

  2. “Common sense often makes good law.” – William O. Douglas

  3. “Common sense is often underrated.” – Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

  4. “Follow your heart but take your brain with you.” – Alfred Adler

  5. “Common sense is what tells us the earth is flat.” – Stuart Chase

  6. “The best prophet is common sense, our native wit.” – Euripides

  7. “Philosophy is common sense with big words.” – James Madison

  8. “Seek advice but use your own common sense.” – Yiddish Proverb

  9. “The most formidable weapon against errors of any kind is reason.”

  10. “Logic is one thing and common sense another.” – Elbert Hubbard                             

    Common Sense Sayings
    Common Sense Sayings

  11. “Better to shun the bait than struggle in the snare.” – William Blake

  12. “Common sense is genius in homespun.” – Alfred North Whitehead

  13. “Most people have sense but not common sense.” – Debasish Mridha

  14. “Knowledge counts but common sense matters.” – LouAnne Johnson

  15. “Common sense is calculation applied to life.” – Henri Frederic Amiel

  16. “My biggest skill is common sense. I understand life.” – Jurgen Klopp

  17. “Common sense is in medicine the master workman.” – Peter Latham

  18. “Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.” – Josh Billings

  19. “No ghost of any common sense begins a conversation.” – Lewis Carroll

  20. “… many times experience brings common sense…” – Catherine Pulsifer

  21. “You can catch more flies with honey than with sour milk.” – Kiran Desai

  22. “If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is.” – Sam Rayburn

  23. “Yelling doesn’t get your point across, it only makes it louder.” – Grant Hill

  24. “Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.” – Victor Hugo                                                                                                                                                 

    Famous Common Sense Quotes
    Famous Common Sense Quotes

  25. “Common sense is the genius of humanity.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  26. “You can’t legislate intelligence and common sense into people.” – Will Rogers

  27. “Why is it that common sense is seldom common practice?” – Eliyahu Goldratt

  28. “Common sense is of paramount importance in business and customer service.”

  29. “Every responsible executive needs common sense in business.” – Dr. Paul Zak

  30. “With a little bit of common sense, anything is achievable.” – Dick Strawbridge

  31. “Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants.” – William Osler

  32. “There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

  33. “All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified.” – Thomas H. Huxley

  34. “He who does not have common sense at age thirty will never have it.” – Proverb                                                                                                                                                     

    Quotes About Common Sense
    Quotes About Common Sense

  35. “It is a pleasure to meet people – who possess common sense.” – Grenville Kleiser

  36. “Common sense helps us navigate the problems we face in life each and every day.”

  37. “Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  38. “Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.” – George Seaton

  39. “The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.” – William Inge

  40. “One pound of learning requires ten pounds of common sense to apply it.” – Proverb

  41. “Common sense to one person might be something different to another.” – Taya Kyle

  42. “When unsure how to solve a problem, use your common sense.” – Catherine Pulsifer

  43. “We all run the risk of thinking that people have common sense sometimes.” – Hozier

  44. “Caution: Water on road during rain. Common sense? Why is it not all that common?”

  45. “Bipartisanship is not what is missing in Washington. Common Sense is.” – Rand Paul

  46. “Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.” – An Wang

  47. “Many sophisticated, intelligent people lack wisdom and common sense.” – Joyce Meyer

  48. “The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.” – Henry Ward Beecher

  49. “There are some things money just cannot buy, like manners, morals and common sense.”

  50. “Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.” – Albert Einstein

  51. “Fear is good and useful when it’s deployed on the side of common sense.” – Peter Hitchens

  52. “Every one of you is a super genius if you just focus your common sense.” – Eliyahu Goldratt

  53. “Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.” – Samuel Coleridge

  54. “Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense.” – Julian Casablancas

  55. “Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.” – E. W. Howe

  56. “Using common sense will put you on a path to success and will help you reach all of your goals.”

  57. “Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses.” – Leonardo da Vinci

  58. “Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  59. “Work hard, use your common sense and don’t be afraid to trust your instincts.” – Fred L. Turner

  60. “Common sense is the natural ability to use logic, knowledge, and reasoning to reach a conclusion.”

  61. “Science is not a substitute for common sense, but an extension of it.” – Willard Van Orman Quine

  62. “Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  63. “Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  64. “There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth.” – Victor Borge

  65. “Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” – Gertrude Stein

  66. “Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue. It’s a spiritual dissipation.” – Margaret Deland

  67. “If you have an ounce of common sense and one good friend you don’t need an analyst.” – Joan Crawford

  68. “Common sense without education, is better than education without common sense.” – Benjamin Franklin

  69. “A house is built by wisdom and becomes strong through good sense.” – Proverbs 24:3 (NLT) (Bible Verses)

  70. “Common sense is seeing things as they are; and doing things as they ought to be.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

  71. “Common sense is not a gift, it’s a punishment. Because you have to deal with everyone who doesn’t have it.”

  72. “Common sense is something that everyone needs, few have, and none think they lack.” – Benjamin Franklin

  73. “In any war, the first casualty is common sense, and the second is free and open discussion.” – James Reston

  74. “In life, you need many more things besides talent. Things like good advice and common sense.” – Hack Wilson

  75. “Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.” – Josh Billings

  76. “Common sense isn’t common, freedom isn’t free, and justice isn’t always just. Those principles will never change.”

  77. “Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.” – Helen Rowland

  78. “The art of common sense is applying the best wisdom we know today based on all our yesterdays.” – Wilfred Peterson

  79. “No brilliance is needed in the law. Nothing but common sense, and relatively clean finger nails.” – John Mortimer

  80. “The failure to invest in youth reflects a lack of compassion and a colossal failure of common sense.” – Coretta Scott King

  81. “Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult.” – W. Somerset Maugham

  82. “Proverbs speak to a simple truth or are often considered common sense, but are expressed usually in a one line sentence.”

  83. “Nice people with common sense do not make interesting characters. They only make good former spouses.” – Isabel Allende

  84. “Let’s not be afraid to speak the common sense truth: you can’t have high standards without good discipline.” – William Hague

  85. “Reactions are conditioned behaviors that take the place of common sense and wisdom.” – Scott Allan, Rejection Reset

  86. “Common sense is the foundation of all authorities, of the laws themselves, and of their construction.” – Thomas Jefferson

  87. “Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense; no one thinks he needs more of it than he already had.” – Descartes

  88. “Common sense tells us that the things of the earth exist only a little, and that true reality is only in dreams.” – Charles Baudelaire

  89. “Common sense is perhaps the most equally divided, but surely the most underemployed, talent in the world.” – Christine Collange

  90. “Never doubt your own intelligence and common sense. When your inner voice says, ‘watch out’, learn to take heed.” – Anita Foley

  91. “Common sense, proportionality, and judgment are the skills we must seek in those we choose to regulate our lives.” – Mark Walport

  92. “Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.” – Thomas Huxley

  93. “If people use common sense and their own guiding moral compass, I think they’ll generally stay out of trouble.” – Steve Chabot

  94. “I think that we must find some way to get more common sense, more rationality, in our decisions and less emotion.” – David Packard

  95. “The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.” – Thomas A. Edison

  96. “It’s just not a good idea to drink and drive; that is just common sense. But common sense is not that common.” – Madeline Zima

  97. “Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.” – Mark Twain

  98. “A lack of common sense usually ends in some heroic feat, much like the soldier who dives onto the grenade so that others may live.” – Criss Jami

  99. “Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.” – René Descartes

  100. “The same principles which at first view lead to skepticism, pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense.” – George Berkeley

  101. “It was not curiosity that killed the goose who laid the golden egg, but an insatiable greed that devoured common sense.” – E.A. Bucchianeri

  102. “It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

  103. “There is no common sense in going to the field to fight and leaving a man at home to undo all that you accomplish.” – Robert Green Ingersoll

  104. “Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.” – Henri Frederic Amiel

  105. “Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.” – Clive James

  106. “It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.” – Robert Green Ingersoll

  107. “Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.” – William James

  108. “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.” – Oscar Wilde

  109. “I read, I study, I examine, I listen, I think, and out of all that I try to form an idea into which I put as much common sense as I can.” – Marquis de Lafayette

  110. “… common sense enters the picture when we are forced to act in situations that are sufficiently unlike the patterns we have seen before.” – Hector J. Levesque

  111. “Universal truth we learnt from school “Sun rises in the East”, but fact is, Sun neither rises nor sets, only earth rotates. Moral: Education spoils our common sense..”

  112. “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.” – Walter Lippmann

  113. “If elephants didn’t exist, you couldn’t invent one. They belong to a small group of living things so unlikely they challenge credulity and common sense.” – Lyall Watson

  114. “The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.” – Vladimir Nabokov

  115. “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.” – Buddha

  116. “To me, it is a common sense activity as much a part of health as it is a part of a healthy life to keep the physical body moving.” – Byron Pulsifer, To Do It Is Common Sense

  117. “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.” – Joan Blades

  118. “I never got a formal education. So my intellect is my common sense. I don’t have anything else going for me. And my common sense opens the door to instinct.” – Jerry Lewis

  119. “Success is not a matter of mastering subtle, sophisticated theory but rather of embracing common sense with uncommon levels of discipline and persistence.” – Patrick Lencioni

  120. “If the grass is greener on the other side it’s probably getting better care. Success is a matter of sticking to a set of common sense principles anyone can master.” – Earl Nightingale

  121. “I think once an author is attacking people for leaving Amazon reviews, common sense has shut up shop and gone home, and the best thing to do is not engage at all.” – K.J. Charles

  122. “That the king is not to be trusted without being looked after, or in other words, that a thirst for absolute power is the natural disease of monarchy.” – Thomas Paine, “Common Sense” (1776)

  123. “We must return optimism to our parenting. To focus on the joys, not the hassles; the love, not the disappointments; the common sense, not the complexities.” – Fred G. Gosman

  124. “It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.” – H. L. Mencken

  125. “Common sense is the exercise of applying experiential learning to a situation heretofore inexperienced in order to establish an action or behavior that leads to satisfactory conclusion.” – Byron R. Pulsifer

  126. “It’s just common sense that if you only have one candidate remaining, the apparatus of government should be responsive enough to accommodate that and not spend any more taxpayer money.” – Anthony Weiner

  127. “Above all things I hope the education of the common people will be attended to; convinced that on their good sense we may rely with most security for the preservation of a due degree of liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson

  128. “Monarchy is without biblical warrant; the English monarchy, in particular, has failed the colonies; the very idea of monarchy goes against nature and common sense…” – Thomas Paine, Common Sense and The Rights of Man

  129. “I am confident that, in the end, common sense and justice will prevail. I’m an optimist, brought up on the belief that if you wait to the end of the story, you get to see the good people live happily ever after.” – Cat Stevens

  130. “You could say all you liked about reason and logic and common sense and imagination, but when the chips were down the one skill you needed was the ability to think about absolutely nothing whatsoever.” – Mark Haddon

  131. “How much of an encourager are you? Even though common sense tells you that nagging is wrong, do you tend to harp on some characteristic of your wife or child that irritates you?” – Wayne and Judith Rolfs, Man in Command

  132. “Common sense is said to be the best distributed commodity in the world. That should be reassuring, when so many other assets are so unequally shared here on Earth!” – Pierre LENA, Professor, Paris VII-Denis Diderot University

  133. “Use your brains, your common sense, and do not become an object. The way you look is important, but who you are and how you project it is eventually who you will become and how you will appear.” – Diane Von Furstenberg

  134. “To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams.” – Giorgio de Chirico

  135. “If we put our trust in the common sense of common men and ‘with malice toward none and charity for all’ go forward on the great adventure of making political, economic and social democracy a practical reality, we shall not fail.” – Henry A. Wallace

  136. “On the other hand, showing the confidence to challenge decisions based on our own common sense can lead to more thoughtful decisions. Don’t be afraid to speak up, voice your thoughts in a constructive and positive manner.” – Catherine Pulsifer

  137. “I am not saying that being educated is of no value, what I am saying is that many times experience brings common sense which is something that just reading a book or studying does not give you.” – Catherine Pulsifer, Showing Common Sense

  138. “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

  139. “It does not make any sense to talk with a common sense to a person who has almost all thinking common with almost all people all the time, and remains confined within own circumference of I, Me and Myself and often has the view or sentence with the word You.”

  140. “The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on. 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.” – Walter Lippmann

  141. “Innocence can be redefined and called stupidity. Honesty can be called gullibility. Candor becomes lack of common sense. Interest in your work can be called cowardice. Generosity can be called soft-headedness, and observe : the former is disturbing.” – Abraham Maslow

  142. “It is not common sense to assert that those who have achieved success have done so because they are lucky or that they have never failed. In fact, just the opposite is true in that failure has been and still is one of the best teachers in life.” – Catherine Pulsifer, Accepting Failure

  143. “Contrary to common sense there is no unique “real world” that pre-exists and is independent of human mental activity and human symbolic language; that which we call the world is a product of some mind whose symbolic procedures construct the world.” – Jerome S. Bruner

  144. “Common sense would suggest that having ability, like being smart, inspires confidence. It does, but only while the going is easy. The deciding factor in life is how you handle setbacks and challenges. People with a growth mindset welcome setbacks with open arms.” – Travis Bradberry

Funny Common Sense Quotes

  1. “Common sense is not so common.”                                                                                             

    Common Sense Quotes Funny
    Common Sense Quotes Funny

  2. “Love, not based on common sense, is doomed.”

  3. “Your level of intelligence is my common sense.”                                                                     

    Sarcastic Common Sense Quotes
    Sarcastic Common Sense Quotes

  4. “Common sense is very uncommon.” – Horace Greeley

  5. “Good sense is as important as good food.” – Irish Proverbs

  6. “Common sense is the most limited of all natural resources.”

  7. “Maybe if we tell people the brain is an app, they’ll start using it.”                               

    Funny Common Sense Memes
    Funny Common Sense Memes

  8. “Common sense is a flower that doesn’t grow in everyone’s garden.”                         

    Funny Common Sense Quotes
    Funny Common Sense Quotes

  9. “Common sense is like deodorant. The people who need it most never use it.”

  10. “Common sense is so rare these days that it should be considered a superpower.”                                                                                                                                     

    Best Common Sense Pictures
    Best Common Sense Pictures

  11. “Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.” – George Santayana

  12. “The only thing a person can never have too much of is common sense.” – Kathryn Smith

  13. “I don’t know why they call it common sense, because it’s not so common.” – Ron Belrose

  14. “No matter how big a hammer you use, you can’t pound common sense into stupid people.”

  15. “Remember, just because you went to college doesn’t make you smarter than anyone else. Common sense doesn’t come with a degree.”                                                   

    Common Sense Quotes Pics
    Common Sense Quotes Pics

Education makes people intelligent but it’s the common sense that makes people smart. So using common sense will always help you deal with situations wisely and practically. It will put you on a path to success and will help you reach all of your goals.

Everyone knows that Knowledge is power. But knowledge without having common sense will eventually stunt your knowledgeable growth. You may have all the knowledge in the world but without common sense it won’t do you much good.

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