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Common sense


Anyone who reads history at all knows that the passionate and powerful convictions of one century usually seem absurd, extraordinary, to the next.
Doris Lessing /Prisons We Choose to Live Inside/

Common Sense Is Not So Common
/Murphy's Law/

Common sense is not so common.
Voltaire

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Albert Einstein

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

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

Often the mass emotions are those which seem the noblest, best and most beautiful. And yet, inside a year, five years, a decade, five decades, people will be asking, “How could they have believed that?” because events will have taken place that will have banished the said mass emotions to the dustbin of history.
Doris Lessing /Prisons We Choose to Live Inside/

Sense is never common.
Robert Heinlein /Time Enough for Love/

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
Bertrand Russell /Marriage and Morals/

The minority is sometimes right; the majority always wrong.
George Bernard Shaw

There is no nonsense so arrant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate government action.
Bertrand Russell /An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish/

There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Frank Lloyd Wright

To demand 'sense' is the hallmark of nonsense. Nature does not make sense. Nothing makes sense.
Ayn Rand
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