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18 Sense Quotes

Generally, common sense is rare in the (higher) rank. [Lat., Rarus enim ferme sensus communis in illa Fortuna.]

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) Quotes , Source: Satires (VIII, 73)

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Common sense is not so common. [Fr., Le sens commun n'est pas si common.] - Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire),

Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire) Quotes , Source: Philosophical Dictionary--Self Love

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Huzzaed out of my seven senses.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: in the "Spectator", no. 616, Nov, 5, 1774

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Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves.

Lewis Carroll (pseudonym of Rev. Charles L. Dodgson) Quotes , Source: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (ch. IX)

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He had used the work in its Pickwickian sense . . . he had merely considered him a humbug in a Pickwickian point of view.

Charles Dickens Quotes , Source: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (ch. I)

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Him of the western dome, whose weighty sense Flows in fit words and heavenly eloquence.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Absalom and Achitophel (pt. I, l. 868)

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Be sober, and to doubt prepense, These are the sinews of good sense.

Sir William Hamilton (1) Quotes , Source: Notes on Reid

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If Poverty is the Mother of Crimes, want of Sense is the Father.

Jean de la Bruyere Quotes , Source: The Characters or Manners of the Present Age (vol. II, ch. II)

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Between good sense and good taste there is the difference between cause and effect. [Fr., Entre le bon sens et le bon gout il y a la difference de la cause a son effet.]

Jean de la Bruyere Quotes , Source: Les Caracteres (XII)

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Sensible people find nothing useless. [Fr., Il n'est rien d'inutile aux personnes de sens.]

Jean de La Fontaine Quotes , Source: Fables (V, 19)

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A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

Jean de La Fontaine Quotes , Source: Fables (V, 19)

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Whate'er in her Horizon doth appear, She is one Orb of Sense, all Eye, all aiery Ear.

Henry More Quotes , Source: Antidote against Atheism

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What thin partitions sense from thought divide.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Essay on Man (ep. I, l. 226)

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'Tis use alone that sanctifies expense And splendor borrow all her rays from sense.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Moral Essays (ep. IV, l. 179)

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Good sense which only is the gift of Heaven, And though no science, fairly worth the seven.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Moral Essays (ep. IV, l. 43)

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Fool, 'tis in vain from wit to wit to roam: Know, sense, like charity, begins at home.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Umbra

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Oft has good nature been the fool's defence, And honest meaning gilded want of sense.

William Shenstone Quotes , Source: Ode to a Lady

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Sense is our helmet, wit is but the plume; The plume exposes, 'tis our helmet saves. Sense is the diamond, weighty, solid, sound; When cut by wit, it casts a brighter beam; Yet, wit apart, it is a diamond still.

Edward Young Quotes , Source: Night Thoughts (night VIII, l. 1,254)

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