Common Quotes

Common Quotes by SonReal, Heraclitus, Herman Wouk, Jon Soltz, Samuel Butler, Pope John XXIII and many others.

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I think every rapper should know how to sing, like a little bit. I mean common man it’ll make your rapping better straight up.
Realize that war is common and justice is strife, and that all things come into being and pass away through strife.
The Talmud is to this day the circulating heart’s blood of the Jewish religion. Whatever laws, customs or ceremonies we observe-whether we are orthodox, conservative, reform or merely spasmodic sentimentalists-we follow the Talmud. It is our common Law.
Herman Wouk
Not only did I think that Sarah Palin doesn`t understand what post-traumatic stress disorder is, I thought she gave veterans a poor name by sort of arguing that this is something that`s common in our community.
Jon Soltz
Academic and aristocratic people live in such an uncommon atmosphere that common sense can rarely reach them.
Samuel Butler
There is a common belief that under modern conditions peace cannot be assured except on the basis of an equal balance of armaments…[but] true and lasting peace among nations cannot consist in the possession of an equal supply of armaments but only in mutual trust.
Pope John XXIII
Those who are free from common prejudices acquire others.
Napoleon Bonaparte
The time has come when scientific truth must cease to be the property of the few, when it must be woven into the common life of the world.
Louis Agassiz
The common denominator of all my friends is that they’re dead.
Peter O’Toole
It is a common rule with primitive people not to waken a sleeper, because his soul is away and might not have time to get back.
James G. Frazer
How much more do they deserve our reverence and praise, whose lives are devoted to the formation of institutions, which, when they and their children are mingled in the common dust, may continue to cherish the principles and the practice of liberty in perpetual freshness and vigour.
Joseph Story
What force is yanking at our sleeves? This process of self-revision and self-correction is so common we don’t even notice. But it’s a miracle.
Steven Pressfield
One common fate we both must prove; You die with envy, I with love.
John Gay
A common pickpocket trick is for the operator to carry a shawl or overcoat carelessly over the left arm, and to take a seat on the right side of the person they intend to rob in a streetcar or other vehicle.
Harry Houdini
It seems that soccer tournaments create those relationships: people gathered together in pubs and living rooms, a whole country suddenly caring about the same event. A World Cup is the sort of common project that otherwise barely exists in modern societies.
Simon Kuper
It is Hell, of course, that makes priests powerful, not Heaven, for after thousands of years of so-called civilization fear remains the one common denominator of mankind
H. L. Mencken
Of all things known to mortals, wine is the most powerful and effectual for exciting and inflaming the passions of mankind, being common fuel to them all.
Francis Bacon
The imagination and the place that dreams come from is so huge and so important. I’m trying to write about the real world, in that I’m trying to write about whatever it is the experience that makes us human, the things that we have in common.
Neil Gaiman
Nellie’s brow furrowed. “The great Mr. Hip-Hop Mogul standing in line with the common peasants? How do you figure that?” Dan grinned. “I’m starting to dig this ‘no cars’ thing. It’s a great equalizer.
Gordon Korman
I would like the government to do all it can to mitigate, then, in understanding, in mutuality of interest, in concern for the common good, our tasks will be solved.
Warren G
The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. …The real enemy then is humanity itself.
Aurelio Peccei
The White House has something in common with the rest of America, and that is disdain for Congress. It is hard to blame them.
Claire McCaskill
The most common and the monstrous defect in the education of the day is that children fail to acquire the habit of reading.
Charlotte Mason
What is miraculous about the past is that we have succeeded–God knows how–in making thousands and millions of individual human beings, lock well enought into one another to give us what looks like a common past, a shared story.
J. M. Coetzee
[On common water.] Its substance reaches everywhere; it touches the past and prepares the future; it moves under the poles and wanders thinly in the heights of air. It can assume forms of exquisite perfection in a snowflake, or strip the living to a single shining bone cast up by the sea.
Loren Eiseley
A true account of the actual is the rarest poetry, for common sense always takes a hasty and superficial view.
Henry David Thoreau
When you go to standup, there seems to be a common denominator of some form of need or want for validation from the audience that maybe you were lacking as a kid.
Ray Romano
Some friendships are formed by a commonality of interests and ideas: you both love judo or camping or making your own sausage. Other friendships are forged in alliance against a common enemy.
David Sedaris
I think I have one answer, that is partly religious and partly secular; and that is to say, we ought to at least recognize that we and the Russians are in a common predicament. That would be religious in the sense, “Judge not lest you be judged.”
Reinhold Niebuhr
Science is not ‘organized common sense’; at its most exciting, it reformulates our view of the world by imposing powerful theories against the ancient, anthropocentric prejudices that we call intuition.
Stephen Jay Gould
In leadership writ large, mutually agreed upon purposes help people achieve consensus, assume responsibility, work for the common good, and build community.
Joseph C. Rost
I did not know it was possible to be so miserable and live but I am told that this is a common experience.
Evelyn Waugh
The common practice of keeping up appearances with society is a mere selfish struggle of the vain with the vain.
John Ruskin
The ears of the common people are holier than the hearts of the priests.
John Henry Newman
The universal order and the personal order are nothing but different expressions and manifestations of a common underlying principle.
Marcus Aurelius
Every one of you is a super genius if you just focus your common sense.
Eliyahu Goldratt
Thank God for the way He made you. You are special, distinct, and unique. You were not made from a common mold. Thank Him that you are special.
Erwin W. Lutzer
We become distracted from productive labors by our perceived opponents; we become focused on them and not on our larger calling to advance our nation; our debate becomes more about scoring points against an adversary and less about advancing our common cause.
Cory Booker
Any property that’s open to common use gets destroyed. Because everyone has incentive to use it to the max, but no one has incentive to maintain it.
Neal Stephenson
What we are expecting, after 2012, is a one hundred more times, more harmonious, Utopian world, where things like, time travel, levitation, instant telepathy, instant healing, telekinesis are as common and as everyday, as breathing. And I look forward to that time …I see a very, very positive future coming.
David Wilcock
Chauncy Burr … talks well, possibly better than he thinks. But this is a common failing.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
I claim that relativity and the rest of modern physics is not complicated. It can be explained very simply. It is only unusual or, put another way, it is contrary to common sense.
Edward Teller
Those people…. early stricken of God, intellectually – the departmental interpreters of the laws in Washington… can always be depended on to take any reasonably good law and interpret the common sense all out of it.
Mark Twain
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
William Inge
Tea Party attendees and health care town-hall protesters share the common belief that the extravagant spending of President Obama and the Democratic Party – absent any checks and balances – will eventually lead more people into government dependency, higher taxes, and, perhaps, our country’s financial ruin.
Andrew Breitbart
The doctor will persist in laboring under the delusion that patients want common sense instead of magic.
Rae Foley
I am now old enough to make common cause with my predecessors against my successors.
Mason Cooley
Maintaining silence about a dirty truth is another way of lying, a common practice in high places.
Michael Parenti
The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.
Harlan Ellison
It became easy for me to detach myself from the course of life, so that while my hands and mind were engaged in the common affairs of every day, my spirit maintained its attitude of communion with God.
John G. Lake
Structured settlements are a common way for people who have been injured to receive an insurance payout. The periodic payments provide ongoing income and reduce the risk of blowing a lump sum through poor financial choices.
Suze Orman
The Burgess Shale is not unique, but for those who study evolution and fossils it has become something of an icon. It provides a reference point and a benchmark, a point of common discussion and an issue of universal scientific interest.
Simon Conway Morris
The common interests very largely elude public opinion entirely, and can be managed only by a specialised class.
Walter Lippmann
Experience join’d with common sense, To mortals is a providence.
Matthew Green
Uncommon men require no common trust; give him but scope and he will set the bounds.
Friedrich Schiller
The purpose of work is to give people a chance to utilize and develop their faculties; to enable them to overcome their ego-centeredness by joining others in a common task; and to bring for the goods and services needed for a becoming existence.
E. F. Schumacher
A spoiled saint, a Pharisee, an inquisitor, or a magician, makes better sport to Hell than a mere common tyrant or debauchee.
C. S. Lewis
Happy people, enlightened people, successful people all share something in common. They have learned how to manage and increase their energy.
Frederick Lenz
…the most common cause of death among alpha males was ego.
Nelson DeMille
One only “right” we have to assert in common with mankind–and that is as much in our hands as theirs–is the right of having something to do.
Dinah Maria Murlock Craik
Uniform ideas originating among entire peoples unknown to each other must have a common ground of truth.
Giambattista Vico
The most common characteristic of women’s history is to be lost and discovered, lost again and rediscovered, lost once more and re-rediscovered – a process of tragic waste and terrible silences that will continue until women’s stories are a full and equal part of the human story.
Gloria Steinem
Friends are rare for, the good reason that men are not common.
Philibert Joseph Roux
Even if you’re not a parent, you have parents and you’ve been in those situations where there’s a certain kind of goodbye – nothing this extreme exists, but I think that’s what everyone holds onto, that common denominator that runs through this that everyone can understand.
Jonathan Nolan
The Analytical Engine does not occupy common ground with mere ‘calculating machines.’ It holds a position wholly its own, and the considerations it suggests are more interesting in their nature.
Ada Lovelace
All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.
Bob Dylan
The Three Armies can be deprived of their commanding officer, but even a common man cannot be deprived of his purpose.
Common integration is only the memory of differentiation… The different artifices by which integration is effected, are changes, not from the known to the unknown, but from forms in which memory does not serve us to those in which it does.
Augustus De Morgan
In an interview, President Obama said he recently deejayed a small dance party at the White House. Obama has a lot in common with deejays. He takes requests and then completely ignores them.
Jimmy Fallon
What do I have in common with Jews? I don’t even have anything in common with myself.
Franz Kafka
Many years ago someone told me something that I flatly refused to accept. And I still don’t accept it now, despite all the times I’ve seen it proved right. “The common good and the individual good rarely coincide…” Sure, I know, it’s true. But some truths are probably worse than lies.
Sergei Lukyanenko
You must always be puzzled by mental illness. The thing I would dread most, if I became mentally ill, would be your adopting a common sense attitude; that you could take it for granted that I was deluded.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
I am not against working with Russia in areas of common interests at the same time. We’re smart enough, or we should be smart enough to have a dual track policy. You know, walk and chew gum at the same time.
Daniel Fried
The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security.
Thomas Paine
We have three things in common: Irish wives, the ability to speak for 17 minutes without a verb, and the fact that we both speak with an accent.
Henry A. Kissinger
If migraine patients have a common and legitimate second complaint besides their migraines, it is that they have not been listened to by physicians. Looked at, investigated, drugged, charged, but not listened to.
Oliver Sacks
Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.
John F. Kennedy
The thing is to be brave and move the audience with you, instead of cater to the lowest common denominator, you know, slipping on a banana peel and falling on your ass. You got to move the audience a little further ahead in terms of their appreciation of what is comedy. It’s complicated.
Mel Brooks
To do common things perfectly is far better worth our endeavor than to do uncommon things respectably.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
There is a fault common to all singers. When they’re among friends and are asked to sing they don’t want to, and when they’re not asked to sing they never stop.
My work is focused on using data to tell stories and explore our common humanity.
Aaron Koblin
Common sense solutions to lowering your gasoline bills can go far. Carpooling, taking fewer or shorter road trips, and ensuring that your tires are fully inflated can all help stop the pinch at the pump.
Bob Ney
I find a lot of people say, “Oh organic and local’s expensive and I just don’t have time.” And I’m like, well how much TV do you watch? Where are your priorities right now? I always take the time to eat well and eat locally because it’s common sense.
Ellen Page
From the time I read my first Hemingway work, The Sun Also Rises, as a student at Soldan High School in St. Louis, I was struck with an affliction common to my generation: Hemingway Awe.
A. E. Hotchner
One human nature is common to all the descendants of Adam, and it is, for all men, guilty and polluted
Herman Bavinck
For me all governments are my enemies and I’ve never made any bones about it any other way other than directly, and I don’t fly the left flag or the right flag, me, I’m common sense.
John Lydon
The name Muhammad is the most common name in the world. In all the countries around the world – Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon – there are more Muhammads than anything else.
Muhammad Ali
The most common source of mistakes in management decisions is the emphasis on finding the right answer rather than the right question.
Peter Drucker
Now shall I become a common tale, A ruin’d fragment of a worn-out world; Unchanging record of unceasing change. Eternal landmark to the tide of time. Swift generations, that forget each other, Shall still keep up the memory of my shame Till I am grown an unbelieved fable.
Hartley Coleridge
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
Sam Levenson
I think we live in a pluralistic society where we have to get along with each other and show common grace to each other.
Rick Warren
That is the most common excuse, and the most foolish of all. Love has never prevented a man from following his dreams. If she truly loves you, she will want the best for you.
Paulo Coelho
It’s important to remember that we evolved. Now, I know that’s a dirty word for some people, but we evolved from common ancestors with the gorillas, the chimpanzee and also the bonobos. We have a common past, and we have a common future.
Louise Leakey
There are female artists I can look at that I find more in common with than the male artists, because they’re blending the pop, dance and theatricality… but currently there aren’t a lot of guys who go there.
Adam Lambert
Common sense is the fundamental factor in all spiritual disciplines. No rule is an eternal rule. Rules change from place to place, time to time and from one condition to another condition.
We on our part will stick to our independent foreign policy of peace, acting forever as a strong defender of world peace and a persistent proponent of common development.
Hu Jintao
We want to achieve a stable, peaceful world with less conflict and more common ground.
Donald Trump
It is perhaps common in the world for individuals and nations to suffer for their noble qualities more than for their ignoble ones. For nobility is an occasion for pride, the most treacherous of sentiments.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
In ideal form of social control is an atomised collection of individuals focused on their own narrow concern, lacking the kinds of organisations in which they can gain information, develop and articulate their thoughts, and act constructively to achieve common ends.
Noam Chomsky
The Beatles were something everyone had in common; this was thirty years ago, there was Dr. Who and everybody knew who the Daleks were and there was The Beatles and everybody knew who George Harrison was.
Robyn Hitchcock
The one common undertaking and universal instrument of the great majority of the human race is the United Nations. A patient, constructive long-term use of its potentialities can bring a real and secure peace to the world.
Trygve Lie
Common sense is merely unaided intuition, and unaided intuition is reasoning performed in the absense of instruments and the tested knowledge of science. Common sense tells us that massive satellites cannot hang suspended 36,000 kilometers above the one point on the earth’s surface, but they do.
E. O. Wilson
In the EU you have half a billion people who share a common belief in democracy, in rights, in the kind of economic life we want.
Catherine Ashton
We all have common frailties but we need to treasure friends more.
Eric Cantona
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
Alphonse de Lamartine
Religion creates community, community creates altruism and altruism turns us away from self and towards the common good… There is something about the tenor of relationships within a religious community that makes it the best tutorial in citizenship and good neighborliness.
Jonathan Sacks
We assume a common sense as the necessary condition of the universal communicability of our knowledge, which is presupposed in every logic and every principle of knowledge that is not one of skepticism.
Immanuel Kant
Skills can be taught. It’s tough to teach heart. Talent is fairly common.
Bill Johnson
Evil comes in many forms and seems to reinvent itself time and again. But whatever it calls itself – Nazism, Marxist-Leninism, today, terrorism – they all have one thing in common: the destruction, the end of human liberty.
Stephen Harper
A fraternity is an association of men, selected in their college days by democratic processes, because of their adherence to common ideals and aspirations.
Newton D. Baker
Real love and Sun have something in common; they are so bright that they don’t have shadows, they are free of darkness…
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Waste not the remnant of thy life in those imaginations touching other folk, whereby thou contributest not to the common weal.
Marcus Aurelius
There is more than a verbal tie between the words common, community, and communication.
John Dewey
Trinidad’s language is a fusion of English, African, and French, and so we have our own words and even our own dictionary. Steupse is a common local word, and it’s the onomatopoeic word for the sound people make to show disapproval, or to show they are vexed, when they suck their teeth together.
Monique Roffey
I’ve observed that if individuals who prevail in a highly competitive environment have any one thing in common besides success, it is failure—and their ability to overcome it.
Bill Walsh
There are some issues where we have common interests with Germany, there are some others that we don’t… The diplomacy between good neighbors doesn’t mean nodding one to another.
Andrzej Duda
All these are readers, and their gestures, their craft, the pleasure, the responsibility and the power they derive from reading, are common with mine. I am not alone.
Alberto Manguel
[Martin] Luther did not regard the water in baptism as common water, but as a water which had become, through the Word with its inherent divine power, a gracious water of life, a washing of regeneration. Through this divine efficacy of the Word the sacrament effects regeneration.
Louis Berkhof
Not to sound corny, but intelligence is big. Everything fades, and everything can be modified. But intelligence is something you can’t fake. I’m not even talking about whether you can read a thesaurus backwards. But there is a beauty in common sense.
The passion for art is, as for believers, very religious. It unites people, its message is of common humanity. Art has become my religion – others pray in church. It’s a banality, but you don’t possess art, it possesses you. It’s like falling in love.
Francois Pinault
If refined sense, and exalted sense, be not so useful as common sense, their rarity, their novelty, and the nobleness of their objects, make some compensation, and render them the admiration of mankind.
David Hume
I suppose ‘Gladiator’ could be a Western – if you were writing your review in Athens, that is! To be honest, we didn’t really think that way at the time. But there is common ground. And they both have horses – I liked that, obviously.
Russell Crowe
The sea is certainly common to all.
World peace and brotherhood are based on a common understanding of the contributions and cultures of all races and creeds
Mary McLeod Bethune
There is a good deal of solemn cant about the common interests of capital and labor. As matters stand, their only common interest is that of cutting each others throat.
Brooks Atkinson
When you feel that you can’t fight it, you just go for it. When it comes to the arts, passion should always trump common sense.
Robert De Niro
To talk of prayer after admitting he professed no faith was, in my opinion, a breach of common courtesy. In this sense, he did make a social blunder, for which I think he well deserved some minor castigation.
Kenzaburo Oe
There is no right or wrong reading of Naked Lunch, though some readings are more common, and thus Burroughs commercial is not the issue.
Rick Moody
I abhor the word “consumer.” Consumers, unlike citizens, have no implicit duties, obligations, or responsibilities to the common good. It’s a degrading term. The use of it degrades the public discussion.
James Howard Kunstler
There are hundreds who can stand failure to one who can stand success; the good loser is far more common than the good winner.
Franklin P. Adams
The local-tone is the intrinsic value of a thing – excluding any effects of light. The local-tone of a common pearl is very nearly white; that of a lump of coal, nearly black.
Nathan Goldstein
Werewolves are much more common animals than you might think.
Daniel Pinkwater
One thing rap and rock have in common, a lot of it is focused on negativity. I like dark stuff.
Lil Uzi Vert
There do remain dispersed in the soil of human nature divers seeds of goodness, of benignity, of ingenuity, which, being cherished, excited, and quickened by good culture, do, by common experience, thrust out flowers very lovely, and yield fruits very pleasant of virtue and goodness.
Isaac Barrow
I wish to see this beverage become common instead of the whiskey which kills sone-third of our citizens and ruins their families.
Thomas Jefferson
A lot of them complain because they say the word denial puts them in the same bin as holocaust deniers. That’s too bad. But the thing is, they do have something in common: a denial of evidence and of scientific consensus.
Phil Plait
Nothing is more common on earth than to deceive and be deceived.
Johann Gottfried Seume
For god is nothing other than the eternally creative source of our relational power, our common strength, a god whose movement is to empower, bringing us into our own together, a god whose name in history is love.
Carter Heyward
But where, says some, is the King of America? I’ll tell you. Friend, he reigns above, and doth not make havoc of mankind like the Royal Brute of Britain.
Thomas Paine
Politics separate men by bringing them together only superficially. Art and culture unite us in a common anguish that is our only possible fraternity, that of our existential and metaphysical community.
Eugene Ionesco
There are many reasons why novelists write, but they all have one thing in common – a need to create an alternative world.
John Fowles
Fear hath the common fault of a justice of peace, and is apt to conclude hastily from every slight circumstance, without examining the evidence on both sides.
Henry Fielding
In mathematical analysis we call x the undetermined part of line a: the rest we don’t call y, as we do in common life, but a-x. Hence mathematical language has great advantages over the common language.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
When women vote, Progressives can win. When women organize and bring some common sense to the conversation, it becomes more authentic.
Christine Pelosi
And when I was born, I drew in the common air, and fell upon the earth, which is of like nature; and the first voice which I uttered was crying, as all others do.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
an enormous proportion of property vested in a few individuals is dangerous to the rights, and destructive of the common happiness of mankind, and, therefore, every free state hath a right by its laws to discourage the possession of such property.
Benjamin Franklin
I think things like food, the food of the south is sort of the common tie that binds us all, Black and White, the sense memories. It’s a very particular part of the country.
Sela Ward
Phillip is a repository of random snatches of film dialogue and song lyrics. To make room for all of it in his brain, he apparently cleared out all the areas where things like reason and common sense are stored.
Jonathan Tropper
As you travel around medieval England you will come across a sport described by some contemporaries as ‘abominable … more common, undignified and worthless than any other game, rarely ending but with some loss, accident or disadvantage to the players themselves’. This is football.
Ian Mortimer
It is a very common failing, never to be pleased with our fortune nor displeased with our character.
Madeleine de Souvre, marquise de Sable
It is no common mortal who speaks to us in this music.
Anton Bruckner
I always take the time to eat well and eat locally because it’s common sense.
Ellen Page
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am very sure that any man of common understanding may, by culture, care, attention, and labor, make himself what- ever he pleases, except a great poet.
Lord Chesterfield
Wherever there is disaster, the newsman is there. If he cannot find disaster, he searches for the odd and the peculiar, the exotic and the unfamiliar. His photographs, seen by millions, make momentary events and strange occurrences all over the world our common property.
Beaumont Newhall
It is the great triumph of genius to make the common appear novel.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The most frustrated and most stymied it is the fact that the United States of America is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient common-sense, gun-safety laws. Even in the face of repeated mass killings.
Barack Obama
Once you experience Third World poverty, you’re really changed forever, if you’re at all open to it, because we’re all united in our common humanity. And we are so made as to feel something for people who are in pain. It’s not possible to be human and to be unaffected by what you see in the third world.
Martin Sheen
And part of the soil is called to wash away In storms and streams shave close and gnaw the rocks. Besides, whatever the earth feeds and grows Is restored to earth. And since she surely is The womb of all things and their common grave, Earth must dwindle, you see and take on growth again.
The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.
Walt Whitman
It is now, more than ever, necessary that political leaders be outstanding for honesty, integrity and commitment to the common good.
Pope Francis
Every major question in history is a religious question. It has more effect in molding life than nationalism or a common language.
Hilaire Belloc
Learning is, in too many cases, but a foil to common sense; a substitute for true knowledge.
William Hazlitt
Kindness is no common virtue. It is a rare gift.
David Samuels
Tony Blair made decisions on what he thought was best for the people of Great Britain, and I made decisions on what I thought was best for Americans. And I really don’t view our relationship as one of quid pro quo. I view our relationship as one of strong allies and friends working together for the common good.
George W. Bush
As the writer, you’re always a presence in the song. If you get close to what human beings are like, you’re writing about common experience. We all do much the same things, so if you nail somebody, then you’ve also nailed yourself.
Richard Thompson
Government can have no more than two legitimate purposes – the suppression of injustice against individuals within the community, and the common defense against external invasion.
William Godwin
Common Core, the initiative that claims to more accurately measure K-12 student knowledge in English and math, also encourages children to step up their “critical thinking.”
David Harsanyi
The civil power must not be subservient to the advantage of any one individual, or of some few persons; inasmuch as it was established for the common good of all.
Pope Leo XII
Books and newspapers assume a “common reader” that is, a person who knows the things known by other literate persons in the culture. Obviously, such assumptions are never identical from writer to writer, but they show a remarkable consistency
Edward Hirsch
Medical science is as yet very imperfectly differentiated from common cure-mongering witchcraft
George Bernard Shaw
I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense.
H. L. Mencken
People who get together, regardless of other structures, will find something in common. They are bound to. That was the Pete Seeger let’s-all-sing theory.
Ry Cooder
I’m not a professional politician. I’m a professional problem solver, and I believe we should cut the salaries of senators and congressmen 10 percent until they balance the budget. I call that conservative common sense.
Herman Cain
So I think it is common knowledge that Hitchcock had fantasies or whatever you want to call them about his leading ladies.
Tippi Hedren
What we opprobriously call stupidity, though not an enlivening quality in common society, is nature’s favorite resource for preserving steadiness of conduct and consistency of opinion.
Walter Bagehot
The older I get the more secrets I have, never to be revealed and this, I know, is a common condition of people my age. and why all this emphasis on kissing and telling? Kisses are the least of it.
Doris Lessing
I’ve worn dresses from all different price ranges, and the thing that couture dresses have in common is that the fit is amazing.
Beyonce Knowles
The Christian faith does not call for us to put our minds on the shelf, to fly in the face of common sense and history, or to make a leap of faith into the dark. The rational person, fully apprised of the evidence, can confidently believe.
William Lane Craig
I take it that I must be the eternal playfellow of time. For piety and common-sense and death are rightfully time’s toys; and it is with these three that I divert myself.
James Branch Cabell
The illogical man is what advertising is after. This is why advertising is so anti-rational; this is why it aims at uprooting not only the rationality of man but his common sense.
Henryk Skolimowski
They wanted genuine intimacy, but they could not get even normally near to anyone, because they scorned to take the first steps, they scorned the triviality which forms common human intercourse.
D. H. Lawrence
There is a brotherhood within the body of believers, and the Lord Jesus Christ is the common denominator. Friendship and fellowship are the legal tender among believers.
J. Vernon McGee
The common man knows exactly what he wants…and deserves to get it good and hard.
H. L. Mencken
I believe everything out of the common. The only thing to distrust is the normal.
John Buchan
The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency. It proceeds from not knowing what is going on in other people’s minds.
Walter Bagehot
Pedantry, in the common acceptation of the word, means an absurd ostentation of learning, and stiffness of phraseology, proceeding from a misguided knowledge of books and a total ignorance of men.
Henry Mackenzie
The launch of the report coincides with the initiation by WHO of the global strategy for the prevention and control of osteoporosis, and I think a good partnership could be established in our common efforts to prevent osteoporosis
Gro Harlem Brundtland
I am a boring looking guy with a common face, ugly scarsВ and a toothy smile.
Farhan Akhtar
Geologists complain that when they want specimens of the common rocks of a country, they receive curious spars; just so, historians give us the extraordinary events and omit just what we want,–the every-day life of each particular time and country.
Richard Whately
If you want to destroy any nation without war, make adultery or nudity common in the young generation
Molecular evidense suggests that our common ancestor with the chimpanzees lived, in Africa, between 5 and 7 million years ago, say half a million generations ago. This is not long by evolutionary standards.
Richard Dawkins
May not the complaint, that common people are above their station, often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs?
Charles Dickens
This new power, which has proved itself to be such a terrifying weapon of destruction, is harnessed for the first time for the common good of our community.
Queen Elizabeth II
I’ve always felt I had more in common with the modernist approach than with postmodernism, but I can see where the connection might arise – and to be honest, I’m no academic, so I tend to use these words, like in Alice In Wonderland, to mean what I want them to mean rather than what they actually do mean.
Grant Morrison
The problem is to find a form of association which will defend and protect with the whole common force the person and goods of each associate, and in which each, while uniting himself with all, may still obey himself alone, and remain as free as before.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
My opinion was that if we had a common enemy we should get together commonly.
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
Woman is as common as a loaf of bread, and like a loaf of bread, will rise.
Judy Grahn
Two common conceptions with regard to advertising which are held by a considerable number of people are that enormously large sums of money are expended for it, and that much of this expenditure is an economic waste.
Daniel Starch
We call ourselves public servants but I’ll tell you this: we as public servants must set an example for the rest of the nation. It is hypocritical for the public official to admonish and exhort the people to uphold the common good.
Barbara Jordan
These signs have marked me extraordinary, And all the courses of my life do show I am not in the roll of common men.
William Shakespeare
Americans are a quarter of a billion people who have almost nothing in common except for the fact they’ve been told they have lots in common.
Douglas Coupland
Recently in Washington, unfortunately, we have seen examples of the wrong kind of leadership — when politicians choose scorched earth over common ground, when they operate in what I call the ‘evidence-free zone,’ with ideology trumping everything else.
Hillary Clinton
95% of Economics is common sense deliberately made complicated.
Ha-Joon Chang
Keeping off a large weight loss is a phenomenon about as common in American medicine as an impoverished dermatologist.
Calvin Trillin
It seems an insult to the night to speak of purpose and intent, when this common moment is so brimming full of blessed design tranquility. All things follow their course.
Anne Rice
I can give you a spirit love, I have given you this long, long time; but not embodied passion. See, you are a nun. I have given you what I would give a holy nun…In all our relations no body enters. I do not talk to you through the senses – rather through the spirit. That is why we cannot love in the common sense.
D. H. Lawrence
Futurists and common sense concur that a substantial change, worldwide, in life style and moral guidelines will soon become an absolute necessity.
Roger Wolcott Sperry
Human beings share the same common problems. A film can only be understood if it depicts these properly.
Akira Kurosawa
Our nation’s commitment is to provide a quality education to every child to serve the public common good. Accordingly, we must shift the paradigm to think of education funding as investments made in individual children, not in institutions or buildings.
Betsy DeVos
He wa’n’t no common dog, he wa’n’t no mongrel; he was a composite. A composite dog is a dog that is made up of all the valuable qualities that’s in the dog breed-kind of a syndicate; and a mongrel is made up of all riffraff that’s left over.
Mark Twain
The best ideas come unexpectedly from a conversation or a common activity like watering the garden. These can get lost or slip away if not acted on when they occur.
Ruth Asawa
In the common run of mankind, for one that is wise and good you find ten of a contrary character.
Joseph Addison
But common sense has no place in first love and never has.
Mitch Albom
Well, the common enemy in North America is the Western consumer. The consumer has driven oil up to $50 a barrel so we have to have these wars. I think it’s incumbent upon us to.
Dan Aykroyd
While I don’t script and I don’t use other performers, I think my taste for underlying precision gives me something in common with Allan and George Brecht.
David Antin
As human beings, it is our nature to dream about the future, but there is no future without a healthy nature. It’s the common denominator that we all depend on, not just to live but to be happy. That’s why we owe it to each other to make sure nature stays healthy.
Lupita Nyong’o
You’ll think this is a bit silly, but I’m a bit–well, I have a thing about birds.” “What, a phobia?” “Sort of.” “Well, that’s the common term for an irrational fear of birds.” “What do they call a rational fear of birds, then?
Neil Gaiman
Lots of people go mad in January. Not as many as in May, of course. Nor June. But January is your third most common month for madness.
Karen Joy Fowler
By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest… The latent causes of faction are sown in the nature of man.
James Madison
The fundamental problem in the evangelical world today is that God rests too inconsequentially upon the church. His truth is too distant, His grace is too ordinary, His judgment is too benign, His gospel is too easy, and His Christ is too common.
David F. Wells
As anyone who has the slightest knowledge of my work knows, I have little in common with Larkin, who was tall, taciturn and thin-on-top, and unlike him I laugh, nay, sneer, in the face of death. I will concede one point: we are both lesbian poets.
Carol Ann Duffy
The virtues of a superior man are like the wind; the virtues of a common man are like the grass; the grass, when the wind passes over it, bends.
Henry David Thoreau
Powerful people come from all walks of life and leave their mark upon the world in a variety of ways. But one thing is common to them all. They move through the world with pure vitality. It is as though all their switches have been turned on.
Chris Kilham
There are periods of history when the visions of madmen and dope fiends are a better guide to reality than the common-sense interpretation of data available to the so-called normal mind. This is one such period, if you haven’t noticed already.
Robert Anton Wilson
A stomach that is seldom empty despises common food.
[Lat., Jejunus raro stomachus vulgaria temnit.]
It is now, more than ever, necessary that political leaders be outstanding for honesty, integrity and commitment to the common good. Thus will they be able to marshal the moral resources needed to face the demands of the present, and to pass on to coming generations a society of authentic justice, solidarity and peace.
Pope Francis
What nearly all suicide terrorist attacks have in common is a specific secular and strategic goal: to compel modern democracies to withdraw military forces from territory that the terrorists consider to be their homeland.
Robert Pape
I read, I study, I examine, I listen, I reflect, and out of all of this I try to form an idea into which I put as much common sense as I can.
Marquis de Lafayette
Men of great parts are often unfortunate in the management of public business, because they are apt to go out of the common road by the quickness of their imagination.
Jonathan Swift
A friend of ours has a hobby doing genealogy, and we found out that we were cousins in the ninth degree, that we had a common ancestor on the Mayflower.
Marion Zimmer Bradley
I think faith is the one common denominator between everything that goes on at the race track – a faith in Christ.
Kyle Petty
…appetite turns common food into the fare of kings.
Laurel Lea
The dignity of a physician requires that he should look healthy, and as plump as nature intended him to be; for the common crowd consider those who are not of this excellent bodily condition to be unable to take care of themselves.
My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.
Hillary Clinton
I have thought there was some advantage even in death, by which we mingle with the herd of common men.
Henry David Thoreau
When people communicate freely, when labour force, goods, services and funds move freely as well, when there are no state dividing lines and when we have common legal regulation, for example, in the social sphere – all that is good enough, people should feel free.
Vladimir Putin
A common lament of the World War II generation is the absence today of personal responsibility
Tom Brokaw
I often get, ‘Oh, you always play the asshole.’ An asshole is somebody who knows that they’re doing it, but continues to behave a certain way. The one sort of common thread to me has always been that these are imperfect people.
Will Arnett
Business deals are successfully negotiated every day throughout America. The common thread is a mutual desire to reach an accord. And the media business is no different.
Gordon Smith
Ahmed Johnson came from a neighborhood where the most common words heard was, You have the right to remain silent.
Jerry Lawler
Nothing is more common than unfulfilled potential.
Howard G. Hendricks
The war which is coming Is not the first one. There were Other wars before it. When the last one came to an end There were conquerors and conquered. Among the conquered the common people Starved. Among the conquerors The common people starved too.
Bertolt Brecht
Wise wretch! with pleasures too refined to please, With too much spirit to be e’er at ease, With too much quickness ever to be taught, With too much thinking to have common thought: You purchase pain with all that joy can give, And die of nothing but a rage to live.
Alexander Pope
To write a genuine familiar or truly English style is to write as anyone would speak in common conversation, who had a thorough command and choice of words, or who could discourse with ease, force, and perspicuity, setting aside all pedantic and oratorical flourishes.
William Hazlitt
What we have in common is a mass men, a mass bureaucracy, and a manipulation of everyone to act smoothly, but with the illusion that he follows his own decisions and opinions.
Erich Fromm
The world is a big place, and there are many paths that lead to success. This applies to both political and economic concepts. For this reason, we see no need to stoically pursue the Chinese, American or French way. But we have socialism in common with China.
Nguyen Minh Triet
If each of us can learn to relate to each other more out of compassion, with a sense of connection to each other and a deep recognition of our common humanity, and more important, to teach this to our children, I believe that this can go a long way in reducing many of the conflicts and problems that we see today.
Dalai Lama
Let’s all pull together and make these United States the grandest place in this whole country. I see a vision. A glorious vision. A united people, marching forward shoulder to shoulder, giving their all for the common good, working while I whistle.
Gracie Allen
The bravery founded upon the hope of recompense, upon the fear of punishment, upon the experience of success, upon rage, upon ignorance of dangers, is common bravery, and does not merit the name. True bravery proposes a just end, measures the dangers, and, if it is necessary, the affront, with coldness.
Francois de la Noue
Traditions are a common part of our lives. They can be good, and not all traditions are wrong, but sometimes they can take the joy out of life.
Joyce Meyer
The public hardly suspects that their purchase of cosmetics, pet food, toothpaste, eggs and other common items have, in all likelihood, caused some form of animal suffering.
Marianne Thieme
Keep in view the common good of the people for all time.
John Muir
Multi- polarisation has become an inevitable trend in the process of shaping a global political pattern and has been widely welcomed by the international community as it reflects the common interests and aspiration of the overwhelming majority of countries.
Li Peng
Moliere exaggerates common vices of mankind: lust, greed, misanthropy, hypocrisy. We all have a touch of these.
Dakin Matthews
The greatness of an artist or a writer does not depend on what he has in common with other artists and writers, but on what he has peculiar to himself.
Alexander Smith
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Josh Billings
In all common ordinary cases, we see intuitively at first view what is out duty, what is the honest part. This is the ground of the observation, that the first thought is often the best. In these cases, doubt and deliberation is itself dishonesty; as it was in Balaam upon the second message.
Joseph Butler
I set forth a humble and inglorious life; that does not matter. You can tie up all moral philosophy with a common and private life just as well as with a life of richer stuff. Each man bears the entire form of man’s estate.
Michel de Montaigne
I have more in common with a three-toed sloth or a one-eyed pterodactyl or a Kalamata olive than I have with Winston Churchill.
Boris Johnson
I want to create awareness amongst the common people of Pakistan and I generally appeal to the Pakistani people living here and abroad for help and they provide me with the necessary resources.
Abdul Sattar Edhi
An hour’s conversation on literature between two ardent minds with a common devotion to a neglected poet is a miraculous road to intimacy.
Charles Williams
The supremacy of Parliament and the embedding of property rights in Common Law put political power in the hands of men anxious to exploit the new economic opportunities and provided the framework for a judicial system to protect and encourage productive economic activity
Douglass North
There’s just no – nothing like this country, which is the only, really, multiracial country that’s tried to share in a common culture in the history of civilization that’s pulled it off. A lot of the times, we want perfection. If we’re not perfect, we’re not good.
Victor Davis Hanson
Enemies could become the best companions. Companionship is based on a common interest, and the greater the interest the closer the companionship. What makes enemies of people, if not the eagerness, the passion for the same thing?
Bernard Berenson
Between my brain and my mouth there should be a filter where common sense kicks in before I deliver a word, but I think when God made me he forgot the filter.
Gino D’Acampo
Music is an artform, and I always though art was beyond censorship. I thought this was a common view. Apparently, I was wrong.
Varg Vikernes
Radio football is football reduced to its lowest common denominator.
Nick Hornby
Do you wish to be free? Then above all things, love God, love your neighbor, love one another, love the common weal; then you will have true liberty.
Girolamo Savonarola
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
H. L. Mencken
In so many ways I’m just thankful for common sense. Common sense keeps you out of trouble.
Gabrielle Dennis
When the spirit is understood, then life becomes not at all common, but a constant magical circus in which you see yourself reflected in all forms and all formlessness.
Frederick Lenz
Every city should make the common school so rich, so large, so ample, so beautiful in its endowments, and so fruitful in its results, that a private school will not be able to live under the drip of it.
Henry Ward Beecher
Art should be appreciated with passion and violence, not with a tepid, depreciating elegance that fears the censoriousness of a common room.
W. Somerset Maugham
The essential task of Canadian statesmanship is to discover the terms on which as many as possible of the significant interest groups of our country can be induced to work together in common policy.
Frank Underhill
Trying to get a common set of trading rules right down to very simple things like paperless customs arrangements and telecommunications services and all those things that will help lower the cost and increase the ease of doing business across the region.
Andrew Robb
The common workshop goal is revision, not suicide.
Hilma Wolitzer
Common sense is the enemy of Romance :P:P
Oscar Wilde
A common fallacy in much of the adverse criticism to which science is subjected today is that it claims certainty, infallibility and complete emotional objectivity. It would be more nearly true to say that it is based upon wonder, adventure and hope.
Cyril Norman Hinshelwood
To breed up the son to common sense is evermore the parent’s least expense.
John Dryden
The common wisdom is that … managers have to learn to motivate people. Nonsense. Employees bring their own motivation.
Tom Peters
The elegance is as physical, as moral quality that has nothing common with the clothing. You can see a countrywoman more elegant than one so called elegant woman.
Karl Lagerfeld
Common sense dictates the term hot fudge sundae has a totally different meaning in prison.
Dana Gould
The purpose of the gospel is to transform common creatures into celestial citizens, and that requires change.
Dallin H. Oaks
Coercion by government, the main fear of our founding fathers, is now its most common attribute.
Philip K. Howard
Stars on our door, stars in our eyes, stars exploding in the bits of our brains where the common sense should have been
Angela Carter
I can never fear that things will go far wrong where common sense has fair play.
Thomas Jefferson
If you share a common ancestor with somebody, you’re related to them. It doesn’t mean that you’re going to invite them to the family reunion, but it means that you share DNA. I think it’s fascinating.
Henry Louis Gates
I have only a mind to live, to enjoy – i.e., to work as an artist, and produce my works; but not for the muddy brains of the common herd.
Richard Wagner
My inspiration comes from the common man and nature.
Kailash Kher
In arguing that machines think, we are in the same fix as Darwin when he argued that man shares common ancestors with monkeys, or Galileo when he argued that the Earth spins on its axis.
Herbert A. Simon
The Almighty implanted in us these inextinguishable feelings for good and wise purposes. They are the guardians of His image in our heart. They distinguish us from the herd of common animals.
Thomas Paine
Happy people have two things in common. They know exactly what they want and they feel they’re moving toward getting it.
Barbara Sher
If a hero must have an unmarked grave, it should at least be close to where his comrades fell.” “Comrades?” “One way or another we all fight for the things we believe in. Doesn’t that give us some common ground?
Tom Clancy
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.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Hope is the only good that is common to all men; those who have nothing else possess hope still.
In America, communities existed before governments. There were many groups of people with a common sense of purpose and a feeling of duty to one another before there were political institutions.
Daniel J. Boorstin
In various European countries, it is increasingly common for young men to live with their parents into their 30s and even longer. Why not? In the welfare state, there is no shame in doing so.
Dennis Prager
It is not enough that there is a collection of people with the common aim of working in unison towards an objective… Aspiration and desire only are not enough.
Idries Shah
The vulgar and common esteem is seldom happy in hitting right; and I am much mistaken if, amongst the writings of my time, the worst are not those which have most gained the popular applause.
Michel de Montaigne
Error is far more common than fraud which probably comprises 1 percent or a tenth of a percent of the literature.
Walter Gilbert
People with the boat bug are never happier than when they are poking around marinas, fantasizing about owning other people’s boats. It’s a disease that costs more to cure than any other single common learning disability.
Randy Wayne
Always embrace the common humanity that lies at the heart of us all.
Dalai Lama
The common element in all the special forms of contemplation is the loving, yearning, affirming bent toward that happiness which is the same as God Himself, and which is the aim and purpose of all that happens in the world.
Josef Pieper
Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue. It’s a spiritual dissipation.
Margaret Deland
Once a person gave his talent to the world, the world put a stamp upon it. The talent was not a personal possession any more. It was something to be traded, bought and sold. It fetched a high price, or a low one. It was kicked in the common market.
Daphne du Maurier
The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force.
George Bancroft
Heterosexuality is not normal, it’s just common.
Dorothy Parker
The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy; their second worst enemy is total efficiency.
Aldous Huxley
The only difference between a genius and one of common capacity is that the former anticipates and explores what the latter accidentally hits upon; but even the man of genius himself more frequently employs the advantages that chance presents to him.
Guillaume Thomas Francois Raynal
False notions of liberty are strangely common. People talk of it as if it meant the liberty of doing whatever one likes – whereas the only liberty that a man, worthy of the name of man, ought to ask for, is, to have all restrictions, inward and outward, removed that prevent his doing what he ought.
Frederick William Robertson
Cats cant speak, that’s common sense. -Yoruichi
Tite Kubo
We have created characters and animated them in the dimension of depth, revealing through them to our perturbed world that the things we have in common far outnumber and outweigh those that divide us.
Walt Disney
The most common criticism that I’ve seen is that I write “popcorn fantasy”: lightweight action-adventure. Some people call it that as they explain why they love it for exactly that reason. I’m cool with that, either way. I just nod and let it go.
R. A. Salvatore
You know, if a relationship has gone on for five or six years, that couple is not having as much sex as they were at the beginning of the relationship. In a lot of marriages, the sex stops altogether. So that’s a very common thing, even if they still like each other.
Chester Brown
I am thoroughly convinced that when the last chapter of humanity is written, we will find that the implications of atheism, i.e., living without God, if consistently carried through, will
have made life plainly unlivable within the limits of reason or even common sense
Ravi Zacharias
It is a common happening that those in power, as their tenure of office continues, find themselves less and less able to contemplate relinquishing it.
Anthony Eden
Keep it simple. Let’s do the obvious thing -the common thing- but let’s do it uncommonly well.
Leo Burnett
People who only listen to preachers have a tendency to put them on a pedestal, but those who live with preachers recognize that they are just common men.
Paul Washer
The one common denominator of all successful people is their hunger to push through their fears.
Tony Robbins
And, you know, the fact is, if you believe in evolution, we all have a common ancestor, and we all have a common ancestry with the plant in the lobby. This is what evolution tells us. And, it’s true. It’s kind of unbelievable.
Jeff Hawkins
The only way for writers to meet is to share a quick peek over a common lamp-post.
Cyril Connolly
Architecture has its political Use; publick Buildings being the Ornament of a Country; it establishes a Nation, draws People and Commerce; makes the People love their native Country, which Passion is the Original of all great Actions in a Common-wealth…. Architecture aims at Eternity.
Christopher Wren
In order to speak about all and to all, one has to speak of what all know and of the reality common to us all. The sea, rains, necessity, desire, the struggle against death… these are things that unite us all.
Albert Camus
The most common post YC failure case for the companies we fund, is they’re incredibly focussed during YC on their company… and after they start doing a lot of other things. They advise companies, they go to conferences, whatever.
Sam Altman
The time for common-sense immigration reform is now,” Grayson said in a news release. “We must set forth a straightforward route to citizenship for the undocumented immigrants who already live in our communities, work for our businesses and want to give back to the country that they call home.
Alan Grayson
History calls those men the greatest who have ennobled themselves by working for the common good; experience acclaims as happiest the man who has made the greatest number of people happy.
Karl Marx
Nature eschews regular lines; she does not shape her lines by a common model. Not one of Eve’s numerous progeny in all respects resembles her who first culled the flowers of Eden. To the infinite variety and picturesque inequality of nature we owe the great charm of her uncloying beauty.
John Greenleaf Whittier
This is the rule of most perfect Christianity, its most exact definition, its highest point, namely, the seeking of the common good … for nothing can so make a person an imitator of Christ as caring for neighbors.
Saint John Chrysostom
New immigration plan is about legal education. It allows educated people who want to become Americans to stay and become Americans. It was nothing but common sense. It went over the heads of the media because their prejudicial bias did not permit them to even understand this was about legal immigration.
Rush Limbaugh
A common defense among obituary-fanciers such as myself is that the obit is not about death at all. It is about life. This is true since an article about the condition of deadness would make for turgid reading at best.
Tom Rachman
The one common thread is purity. I created a look that highlights the innate beauty of the face from the eyes to the lip to clear, shiny skin.
Gucci Westman
If you spend five minutes with your worst enemy – it doesn’t have to be about race, it could be about anything… you will find that you both have something in common. As you build upon those commonalities, you’re forming a relationship and as you build about that relationship, you’re forming a friendship.
Daryl Davis
And truly it demands something godlike in him who cast off the common motives of humanity and ventured to trust himself for a taskmaster.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Filipino food is not common when compared to your local Chinese food options.
Vincent Rodriguez III
[The United States and Israel] share many common objectives … chief of which is the building of a better world in which every nation can develop its resources and develop them in freedom and peace.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Organised brigandage has ceased to exist, but murder and highway robbery are still far too common in the less frequented districts. Travellers rarely suffer to-day, however. It is the wealthy inhabitants who run risks at the hand of the mafia, or lawless Sicilian.
Progressives should recognize common morality with religion.
Barack Obama
Barack Obama was elected during my second year of college, and save for his skin color, he had much in common with Bill Clinton: Despite an unstable life with a single mother, aided by two loving grandparents, he had made in his adulthood a family life that seemed to embody my sense of the American ideal.
J. D. Vance
That’s why the smartest companies use Common Lisp, but lie about it so all their competitors think Lisp is slow and C++ is fast.
Erik Naggum
There was an awful rainbow once in heaven: We know her woof, her texture; she is given In the dull catalogue of common things. Philosophy will clip an angel’s wings.
John Keats
Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.
William Shakespeare
It is easy for a man who sits idle at home, and has nobody to please but himself, to ridicule or censure the common practices of mankind.
Samuel Johnson
It is to be presumed, that a man of common sense, who does not desire to please, desires nothing at all; since he must know that he cannot obtain anything without it.
Lord Chesterfield
Sense is never common.
Robert A. Heinlein
Someone maybe be able to meditate well, but if they can’t manifest that meditation in just good common sense by loving and being king to those who are around them, then I can’t say they’re spiritually developed.
Frederick Lenz
If a society does not wage a common struggle to attain a common goal with its women and men, scientifically there is no way for it to become civilized or developed.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Frank Lloyd Wright
You shouldn’t own common stocks if a 50 per cent decrease in their value in a short period of time would cause you acute distress.
Warren Buffett
Politics, according to the Social Doctrine of the Church, is one of the highest forms of charity, because it serves the common good. I cannot wash my hands, eh? We all have to give something!
Pope Francis
I’m not a doctor. I just have a tremendous amount of common sense.
Steve Harvey
The law of common sense.
Sophie Swetchine
Terrorists oppose nations such as the United States and Australia not because of what we have done but because of who we are and because of the values that we hold in common.
John Howard
In the discovery of secret things and in the investigation of hidden causes, stronger reasons are obtained from sure experiments and demonstrated arguments than from probable conjectures and the opinions of philosophical speculators of the common sort.
W. S. Gilbert
A quick and sound judgment, good common sense, kind feeling, and an instinctive perception of character, in these are the elements of what is called tact, which has so much to do with acceptability and success in life.
Charles Simmons
As actors, we have that in common that we go for slightly out-of-the-box or genre stuff. They’re great when they work, but they don’t always work. Genre stuff is really hard to pull off, as any fans of it know.
Jason O’Mara
I do see music as complete refuge. It’s a universal home, complete common ground between everyone; it comes from a place that has no nation and no boundaries around it.
Abigail Washburn
May the conscience and the common sense of the peoples be awakened, so that we may reach a new stage in the life of nations, where people will look back on war as an incomprehensible aberration of their forefathers!
Albert Einstein
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.
Seneca the Younger
Culture is like the sum of special knowledge that accumulates in any large united family and is the common property of all its members. When we of the great Culture Family meet, we exchange reminiscences about Grandfather Homer, and that awful old Dr. Johnson, and Aunt Sappho, and poor Johnny Keats.
Aldous Huxley
Management is a curious phenomenon. It is generously paid, enormously influential, and significantly devoid of common sense
Henry Mintzberg
Woman is born free and lives equal to man in her rights. Social distinctions can be based only on the common utility.
Olympe de Gouges
Our minds and memories are crowded with the common experience of nature.
Sadie Jones
We should replace bilingual education with immersion in English so people learn the common language of the country and they learn the language of prosperity, notВ the language of living in a ghetto.
Newt Gingrich
But if there is such a thing as social commitment in literature, I think it must manifest itself in a reader’s awareness of the human condition, in the writer’s touching some common nerve ending. I think this kind of social commitment, like a lady’s slip, should be there but it must not show.
Bel Kaufman
Politics is noble; it is one of the highest forms of charity, as Paul VI used to say. We sully it when we mix it with business. The relationship between the Church and political power can also be corrupted if common good is not the only converging point.
Pope Francis
The common trait of all evil is nothing other than egoism… Basically all human evil comes from what we call the selfishness.
Rudolf Steiner
That’s a really common trap that people in small scenes will start to rely on. They’ll have all this material joking about that place, and then take a trip to Atlanta or whatever, and be like, “Half my act is gone because I can’t talk about how everybody has a bicycle.”
Amy Miller
The happiest heart that ever beat Was in some quiet breast That found the common daylight sweet, And left to Heaven the rest.
John Vance Cheney
We have sown a seed… Instead of a half-formed Europe, we have a Europe with a legal entity, with a single currency, common justice, a Europe which is about to have its own defence.
Valery Giscard d’Estaing
One of the common denominators I have found is that expectations rise above that which is expected.
George W. Bush
Eurobonds are absolutely wrong. In order to bring about common interest rates, you need similar competitiveness levels, similar budget situations. You don’t get them by collectivizing debts.
Angela Merkel
I see the people in the tabloids, the ones that get bad press, who have kind of gone off the edge, and I try to study them so that I don’t do that. It seems like they lost focus at some point – that’s the one thing they all have in common.
Cory Monteith
I’m realizing that for so much of my life I had an older viewpoint; I saw things as an older person. That’s common among change-of-life babies. So I have this dichotomy where I’m either, like, super young or feel like I’m coming to the end of my years.
John Travolta
But I don’t know if people are meant to be together. You have to have a lot in common, choose well and be really fortunate. It’s not like you’re sprinkled with fairy dust. You have to believe that love will be there when you need it.
Claire Danes
Put the uncommon effort into the common task… make it large by doing it in a great way.
Orison Swett Marden
At any given period in history the ideas of the common mind are found to antedate the facts. The facts of the twentieth century are approached with the ideas, feelings, prejudices of the tenth.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Why should there not be a European group which could give a sense of enlarged patriotism and common citizenship to the distracted peoples of this turbulent and mighty continent? And why should it not take its rightful place with other great groupings and help to shape the onward destinies of men?
Winston Churchill
To sustain a governing majority, that requires an ability for Republicans and Democrats to find some common ground. And right now, the structure of the system is such where it makes it really hard for people to work together.
Barack Obama
Nothing is unattainable when America comes together around a common cause.
Alma Powell
It is a position not to be controverted, that the earth … was and ever would have continued to be, the COMMON PROPERTY OF THE HUMAN RACE.
Thomas Paine
As every student in Philosophy 101 learns, nothing can force me to believe that anyone except me is conscious. This power to deny that other people have feelings is not just an academic exercise but an all-too-common vice, as we see in the long history of human cruelty.
Steven Pinker
My facts shall be falsehoods to the common sense. I would so state facts that they shall be significant, shall be myths or mythologic. Facts which the mind perceived, thoughts which the body thought – with these I deal.
Henry David Thoreau
A Tong can perhaps be defined as a mutual benefit society for people with a common interest which is illegal or dangerously marginal – hence, the necessary secrecy.
Hakim Bey
All things are in common among friends.
A treatment method or an educational method that will work for one child may not work for another child. The one common denominator for all of the young children is that early intervention does work, and it seems to improve the prognosis.
Temple Grandin
Wit is the rarest quality to be met with among people of education, and the most common among the uneducated.
William Hazlitt
The restoration of the church must surely depend on a new kind of monasticism, which has nothing in common with the old but a life of uncompromising discipleship, following Christ according to the sermon on the mount.В  I believe the time has come to gather people together to do this.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Russia comes from a place of deep resentment against the West, in general, and the United States in particular. They are rapacious, because they want back as much of their empire as they can grab. And we need to resist that. At the same time, we should be able to look for areas of common interest.
Daniel Fried
Happiness in a tablet. This is our world. Prozac. Daxil. Xanax. Billions are spent to advertise such drugs. And billions are spent purchasing them. You don’t even need a specific trauma, just ‘general depression’ is enough, or anxiety, as if sadness is as treatable as the common cold.
Mitch Albom
Scientific thought and its creation is the common and shared heritage of mankind.
Abdus Salam
We are what we always were in Salem, but now the little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law!
Arthur Miller
History is reticent about women who were common soldiers, who bore arms, belonged to regiments, and took part in battles on the same terms as men, though hardly a war has been waged without women soldiers in the ranks.
Steig Larsson
The common willing of a common world is an eminently practical undertaking and not in the least abstract.
Daniel Kemmis
Truth, like climate, is common property.
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
Development must be such that it positively transforms the lives of the common people.
Narendra Modi
The most common reason we stumble into the delusion of powerlessness is that we’re afraid of what other people would do or say or feel if we were to act as we wanted.
Martha Beck
We do not live in several different, or even two different, worlds, a mental world and a physical world, a scientific world and a world of common sense. Rather, there is just one world; it is the world we all live in, and we need to account for how we exist as part of it.
John Searle
Uncommon valor was a common virtue.
Chester W. Nimitz
The great, God-blessed churches in the world today have one common characteristic: an insistence upon an exposition of God’s infallible Word.
O. S. Hawkins
The common, the quotidian, is so much more unyielding to me, really stubborn and hard to work with, and I like this because it makes me think and it makes me worry. I can’t just plunge my hand into the meat of it. I need new approaches.
Ben Marcus
I can tell you where I was when Kennedy was shot – which was in the common room at school. I heard about it on the old valve radio. At the time of Armstrong’s landing, I was at university rehearsing a play.
Sam Neill
When people ask about the aspect of race in the work, they are looking for very simple or easy answers. Part of it is when you think other people are so different than yourself, you imagine that their thoughts aren’t the same. When I think about thought, I think about how much there is that is common.
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Friendship is a common belief in the same fallacies, mountebanks and hobgoblins.
H. L. Mencken
Abstract ideas are the patterns two or more memories have in common.
Rudolf Flesch
We shall prosper as we learn to do the common things of life in an uncommon way. Let down your buckets where you are.
Booker T. Washington
Successful salesman: someone who has found a cure for the common cold shoulder.
Robert Orben
In our corrupted state, common weaknesses and defects contribute more towards the reconciling us to one another than all the precepts of the philosophers and divines.
E. F. L. Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax
I’ll admit that my garden now grows hope in lavish profusion, leaving little room for anything else. I suppose it has squeezed out more practical plants like caution and common sense. Still, though, hope does not flourish in every garden, and I feel thankful it has taken root in mine.
Sharon Kay Penman
The strength of the nation lies in the well-being of the common man.
Diosdado Macapagal
Governments which have a regard to the common interest are constituted in accordance with strict principles of justice, and are therefore true forms; but those which regard only the interest of the rulers are all defective and perverted forms, for they are despotic, whereas a state is a community of freemen.
He [The Dalai Lama] has made it his mission to say, “We can’t afford to squabble over minor differences, we have to concentrate on what we have in common, our common mission, our common culture – and indeed what we have in common with the rest of the world.”
Pico Iyer
Movie failures are like the common cold. You can stay in bed and take aspirin for six days and recover. Or you can walk around and ignore it for six days and recover.
Gene Tierney
All of the religions – with the exception of Tibetan Buddhism, which doesn’t believe in a heaven – teach that heaven is a better place. At the end of the program, I say that heaven is a place where you are happy. All of the religions have that in common.
Barbara Walters
Real estate sales was perfect training for the experience to go into public life because you learn to accept rejection, learn to meet new people, learn to work with people and find common ground. That’s the way you sell houses… that’s also the way you win over constituency.
Johnny Isakson
It’s common platitude that knowledge is neutral but every now and then it would be useful if it were on your side and not theirs.
John Brunner
Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
George Santayana
What’s the shelf life of a 1931 movie? If it still exists, there will always be film buffs and a niche audience who will want to see it. But in terms of people even understanding in common usage, some of the words we use to describe these movies, I don’t know how long that’s going to last.
Joe Dante
However noble their purpose, we must beware of institutionalized methods that indoctrinate and regiment and fashion every Christian into a common evangelistic mold.
Richard Halverson
The E.U. has moved to combat global terrorism by instituting common European arrest and evidence warrants and creating a joint situation center to pool and analyze intelligence.
John Bruton