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Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Cooper, James Fenimore
Systems are to be appreciated by their general effects, and not by particular exceptions.
Common sense is not always common practice.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
1841 - from "Art" in
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.
from a column about Franklin D. Roosevelt
Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
Whitehead, Alfred North
Simple solutions seldom are. It takes a very unusual mind to undertake analysis of the obvious.